Dear NordCham Philippines business partners and friends!
As part of the recent changes at NordCham Philippines, we are sharing testimonials from our valued business partners. Not only to highlight the benefits of being a NordCham business partner, but it is also an opportunity to learn about other NordCham business partners. If you want your testimonial to be featured or if you want to become a business partner, do not hesitate to contact us. Let’s build a stronger Nordic-Philippine community in the Philippines.
Our first testimonial is from Pamela Skouhus, Head of Talent and Culture at 1902 Software Development. If you want to learn more about them: https://1902software.com/
WHY ARE YOU A MEMBER OF NORDCHAM?
“1902 Software Development has been a member of NordCham since 2013. We have maintained this affiliation as we have benefitted from this membership in various ways from networking events, to useful workshops and seminars covering a wide array of topics and concerns, to fun and memorable parties such as the annual Crayfish Party, Summer Solstice, and Nordic Christmas.”
HOW IS NORDCHAM MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU AND/OR YOUR BUSINESS?
“We meet likeminded individuals who own, are managing, are working for, or in some way a part of Nordic business entities and this serves as a common ground which is important to have. Being a Danish-owned IT company and catering to a majority of Nordic clients, we find similarities with these individuals and companies in terms of some business needs and scenarios that we and our Nordic clients face. We affiliate with people and firms operating within a similar cultural context and mindset, which is a good common understanding to have. You realize that your challenges are not unique to your business and you can share solutions to similar concerns.”
WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND OTHER COMPANIES TO BECOME A MEMBER OF NORDCHAM?
“It’s guaranteed more fun with NordCham!”
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT NORDCHAM?
“I have to give you guys a well-deserved shoutout for being very dynamic—and more importantly, relevant—at this time of the coronavirus pandemic when a lot of companies were dispersed in their WFH caves! At this time, there are critical threats that hover above our heads as business owners, as managers, as employees. NordCham was very, very active and consistent in offering a lot of webinars and virtual events to better understand these threats. And the range of topics and experts that you gave us to help us are just astounding: from business contingency plans, to mental health, to Covid-19 health updates, to keeping the sanity of our workforce, to the struggles of the country’s economy, forecasts, to managing finances, and many other topics. You constantly invited us to these webinars, giving a lot of these events for free to your members (even if they weren’t, we’d gladly pay and attend). We’ve never been this active in our NordCham membership, and it’s all due to the topics that you’ve been running. They are insightful, practical, and useful for business, for the workplace, and even to our personal lives. On behalf of my teammates who have been taking part in your webinars, thank you and we appreciate all that you’ve been doing for your members at this of the pandemic.”
WHAT BENEFITS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED BEING PART OF NORDCHAM?
“Participation in a lot of free webinars from experts and thinkers covering numerous topics and concerns that are timely and useful not only for businesses but for individual needs.
Discounted attendance in current business talks from international speakers and prominent industry movers and shakers, the access to whom would have been expensive without the help of an affiliation such as NordCham.
Participation in super fun events Crayfish Party (my personal favorite), Summer Solstice, and Nordic Christmas.
Meeting nice NordCham team members who understand our needs and who are flexible to our requests.”