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Company visit Stockholm Aug 31 to Norrsken!
The Swedish Chamber is very happy to announce our latest addition to the program for our Study Trip Stockholm - a company visit to amazing Norrsken! Norrsken is an ecosystem consisting of Norrsken House, a coworking space for over 350 impact entrepreneurs in Stockholm, and seed fund Norrsken Founders Fund which invests in companies with the potential to radically improve the world. Norrsken supports the most driven entrepreneurs out there solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Do not miss the chance to join our Study Trip Stockholm to visit Norrsken and much more! Extended deadline for signing up: August 22. To read more about our program & to sign up, click  
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Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands moves its HQ to Epicenter Amsterdam!
It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Swedish Chamber of Commerce will be moving from our current address at the Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam to the newly established Innovation House and coworking space Epicenter Amsterdam at the Fred. Roeskestraat. The physical move will take place on January 1, 2019, but we will start organizing our events at Epicenter already from September 1, 2018.   The Swedish Chamber of Commerce are looking forward to continuing our activities from this innovative and sustainable Swedish working space in Amsterdam. We are convinced that this new environment full of innovative and inspiring companies will be of great benefit for the development of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and our members. Epicenter is the first innovation house of Amsterdam, dedicated to innovation and development – a venue in the Zuidas district of Amsterdam where established corporations as well as smaller, entrepreneurial companies with proven business models can meet to build new companies and businesses. For the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, it is therefore a logic step to move to Epicenter to take advantage of all the positive possibilities this brings us and our members in terms of branding, sharing knowledge, expanding network and business opportunities as well as increasing our visibility and connection with young innovative companies of the future.   The official opening of Epicenter is scheduled to take place in October 2018. Would you like to receive more information, or would you be interested in having a look at Epicenter for your own company, please do not hesitate to contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and we will be very happy to assist.   We are looking forward to welcoming you to our future events at Epicenter Amsterdam and to give you a tour of the new premises! Fred. Roeskestraat 115, 1076 EE Amsterdam Ehsan Turabaz, Chairman Swedish Chamber of Commerce, and Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager Swedish Chamber of Commerce, signing the new contract with Patrick Mesterton, CEO Epicenter Amsterdam. Photo Credentials: Swedish Chamber of Commerce
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Welcome new Swedish Ambassador Annika Markovic!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomes the new Swedish ambassador to the Netherlands, Annika Markovic! She will succeed ambassador Per Holmström in September 2018. Annika Markovic is currently the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris. She has previously served as Sweden´s Ambassador to the Philippines and Brazil. She has also worked in the field of environment and sustainable development as Sweden´s Environment Ambassador at the Ministry of the Environment. Annika Markovic will start her new position as ambassador in The Hague on September 1st. Photo: Kristian Pohl, Regeringskansliet
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Lena Herder, IKEA B.V Netherlands, #NordicTalks speaker!
We are proud to present Lena Herder, Managing Director/Retail manager, IKEA B.V Netherlands, as one of our speakers at the upcoming #NordicTalks Diversity Summit on October 11! To read more about Lena Herder and the #NordicTalks event, click
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Early Bird Offer: Swedish Chamber Christmas Dinner & Dance now available!
Before you know it, it’s Christmas… it seems so far away, yet it is already so close! So what is going to be your plan with colleagues and business partners this Christmas? Why not invite them to an evening of Swedish hospitality at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner & Dance at the fantastic St Olof Chapel at NH Hotel Barbizon Palace Amsterdam on December 14, 2018? For more information & to sign up for the event, click OBS! Do not miss our Early Bird offer before September 15!
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October 11, #NordicTalks

On October 11, 2018 #NordicTalks Diversity Summit will take place!

What does it take to work actively with diversity & inclusion strategies and why does it matter? How does some of our leading Nordic companies work with their Diversity Strategies and what can we learn from each other? This event is in collaboration with the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and Danish Dutch Business Club. Click to read more about the event!
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Farewell reception for H.E. Ambassador Mr. Per Holmström
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to thank H.E. Ambassador Mr. Per Holmström for his generous support as Honorary Chairman of the Chamber and for the great collaboration with him and his team at his Farewell reception on June 28th.  There were many good shared moments and activities to look back upon, and to make sure the good spirit will be preserved also for the future, Chairman Ehsan Turabaz invited Per Holmström to the Board of Recommendation of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
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Lukas Joel awarded with the Royal North Star!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to congratulate our member Lukas Joel Honorary Consul for the Northern Netherlands for receiving the Royal North Star decoration from HM King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden for his service. The decoration was given to Mr. Joel by H.E. Ambassador Mr. Per Holmström at a Farewell reception on June 28, 2018.  Ms. Wilma Mansfeld has been appointed successor of Lukas Joel and we are very much looking forward to welcoming her as Consul for the Northern Netherlands and to fruitful future cooperation.    
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