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President Pia Ridström introduces: SWEA Kuala Lumpur

SWEA International Inc. may sound like a multinational until you know the meaning of the acronym: Swedish Women’s Educational Association International. ScandAsia meets with the President for Swea in Kuala Lumpur, Pia Ridström, to get better insights into how this particular local entity works and what their activities there are. Swea is the typical social…

AndersenB2B: business internationalisation game-changer for SMEs

‘AndersenB2B.com’ is a relatively new platform to which SMEs from the Nordics and other regions are invited to partake in new business generation. This opportunity also represents a new take on internationalisation, aiming at being a real game changer disrupting the status quo for international SME business opportunities. SMEs interested in more export on more…

New survey will investigate how Danes abroad can promote Denmark

A new Danish survey will investigate how the 250,000 Danes living abroad can contribute to promoting Denmark and attract foreign investment, tourists and specialized labor. Copenhagen Capacity, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danes Worldwide on 24 August launched a special task force to look at how Denmark can strengthen the ties to Danes…

Sweden at Sustainable Living and Innovation Caucus Malaysia

The first ever SLIC (Sustainable Living and Innovation Caucus) event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 7 – 8 August 2018, with Volvo Trucks’ representative among its speakers. Mitch Peden, the new Managing Director for Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd shared with the crowd the initiatives undertaken by the Group to ensure a safer, more…

Martin Glaumann: Business Sweden’s new resource for Southeast Asia

Business Sweden has appointed Martin Glaumann as Market Area Director to boost their capabilities in terms of serving Swedish companies.Business Sweden is the public-private export-promoting organisation, with a very positive outlook and growth for Swedish companies in the region. Martin Glaumann is operating out of the Singapore office. Here he presents himself and his take…

Danish embassy visits clinical research center in Malaysia

A delegation from the Danish embassy in Kuala Lumpur has visited a clinical research center in Malaysia on 21 August. The research center Clinical Research Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur has welcomed a delegation from the Danish Embassy. The delegation were happy to visit the research center. At Clinical Research Malaysia they discussed the clinical research…

Swedish MNCs continue to view Malaysia, Greater KL as ideal Asia investment place

Sweden and Malaysia’s ties as trade and investment partners go way back. In the 1960’s, the Swedish companies such as Volvo, Ericsson, Sandvik, Alfa Laval and Scania established themselves in Malaysia. The first car ever produced in Malaysia was a Volvo, made by Sweden at Volvo’s car producing plant in Shah Alam in 1967. In…

New Minister Counsellor at the Danish Embassy in Malaysia

The Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur welcomes Henrik Hagen Olesen to Malaysia. Olesen is the new Minister Counsellor for food, agriculture and fisheries. He will be covering the region of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Before coming to Malaysia, Olesen worked as Chief of staff in the Ministry of Environment and Food…

Danish ambassador visits Malaysian university

  The Danish Ambassador in Malaysia, Jesper Vahr, recently visited Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, writes the Borneo Post.  Swinburne Sarawak is located in Kuching on the Malaysian part of Borneo. During the Ambassador’s visit, he highlighted that Swinburne Sarawak records the most consistent and highest number of Danish students yearly among Malaysian universities.…