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Nordic countries have been consistently on the top ten of the annual World Happiness Report.


Top Ten Countries

1 - Finland

2 - Denmark

3 - Switzerland

4 - Iceland

5 - Norway

6 - Netherlands

7 - Sweden

8 - New Zealand

9 - Austria

10 -Luxembourg



The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines is proud to bring Work the Nordic Way, which was started by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, to Manila on a virtual stage for the first time on 23 October 2021. The event will showcase approaches Nordic businesses adopt that help them stand out in terms of company culture.


Work the Nordic Way is a two-component event. The first being a conference with speakers and panelists sharing their experiences working in the Nordics and the Philippines with a Nordic mindset.


The second component of the event is where companies will take part by setting up virtual booths to present their company culture, products, or services and what it would be like to be part of their team. Expected to attend the event are professionals, students, alumni from both the Nordics and the Philippines.


This event is supported by the Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Sweden, Royal Danish Embassy, and Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila. We have even partnered with John Clements Consultants, Inc., Q2 HR Solutions, AIESEC Philippines, DLSU Business Management Society, and universities. Sponsors include BDO Unibank, Inc., International Workplace Group (IWG) and Retail Associates.



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Program

MORNING SESSION


10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

Opening Remarks and

Introduction of NordCham President


Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


10:05 AM – 10:10 AM

Welcome Remarks and

Introduction of Keynote Speaker


Bo Lundqvist

President

NordCham Philippines


10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote Message


Ambassador Juha Pyykkö

Embassy of Finland Manila


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Opening of Company Booths


11:00 AM – 11:05 AM

Introduction of Panelists


Marie Mariano

Vice President and Desk Head

BDO Unibank, Inc.


11:05 AM – 12:00 NN

Panel Discussion


Nordic company leaders managing in the Philippines


Bo Lundqvist

President and CEO

Retail Associates


Thomas Kjaer Mikkelsen

Country Director Philippines

Grundfos IS Support & Operations Center Philippines Inc.


Erik Moller Nielsen 

President

Global Process Manager, Inc. (GPM)


12:00 NN – 12:05 PM            

Introduction of Panelists


Marie Mariano

Vice President and Desk Head 

BDO Unibank, Inc.


12:05 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion


Panelists are Highly successful Filipinos who will share their experience from working or studying in the Nordic and how it shaped them as leaders


Panelists:

Marcus Leslie Suntay

Head of Strategic Planning – PTC Shipping Cluster

Philippine Transmarine Carriers


Rhoda Santos

Assistant Vice President

SN Aboitiz Power


Zyra Mae Oliman

Technical Field Service Specialist

Amcor Flexibles Philippines Corporation


Moderator:

Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

All booths remain open

AFTERNOON SESSION


2:30 PM – 2:35 PM

Introduction of Speaker


Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


2:35 PM – 3:05 PM

Trust – the Everyday Magic of Nordic Leadership

Suzanne Dee Pedersen Ph.D.

Director, Culture & Talent Division

Asian Development Bank (ADB)


3:05 PM – 3:30 PM

Q &A


Moderator:

Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


3:30 PM – 3:35 PM

Introduction of Panelists


Marie Mariano

Vice President and Desk Head 

BDO Unibank, Inc.


3:35 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion


Highly successful Filipinos who will share their experience on working in the Nordics


Panelists:

Anna Janina Latayan

Nordic Key Account and

New Channels Development Lead

L'Oréal 


Rina Castillo

Managing Director

Accenture Nordics


Don Ingal

Head of User Support Operations

Voi Technology


Moderator:

Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


5:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Introduction of Speaker


Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


5:05 PM – 5:35 PM

Redesigning and Modernizing Your 

Leadership Program

                        

Agneta Olsson

Leadership Coach, CAPA Consulting 

and Former Head of Talent and Leadership, 

IKEA


5:35 PM – 6:00 PM

Q & A


Moderator:

Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


6:00 PM – 6:10 PM

Closing Remarks


Jesper Svenningsen

Executive Director

NordCham Philippines


6:10 PM – 7:00 PM

All booths remain open


7:00 PM

End of Event

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