China-Finland Innovative Business Cooperation Committee event

China and Finland launched a Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation in June 2017. The members of this Committee from Finland are the top leaders of Finnish corporations and the Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa leads the Committee on behalf of Finland. The goal for the China-Finland Innovative Business Cooperation Committee is to guide and promote innovative…

The arrival of Denmark’s new ambassador to Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark has welcomed the new Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, His Excellency Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen. The Ambassador presented his credentials to the Acting President of Vietnam Mdm Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on 16 October and has officially taken up his position as Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, to further strengthen the important bilateral…

Over 50,000 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates

In 2017, 52,595 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates. Swedish embassy received the most applications (16,396). Finland was the only to feel a decline in applications between 2016 and 2017. Information provided to ScandAsia from SchengenVisaInfo.com shows that Nordic embassies in Thailand received 4% more Schengen visa applications in 2017 than the…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

Good health starts from the gut

Professor Gwee Kok Ann shares some useful insights on caring for the gut and tips on choosing the right probiotics supplement. Q1. What are the symptoms of poor gut health? How does one maintain a healthy gut? Symptoms of poor gut health typically include crampy abdominal pain or varying intensities, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, belching and…

NordCham Philippiness Crayfish Party 2018

The 2018 edition of the NordCham Philippines Crayfish Party was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 8 September. The party extravaganza was filled with amazing food, drinks and entertainment, with about 1000 guests dancing the night away. “Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased raffle tickets and items at the Auction of this…

Annual Norwegian Seafood Gala held in Kuala Lumpur

On Friday 12 October the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted its annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2018. This year was a special dinner since they also celebrated 50 years of Norwegian-Malaysian diplomatic relations. The Embassy was honoured to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato Saifuddin Abdullah as the guest of honour. The…

Danish PPP investment round table held in Vietnam

A round table discussion on a blended finance model solution for a public private partnership investment within the water sector in Vietnam took place on 9 Ocober under the co-organisation of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, Grundfos, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), Vietnam Water Supply and Sewage Association (VWSA) and Asia Society…

Ambassador Kim Højlund Christensen welcomed to Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ event on Friday 4 October. This was opportunity for the Danish business community in HCM City to welcome the new Ambassador to Vietnam H.E Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen. At the event the participants also enjoyed a discussion with an economic expert from Fulbright University…