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Shaping the future in Thailand’s education

Finnish-educated Thai scholar-turned-politician Kunthida Rungruengkiat sets her eyes on the horizon to benefit Thai teachers and students It has been almost 20 years since Kunthida Rungruengkiat, deputy leader of Future Forward Party (FFP), had her first educational experience in Finland as an exchange student. At the time she was just 16 years old. “The days…

The Glue of European Trade

EABC’s new executive director, Finnish Karri Kivelä, talks about his transition from assisting the Finnish trade community to advocating companies from all over Europe, and what life is like in the sunny Thailand. Fleeing from Finland’s freezing climate to the allure of endless summer in Thailand, Karri Kivelä, who was formerly Executive Director of Thai-Finnish…

The “Finnish Experience” for Malaysian teachers

The “Finnish Experience”, a two-day programme for Malaysian teachers was held in Taiping, Malaysia from April 24-25, 2019. Attended by 278 teachers from public and private education sectors, with a majority of them from Perak and Kuala Lumpur, the programme intented to provide teachers an opportunity to experience and study the factors making Finnish teaching…

4 Nordic films will be screened at Singapore’s EU Film Festival

The European Union in Singapore organizes the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2019 which will run from May 10 to 19 at the National Gallery Singapore’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (Basement 1) located in the Downtown Core of Singapore.  The ten-days European film festival aims to present the diversity of cultures, histories, landscapes and ways of lives of…

Karri Kivela new Executive Director of EABC

Karri Kivela, former Executive Director of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC), has been appointed new Executive Director of EABC. Mr. Kivela assumed his new position at EABC on April 18th, 2019. In a news release, EABC President Stefan Molnar highlights Karri Kivela’s experience not only in the private sector but also in the chamber…

Finns rank Valio as the most sustainable brand for the 6th time

Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable Brand Index survey measured the sustainability of European and Finnish brands. According to the consumers participating in the survey, the best things about Valio are its Finnish milk, its attention to animal welfare, and its…

Angry Bird’s developer to teach in Indonesia’s Business Program

Peter Vesterbacka, a Finnish Angry Bird game’s developer will take a part as a mentor of Bali Business Foundation Program, co-organized by Asia Exchange (AE), Finnish study exchange provider in Indonesia and Indonesia’s Warmadewa University (WU). Scheduled to start in September, the program aimed to provide both exchange and domestic students the opportunities to learn…

Thai power firm chose Pöyry for wind farm project

Pöyry, Finland’s international consulting and engineering firm, has revealed it was awared by B. Grimm Power Company, Thailand’s power producers, to work in B. Grimm Power’s latest renewable energy project, the 16MW Bo Thong Wind Farm, located in Mukdahan province, Thailand. As stated in Pöyry’s press release on April 10, 2019, the work included EPC…

Finnair to fly to Guangzhou, China year-round during winter 2019

Finnair, Finland’s largest airlines, announced it is extending seasonal Guangzhou route to year-round operations as stated in the press release on April 17, 2019. The new route will operate between Helsinki and Guangzhou with two weekly departures during the winter season 2019-2020. In 2016, Finnair launched its Guangzhou route as a summer route that currently…

A celebration of Nordic Day in Malaysia

The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Honorary Consulate of Iceland in Malaysia co-hosted a celebration of Nordic Day for the second time on April 11, 2019 at JW Marriott Hotel in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Malaysia. The celebration started with a seminar on Green Growth – Sustainability through Innovation by a keynote speaker…