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Asia Scotland Institute teams up with Asia House, Denmark

Posted: 30th March 2015

ASI_logo_vector_SQUARE_RGB_cropAsia Scotland Institute has signed an agreement with Asia House in Denmark – the first of what we hope will be a string of strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations across Europe.

The new initiative with our friends in Copenhagen allows us to share ideas, cross-promote events and work together to highlight the opportunities open to all in this Century of Asia.

Together we also hope to explore ways to engage better with young people – those under 25 – and to design programmes that appeal to them.

Carsten Nielsen, Deputy Chairman of Asia House, said, ““During Roddy Gow’s recent visit to Asia House in Copenhagen it transpired that our aspirations and future goals are very much in line.

“We have high hopes that our agreement shall be meaningful and of mutual benefit.  We are looking forward to share our programmes with our friends in Scotland with the ambition, at an appropriate time, to invite Scottish participation at seminars focusing on young entrepreneurs with a strong appetite to engage in the abundant opportunities in the Far East.”

Roddy Gow, Chairman of Asia Scotland Institute, said, “I am delighted that we have finalised an agreement with the Asia House in Copenhagen to start a process of collaboration and partnership.

“Scotland and Denmark have for centuries shared common characteristics as great maritime nations, trading extensively with the Asian markets and settling in the principal centres of the East.

“I am really enthusiastic about the first of what we both hope may prove to be a number of links within Europe through which we can share ideas, events and initiatives.”

Scotland’s ties to Denmark go back centuries. It was through King James III’s marriage to Margaret of Denmark in 1469 that Orkney and Shetland became Scottish.

Roddy and Carsten

 

Carsten Nielsen, Deputy Chairman of Asia House & Roddy Gow, Chairman of Asia Scotland Institute

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