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Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

Metaltech Malaysia: Monitor ERP System invited to Swedish ‘Fika’

During 23 – 26 May the Monitor ERP Southeast Asia team attended the Metaltech 2018 trade show in Kuala Lumpur, their biggest appearance yet in the region – as Gold Sponsor. Being of Swedish origin, and including many Swedish members in the recently strengthened Malaysia-based team, their CEO Mr Morgan Persson from the headquarters also…

First ever Nordic Day celebrations held in Malaysia

8 May 2018 saw the first Nordic Day celebrations ever held in Malaysia, as the five Nordic missions in Kuala Lumpur gathered friends and colleagues to celebrate years of ever-closer cooperation within what is perhaps the most integrated region in the world. Over 450 invited guests were present to mark the occasion, which took place…

Sweden’s Monitor ERP System a proven key enabler for Southeast Asian manufacturers

If there’s one incontestable truth today in the global manufacturing ecosystem, is that it looks nothing like that of the past. It wasn’t long ago when manufacturers planned their production on assumptions supported by information originating from a linear supply chain. Product variables were limited, life cycles were long, and customer demand forecast variability was…

Finnish partner in Future of Healthcare 2018 conference

EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI), with Malaysian-Finnish Business Council among its partners organised the ‘Future of Healthcare 2018: ASEAN-EU trends and opportunities’ conference during 14 – 16 May. Held in connection to the SEACare trade fair the main objective of the conference was to offer EU and Asean companies, SME’s in specific, export…

Building IKEA Southeast Asia’s integrated sustainability efforts: Lars Svensson

In his most recent role with IKEA Mr Lars Svensson is on a mission to make sure his current sustainability role will no longer be needed once his task is completed. “We are on a five year mission to integrate sustainability into our everyday business and also securing that the sustainability function ceases to exist.”…

ScandAsia premiered new destination theme

In February ScandAsia launched its new destination theme format, with comprehensive coverage about the Malaysian state of Penang as the first destination to be featured. This new theme concept portrays, and showcases a destination – be it a state or a region – both from a business and lifestyle angle. ScandAsia digs deeper and finds…

Malaysia’s Sultan of Johor received Danish ambassador

Ambassador Jesper Vahr was in late March very honoured to be received by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, the Sultan of Johor. “It demonstrates the longstanding ties between Denmark and Johor’s royal family. A very good discussion (among many other things) on opportunities for economic cooperation between both countries and Johor,” wrote…