Five new DTCC board members elected

Close to fifty members of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce elected a new board with five new members at the Annual General Meeting of the Chamber held on 6 March 2003 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.       The new board members are Henrik Friis, Disa; Kristian Strand, Nokia; Santhapat Periera, Tilleke & Gibbins, Peter Romhild, Berli Jucker…

Prince Joachim opens Hempel plant in Malaysia

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark on Tuesday 18 February opened a new manufacturing plant in Johore, Malaysia, of The Hempel Group, a Denmark-based leading global independent producer of protective coatings for marine and industrial applications.      “We are honoured to have His Royal Highness, Prince Joachim of Denmark officiate our opening ceremony,” Mr Ditlev Engel,…

Vietnam is better than you think

“Swedish corporations established in Vietnam are extremely pleased with their presence and doing very well,” says Mr. Niels Sundvik, Sweden’s dynamic Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.      “For some of them, Vietnam is their best emerging market in Asia,” he elaborates. “For many it is the fastest growing market. And for all of them…

Danish businessman co-launched IPR network in Thailand

The fight against some Thai companies’ blatant disrespect for foreign companies’ intellectual property rights changed gear on 27 February 2003 when Danish businessman Tom Sorensen and EU ambassador Klauspeter Schmallenbach launched a joint public/private body to improve the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand.       Previously, private companies have mainly been on their…

Danida sponsors port waste management workshop in Malaysia

Danish International Development Agency (Danida) in February sponsored a regional workshop on Port Waste Management Plan held at Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, attended by delegates from 10 member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).       The workshop was aimed at encouraging discussions among ASEAN countries that would help promote regional…

Give to the poor instead…

Many expats in Thailand tend to talk about themselves and what they are doing in a vivid and selling way. That is not the case with Swedish vicar Ulf Claesson. He is a modest man. A humble person who thinks before he speaks. So it is not very surprising that he does not want any…