Thinfilm Picks Hong Kong for Supply Chain Support

achim neuThin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) is a global leader in the development and commercialisation of printed electronics and smart systems. The company’s product line includes four core product offerings: printed rewritable memory, EAS (electronic article surveillance), NFC (near field communication) solutions and smart sensors.

The company was established in late 1990s and went through a major restructuring in 2005. It is a public Norwegian company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and also trades in the OTCQX Marketplace. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Thinfilm has a number of other offices around the globe – product development and production in Linköping, Sweden; product development, production, and business development in San Jose, California, US; and sales and support offices in the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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One Belt One Road

Prosjektet ”One Belt One Road” er blitt et populært begrep i Kina etter at President Xi lanserte den 2 for knapt to år siden. Artikkelen under beskriver hva som ligger i begrepet og er skrevet av Julie Borselius ved Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Stockholmskontor.

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The Belt and Road Initiative (also called One Belt, One Road) was first introduced in 2013 by the Chinese president Xi Jinping. The initiative includes the Silk Road Economic Belt (the land routes) and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (the sea routes). When it was first brought to the public, it was viewed as abstract and ambitious and triggered a lot of doubts and uncertainties from the West.

After 3 years, more concrete action projects have been planned and more bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreement have been signed between countries in the regions. The motive of China is still under discussion but what it cannot be ignored is the economic benefit it will bring to the regions.

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Einar Steen-Olsen, Stians Sport valgt til ny president i Norge - Hong Kong Handelskammer

På generalforsamlingen i Norge Hong Kong Handelskammer den 19.4 ble Einar Steen-Olsen, styreleder i Stians –Sport valgt til ny president etter Bjarte Eikeseth.
Bjarte ble takket av etter å ha vært leder i 6 år og før det mange år i styret som han fortsetter i som vanlig medlem.
Styret består nå av:

  • Einar Steen-Olsen, president
  • Cathrine G. Jahnsen, visepresident
  • Egil Hagen, sekretær
  • Per Morten Alvenes, styremedlem
  • Kari Bjørnaas, styremedlem
  • Richard Chiu, styremedlem
  • Bjarte Eikeseth, styremedlem
  • Per Reinboth, styremedlem
  • Leif Schwabe, æresmedlem i styret

Den nye presidentens første oppgave blir å representere vårt handelskammer på Europaforum for Hong Kongs handelskamre i Europa i Riga 12-13.5.

The implication of the Hong Kong 2016-17 Budget Speech to the Norwegian companies

John TsangThe Norwegian entrepreneurial ecosystem is well developed. On the top of traditional sectors like CleanTech, GreenTech, ICT, Maritime, Marine, Gaming, oil & gas, machinery and chemical, the Norwegians has become more and more advanced in FinTech, Internet of Things, Business Analytics, MedTech, EdTech, MediaTech and Robotics. However, the traditional Norwegian companies/startups used to go for the US markets such as Silicon Valley and Palo Alto. Strategically, companies/startups should go where the markets and the customers are. US is no longer their only choice. With the rapid expansion of China economy, Hong Kong is not only the springboard to China but also the hub to reach the Asia markets. With its simple tax system, world-class infrastructure, Common Law system, finance centre, the world’s largest offshore RMB business hub and international arbitration centre, Hong Kong has become one of the best location for business development.
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