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Swedish top trio in EU-China Cleantech Competition

At the Next-Gen Energy & Cross-Border Innovation Summit, as part of CleanConnect 2018 summit in Nanjing (held in November), the results for the EU-China Cleantech Competition were presented. Swedish innovative cleantech companies took all three top spots, with Meva Energy awarded first prize. Following a detailed scouting, some 35 European sustainability tech companies were invited…

Nordic China Startup Night held in Shenzhen

A Nordic start up night in ‘China’s silicon Valley’ Shenzhen took place on 16 November, organised by Nordic China Startup Forum. ‘Nordic China Startup Night – Lets Connect the World’s Two Best Startup Scenes’ was held at Beeplus in Futian, Shenzhen. Nordic tech start-ups and businesses got to explore business opportunities and investments in Greater…

Pär Kågeby, Swedish embassy visited schools

During November, Vice Consul of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Pär Kågeby visited two Swedish schools situated on Koh Lanta island to learn more about their work. The two schools, Svenska Skolan Thailand and Lilla Svenska Skolan, Koh Lanta – Thailand (little Swedish school), provide education from pre-school up to high school. Since this…

First Nordic Asia Christmas Festival held in Singapore

On 3 – 9 December, the very first Nordic Asia Christmas Festival took place at Millenia walk in Singapore. The festival was opened by the Swedish Ambassador Mr. Niclas Kvarnström, Finnish Ambassador Ms. Paula Parviainen and Chief Representative Officer at Enterprise Estonia Singapore Ms. Kristel Alve, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. At…

EU Chamber China President Mats Harborn met China Banking Commission

On 20th November, European Chamber President Mats Harborn led a small delegation to meet with Wang Zhaoxing, Vice Chairman of the newly formed China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), and presented European Business in China Position Paper 2017/2018 to him. Vice Chairman Wang reiterated China’s commitment to far reaching reform in the banking and…

34th Joint Business Council Taiwan-Sweden

34th Joint Business Council Between Taiwan and Sweden was held in Taipei on 20 November – this year focusing on Smart Cities and Sustainable Societies. Over 200 participants and a delegation of 9 leading Swedish companies within ICT and Smart Cities, Renewable Energy and Environment as well as Healthcare and Medtech attended, reported Vlad Månsson…

Human rights training for migrant workers Thailand launched

The ‘Nordic Initiative’ has launched training in Thailand to help educate migrant workers on human rights. This digital training will be available in Khmer, Burmese and Thai languages and is designed to promote ethical recruitment practices for migrant workers and improve working conditions in factories in Thailand. “We’re all excited about the next phase in…

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts increases environmental sustainability efforts

In respect for environmental sustainability luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken a significant step by eliminating single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets. The group’s COO, Christopher Stafford as well as their General Manager for 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Björn Richardsson, are Swedes. After holding a…

What Senior Executives get out of a trusted peer group

Confidential, organised, professional knowledge sharing among Asia’s most talented leaders is facilitated by EGN (Executives’ Global Network) in Singapore. Your personal customised EGN group represents a confidential forum where all ideas and challenges can be discussed with peers at your own, professional level. Members help each other to face challenges, solve problems and identify opportunities.…