Category: Trade

Swedish leadership delegation visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen

A Swedish leadership delegation visited Hong Kong and Shenzhen in mid-November. The delegation comprised of 28 participants whom hold senior executive management positions, including successful owners and CEOs of local Swedish SMEs in industries ranging from construction to IT consulting. This delegation intended to facilitate exchange and broaden perspectives in learning and discussion with leaders…

Head of the largest Nordic bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström, is retiring after 40 years in the business

He has worked in over 50 different countries, doing transactions, and his career has spanned 40 years in the banking business. Now, after five years as the head of the largest Nordic Bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström retires from SEB Singapore. As a young banker in 1984, Swedish Jan Stjernström travelled to Southeast Asia…

Danish design strolled down the runway at this year’s Opening of the Bangkok Thai Silk Fashion Week 2018

Danish Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, Uffe Wolffhechel, and his spouse, Susie A. Ruff, walked on Saturday 1 December 2018 down the runway wearing innovative Danish Thai Silk Design at the Grand Opening of the 8th edition of “Celebration of Silk”. The big silk event with the theme “Thai Silk in The Eyes of World…

Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) signed

The first FTA concluded between the EU and an ASEAN country has finally been concluded. On 19 October the European Union (EU) and Singapore signed the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) on the sidelines of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Singapore and the EU…

China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation

The 3rd meeting of China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation was organized on 8 November in Shanghai during the China International Import Expo (preceded by working groups meetings on 7 November). Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen also attended the Committee meeting. The Committee was established during President Xi’s visit to Finland…

Niclas Kvarnström: Debuts as Ambassador in Singapore

There are changes at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. A new ambassador has arrived and the embassy relocated to a new address in November. On 27 September HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström presented his credentials as the new Head of the Swedish Mission in Singapore to President Halimah Yacob. Niclas Kvarnström arrived to Singapore along…

Nordic Chambers of Commerce support anti-corruption in Thailand

The four Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption(CAC) on 11 October 2018. The signing took place at the sideline of the CAC’s 9th annual National Conference “Disrupting Corruption” at Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok. “The Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

EU-funded support programme for SMEs: EU Business Avenues Southeast Asia

The EU-funded EU Business Avenues in South East Asia is tasked to help SMEs from EU countries with business internationalisation. ScandAsia takes an in-depth look and talks to some Nordic companies who participated in one of their missions to Southeast Asia within Information & Communication Technologies. How does it work? Who is it for? And…

European Pavilion at Sial InterFood 2018 Indonesia

The EU-Indonesia Business Network will arrange the European Pavilion at SIAL InterFood 2018. European companies are invited to participate in the pavilion – at an accessible fee – to be held during 21 – 24 November at JI Expo Kemayoran in Jakarta. The aim is to introduce European F&B products to the Indonesian market. A…