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EU, member states ambassadors met Thai foreign ministry

EU Ambassador Pirkka Tapiola and the Ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Thailand on 16 July met the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin. “Bilateral relations, which hold great potential for increased political and economic cooperation, were discussed in the fruitful meeting,” reported…

Nordic Summer Lunch at Koh Thai Hong Kong

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Kong Kong invites to the second of the annual Nordic Summer lunches, held at Koh Thai in Wan Chai, Friday 20 July 2018, starting at 12.30 pm. SwedCham is delighted to coordinate with the other Nordic Chambers for this Networking Lunch. The concept is simple – bring your friends…

Mats Harborn, European Chamber China presented new report

On 10 July the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) launched their thematic report: ‘18 months since Davos – How China’s vision became a reform imperative’. The report analyses the progress and shortcomings of China’s reform agenda since President Xi Jinping spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2017.…

European business position paper Thailand launched

On 6 July the European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) launched the 2018 European Business Position Paper. EU Ambassador Pirkka Tapiola joined together with the Minister of Commerce and the European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) in the launch event. In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador Tapiola stressed the importance of the openness of…

Finnish and Indonesian Foreign Ministers met in Helsinki

On Monday 18 June Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, visited Helsinki and met with Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. Minister Retno Marsudi’s visit to Finland was related to the meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, organised in Helsinki. The Foreign Ministers discussed the bilateral…

Kone won three metro projects orders in China

Finland’s global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE, has announced it won orders for three metro projects in China, described as “an important infrastructure market for the company”. The orders are for Changsha Metro Line 5, Xiamen Metro Line 2, and Nanning Metro Line 3. The order for Changsha Metro Line 5 includes…

NordCham Philippines held Midsummer Feast

NordCham Philippines and the Makati Garden Club brought together members and guests to celebrate the Summer Solstice, or Midsummer. “The celebrations were fabulous – everybody danced around the maypole, while the kids had a great time in the garden. The flower crowns worn by the ladies and the singing over schnapps led by the gents…

Slush, Finnish and Swedish solutions, start-ups at Startup Thailand

Startup Thailand’s 2018 main Bangkok event, held in May, saw presentations from highly interesting Finnish and Swedish start-ups as well as an introduction from Slush Singapore and Startup Commons, a company from Finland providing expertise globally on building digital start-up systems. Startup Commons’ workshop on 18 May was titled ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development,…

Team Finland Bangkok visited Huhtamaki plant

On Tuesday 12 June, Finland’s Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven together with her Team Finland in Bangkok and a representative from Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) visited Huhtamaki‘s factory in Samutsakorn. Huhtamaki, a prominent Finnish company, is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. Today, Huhtamaki employs approximately 16,000 employees in over 70 manufacturing units…