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High grade of activity,‘ Business Blueprint’ concept: SwedCham Singapore

Since the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SwedCham) was formed in Singapore its professional business activities have exceeded anything seen under the previous organisational format, known as SBAS. “We have increased the volume of activities by 500 per cent and in 2018 we had on average one event per week! During the one and a half…

European Parliament says yes to the EU-Singapore agreement

The European Parliament has approved three keys of the EU-Singapore agreement which are EU-Singapore Free trade Agreement (EUFSTA), EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) and EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (ESPCA). According to European Commission’s Press release on 13 February 2019, this approval is considered as a “historical moment” because it is the first bilateral trade…

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand meets UN ESCAP

Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand met with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Executive Secretary, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and her colleagues at the meeting about sustainable development in Thailand. During the meeting, the Ambassador and the representatives from United Nations ESCAP were discussing a cooperation supporting the…

Greencarrier opens its new office in Tianjin, China.

Greencarrier Freight Services, the large global logistics company in the Nordic region, expands their market in China by opening up a new office in Mainland China, according to their press release on 14 January 2019 . Greencarrier already has six offices in China, so this is their seventh office and it is located in Tianjin,…

Swedish Embassy supports Myanmar’s environmental assessment

Swedish Embassy joined in the alumni seminar “The Swedish-funded International Training Program: Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA)” on Thursday, 7 February 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. Among the attendees were Johan Hallenborg, Swedish Embassy’s Counselor, Ghin Shoute, Swedish Embassy’s Policy Advisor and Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist, environmental sustainability expert from Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. According to the presentation…

Visit Swedish Fashion exhibition in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila together with Swedish fashion brands, H&M Philippines, BabyBjorn and Houdini Sportswear, has launched a three-month long fashion exhibition named “Fashion Revolution: The Future of Textiles” in Manila. Just like its name, the theme of “Fashion Revolution: The Future of Textiles” will focus on the past and the future of…

H&M together with Swedish Embassy support ILO in Myanmar

The Embassy of Sweden to Myanmar cooperates with H&M, a well-known Swedish clothing-retail company, to join in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s event, which took place on 31 January 2019 at Yangon. ILO’s event, “Weaving Gender”, focused on gender equality for both women and men in selected garment factories. The topics discussed during the event were opened…

Swedish Embassy welcomes Head of Borgholm Health center to Singapore

The Embassy of Sweden in Singapore gave a warm welcome to Head of Borgholm Health center, Dr. Åke Åkesson who came to visit Singaporean health organizations around 28-31 January 2019. The visiting programs included meetings with policy makers and health professionals from the National Healthcare Group (NHG), SingHealth, National University of Health System (NUHS) and…

TSCC joins in Fitness24Seven’s 3rd branch opening in Bangkok

Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce representatives led by two of their board members, Anders Lundqvist and Nicklas Moberg joined in the opening ceremony of Fitness24Seven third branch in Bangkok on Wednesday, 30 January 2019. According to TSCC, “the opening party was a great success and very well organized.” “We would like to thank Fitness24Seven Thailand’s Country…