Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

Represents, and drives ScandAsia's services for business engagement and outreach.

Pre-taste of Swedish midsummer in Hong Kong

On 11 May the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong hosted a media event at the Swedish Residence, in relation to the Midsummer and National Day celebration on 8th June. As a pre-taste, more than 20 media and bloggers got to experience a traditional Swedish Midsummer celebration, or at least part of it: flower…

SwedCham Hong Kong launched anti plastic campaign

On 24 May Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong launched the position paper: ‘Plastic waste – a call for action’, with opening remarks from Consul General Helena Storm. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is thereby raising plastic waste as an issue that needs urgent action in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government is called upon…

Tax treaty signed between Finland and Hong Kong

Finland and Hong Kong have signed a tax treaty on 24 May. When in force, it further highlights Finland’s position as a secure and predictable destination for Hong Kong investors. The new agreement will contribute to a continued fruitful economic cooperation between individuals and companies in both Finland and Hong Kong. An investment protection agreement…

Marcus Wallenberg to hold business talk in Singapore

The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (EuroCham) and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (SwedCham) have announced the inaugural Schuman Business Talk, kicking off with one of the most prominent business leaders from Sweden as Guest of honour and key-note speaker: Mr Marcus Wallenberg of Sweden! Registration for the event that takes place on 3…

Denmark highlights 160 years old treaty with Thailand

Exactly 160 years ago on 21 May, H.M. King Frederik VII of Denmark, H.M. King Mongkut and H.M. King Pinklao of Siam signed the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation and established the diplomatic relations between Denmark and Thailand, reports the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok. “This treaty became the stepping-stone of the first diplomatic…

Finnish agriculture minister Jari Leppä visited China

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä visited Shanghai and Beijing on 15-18 May, promoting Finnish food and wood exports and Finnish-Chinese water cooperation. In Shanghai Minister Leppä visited the SIAL Food Innovation Exhibition and Finland’s country stand presented by Food from Finland, showcasing Finnish companies that produce high value-added foods. Present at the exhibition…

Responsible Business Conduct expert Gunelie Winum

All businesses, including SMEs, are obliged to follow in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, when it comes to human rights and corporate social responsibility, or responsible business conduct. Gunelie Winum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian company Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). She has 15 years of experience within corporate social responsibility (CSR), including…

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Danish business minister Brian Mikkelsen, delegation visited the Philippines

A Danish delegation headed by The Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen has visited the Philippines. Along the minister, the Confederation of Danish Industry, Healthcare Denmark, State of Green, The Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Food Nation and the Danish Embassy in Manila participated during 7 – 9 May 2018. The…

Finnish global education disruption to Startup Thailand

Finnish start-up, House of Learning, will be presenting “A Finnish start-up disrupting global education” on Saturday, 19 May from 11:15 – 11:45 at the Fast Future Stage of Startup Thailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. CEO of House of Learning, Samuel Salmenlinna and VP Pedagogy Kati Nevatalo will explain an application…