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Ruben Brunsveld, Ceremony Master at the Lucia Dinner & Dance!
On December 15, on the evening of the magnificent Lucia Dinner & Dance, the award winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize will be announced! Ceremony master for the evening an announcer of the award winner of the Export Prize 2017 is Ruben Brunsveld, Head of Culture and Leadership Enact Sweden. Ruben has worked as a senior advisor at Enact since 2013. He has a passion for the triangle of leadership, communication, and sustainability. His focus is on responsible and values-based leadership with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and ethical business. He has trained hundreds of high-level private sector executives from Sweden, Russia, the Baltic States, Poland, China, India, Indonesia, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and many other countries in sustainable business and responsible leadership. He is a very experienced process leader, moderator, and speaker as well as a highly valued trainer for the public sector. His list of clients for training seminars in public speaking and international negotiations include inter alia the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Sweden, Poland and Iceland as well as many governmental agencies, high-level executives and TEDx events. Ruben has a background as a human rights expert and diplomat for the Dutch government, working for the Ministry of the Interior and the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.  Before working at Enact founded the Stockholm Institute for Public Speaking. The Swedish Chamber looks forward to welcoming Ruben Brunsveld to Amsterdam in December! Ruben Brunsveld, Head of Culture and Leadership Enact Sweden
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Welcome New Member, Interfisc Group!
The Swedish Chamber keeps growing with many exciting member companies! This month we also say welcome to Interfisc Group! Click on the logo to visit their website and read more about what they do.
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Meet the Swedish singer Anne-Lie Persson, entertainer for the Lucia Dinner & Dance!
Anne-Lie Persson is born and raised in Östersund, Sweden. Music has always been the given choice for Anne-Lie since both her parents sang and played instruments for the children during Anne-Lie's childhood. Growing up in a singing family made Anne-Lie who she is today and during car trips to Frosviken to see their relatives the whole familiy would be singing all the way to get there! Anne-Lie played oboe as a child and sang in the band "Mångalen" as a teenager. After graduating high school Anne-Lie moved to the Netherlands where she studied music at the jazz conservatory in Groningen and started singing in various bands. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can also meet Anne-Lie and her family in Jämtland, Sweden a few times a year when she is "home" to be with family and relatives and to enjoy the beautiful Hållsta! On December 13 we have the honor of welcoming Anne-Lie and her band Stockholm Tivoli to the Swedish Chamber Lucia Dinner & Dance on December 15! If you haven't already booked your seat or table, welcome to do so by sending an email to events@swedishchamber.nl and read more about the festive Christmas occasion by !
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Welcome New Member, Stromma Netherlands!
This month the Swedish Chamber is proud to welcome a new member company, Stromma Netherlands! Stromma Netherlands is Amsterdam’s most hospitable tourism company with its product brands Canal Tours Amsterdam, Hop on-Hop off, Amsterdam Excursions and its distribution brand Stromma.com. Stromma Netherlands hosts 1.5 million guests annually on the waterways of Amsterdam with 31 cruise ships, one passenger ship on the river IJ, fourteen open boats, one classic saloon steamer and 100 pedal boats. Besides that, Stromma Netherlands offers a wide range of tourism products to discover Amsterdam and its surroundings. Such as tickets to any of the city’s museums and attractions and souvenirs. The company also provides excursions and observation deck A’DAM LOOKOUT to help spread visitors to areas outside of the city center. Stromma Netherlands is proud to hold the Golden Green Key, the international eco-label for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. With a long history that started with Rederij Bergmann in 1912 and Meijer’s Rondvaarten (in the ‘20’s), we are Amsterdam’s oldest and largest shipping company. In spring 2016 we became Stromma Netherlands and member of the Swedish Stromma Group (Strömma Turism & Sjöfart) that is also active in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Stromma Group has been active in shipping and tourism for two centuries. Together with all members of Stromma Group, Stromma Netherlands aims to create lifelong memories for all their guests, by offering tours to discover each of Stromma’s twelve destinations.  
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