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Nordics joined Vietnam plastic pollution advocacy campaign

On 4 June Finland, along with Denmark, Norway and Sweden, along with other international partners established a joint effort in combating plastic pollution in Vietnam. Forty-one embassies and international organisations marked World Environment Day by signing a Code of Conduct on Combatting Plastic Pollution. The signing ceremony was a highlight in the Plastic Pollution Advocacy…

Finland, Indonesia strengthens cooperation

Finland and Indonesia has agreed to strengthen cooperation on several areas including education and renewable energy. Indonesia also criticized the EUs ban on palm oil.  On Monday the 18th of June the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini met with the Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi to discuss the two country’s trade and bilateral relations. “Indonesia…

Taste of Finland: Nordic summer and food celebrated in Hong Kong

‘Taste of Finland – A Nordic Culinary Success!’ gathered 90 guests at the Gold Coast Prime Rib, the first Nordic culinary event at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel. Taste of Finland was organised to bring together Finnish companies, friends of Finland and epicureans to celebrate the Finnish and Nordic seasonal produce, lifestyle as well…

Nordic health companies to attend Teachsauce Bangkok summit

Five Nordic companies within the health sector (two from Denmark, two from Finland and one from Sweden) will be represented at the 2018 edition of Thailand’s tech start-up event Techsauce Global Summit as part of its Health Tech stage. Susie A. Ruff, CEO and Executive Adviser of RUFF & Co. Business Innovation from Denmark co-curates…

NordCham Philippines co-organised Maritime Forum

NordCham Philippines, in partnership with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the EU-Philippines Business Network, and the Philippines Norway Business Council organised the Maritime Forum at Sofitel Philippine Plaza hotel on June 7, 2018. The Maritime Forum gathered 150 participants bringing together C-level executives, government officials, maritime…

Postponed Finnish minister visit to Thailand set for August

The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä, is now set to visit Thailand in August 2018. Businesses are invited to join the Team Finland business delegation to Thailand where the high level visit will explore new business opportunities, in particular within energy and digitalization. This visit was originally planned for June 2018 and was…

More EU aid for Rohingya

As the refugee crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar continues the European Commission has released €40 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving support to vulnerable Rohingya civilians and host communities in Bangladesh and across Myanmar’s Rakhine State. This comes on top of the €51 million the Commission mobilised in 2017. “The Rohingya crisis has reached…

Wärtsilä Singapore, NUS to boost maritime, energy start-up ecosystem

Wärtsilä, the Finnish smart technologies and complete marine and energy lifecycle solutions provider, collaborates with PIER71 in strengthening the maritime start-up ecosystem. PIER71 is an industry-wide acceleration programme setup by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, NUS Enterprise, in support of the Sea Transport…

Team Finland China meeting held in Shanghai

Team Finland China got together in Shanghai on May 28-29. China Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä chaired the two-day event, reports the Finnish Business Council in Hong Kong (FinnCham). A Monday evening dinner reception was hosted by Consul General Jan Wahlberg, with FinnCham Hong Kong’s Executive Director Gitta Hägg-Lundvall in attendance. Also represented were the Finnish Business…

Finnish experts to speak at Asian Paper Bangkok

Three different experts from Finnish companies will hold presentations during the Tissue World and Asian Paper Bangkok 2018 (June 6-8, 2018). The two long-standing events have merged to offer “an exclusive and invaluable business opportunity to all regional and international industry players operating in the sector of the Pulp, Paper, Tissue, Packaging and related industries”.…