Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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

Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…

FBCB AGM in Beijing

The Finnish Business Council Beijing’s (FBCB) Annual General Meeting 2018 took place on 19 April at Beijing Grand Concordia Hotel. During the AGM the activities and achievements of the past term were reviewed and the new FBCB board was elected. New board members are Larry Du from Tikkurila, Ulla Nurmenniemi from Red Orchid, Seppo Selkala…

NordCham and Philippines-Sweden Business Council to collaborate

On April 23, Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its newly-established the Philippines-Sweden Business Council (PSBC). The key objective of the MoU is to strengthen economic and trade ties between the Republic of the Philippines and the Nordic…

Team Sweden Philippines representatives visited Singapore

On 19 April the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore, together with Danish Business Association Singapore and Finnish Business Council Singapore, held a roundtable session where Mr Joona Selin, Executive Director of NordCham Philippines, shared his lessons learned and best practices from more than 50 market entry and business development engagements with Nordic companies in the…

Cambodian participants in Stockholm Gender Equality forum

Mr. The Chhun Hak, Deputy Director General, Gender Equality and Economic Development at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), was one of the two Cambodian participants attending the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality, held in mid-April. He shares his impression about the forum and his side-line meetings with Swedish counterpart as follows: “I have learnt…

AndersenB2B and Norcham Philippines starts cooperation

On 22 March Aalborg-based AndersenB2B.com and Makati-based Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines announced their cooperation, which brings their respective memberships and networks closer together. The purpose of the cooperation is to help establish new partnerships, and increase communication and awareness about mutual business opportunities between Danish and Philippine companies, particularly SMEs. Source: Nordic…

Norway-Vietnam student exchange

Vietnamese students and alumni represent a vital link in the relations between Vietnam and Norway, states the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi. In April the embassy hosted the BI Norwegian Business School’s student scholarship award ceremony 2018. “Our congratulations go to the scholarship recipients and to the two institutional partners – BI Norwegian Business School and…

Sustainable urban planning Nordic Java, Indonesia road show

During a few days in April the four Nordic embassies was on the road on Java Island to promote Nordic solutions on mobility, visiting Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. With rapid development follows challenges, not least when it comes to mobility. Being able to transport people in an efficient and environmental friendly way is crucial…

Helsinki co-hosted Global Technology Collaboration Conference Hong Kong

Global Technology Collaboration Conference was arranged in April to explore and maximise opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (expected to be the fastest growing region in the world). City of Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub co-hosted the conference that was organized by Compass Innovation Alliance. Three start-ups from Helsinki attended the pitching competition.. Representatives from…

Singapore-Swedish business delegation in Vietnam

On 23-24 April the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi welcomed a Swedish business delegation from Singapore to Vietnam. The delegation was led by the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Mr. Pereric Högberg, the Swedish Ambassador to Singapore Mr. Håkan Jevrell and the President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Mr. Jan Stjernstrom.The delegation consisted…