Past events

October 17, YP Brewery Visit & Beer Tasting

On Wednesday, October 17, the Young Professionals of the Swedish and Finnish Dutch Chamber’s of Commerce, arranged a Beer Brewery Tour and Visit at Brouwerij Troost Westergas. The tour of the brewery started at 18.30. After gaining new insights into the ingredients and the brewery process, we continued to do some beer tasting. The evening was very successful and we wish to thank everyone that participated!

View the photos from the evening in the slideshow below!

 

 

In collaboration with the YP’s of the:

Generously sponsored by:

 

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October 11, #NordicTalks – Diversity

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce,  Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and Danish Dutch Business Club would like to welcome you to this year’s #NordicTalks Diversity Summit on October 11!

This summit will interactively discuss the questions below from the Diversity perspective. Diversity meaning understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations as well as with differences in education, personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases.

 

  • Diverse and inclusive companies have a better competitive edge.
  • Diversity often means higher financial performance.
  • Diversity and inclusion bridge the talent gap.
  • Diverse and inclusive organizations have increased adaptability.
  • Diversity and inclusion promote creativity and innovation.

 

What does it take to work actively with diversity & inclusion strategies and why does it matter? How do some of our leading Nordic companies work with their Diversity Strategies and what can we learn from each other?

 

Program

Time: 16.00-19.45

16.00 Registration
16.30 Welcome
16.35 Introductory remarks by the Nordic Ambassadors
16.45 Keynote speaker Erna Versteegden
17.08 Fireside! Lena Herder, IKEA Netherlands + Caroline van Nieuwkerk, ISS Denmark
17.38 Break
17.48 Fireside! Lotta Gunnarsson, Booking.com + Wenche Fredriksen, Accenture, Norway
18.20 Panel discussion and Q & A
18.40 Conclusion remarks by Moderator
18.50 Mingle and drinks
20.00 End of program

 

Moderator: Stefan Wijers

 

#NordicTalks is designed for sharing experiences, knowledge and inspiration from others to get new insights on how to move forward and reach important policy goals in your own environment.

 

Photo credit: Hanne Hansen. View all of the photos on the #NordicTalks website http://nordictalks.org/portfolio/2018-diversity-summit/!

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September 27, Welcome Reception for the new Ambassador of Sweden

Dear friends,

It was the genuine pleasure of Inter IKEA Systems B.V. and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce to host a welcome reception in Delft for the new Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mrs. Annika Markovic, on Thursday, September 27. Invited were the members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Svenska Klubben, SWEA, Svensk-Nederländska Föreningen, Svenska Skolföreningen, Svenska Kyrkan Rotterdam, Svenska Golfklubben and Cornelis Vreeswijk Genootschap as well as Business Sweden, Visit Sweden and the Swedish Consuls.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce also took this opportunity to appoint H.E. Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic as Honorary Chairwoman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

On behalf of Inter IKEA Systems B.V. and the Swedish Chamber, we wish to welcome the new Ambassador and to thank everyone that joined us in Delft.

View the photos in the slideshow below!

 

Program:

17.00 Registration

18.00 Introductory remarks by Ehsan Turabaz, Manager International Sales, IKEA B.V., and Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Welcome by Jon Abrahamsson, Managing Director, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Welcome to the Ambassador on behalf of the Swedish organizations in the Netherlands

Address by H.E. Ambassador Annika Markovic

Network Reception

20.00 End of event

 

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September 15, Crayfish Party!

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual Swedish Crayfish Party in Amsterdam!

We kicked off the autumn season with our festive Annual Crayfish Party on September 15, 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 15, we welcomed everyone to Roei- en Zeilvereniging De Amstel in Amsterdam to celebrate the end of summer with us.

The evening was gracefully lead by Ceremony Master, Aron Vrieler and Toastmaster, Gillis Danielsen. After a welcome drink on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Amstel River, a three-course crayfish menu was served. For dessert, we enjoyed coffee and Swedish Dajmtårta! When the hats and bibs were off, the tables and chairs were swept away, and the party continued at the dancefloor together with DJ Percy.

We would like to especially thank all of our sponsors for making this a magical evening!

 

Sponsored by:

View the photos from the event in the slideshow below! Photos by: Jenny Drost.

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September 7, YP Pub Crawl

Thank you to everyone who joined the YP Pub Crawl on September 7!

 

The authentic and cozy district, De Pijp, was the perfect setting for an evening of fun and new acquaintanceships together with the Young Professionals. During the evening around 30 Young Professionals and students from mainly Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark met up.  The evening lead us to Kingfisher Cafe, Venster 33, Cafe Schilders and De Groene Vlinder, who took great care of us all!

We would like to give special thanks to our generous friends at Kingfisher Cafe, Venster 33, Cafe Schilders and De Groene Vlinder for their excellent hosting.

See all of the photos from the evening in the slideshow below.

 

 

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September 4, 2018 Business Women Program 2018 Leadership Communication

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce exclusive Business Woman Program 2018 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 with a focus to expand leadership communication and strengthen the skills to communicate with others. You can follow any number of seminars you prefer.

 

Yesterday it was finally time for the third Business Women Program session with Malin Hedlund at Epicenter. It was great to see so many business women from both Swedish and Dutch companies coming together for an evening filled with inspiration and to exchange experiences. Together with Malin, we discussed leadership and  the roles of young women in business. Malin also shared her rules of engagement which included her takes on participation, attitude, energy, having fun and implementation. Malin also gave us food for thoughts on the questions “Are you maximizing your time in meetings? Or do you tend to run meetings simply by routine, without taking the time to really prepare or think about the best outcome? She gave tips and tools for how to lead inspiring meetings that make others feel excited about taking action when the meeting is over.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership and all participants for making the Business Women Program to a great success.

If you missed this session, the fourth Business Women Program session will take place on November 15! Stay tuned for more information.

View the photos from yesterday’s session in the slideshow below.

 

 

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June 14, 2018 Company visit Flokk Design Center

On June 14, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Danish Dutch Business Club and Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce organized an exciting company visit to Flokk’s innovative Design Center in Rotterdam in the presence of the Norwegian Ambassador, Martin Sørby.

 

David Coenen, Country Manager Flokk Nederland, welcomed all guests and presented the works of Flokk, the European leading manufacturer of high quality working place furniture and owner of the brands HÅG, RH, RBM, BMA, Malmstolen and Offecct. Julian Wolse, partner of OTH architects and the leading architect in creating the Flokk Design Center, gave a very inspiring presentation about the transformation of the historic building into a vibrant showroom in the architectonic hotspot of Rotterdam. After the presentations, there were room to explore the Flokk Design Center and plenty of time for all members of the different Nordic Chambers and Business Club to network while enjoying delicious snacks and drinks. Thank you to all participants for making this event a great success, and thank you Flokk for the generous hosting and sharing your fantastic concept with us!

 

Photo Credits: Flokk

 

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May 31, 2018 Swedish Business in Brabant

On May 31 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to organize the annual Swedish Business in Brabant event together with BOM Foreign Investments & Trade, Handelsbanken and Ericsson at their visitor’s center in Rijen.

During the very interesting afternoon program, led by Everth Flores, General Manager Ericsson Telecommunicatie, the impact of IoT on society and businesses was visualized through inspiring presentations and cases presented by Ericsson, Cool Industries, Scania and Camilla van den Boom, Sturmm. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was especially honored to welcome Honorary Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Clas Ivar Schultz and his wife Gunilla to Ericsson this afternoon. Clas Ivar Schultz has been around since the start of the Chamber back in the sixties of the last century and was for many years active as Chairman. He was also General Manager at Ericsson Telecommunicatie for more than twenty years until the early eighties.

We would like to thank all speakers, sponsors and guests for participating and for making Swedish Business in Brabant to a great success. A big thank to the organizing committee, BOM and Ericsson, for the pleasant collaboration and to Ericsson for excellent hosting.

 

Welcome to scroll down for event photos by Ericsson.

Presentations by Everth Flores and Etienne Scholl, Ericsson and Nico van der Klugt, Scania are available at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Welcome to send an email to events@swedishchamber.nl to receive a copy.

 

 

 

Program

16.00              Registration and coffee

16.15               Welcome, short intro to Ericsson and IoT, by  Everth Flores, Ericsson

16.35              Industry 4.0: the future starts today, by Etienne Scholl, Ericsson and

                       Maarten Wijffelaars, Cool Industries

17.05              Connected vehicles – Driving the future, by Nico van der Klugt Scania

17.25              Short break

17.35              What about your business model? by Camilla van den Boom, Sturrm

18.00              Networking and Drinks

19.30              End of Event

 

Moderator:  Everth Flores, Country Manager Ericsson Netherlands

 

 

                          

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