Past events

8 September, 2017 Chamber Luncheon Magnus Hall President and CEO Vattenfall

“Vattenfall in the new energy world”

On September 8, 2017 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very proud to welcome H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmström and Mr. Magnus Hall, President & CEO Vattenfall our keynote speaker and honorary guest at our Chamber Luncheon at Hotel De L’Europe. We would like to thank Mr. Magnus Hall for his very inspirational presentation and for sharing Vattenfalls views in the new energy world. During the luncheon we were also very pleased to personally welcome the following new members and contact persons: Staffan Landén, Piet Ozinga, Samskip, Inge van Dreumel and her colleagues from CommunicatieKrachten, Cees Westera, Public Matters and Tomas Korseman, Business Sweden. We would like to thank Nuon part of Vattenfall for their generous support and all participants for making our Swedish Chamber Luncheon September to a huge success.  Last but not least we would like to extend our thanks to Hotel De L’Europe member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for their pleasant hosting.

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September 2, 2017 Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Thank you to everyone that celebrated the greatest annual Swedish Crayfish Party in Amsterdam!

We kicked off the autumn season with our festive Annual Crayfish Party on September 2, together with the Young Professionals, Svenska Klubben and SWEA for an evening of traditional Swedish festivities.

The crayfish season is one of the most popular cultural celebrations in Sweden. On September 2, we are welcoming you to Rowing Club Amstel at de Hobbemakade in Amsterdam to welcome you back from the summer holiday and to celebrate with us.

We started off with a welcome drink on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Amstel River. A three-course crayfish menu was served starting with a quiche with green salad followed by unlimited crayfish, knäckebröd and Swedish cheese. For dessert we had coffee and Swedish Dajm tårta! When the hats and bibs were off, the tables and chairs were swept away the party will continued with dancing to the music of DJ Percy.

We would like to especially thank Inter Ikea Systems and Nothern Delight for making this a magical evening!



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31 Aug – 1 Sep Study Trip to Stockholm – World Trade Day by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Stockholm dynamic Start up Scene

A big thank you to everyone involved in The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Study Trip to learn more about Stockholm’s start up and innovation scene and to participate at the World Trade Day 2017 by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce “Cities as Engines of Trade”

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June 14, 2017 Mentorship Program 5

Welcome to the Mentorship Program  5

Theme for this evening: 

Business Culture and Networking Skills.

18.30 – 18.45
Evaluation and short update by the participants.
18.45 – 19.45
Guest Speaker Kees van Oosten, TeekensKarstens Notarissen en Advocaten will talk aout Business Culture and Networking Skills including excercises and discussions around this topic.
19.45 – 20.00
Short Break
20.00 – 20.45
Individual talks
Summing up
End of evening

During the whole year the program coach Wilma Buis, Mercuri Urval, will be available for guidance and advice.


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June 10, 2017 The Swedish Chamber Midsummer Cup

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



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2 June, 2017 FDCC Business Luncheon; Susan Duinhoven, President & CEO Sanoma

The Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure to invite the members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for a Business Luncheon with Keynote speaker Ms. Susan Duinhoven, President & CEO Sanoma.


FDCC would warmly like to welcome the members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Dutch Business Club to our upcoming business luncheon with the CEO of Sanoma, Ms. Susan Duinhoven, as our keynote speaker. Ms. Duinhoven will tell us about the variety of services that a modern media company, Sanoma, has for its customers and the challenges of the media business today. The event will take place on Friday, the 2nd of June at 12-14.30. This luncheon has a great location in restaurant De Kas, in Amsterdam.



Friday, June 2, 2017


12.00 – 12.30 Welcome and registration
12.30 – 14.30 Luncheon & Keynote speech
14.30 End of program


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11 May, 2017 Annual General Meeting and Inter IKEA Systems Presentation

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting 2017 was held on May 11, 2017 generously hosted by Inter IKEA Systems in Delft.  The Board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce presented the Annual Review 2016 and thanked the members for their confidence and for their loyal participation at the Chamber business network and activities.  H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmstöm thanked all Board Members and especially leaving Chairman Ann-Charlotte Run, for their commitment and for carrying out the important task to promote trade relations between Sweden and the Netherlands in such an excellent way.


Ann-Charlotte Runn, Iggesund has been a Board Member for the maximum term of 8 years. Ann-Charlotte has served as Vice Chairman and been a member of the Executive Committee as well as the Nomination Committee and from 2016-2017 Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce joins the Ambassador to thank Ann-Charlotte for her excellent and important contribution to the development of the Swedish Chamber during her 2 terms as a Board Member.


Maria Karlström, Scania and Kees van Oosten Teekens Karstens were appointed new Board Members by the assembly and the Board are looking forward to the co-operation and to share their ideas for the future.


The Annual General Meeting was followed by  a company presentation by Inter IKEA Systems. Ehsan Turabaz, Manager International Sales Department Inter IKEA Systems and Vice Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomed the guests to Inter IKEA and introduced his colleague Cecilia Bengtsson, Business Transformation IKEA Group. After Cecilia Jonathan North, Sustainability Manager Inter IKEA Systems talk about IKEA’s Sustainability Strategy followed by a presentation by Göran Nilsson, Concept Innovation Manager at Inter IKEA Systems.



The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would cordially thank Inter IKEA Systems for a inspiring afternoon, food for thoughts and new ideas.


Photos by: Nordholm Design

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April 11, 2017 Business Woman Program 2017

Business Empowerment – Act now

The theme for this seminar is Business Empowerment – Act now. Our mindset is an important and powerful tool when it comes to empowering yourself and the business. The mindset can be the difference between success and failure. We need a larger understanding of what our mindset is capable of and how we can use it to act. If we can develop our mindset, we can face our fears and step out of our comfort zones.

About the program

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce exclusive Business Woman Program 2017 presents four seminars for the empowering and support of woman business leaders. The seminars are designed to increase and sharpen your leadership skills and to help yourself to a higher level of efficiency, awareness, and success. Moderator is Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership. We welcome the women from the Swedish Chamber, Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber and their relations with a focus to expand leadership intelligence and strengthen the inner power. You can follow any number of seminars you prefer. If you attend all four, the Swedish Chamber will offer you the last one for free!

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