Category: Trade

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

Live, play, work – the formula for manufacturing hub Penang

When flying in over Penang and after landing at its airport it becomes clear that this island has a lot of industries. When driving towards George Town, passing by the industrial zones covering large area it also gets very visible what kind of industries – names like Broadcom, Bosch and Western Digital appear along the…

Södra increases exports to China

Södra, Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, reports that demand for products from the Swedish forest is on the increase in China. In 2017, Södra increased sales of paper pulp by more than 50 percent. At the same time, Södra’s sales of sawn timber in the country have increased steadily since 2010. Södra’s core markets for both…

Business Finland to start in 2018 with Pekka Soini as Director General

On 1 January 2018 Business Finland will commence its operations, intended to improve service to businesses. The Finnish Government has submitted a bill for an Act on Business Finland. Business Finland will bring under the same roof all the present services of the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and Finpro related to innovation funding…

Therese Hermann new Danish Head of Trade, Indonesia

Therese Hermann arrived in late August as the new Head of Trade at the Danish Embassy in Jakarta. “We’d like you to meet our new dynamic and enthusiastic colleague Therese. Therese and our trade team will work to strengthen business and investment relations between Indonesia and Denmark,” wrote the Danish Embassy in Indonesia. Therese has…

Carsten Lehn sells DAFI Tropicdane to Danish furniture company

Carsten Lehn, the founder of the Danish furniture company DAFI Tropicdane in Vietnam, has together with his wife Le Nguyen Da Bich sold DAFI Tropicdane to the Danish furniture factory Carl Hansen & Søn. Carsten Lehn will stay in the company in Vietnam for 3 years as a designer and on the board as an adviser,…

Swedish Embassy at BioGaia probiotics launch in Thailand

Charlotta Schlyter, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok, participated on the 24th of July 2017 in the launch of the company BioGaia probiotics in Thailand. Ms Schlyter made a statement on the importance of innovation for Sweden’s economic success, societal development and strong public healthcare system. Additionally, she talked about promoting of good…