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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…

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…

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…

Nordic Innovation House opening in Singapore

After gaining success with innovation houses in Silicon Valley and New York, Nordic Innovation has decided to fund the establishing of an innovation house in Singapore. The house will be a “soft landing incubator” meant to give Nordic companies seeking fortune in Singapore an easier lift-off. It’s meant for small and medium sized companies who…

Celebrate Vappu with TFCC

Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce offers members, relatives, friends and colleagues to celebrate the annual Vappu with fellow Fins in Thailand. The Vappu is an annual celebration of Saint Walpurga. She is hailed for her battle against some of the biggest threats towards the citizens back in 9th century Germany such as pest, rabies and whooping…

Thordur Adalsteinsson new Chairman Scandinavian Society Siam

Thordur Adalsteinsson, elected in April 2013 as the first ever Icelandic Board Member of Scandinavian Society Siam, made history on Thursday 19 April 2018 when he was elected as the first Chairman ever from the smallest of the Nordic countries covered by SSS. Thordur Adalsteinsson was elected unanimously and with applause as successor of Lars Andersson…

Nordic Indonesian embassies visited Papua

In March 2018 the embassies of Sweden, Finland and Denmark visited the easternmost province of Indonesia: Papua. The visit was a part of the embassies’ on-going efforts to visit various regions of Indonesia to deepen the understanding of and knowledge about Indonesia. A visit to Papua is of interest as the current administration has placed…

China and Finland to increase Arctic research coorporation

China and Finland has signed an agreement to enhance and coorporate on Arctic research. The countries will establish a joint research center for Arctic space observation and data sharing services, according to Xinhua Net. The agreement was signed on April 8 by Liu Jianbo, deputy director of the academy’s Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital…