With VP-Internal Affairs Jannicke Steen (Local Rep., Grieg Shipping AS) at the organizing helm, the Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC) provided anew a first-rate venue for Filipinos and Norwegians to mingle and exchange business ideas and experiences by holding another Networking Luncheon on 10 November 2011. The event was held at the I’m Angus Steakhouse in Makati City.
To kick-off the event, PNBC President Stein Eriksen gave a welcome message, highlighting how PNBC has gained a good foothold in the last few months. Among others it was mentioned that the PNBC website has so far received 35,000 page views from visitors all over the world.
The event this time featured two guest presenters. Ms. Christine Low, District Manager for Scandinavian Airlines System flew in from Singapore to present on the topic, SAS Credits – A New Way to Earn on All Corporate Travel. Ms. Low explained how companies based in the Philippines can earn frequent flyer credits in addition to the Eurobonus points earned by its individual employees when they fly SAS. Moreover, Ms. Diis Bøhn, Senior Advisor of LO Norway, International Department covered the topic, CSR – The View of the Norwegian Trade Unions.
A good number of participants signed up for SAS Credits in behalf of their companies. If interested, you may contact Ms. Nila Layug (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Royal Nordic Airline Services Agency.
After the event, members of the PNBC Board met with Bo Lundqvist from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Thailand, who is also the President of Scandinavian Society to thresh out some areas of cooperation. Danish Consul Erik Moller Nielsen of The Regus Group, and Tarja Kuokkanen, Head of FINPRO in Manila also attended the meeting.