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Startup Commons invites to Startup Thailand

The Finnish company Startup Commons, will run a workshop ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development‘ on Friday, 18 May from 10.00 – 12.00 at Workshop Room 1 at the StartupThailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Its CEO Oscar Ramirez Munoz will present how to support development of start-up ecosystems with right…

Building IKEA Southeast Asia’s integrated sustainability efforts: Lars Svensson

In his most recent role with IKEA Mr Lars Svensson is on a mission to make sure his current sustainability role will no longer be needed once his task is completed. “We are on a five year mission to integrate sustainability into our everyday business and also securing that the sustainability function ceases to exist.”…

Slush’s Singapore head invited speaker at Startup Thailand

Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore (Finnish start-up conference) is invited as keynote speaker at the 2018 Bangkok edition of Startup Thailand. On Saturday, 19 May from 10.00 – 10.40 she will present the Slush story so far and how this movement of young change-makers helps Southeast Asia become the next start-up hotspot. Catch Anna…

ScandAsia premiered new destination theme

In February ScandAsia launched its new destination theme format, with comprehensive coverage about the Malaysian state of Penang as the first destination to be featured. This new theme concept portrays, and showcases a destination – be it a state or a region – both from a business and lifestyle angle. ScandAsia digs deeper and finds…

Swedish employer branding in China

The annual Swedish Career Fair was held in China in April, arranged by the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce China. The fair took place in Shanghai on 7 April and in Beijing on 14 April. The chamber reported on the Shanghai part as follows: “A great day filled with interesting seminars, networking…

Norwegians presented breakthroughs at dtac’s AI, machine learning seminar

When Telenor’s Thai mobile operator dtac arranged a talk (arranged on 21 March) around the data science breakthroughs with artificial intelligence and machine learning, two prominent speakers represented Norway. Andrew Kvalseth, dtac’s newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer, and Telenor’s Senior Research Scientist Kenth Engø-Monsen shared their insights as part of this ‘dtac loop: The Shapes…

Novo Nordisk to offer diabetis treatment to Myanmar children

The Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk will provide free treatment to Myanmar children suffering from type 1 diabetis. The treatment will include medicating the children with Novo Nordisk’s products but also educate doctors and nurses in treating the disease, which, according to a spokesman from Novo Nordisk, kills 60.000 Myanmar citizens – or at least…

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.…

Danish Design Fair in the Danish Seamen’s Church

Half a thousand people showed up for the Danish Design Fair at the Danish Seamen’s Church. The event included delicate Danish Design at advantageous prices, smørrebrød and special brewed Danish beer. The well-known tones of Malaga by Danish artist Thomas Helmig fills the room with a Danish summer nostalgic feel. The long and bright summer…

Norwegian Embassy Bangkok met Multiconsult

On 22 April, Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Mr. Vegard Holmelid, had a meeting at the Embassy with representatives from the Norwegian engineering consultancy company Multiconsult. In the meeting, the many possibilities for closer Thai-Norwegian cooperation within the energy sector were discussed, as well as how the Embassy can contribute in this regard, reports the Norwegian Embassy…