Latest Scandinavian Philippines News

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…

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

Representative from Swedish Embassy speaks at Philippines-EU conference

Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Sweden spoke at a conference between the Philippine government and the European Union. Officials from the Philippine government and the European Union (EU) meet on 29 August to discussed ways on how to strenghten Philippines – EU relations. Among the speakers was Lennart Jansson, Deputy Head of…

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…

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…