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SWEA World meeting, 300 Swedish ladies conquer Dubai!

SWEA 40 years young. During November the 14th until 17th, 300 Swedish women gathered together in Dubai for the World meeting and 40 years SWEA celebration. We were three of us participating from Bangkok. Most of us arrived a day earlier and many stayed a couple of days after the meeting, as two trips one…

Sweden-Phillipines discussed solutions to road congestion

Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries and Business Sweden’s Country Manager Mr. Ulf Wennblom met on 20th November 2019 with Senator Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Chairman Danilo Lim of MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority). The discussion focused on efficient and environmentally friendly bus systems, including Swedish solutions to urban road congestion. Due to highly dense population…

Consulate General of Finland announced the latest statement on free trade agreement with Singapore

Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Finland, published an official statement regarding The Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Singapore, which enters into force on 21 November 2019. “Singapore offers interesting business opportunities for Finnish companies’ areas of strength, such as health care and services for elders, digitalisation and renewable…

Nordic Forum Circular Economy, Energy held in Kuala Lumpur

On 9 October a Nordic Forum on Circular Economy and Energy took place in Kuala Lumpur featuring prominent Nordic as well as Malaysian speakers. The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, together with the Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, hosted this forum, in the sidelines of the 10th International Greentech &…

Koenigsegg cooperates with Chinese investor to expand in electric car market.

Koenigsegg, a Swedish supercar maker together with The Evergrande group, a Chinese property development group are planning to expand together in EV car productions in 2020-21. Eariler in January 2019, the Evergrande group invested over US$300m in a new venture, acquired 20% of shares with Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, acquired 51% of shares in National…

Swedish ambassador to Cambodia received by The King

Mr Björn Häggmark, the new Swedish ambassador to Cambodia, presented his credential letters to His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia on 7 November 2019. Ambassador Häggmark was accompanied at the royal audience by members of the Embassy’s diplomatic staff. The ceremony marks the starting point for official contacts between the ambassador and the Royal…

Nordic Innovation House Singapore reception celebrated partnership success

As the week-long Nordic activities was drawing to a close in Singapore–probably the most important week of year for the Nordics in Singapore–during Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH), a Nordic Innovation House reception took place at the Swedish Ambassador HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström’s Residence. All the participants in…

SFF x SWITCH: Nordic start-up pitches, Singapore Fintech Association partnership

As Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) came together for the first time in 2019 the Nordic countries were present in full force, including this year also five start-ups from Iceland. Ambassador of Iceland to Singapore, Ms. Sigríður Á. Snævarr, were in attendance and also hosted a welcome reception…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Meeting for Nordic students in Hong Kong on Friday

Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and the Church of Sweden in Hong Kong invited Swedish and Danish students in Hong Kong to attend an information meeting held at the Church of Sweden in Hong Kong on Friday 15 November 2019. The address of the Church is: Wing On Plaza Shoppingmall, Office Tower våning…