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Finland’s new education expert resource for Southeast Asia

As Finnish education and know-how has increasingly become an export product, paired with rising start-ups within edutech going international, Finland’s Ministry of Education has strengthened its presence in the Finnish embassies with specialist positions, one appointed to Singapore, Education and Science Counsellor Anna Korpi. Covering Southeast Asia she is especially tasked to make Finland’s higher…

Indonesia participates in Finland travel fair

Indonesia participated in Matka Nordic Travel Fair held in Helsinki on 17-20 January 2019. In order to attract tourist from Northern Europe, Indonesia chose the archipelago’s unique experiences, such as local coffee and spices and musical instruments to be promoted in this fair. “Indonesia’s participation in the Matka Nordic Travel Fair is part of our…

New direct flight from Shanghai to Finland

Juneyao Air will open a direct route from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Helsinki Airport. Daily flights will be available on June-July 2019 and operated with a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  New direct connections are expected to increase the number of Chinese tourists and also offer new tourism opportunities from Finland to China and Asia.  According to…

Finnish healthtech solutions target Singapore, Southeast Asia

The ‘Finnish HealthTech Event’ (part of ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ Week) was among the opportunities to meet Finnish innovators during the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology 2018. The largest delegation of healthcare companies (10+) from Finland to Singapore so far, including some of the most innovative brands and start-ups, shared their latest innovations there,…

Finish Company, Valio gets export license from China.

Finnish dairy company Valio has earned an export permit from the Chinese authorities. The export permit gives Valio great opportunities to export its baby milk powder and ready-to-feed liquid infant formula made at the factory in Finland to China. No information about when the export will start is yet mentioned on Valio’s website. Actually, Valio…

Innovation Friendliness rank: Scandinavia and Singapore at the top

Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Singapore were announced to be Innovation Champions along with others 12 countries by Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in the 2019 rankings. The rest in the top are Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The CTA ranks the countries…

First Chinese airline to commence flights directly to Finland

Tibet Airlines will be the first Chinese airline to commence long haul flights between Finland and Jinan, located half way between Beijing and Shanghai. If the prices are attractive and connecting flights schedules are available without too long waiting time, this will open a new route for Finns and other Nordic expats in China to…

Vietnam and Finland sign MoU on cooperation support

Kai Pontinen, representing South Ostrobothnia Regional Council, and Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, signed together a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation enhancement during a meeting in Hanoi on on Monday 7 January 2019. The purpose of the MoU is to enhance the bilateral relationship and cooperation between Finland and Vietnam…

The President of Finland to visit China on 14 – 15 January 2019

President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, will make a state visit to China on January 14-15, 2019. President Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, January 14 2019. To tighten bilateral relationship between Finland and China, the Presidents will discuss relations between the super powers…