Latest Scandinavian Singapore News

Goodbye Kansas Studios won Swedish government’s export prize for the cultural and creative industries

The Embassy of Sweden in Singapore published on 26 October 2020 a Note of Congratulations to Goodbye Kansas Studios for winning the Swedish government’s export prize for the cultural and creative industries. Why Goodbye Kansas received the prize: “With effects that push the boundaries of imagination and what’s technically possible, Goodbye Kansas Studios has impressed…

Nordic Innovation House Singapore invites to E-Commerce Supply Chain Challenge 2020

Ecommerce in Singapore is flourishing and is expected to grow to US$27 billion by 2025 (e-Conomy SEA 2019). The onset of COVID-19 has further accelerated this growth. With the increase in e-commerce transactions and high parcel delivery volume, this has highlighted the importance and need to optimise productivity and improve overall cost for e-commerce supply…

Grundfos appoints Poul Due Jensen as new CEO

Grundfos Holding’s Board of Directors has appointed Group Executive Vice President Poul Due Jensen as the new CEO of Grundfos. Poul Due Jensen has said yes and will take up the post immediately. Jens Moberg, chairman of the board of Grundfos says “The job as CEO of Grundfos is one of the most exciting jobs…

NBAS invites to Maritime webinar on 28 October

The Norwegian Business Association Singapore invites to its next webinar, focusing on the Future of the Shipping Industry. Join us on the 28 of October, 3-4 PM (SGT) where we will be joined in studio by global experts such as Andreas Sohmen-Pao: Chairman of BW Group, Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria from DNV GL, Laurence…

New Norwegian passport launched on 18 October 2020

Norway launched new passports on 18 October 2020. The new version of the passport has several security elements and a new design. More info on new design here: All existing passports remain valid until their expiry date, and there is no need to apply for a new passport before the old one expires. From 19…

Ambassador Nergaard discussed maritime industry with Singapore Senior Minister of State

The Norwegian ambassador H.E. Anita Nergaard expressed a positive result of a meeting with Singapore Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat on 19 October 2020. Her statement said: “Excellent discussion with Singapore Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat on maritime industry & the need to facilitate CrewChange to prevent a humanitarian crisis at…

Nordic Innovation House Singapore invites to webinar on Smart Cities

Nordic Innovation House – Singapore and its core partners invites to their next webinar ‘Development of Smart Cities – Perspectives from the Nordics and SoutheastAsia’. The event will highlight examples and experiences of the development of smart cities from the Nordic countries and Southeast Asia and showcase 17 interesting companies. AGENDA 15:30 – 15:40: Welcome…

Finnair cuts 700 jobs, temporary layoffs continue for thousands

Finnair cuts approximately 700 jobs, long-term temporary layoffs continue for thousands of Finnair employees Finnair has completed the co-operation process started in September on its plans to reduce up to 1,000 jobs, to make other structural changes and to implement additional temporary layoffs due to the impacts of the corona pandemic. Due to the dramatic…

Denmark tops in environmental performance

Denmark ranks 1st in the world, when it comes to environmental performance according to the EPI Index 2020. The Environmental Performance Index is produced by Yale University and compares the environmental performance of 180 countries. Finland ranks the 7th, Sweden the 8th and Norway on the 9th from the list, representing on how the Scandinavians…