Managing DirectorKONE PHILIPPINES (KPI ELEVATORS INC.)
"We recommend other companies become NordCham business partners because of networking opportunities and valuable information. Our employees have valued attending NordCham events – so it works as one way to motivate your staff."
NordCham membership is a good addition to the networks from where we get news and new ideas. The level of the events that NordCham is organizing is excellent and the versatility of the topics ensures that there is always something interesting coming up.WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND OTHER COMPANIES TO BECOME A MEMBER OF NORDCHAM?
Networking and information.WHAT BENEFITS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED BEING PART OF NORDCHAM?
Our employees have really valued attending NordCham events – so it works as one way to motivate your staff
Managing DirectorFILTRA TIMBER
"Nordcham is a pro-active, modern and service minded organization. We would mainly recommend Nordic owned and managed businesses to join in order to have a shared platform and network, and would also encourage Philippine companies with an interest in Nordic values to sign up to benefit from this joint forum."
As a Danish owned business in the Philippines, we want to support the initiative of having a chamber focused on our shared cultural heritage and values, promoting Nordic businesses in the Philippines, and being our voice to the authorities on matters which may help enhance the ease of doing business in the Philippines.HOW IS NORDCHAM MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU AND/OR YOUR BUSINESS?
By sharing best practice and having an organization where we can discuss common challenges. Training sessions for our staff is likewise valuable for our business.WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND OTHER COMPANIES TO BECOME A MEMBER OF NORDCHAM?
We would mainly recommend Nordic owned and managed businesses to join in order to have a shared platform and network, and would also encourage Philippine companies with an interest in Nordic values to sign up to benefit from this joint forum.WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT NORDCHAM?
A pro-active, modern and service minded organization. We like the recent changes.WHAT BEENFITS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED BEING PART OF NORDCHAM?
Learning more about best practice. Access to government authorities, and specific assistance when red-tape became too damaging to our business. It is important that NordCham builds on and expands its local contacts and cooperation with other Chambers.
PresidentRETAIL SOFTWARE ASSOCIATES CORP.
"Being part of NordCham is benefiCial as it gives easy access to other members, sponsors and Board Members. Thus, it is a multiplier in terms of new business, partnerships stemming from NordCham events and forums."
Being a partially Swedish-owned business, it is important for us to be an active member of the Nordic Community in the Philippines.How is NordCham making a difference for you and/or your business?
NordCham has been an excellent source of networking and business matching for us, where we have not only established new business, but also formed alliances with vendors and partners.Why would you recommend other companies to become a member of NordCham?
We would recommend any company in the Philippines to get involved with relevant communities. The Nordic community is active and welcoming, and any company that has any interest in either Nordic businesses in the Philippines, or the Nordic markets, will definitely benefit from joining NordCham.What do you like the most about NordCham?
We appreciate the frequency of events, and the variety of theme, venue and industry-focus. Lately, we have been impressed with the quantity and quality of online events presented by NordCham.What benefits have you experienced being part of NordCham?
Easy access to other members, sponsors and Board Members. Multipliers in terms of new business, partnerships stemming from NordCham events and forums.
Erik M. Nielsen
PresidentGLOBAL PROCESSING MANAGER INC. (MAGSAYSAY GROUP)
"Nordcham brought us some worthwhile introductions and new information through the events which have been particularly valuable during the recent quarantine period. I enjoy the variety of events and the multitude of different inputs, as well as the potential business opportunities that one can pick up."
G.P.M. was a founding member of NordCham 7 ½ years ago because a number of our clients are Nordic companies, and we wanted to engage more with that region to build that clientele as our niche. NordCham has a number of important contacts and partnerships in the Nordic region and was a founding member of the Europe Philippines Business Network.How is NordCham making a difference for you and/or your business?
NordCham organizes a number of interesting and useful events and can open doors in case our company should need more heavy lifting in terms of advocacy.Why would you recommend other companies to become a member of NordCham?
A partnership with NordCham is of interest to any company or individual who wishes to engage with the Nordic countries or culture, and wishes to do business with the progressive companies located there who are market leaders in a number of fields.What do you like the most about NordCham?
I enjoy the variety of events and the multitude of different inputs one can gather, as well as the potential business opportunities that one can pick up.What benefits have you experienced being part of NordCham?
GPM’s partnership with NordCham has brought us some worthwhile introductions and new information through the events.This has been particularly valuable during the recent quarantine period where NordCham proved to be agile in moving its events on-line and gathered a diverse range of presenters on the new complexity of doing business in abnormal times.
Head of Talent & Culture1902 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
"In NordCham, 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."
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