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Finland’s super-week in Singapore

In a post-event press release Finland and Helsinki sums up their ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ week, which took place during 12 – 19 September, ending on a positive, upbeat note. “It has drummed up significant interest among the business and investing community,” states the organisers. It has opened up new Singapore-Finland collaboration opportunities in healthtech,…

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…

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…

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…

Nordics joined World Cleanup Day Jakarta

At the annual World Cleanup Day 2018 in September, taking place simultaneously in a number of places around the world, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta joined in. Together with their Nordic colleagues and Raffles Jakarta, the Finnish embassy joined this important initiative to raise awareness of the global waste problem. “Everybody can contribute to…

Finnish innovative feminine hygiene brand’s Thailand launch

Lunette from Finland has launched its eco-friendly, innovative feminine hygiene in Thailand. In the end of September 2018 the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok visited the Finnish product, the Lunette menstrual cup, at the Beyond Beauty Asean trade show in Bangkok. Lunette’s menstrual cup is a comfortable safe, odorless and eco-friendly alternative to absorbent pads and…

The Nordic missions met Malaysia’s Minister of Education

The Nordic embassies in Kuala Lumpur have met with Malaysia’s Minister for Education. “Inspiring exchanges during Nordic meeting with HE Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik on sustainability, innovation, challenges to fostering of independent mind-set, integration, increasing exchanges between the Nordics and Malaysia, etc. We are deeply appreciative to YB for taking time to…

New research centre Hong Kong-Helsinki Oasis

Chancellor of the University of Helsinki Kaarle Hämeri and the Consul General Johanna Karanko were in late September promoting a bid to establish a new research centre Hong Kong Kong-Helsinki Oasis for Innovation and Technology (H2O) to the Hong Kong authorities. Source: Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macau Hits: 128