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Scan Magazine | Business | Calendar

Scandinavian Business Calendar

By Stine Wannebo

– Highlights of Scandinavian business events

Leadership, quotas and women on boards This panel event aims to examine the business and cultural impact of the 40 per cent women quota on Norwegian public company boards. A number of speakers will voice their opinions on the matter at the Geological Society in London. The NBCC, the Norwegian Embassy and Innovation Norway are dedicated to recognising, discussing and promoting the lessons the

legislation has brought about. Date: 16 October Addressing the challenge of growing cities The SCC Urbanisation Forum is bringing together business people, politicians and other influential representatives to discuss the future of the attractive city. Speakers will talk about what makes a city attractive for businesses and for private individuals and what is needed for a city to adapt to constantly increasing populations. The event is sponsored by Volvo, Envac and Kreab & Gavin Anderson and will be held at London Lancaster Terrace. Date: 20 October How to attract the right investors for your business Learn more about different funding methods and solutions with speakers from Danske Bank, EuroCreditExchange and Soulflavours. They will cover different means of funding, from


Everybody profits from taking responsibility Nordea Bank is hosting a seminar about the benefits of sustainable investments, focusing on how companies and others can benefit from taking responsibility. The event features the Head of Responsible Investments and Governance at Nordea Investment Funds, Sasja Beslik, and internationally renowned photographer and filmmaker Mattias Klum. The Conrad London St James, former InterContinental in Westminster, is hosting the talks, which will be followed by cocktails. Date: 13 October

bank lending to crowd funding, and talk about current opportunities and trends for both smaller and larger businesses. Hosted by FBCC, the event will commence at 5pm. Venue TBC. Date: 22 October Nordic Thursday Drinks in Portman Square The monthly joint-Nordic gathering is the perfect opportunity to meet with representatives from the Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and British business communities in an informal setting. This month’s drinks are hosted by Radisson BLU Portman Hotel and guests will have to sign up to take part. Date: 30 October

The Hour of the Lynx

By Andy Lawrence

Bloggers’ Corner: The very best of the Anglo-Scandinavian blogosphere: from films to fitness The Killing's Sofie Gråbøl and Søren Malling are reunited in a haunting psychological thriller from Borgen director and Danish Academy Award winner Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. In this uncompromising examination of guilt, faith, love and the power of memory, a priest's beliefs are tested when she is contacted by a consultant psychiatrist (Signe Egholm Olsen – Borgen). An experiment to allow the inmates of a secure institution to adopt pets has gone awry. The killer of an elderly couple is unresponsive to conventional forms of therapy and rapidly deteriorating. A survivor of an unsuccessful suicide attempt, he is convinced that God wants him to take his life.

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Racing against time to save the prisoner, the scientist and minister of faith must overcome their mutual suspicions and work together to discover what triggered the horrific killings before his mental collapse becomes permanent. Reaching into the darker recesses of a troubled mind the pair uncovers secrets that will change all their lives. Compelling in its exploration of the shadowy corners of the human psyche, this elegiac lament for lost innocence asks soul-searching questions about the fragility of beliefs and possibility of salvation.

The Hour of the Lynx is available on DVD.

Hooked on Scandinavian fiction since seeing Kenneth Williams read Nils-Olof Franzén’s Agaton Sax stories on Jackanory, Andy Lawrence now maintains the blog Euro But Not Trash and lives in hope that one day Real Humans will be released in the UK. Visit Andy’s blog on

Profile for Scan Group

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.