Category: General news

Former TSCC President Kenneth Radencrantz dearly missed by Thailand community

With great sadness the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce on 19 December informed the community of the passing away of its former President (2010-2014) Kenneth Radencrantz. “You are dearly missed by your friends here at the TSCC,” stated the news. Born in 1935 Kenneth passed on 29 November 2018 in Skanör, Sweden, who lived and worked…

Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines won, Nordics not in top 20

Catriona Gray from the Philippines took home the crown at the beauty contest Miss Universe, that took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December. Contestants from the Nordic countries did not make it into top 20. Women from 94 countries competed to become Miss Universe 2018. Southeast Asia was well represented among the finalists with…

Swedish Ambassador met with Thai human rights defender

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, met on 18 December with human rights defender Sutharee Wannasiri. During their conversation, Sutharee shared her view on the development of Thailand’s National Action Plan on business and human rights, initiated by a recommendation from Sweden during Thailand’s second Universal Periodic Review in May 2016. Furthermore, Sutharee also provided…

Swedish Lucia Bangkok: photo expo, 150 years anniversary

Sweden’s Embassy in Bangkok, with Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his spouse Karin Herrström and the embassy team as hosts, on 13 December held a very special ‘Lucia’ Christmas celebration. It was a warm and jolly evening “to enjoy a tradition very close to the hearts of us Swedes” – to quote the Ambassador. Invited V.I.Ps,…

Nordic China Startup Night held in Shenzhen

A Nordic start up night in ‘China’s silicon Valley’ Shenzhen took place on 16 November, organised by Nordic China Startup Forum. ‘Nordic China Startup Night – Lets Connect the World’s Two Best Startup Scenes’ was held at Beeplus in Futian, Shenzhen. Nordic tech start-ups and businesses got to explore business opportunities and investments in Greater…

Danish-Chinese Corporate Innovation Day held in Beijing

‘Are you ready for co-creation, user-centricity and digitalization in China?’ This was the theme of this year’s Corporate Innovation Day, which Shanghai – Innovation Centre Denmark co-organized together with Sino-Danish Center For Education And Research (SDC) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The event, held on 8-9 November, featured talks by speakers from…

Pär Kågeby, Swedish embassy visited schools

During November, Vice Consul of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Pär Kågeby visited two Swedish schools situated on Koh Lanta island to learn more about their work. The two schools, Svenska Skolan Thailand and Lilla Svenska Skolan, Koh Lanta – Thailand (little Swedish school), provide education from pre-school up to high school. Since this…

Norwegian Church in Singapore: Young dynamic priest-family takes over

At the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Singapore, a new adventure has started for the newly appointed priest and his family. His vision is to give Norwegian expats with a changeable daily life a solid and steady community in the church. On top of a little mountain looking over the impressive and gigantic container port of…

Nordics held Sustainability Luncheon in Singapore

Together with their Nordic Chamber friends Norwegian Business Association (Singapore), DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore and FBC Singapore, a Nordic Ambassadors’ Sustainability Luncheon was organized on 11 December, reports the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to the Nordic Ambassadors Niclas Kvarnstrom, Dorte Bech Vizard, Anita N. and Paula Parviainen, for sharing how…