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Swedish Chamber Midsumer Cup 2017

The Winner of the Swedish Chamber Midsummer Cup 2017: Ed Anning, Iggesund Paperboard, 38p

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Svenska Golfklubben i Nederländerna are looking back on a fantastic golf day with lovely weather and lots of sun at Golfbaan De Hoge Dijk on June 10 for Svenska Golfklubbens Midsommarpokal and the Swedish Chamber Midsummer Cup. Anneke Ohlin och Coliln Williams made the Longest Drive's ladies and men and were the lucky winners of the great prizes from Volvo Cars Netherlands - a weekend drive with a Volvo of their own choise!  Daniel Björk won the Tweary, Neary's by Krister Mattsson och Humbert Chow. We counted 5 birdies during the day 2 av Daniel and 1 each by Lennart Larsson,Marcel Damen och Robbert-Jan Molenkamp At the Prize ceremony on the sunny terrace drinks and snacks were served kindly sponsored by Ericsson. We cordially thanks our sponsors for the Swedish Chamber Midsummer Cup 2017: Volvo, Ericsson, Handelsbanken och Scania For event photos welcome to visit past events.
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Welcome new member CommunicatieKrachten
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to welcome CommunicatieKrachten as new member and we are looking forward to welcome Herbert Wattendorff and Inge van Dreumel and their colleagues welcome to our up-coming events and to our business network!
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Sweden’s National Day June 6
Sweden has celebrated its National Day on June 6 since 1983, but it isn't until recently that the day became a national holiday in Sweden.
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EUROVISIE – New Member

From an attic project to an international business

The You’S Amsterdam, Youpi!, and De Stijl eyewear collections are perfect examples of real ‘Dutch Design’.  Eurovisie, the company which produces these collections, is established in Den Bosch, in the Netherlands.

  A down-to-earth business man, Han Bulten established the company Eurovisie World Wide BV from his attic in a small village in the south of the Netherlands. After having represented several spectacle frames brands for 15 years, he decided to establish his own company and launch his own brand. You’S Eyeworks (which he pronounced as U.S): a collection of trendy frames, which showcase a passion for designing. Han did not believe in advertising; he preferred to focus on quality and a good price and on offering excellent service instead. ‘’Let my product speak for itself’’ he used to say. He found his first foreign customer in Belgium. After Han’s first participation in the renowned Silmo optical fair in Paris in 2002, Eurovisie really took off. International interest boomed. Han sold the business in 2006. The Next Step In 2008 another collection was launched, Youpi! The styles and values of the You’S brand had been sublimely translated into frames for children. The result was a children’s collection easily differentiated from other brands. In 2011, after more than a year of research, development and fine-tuning, EUROVISIE announced the launch of a new brand: De Stijl Holland.  De Stijl is a men's collection following in the footsteps of the artists that stood at the origins of the Stijl Holland 1924 movement. Each model’s basic design is a search for harmony through the use of lines and right angles and for the balance between the colours underlining the composition. A new era In the beginning of 2016, Eurovisie was taken over by Christer Nilsson, Magnus Lennartsson and Jerome Morillere. The latter two were already a part of the Eurovisie team from 2014 and onwards. From this moment Eurovisie World Wide was renamed to simply Eurovisie but with the same famously international appeal.   It’s all about service Why is Eurovisie so successful? The list of elements that contributed to the brand’s success is long. The key element is the concept ‘Dutch Design’, which stands for: clear-cut, gutsy and original designs. In addition to this, the fact that the collections are highly wearable and the attractive price/quality ratio also plays a major role. The fact that Eurovisie designs its own frames is also very important. "We are proud of designing the frames ourselves and do not believe in doing the same thing as everyone else", says Jerome Morillere, Creative Director at Eurovisie. "We like to leave our own mark on our collections". Eurovisie pays a lot of attention to details, fit and functionality. Every aspect is carefully checked before a design becomes final. The outcome is that the frames are eminently wearable. Moreover, the collections are manufactured under the strict quality supervision of the head office in Den Bosch.   Eurovisie BV Carl Magnus Lennartsson Managing Director   P: +33 645 09 44 27 E: Visiting address: Uilenwaard 29 5236 WB ’s-’Hertogenbosch The Netherlands  
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Swedish Fika

Probably you have all heard about the Swedish fika-tradition; the morning or afternoon break that most Swedes take, at work or with friends/family, to have a cup of coffee and a "bulle" (cinnamon roll). A break to relax, have a chat, gather new energy and inspiration for the day.

Why not try a fika-inspired afternoon break at your company or event instead of the usual "bitterballen" and finger food? Northern Delight offers a custom made fika-experience with a buffet of different sort of sweet rolls, cookies and cakes.  A combination of sweet and savoury treats is of course also possible. Make the fika-experience complete with a barista serving al different kinds of coffee, upon individual order of your colleagues/customers, fresh from the espresso machine. Northern Delight offers this option in cooperation with barista partners. For more information send an e-mail to: info@northerndelight.nl or call 06-15 08 73 63. Have a nice day!       
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Annual Review 2016 Now available

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual Review 2016 is now available and has been sent to all members. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making this Annual Review to a fantastic report of the Swedish Chambers activities and members during 2016.

Welcome to contact us at info@swedischamber.nl should you like to receive more copies.

Digital version for download available at 

 
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Evert Halvarsson

We are very sorry to pass on the very sad news that has reached us that our former Board Member Evert Halvarsson has passed away last week after a long time of sickness. Mr. Halvarsson has been a very valued member and colleague of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2012-2015.

  His relation to the Swedish Chamber however, started already in his time as General Manager Scania Production in Zwolle where he invited the members of the Chamber more than once for inspiring company presentations and factory tours. Many members will remember the special visit to Zwolle when they were invited to a very spectacular tour at the test circuit in the Scania trucks. Later, in his capacity as General Manager Scania Nederland in Breda Evert Halvarsson very generously hosted a Swedish Business in Brabant event with very interesting speakers and inspiring presentations. Scania Nederland B.V was awarded winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize in 2013 which was handed over to Evert Halvarsson and his colleagues at Apollo Windham hotel in Amsterdam by the Ambassador to Sweden in that time, Mr. Håkan Emsgård.  The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is expressing our warm condolences to his wife and children, family, friends and colleagues.
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Expatcenter Amsterdam becomes IN Amsterdam
Expatcenter Amsterdam, partner of the Swedish Chamber is now known as IN Amsterdam (short for International Newcomers Amsterdam) and have also moved in to a new office location on the first floor of the I-Tower of WTC Amsterdam.  As Amsterdam continues to attract an influx of international residents The Expatcenter have moved to a larger premises within the World Trade Center Amsterdam in order to accommodate increased demand for its services. The extra space will allow the organisation to implement new services for companies and their international employees and to collaborate with on initiatives to attract international talent. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce congratulates Els Bosma, Director and her collagues with the launch of their new brand identity and their new location. Read more about IN Amsterdam here       
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