Category: General news

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…

Human rights training for migrant workers Thailand launched

The ‘Nordic Initiative’ has launched training in Thailand to help educate migrant workers on human rights. This digital training will be available in Khmer, Burmese and Thai languages and is designed to promote ethical recruitment practices for migrant workers and improve working conditions in factories in Thailand. “We’re all excited about the next phase in…

ISS to sell operations in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

ISS Group from Denmark, one of the world’s leading facility services companies, has announced that it will divest operations in 13 countries, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6% per annum by accelerating its transition towards key account customers. ISS has proven its ability to win…

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts increases environmental sustainability efforts

In respect for environmental sustainability luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken a significant step by eliminating single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets. The group’s COO, Christopher Stafford as well as their General Manager for 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Björn Richardsson, are Swedes. After holding a…

Bio and Circular Finland program launched

Business Finland has launched the Bio and Circular Finland program which aims to make Finland a forerunner in the circular economy. The circular economy is an opportunity for the industries traditionally important to Finland, but also opens incredible opportunities for a new kind of business. The expected volume of the four-year program is EUR 300…