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Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

One Night in Paris – an overall success

One Night in Paris was the theme of this year’s DABS Annual Gala Dinner. As always, the event included phenomenal dresses, great dinner, champagne en masse and the distribution of the DABS Business Award. This year’s Danish performers Big Fat Snake perfectly matched the French premise with their theme song Bonsior Madame which surely is…

Norwegian seafood seminar and dinner held in Bangkok

On Monday 28 May, Chargé d’Affairs a.i., Mr. Vegard Holmelid delivered a speech at the Norwegian Seafood Seminar and Dinner hosted by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). This was an event where many of the leading actors in the Thai seafood market could meet with the 13 Norwegian Seafood exporters that are participating at this…

Finnish agriculture minister Jari Leppä visited China

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä visited Shanghai and Beijing on 15-18 May, promoting Finnish food and wood exports and Finnish-Chinese water cooperation. In Shanghai Minister Leppä visited the SIAL Food Innovation Exhibition and Finland’s country stand presented by Food from Finland, showcasing Finnish companies that produce high value-added foods. Present at the exhibition…

Danish business minister Brian Mikkelsen, delegation visited the Philippines

A Danish delegation headed by The Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen has visited the Philippines. Along the minister, the Confederation of Danish Industry, Healthcare Denmark, State of Green, The Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Food Nation and the Danish Embassy in Manila participated during 7 – 9 May 2018. The…

Norwegian salmon firm to build plant in China

The Norwegian salmon producer Marine Harvest has announced plans to open a new plant in China this year. The company already has six plants spread across Asia, but as the relationship between Norway and China bettered, the market has once again opened for Norwegian export of salmons. According to the media Just-Food, the plant will…

Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls

Today is a very special day for Swedes or really just every chocolate loving person out there. In Sweden, they have dedicated May 11th to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years.…

Norwegian Minister of Fisheries to visit China once again

The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg, is due to pay a visit to China once again. “China is an important market for Norwegian seafood. Meanwhile it is an enormous potential for further development of the seafood trade,” Per Sandberg said in a press release. During the visit the Minister will have political talks with…