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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…

Thai-Swedish sustainability seminar held with Ocean ambassador, BillerudKorsnäs

On 6 September the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, at its first networking after the summer break, hosted a ‘special’, with Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean, Ms. Helen Ågren as guest of honour and speaker (accompanied by Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand Mr Staffan Herrström). With sustainability and ‘Beat plastic pollution for a cleaner Ocean’ as theme…

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…

Monitor ERP System Asia sets up Penang development team

The Swedish manufacturing ERP system provider Monitor ERP System Asia is setting up a development team in Penang, Malaysia, its Southeast Asia hub. Monitor is therefore now recruiting new team members with software development skills. Those interested in applying should also be team players. “Operations also include consulting / training and support within Monitor ERP…

Swedish 3-Michelin chef will open restaurant in Singapore

Swedish chef and restaurateur Björn Frantzén opens new restaurant in Singapore in November 2018. Björn Frantzén has partnered with Unlisted Collection to open the new restaurant Zén on 21 November in Singapore. ”The gastronomy of Frantzén is influenced by the simplicity and elegance of Nordic, French and Japanese cuisine, so to be able to open…

Pojanath Bhatanacharoen is the new TSCC Executive Director

On September 3, 2018, the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dr Pojanath Bhatanacharoen, as its new Executive Director, taking over after Katarina Ekelund who has left the position after little over a year. Dr Pojanath is Bangkokian by birth but grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. She moved to England to pursue her studies and received…

European Union: Reuters reporters sentence undermines media freedom

A Statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union and EU Member States on 3 September 2018 says: “Today’s court decision to sentence Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to 7 years of imprisonment undermines the freedom of the media, the public’s right to information and the development of the rule of law…

President Pia Ridström introduces: SWEA Kuala Lumpur

SWEA International Inc. may sound like a multinational until you know the meaning of the acronym: Swedish Women’s Educational Association International. ScandAsia meets with the President for Swea in Kuala Lumpur, Pia Ridström, to get better insights into how this particular local entity works and what their activities there are. Swea is the typical social…

September Nordic Start-Up Breakfast Singapore

The Nordic business organizations jointly present the Nordic Start-Up day to be held on Thursday 13 September, featuring the companies Investigate, Lendela, Smartly and Trax. The event is described as “a concept for the Nordic entrepreneurial scene in Singapore”. The first gathering features one inspirational talk and one panel discussion. The inspirational talk will be…