Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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

Finnish visit to Nokia Shanghai Bell

Team Finland led by Consul General Jan Wahlberg on 10 October visited the R&D Center at Nokia Shanghai Bell to discuss future cooperation. This Shanghai lab plays a unique role in building Nokia’s research eco-system in China by establishing extensive cooperation between Chinese customers and top universities in China for national key projects and consortium.…

Sweden at Food’s Future Summit Hong Kong

On 21-22 September the Food’s Future Summit 2018 took place, this year with a spotlight on Sweden. There, participants got to learn more about how this Nordic country’s transformative policies, products and practices in devising advanced and progressive solutions for a sustainable future in the world of food. By 2050, the global population will have…

SwedCham Hong Kong held Crayfish Party 2018

On Friday 14 September the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong held its Annual Crayfish Party. The mandatory delicious crayfish were served, this year generously sponsored by IKEA, along with a range of different traditional Swedish pies and salads, and of course an open bar. Swedish snaps also came along with the crayfish consumed,…

Jönköping University: Cross-functional learning, international campuses, work placement

Promoting education in connection to the ‘Swedish Education & Career Days’ held in Bangkok, Jönköping University (JU) is not only one of Sweden’s most international universities but also one the most forward-looking globally. The quite remarkable fact is that JU is almost alone in offering the studies and work placement combo. “The uniqueness is that…

Banyan Tree arrives with Swedish GM to Kuala Lumpur: Anders Dimblad

Even seasoned business travellers and other visitors to Kuala Lumpur who have not visited in the past few years are in for a surprise, not least when it comes to the abundance of new top-notch accommodation choices. With only 55 rooms and a minimum size of 51 Sq m Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur stands out…

EU-funded support programme for SMEs: EU Business Avenues Southeast Asia

The EU-funded EU Business Avenues in South East Asia is tasked to help SMEs from EU countries with business internationalisation. ScandAsia takes an in-depth look and talks to some Nordic companies who participated in one of their missions to Southeast Asia within Information & Communication Technologies. How does it work? Who is it for? And…

Marina Berg: Sweden’s new ambassador to Indonesia

Marina Berg, the former Director, Deputy Head of Department for Development Cooperation is Sweden’s new Ambassador to Jakarta. Previously she has served among others at the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s department for the European Union as well as the department for African affairs. Hits: 250

Construction of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church Pattaya started

The construction of the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya has started as of mid September. Laying the foundation stone for their new church Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug from the Norwegian Embassy Bangkok visited Pattaya for the occasion, and attended the church service followed by the foundation stone ceremony. The new church is planned…

Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

European Pavilion at Sial InterFood 2018 Indonesia

The EU-Indonesia Business Network will arrange the European Pavilion at SIAL InterFood 2018. European companies are invited to participate in the pavilion – at an accessible fee – to be held during 21 – 24 November at JI Expo Kemayoran in Jakarta. The aim is to introduce European F&B products to the Indonesian market. A…