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Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

NordCham Philippiness Crayfish Party 2018

The 2018 edition of the NordCham Philippines Crayfish Party was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 8 September. The party extravaganza was filled with amazing food, drinks and entertainment, with about 1000 guests dancing the night away. “Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased raffle tickets and items at the Auction of this…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Danish H.C. Andersen and Philippine José Rizal combined in new book

In a new book titled “Hans Christian Andersen and Jose Rizal: From Denmark to the Philippines”, readers can enjoy classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen translated into Filipino by national hero Jose Rizal. The classic fairytales are not only translated into Filipino, but English too. The new book also features essays from historians and…

Telenor hoping to enter Philippine market

Norwegian Telenor Group is in talks with potential partners in the Philippines. Telenor Group hopes that the Philippine government will choose them in their search for the third player in the Philippine telco industry, according to Business World. Deputy director for regional operations of Telenor, Shanshil Ahmed Shibly, says the Philippines is an interesting market…

Danish kitchen company opens first store in the Philippines

On 18 September Kvik opened their first store in the Philippines The Philippines can now enjoy Danish kitchen design after Kvik opened their first store in Manila. The new store is located on fourth floor of SM Megamall. Kvik was established in 1983 in Denmark and already started to open stores outside the Danish borders…

Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Swedish Ambassador discusses #MeToo in the Philippines

The Swedish Ambassador in the Philippines has discussed an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines. The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, led by Ambassador Harald Fries, met with representatives of SPARK Philippines, UN Women Asia and the Pacific and EMPOWER to discuss an upcoming collaboration on the #MeToo movement in the Philippines…