Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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

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…

Wellness and healthy food advice for travellers and the work place

In the July 2018 edition ScandAsia presented food ingredients with medicinal benefits. In part two the remaining selection of such food recommendations (and which are great, affordable alternatives to expensive super foods) is listed. Introduced is also additional nutrition advice for business travellers and workplace wellness. Wellness specialist/lifestyle & nutrition coach Judith Coulson-Geissmann, based here…

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…

Finland, Helsinki come to promote start-ups and innovation in Singapore

During 12 – 19 September more than 20 companies from Helsinki will be in Singapore to seek partnerships with Singapore companies – especially start-ups to develop breakthrough AR and VR technologies and digital solutions in healthcare and wellness. Visitors will be able to experience Helsinki an Finland in Singapore via both virtual and augmented reality…

AndersenB2B: business internationalisation game-changer for SMEs

‘AndersenB2B.com’ is a relatively new platform to which SMEs from the Nordics and other regions are invited to partake in new business generation. This opportunity also represents a new take on internationalisation, aiming at being a real game changer disrupting the status quo for international SME business opportunities. SMEs interested in more export on more…

Sweden at Sustainable Living and Innovation Caucus Malaysia

The first ever SLIC (Sustainable Living and Innovation Caucus) event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 7 – 8 August 2018, with Volvo Trucks’ representative among its speakers. Mitch Peden, the new Managing Director for Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd shared with the crowd the initiatives undertaken by the Group to ensure a safer, more…

Martin Glaumann: Business Sweden’s new resource for Southeast Asia

Business Sweden has appointed Martin Glaumann as Market Area Director to boost their capabilities in terms of serving Swedish companies.Business Sweden is the public-private export-promoting organisation, with a very positive outlook and growth for Swedish companies in the region. Martin Glaumann is operating out of the Singapore office. Here he presents himself and his take…

CanCham-NordCham Speed Networking Night Manila

On 9 August NordCham Philippines and CanCham Philippines brought together members and guests to mingle and expand their networks, as the CanCham-NordCham Speed Networking Night was held at Dusit Thani in Manila. They expressed their special thanks to the sponsors, Air Juan, Lima Land Inc., New Nordic Group, Philippine Retirement Authority – PRA, Spaces, and Winery…

Novo Nordisk conducts Vietnam diabetes study

As part of his endeavour to gain further insights and change the diabetes situation in Vietnam the Senior Vice President of Novo Nordisk Mr. Frederik Kier visited the country in late August. During his stay, Mr. Kier had meetings with local authorities and local partners, as well as witnessed the MOU signing ceremony between the…

Finland held digital, energy business delegation to Thailand

The much anticipated visit of a Finnish minister delegation to Thailand on 20-22 August saw no less than 18 companies, small and large, from Finland in attendance. The business delegation represented ‘Smart Energy’ and various other productions and solutions within the digital economy. Team Finland, the organiser, hosted an evening reception on 21 August, where…