Swedish Chamber moves to Epicenter Amsterdam
Today the Swedish Chamber of Commerce accessed our first desk at Epicenter Amsterdam. We are super excited to start working in our new inspiring environment and to welcome our members to our upcoming event. We are looking forward to introducing our members to our new office and to show the benefits of our new premises for our members. Please feel very welcome to come and have a Swedish fika with us and we would be happy to show you around! Just give us a call at 020 320 3226 or send an email to to make an appointment.
In Memoriam Bo Lindgren 1947-2018
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce has received the sad news that our valued member, Bo Lindgren, has passed away. Bo became the first Honorary Consul General of Sweden on the Dutch Antilles, Willemstad. His company by then was Infotrans N.V. Bo was a very positive and active member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and took part in many of its activities during his years with the Chamber. We all especially appreciated his profound knowledge of Curacao and how to do business there. Bo will always be remembered by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, The Netherlands and we send our sincere condolences to his wife, children and family. Directors of the Board Swedish Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands A note from a friend: I got to know Bo after a reception at the Ambassador’s residence in early 2000, when he lived for some of the time in The Hague. We quickly arranged to have lunch with each other, and quite a few fika, lunch and dinners took place during the years that followed. We became friends for life! During my years working on Curacao, funnily enough, I did not know him personally, but I did know his company Infotrans. At the time it was the largest IT/computer supplier of the island. Later on, I advised during his divestment of the business. Bo was a very nice person, originally from Oskarshamn and Småland. He had a sincere interest in one particular hobby – restoring Hot Rods and old American cars – and we went cruising and rally driving with his beautiful cars. There was a whole garage full of different cars, and once in a while I helped with minor restoration work. He was also a man of the water – a sailor and boating person (as well as Aquarius). I think he had done it all, from Bertrams to sailing yachts, small and big. Sweden is a large country but with a small population – and we found out he had been in a sailing competition in OK and 5-0-5 in the sixties with my cousin. There are so many written memories possible, but what everyone will remember is the person they encountered themselves. When we said goodbye, we left each other with the words: “It was nice to know you and we will see each other later!” Peter Crafoord
Study Trip to Stockholm
The Study Trip to Stockholm is now over and what a great and inspiring two days it has been! We wish to thank everyone that participated, and a special thank you to the Royal Dutch Embassy in Stockholm, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Klarna, Norrsken Foundation, and Fotografiska. We have also gathered some photos from our days in Stockholm in the slide show below.
SCI Annual Meeting & World Trade Day
On 29 August 2018 Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, attended the Annual Meeting of the Swedish Chambers International in Stockholm. The event brings together Swedish Chambers around the world to discuss best practices and topics of global interest and for exchange experiences and topics of global interest. The SCI Board has elected Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, the successor of Maria Rankka as CEO Stockholm Chamber of Commerce as its new Chairman. Maria Rankka, who will be leaving the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce end of September, joins Brunswick. Maria Rankka joined the Chamber in 2010, and under her tenure, it has become one of the most preeminent business organizations in Sweden. In her role, she has championed the concept of Global Cities and collaborated with other international organizations and think tanks including the U.S. thinktank the Brookings Institution and its Global Cities Initiative. Maria helped launch the joint business council between Saudi Arabia and Sweden. During Maria’s Chairmanship of the SCI the association has developed to the professional international organization with lots of member value that it today.
Welcome new member OutSystems!
We are happy and proud to welcome OutSystems as a new member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Network. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events! Contact Person: Jörgen Simon, Regional Director Channel and Alliances Nordics and BeLux https://www.outsystems.com/
Gieta Veersma, Sanoma Group, confirmed as #NordicTalks speaker!
We are proud to present Gieta Veersma, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sanoma Group, as one of our speakers at the upcoming #NordicTalks Diversity Summit on October 11!
to read more about Gieta Veersma and the #NordicTalks event!
The Swedish Chamber welcomes three new interns!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome our 2018 fall interns!
Jessica Almqvist, School of Business, Economics and Law University of Gothenburg, Steffi Öhman, Universiteit van Amsterdam and Rasmus Engstedt, Uppsala University.For more information click
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