Meet Remy Steijger, Digital Captains, Digital Marketing & Social Media specialist and Moderator at YP 10 Years!

The Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber are very proud to present Remy Steijger, Digital Captains, Digital Marketing & Social Media specialist and Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce as Moderator at the Young Professionals 10 Years Anniversary on September 22!  Remy is advisor, speaker, trendwatcher and a content strategist and we are looking forward to welcome him to lead the discussions in our Seminar part on September 22! Find out more about Remy and our Keynote Speakers and how to get your free tickets for the event at

Welcome New Members

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome the following new members:

  Staffan Landén, Private Member Maaike Gerritse, YP Member Sofia Widén, YP Member Marta Radinovic Lukic We are looking forward to welcoming them to our upcoming evens!
Swedish roots with a touch of orange

An early spring morning fifteen years ago, Roland van Pooij stepped in to the office of what a decade later, would become one of the six home markets of Handelsbanken. He was the first employee to open up a branch for Handelsbanken in the Netherlands and today he is the Chief Operating Officer at the headquarters at Schiphol.

Since the start in 2002 the bank has grown steadily, customer-by-customer, branch-by-branch – all in the Swedish Handelsbanken spirit. Today they have 27 established branches and more than 270 employees working to serve the customers of the bank. Handelsbanken has been a member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce from the start and when the Young Professionals was initiated they were one of the first member companies to support the network. For Handelsbanken, the Young Professionals serves as a platform where their employees can develop and grow their professional network. - The Young Professionals of today think differently than my senior colleagues and I, and they are also intuitively aware of topics such as innovation and sustainability. By introducing them to the Young Professionals we can nourish their curiosity and encourage them to keep developing within these fields as well as the core values that we share with the Swedish Chamber, says Roland. Handelsbanken is now strengthening their ties to the Young Professionals by having one of the credit analysts Rens Ramakers joining the Young Professionals Committee. - We are very happy to have Rens chosen as one the new board members in time for the Young Professionals 10 Year Anniversary and we are currently looking into expanding our collaboration with the network to incorporate it as a part of our traineeships and leadership programs, states Roland. The Young Professionals has become an appreciated and well-recognized network among employees and management at Handelsbanken and is being recommended throughout the organization. - We can learn from the Young Professionals and we are proud to be a part of the network, spreading the core values that Handelsbanken share with many other successful Swedish brands such as inclusiveness, sustainability, long-term development and flat organizational structures, says Roland. Handelsbanken is one of the main sponsors for the Young Professionals 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. The company wants to support the network and together with the Young Professionals celebrate the mutual benefits that are being created everyday thanks to the collaboration. - We want to relate back to our Swedish roots as we proceed, but of course with a touch of orange. And that is why Handelsbanken is a proud sponsor of the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber and their 10 Year Anniversary, continues Roland. Roland, Rens and the Handelsbanken team together with the Swedish Chamber wishes the Young Professionals a happy 10 Year Anniversary and are looking forward to many more years of great companionship.
Young Professionals 10 Years! Time to Celebrate!

Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fashion Show Filippa K, Whisky Tasting MacMyra, Food, Fun and Music 17.30 - 22.00 Time to Celebrate!

On September 22, 2017 it is time for Young Professionals 10 Year Celebration. Save the date in your agenda and make your pre-registration already to make sure not to miss out on this fantastic event with an inspirational setup in TED Talk format in combination with fun - food - fashion - networking and music! We are very pleased to welcome our co-operation partners Ericsson, Filippa K, MackMyra, Klarna, Innovation 360, StartupDelta, EQT, Handelsbanken and Undutchables!

We are excited to celebrate 10 years of Young Professionals with you in the presence of the H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmström. Join us for the celebrations on September 22 and welcome to bring your colleagues and friends!


PS Thanks to our generous sponsors the celebration is offered to you free of charge! Registration however, is compulsory. Please find digital registration below or, send an email to


Program 17:30  Doors open 18:15   Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmström Former YP Chairmen's Panel Discussion 20.00 Food, Fashion Show Filippa K,  Whisky Tasting MackMyra, Swedish food, fun & music 21.30   Party continues in the City more information TBA

Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Europazaal 5th floor De Ruyterkade 5 Amsterdam