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Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2016 to Volvo Car Nederland
The Winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2016 Volvo Car Nederland The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, The Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden have awarded Volvo Car Nederland with the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2016. The Award Ceremony was conducted by Hannie Kroes, Company Director SKF and Board Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with H.E. the Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Per Holmström at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Dinner on December 10, 2016 at Hotels van Oranje in Noordwijk.
Volvo Car Nederland has been awarded the Swedish Chamber Export Prize for their innovative and sustainable “Designed Around You” concept where every innovation made is designed to simplify and improve people’s life, excellent represented by the Drive-E, Connected Car and IntelliSafe innovations. In addition, Volvo Car’s “Made by Sweden” campaign significant and in an excellent way contributes to strengthen the Swedish Brand name abroad.
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AKD becomes Patron Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to welcome to announce that our company member AKD has become a Patron member of the Swedish Chamber. We are very pleased to welcome AKD Lawyers to our Patron family!
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Welcome New Member
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome new member: MRG WINES BENELUX Contact person: Mrs. Senay Ozdemir Promoting and advocating for a happier and healthier liefstyle, MRG Wines has become a marketleader of premium non-alcoholic wines and champagnes, in collaboration with the world authority of champagne, Richard Juhlin, now also available in the Netherlands.
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The Swedish Chamber Lucia Dinner & Dance 2016!
Thank you to all participants, contributing companies, and members for making the Annual Lucia celebration 2016 to a great success. A special thanks to Pia and Anders Rengefors, La Cuisine Scandinave, Hotels van Oranje, Handelsbanken and Inter-IKEA-Systems for their fantastic support. And thank you, lovely LAK from Lund, Sweden, for singing Christmas right into our hearts! We would also like to thank Emila Molin, War Child Sweden and Tjipke Bergsma, War Child Nederland for their presence and for sharing the Lucia tradition with us in the Netherlands! It was a great honor to hand over a check on behalf of the Swedish Chamber for the great work of War Child for children in war zones all over the world. Thank you to all contributing members and friends for making this possible.  
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November 9, 2016 American breakfast
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all organization partners and guests for contributing to a successful American Breakfast event on November 9, 2016. A special thank to Mr. Michiel Bicker Caarten for guiding us through the election news during the morning, to Mr. Marcel Baartman, Clingendael for his economical analyze. We would also like to thank AmsterdamInBusiness and Hotel American for supporting this joint European Chamber's and Business clubs event.
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Eugene Grüter new President of Sweco Netherlands
”With Eugene Grüter, Sweco Netherlands is getting an experienced leader who can build strong relationships with customers and employees. He has a solid track-record in achieving results and transforming organisations,” says Tomas Carlsson, President and CEO at Sweco. Eugene Grüter has taken on his role as President of Sweco Netherlands effective as per 1 September 2016. He has broad, top-level executive experience from the consulting engineering and construction industries, having served on the Executive Boards of Royal HaskoningDHV and Royal BAM Group. Eugene Grüter has extensive experience in organisational and management development. ”There is a lot of opportunity in the Dutch market. With a 100 year-history and presence across the country, strong customer relationships and highly skilled employees, Sweco is uniquely positioned to plan and design the Dutch cities and communities of the future. I look forward to develop the potential of Sweco’s business in the Netherlands together with our customers and the organisation,” says Eugene Grüter, newly appointed President of Sweco Netherlands.
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Dolk+Hesper continues as Amsterdam
After nearly five years as Dolk+Hesper B.V. and a successful move to a new office at De Ruyterkade 5 in Amsterdam time has come for founders Kathy Dolk and Remco Hesper to continue their business with a new company name: Amsterdam Business Support B.V. Amsterdam Business Support B.V. is a family owned company specialised in international business expansion to the Netherlands with a focus on small- and medium-sized companies. Kathy Dolk, a lawyer with long experience of managing foreign owned businesses, and Remco Hesper, MBA in International Business and long experience in helping aspiring companies to expand internationally, have assisted more than 100 international business owners in the Netherlands. Together with their team they are valued by their clients for their fast and friendly service, flexibility and personal assistance. Altogether they speak six languages: Dutch, Swedish, English, German, Spanish and Italian. Amsterdam Business Support assists with: ●    Starting a business in the Netherlands ●    Finding an office in Amsterdam ●    Dutch bookkeeping ●    Dutch corporate law ●    Dutch employment law ●    Dutch tax rules and benefits
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Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Raffle 2016
Welcome to donate prizes for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Raffle for the benefit of War Child one of our member organizations and who is now also active in Sweden This year at the highly popular Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Dinner and Dance on December 10, 2016 at Hotels van Oranje the Chamber will arrange a Lucia raffle for all the guests attending and all earnings will go to War Child to be used in their important work to support children affected by conflicts to get the chance to rebuild their lives. As one of the most popular and well-known charities in The Netherlands, War Child is now coming to Sweden.With the ever-growing need for support for children affected by conflict and the potential for a new, young and inspiring non-profit organization in Sweden, the Insamlingsstiftelsen War Child Sweden has been established. In the short period that War Child has been targeting Sweden, it has made many friends and already build a strong network. The organization was humbled to receive grants from among others H.M. Queen Silvia’s Foundation ´Care about the Children´ and Postkodlotteriets Kultur Stiftelse. With this support, War Child can offer psycho−social support, child protection and education, supporting children to find the strength to rebuild their lives. Furthermore, it enables War Child to raise awareness for the situation of children affected by conflict and advocate for their rights. Welcome to donate to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia raffle 2016 today and do not only receive great marketing for your brand but also make a very appreciated contribution toward helping children in need! To donate with a gift to the raffle, get in touch with Josefin Wallberg, events@swedishchamber.nl or phone 020 320 32 26. This gives our Members a perfect opportunity to showcase their products and services in a creative way on our website and social media and for all the attending guests at the Dinner itself.  All donations are greatly appreciated and all contributors will also be mentioned in the programme on the night. Prices we are thinking of can range from dinners at high end restaurants, champagne, wine, office fruit arrangement, Swedish products and books to the latest tech. We also welcome cash donations, with which we will purchase a prize, or combine with other cash donations to create larger gifts to be won. Finally, it is also possible to make a donation directly to War Child Nederland at the account number below and mention “Lucia Dinner” and the donation can be added up to the income from the Raffle from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. IBAN Number War Child Holland: IBAN: NL56RABO0166366366 and please write “Lucia Dinner” in the description.
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