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Deep dive into the topic of Swedish and Dutch culture in the December issue of Swedish Chamber Insights!
Explore Swedish and Dutch cultural differences in the new issue of Swedish Chamber Insights! With the Swedish Chamber Insights, we will bring you deep-dive interviews, highlight sustainability features, and present opportunities to connect with our members and relations within our business community through the Get to Know series. In the December number, you can read:
  • An exclusive interview with journalist and author Charlotte Boström on why Dutch women are world famous for working part-time, the differences to Swedish systems and how to bring about more gender equality in the Netherlands.
  • Media entrepreneur Sander Schimmelpenninck shares three personal reflections on the cultural contrasts between Sweden and the Netherlands.
  • Learn about the unique sustainability strategy from the Swedish Chamber Patron member Husqvarna in a personal conversation with Anton de Jong, General Manager in the Netherlands.
  • Get to Know the new member Validata together with their CEO and Co-founder Harm Voogt.
  • Gain exclusive insights into the vision and strategies for the Swedish Chamber in 2024 directly from the Chairpersons of the Swedish Chamber Committees.
We are happy to offer our community an unparalleled glimpse into the activities within and around the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s network for you to interact, connect, unveil business opportunities, learn from each other, share new ideas – and, as the title indicates – gain Insights! You can find all the Swedish Chamber Insights articles . We wish you a pleasant reading! Want to be featured in the upcoming Swedish Chamber Insight? You are welcome to reach out to
Happy 1st Advent!
Happy First Advent! The first Sunday of Advent comes about four weeks before Christmas. That’s when people light the first candle in the Advent candlestick, a custom going back to the 1890s. This is always a special event, eagerly awaited. Each Sunday until Christmas, a candle is lit (and blown out after a while), until all four candles are alight. And on each of these Sundays, many Swedes enjoy glögg – a hot, spicy mulled wine with blanched almonds and raisins – and pepparkakor (gingerbread biscuits). Photo credits: Simon Paulin/
The Charity Raffle Sponsors for the Annual Exclusive Lucia Dinner
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is extremely proud to present the exclusive sponsors of this year’s fantastic Charity Raffle which is taking place at the Swedish Chamber Annual Lucia Dinner at Hotel Hilton, on December 15, 2023. The Swedish Chamber has a longstanding tradition of hosting an exciting Raffle Ceremony featuring exclusive prizes donated by loyal members from our business network. We are proud to inform the total proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets go towards supporting Stichting Gilat, an organization dedicated to bringing children’s theatre to provide comfort and entertainment for terminally ill children in academic hospitals across the Netherlands. The Chamber of Commerce cordially thanks the sponsors for their generous support which makes it possible for the Swedish Chamber with all our guests to collectively contribute to such a noble course! The fantastic Prize List includes:
  • Stena Line: Boat trip to London for 2 + car
  • Kosta Boda: A beautiful Chrystal Bowl
  • Stromma: Boat trip for 2 during the Amsterdam Light festival Hotel des Indes, the Hague: High Tea for 2
  • Hilton Amsterdam: Dinner for 2
  • Storytel: A one-year subscription plus a Storytel reader
  • SAV Glöd: An amazing birch schnapps from the primeval forests of Sweden
Would you like to contribute to the fantastic Prize list and donate a prize? Please contact our Event Team at 🎁 Raffle ticket prices: 1 Raffle ticket 10 Euro 3 Raffle tickets 20 Euro 8 Raffle tickets 50 Euro Secure your table for the Exclusive Annual Lucia Dinner and become a corporate sponsor, which includes seats for the Sustainability & Innovation Summit. For more details about the program and bookings, click here.    
A warm thank you to the In-Kind sponsors of our flagship event on December 15
We are very pleased to present the following in-kind sponsors for the Sustainability & Innovation Summit “Driving the Green Transition Together” and the Exclusive Annual Lucia Dinner. The in-kind sponsors are generously sponsoring the event gift bags and gifts for our speakers and winners of the Business Awards. Welcome to join us at the and on December 15, 2023. The in-kind sponsors are:
  •  SKF
  • Noberu
  • VitaminWell
  • Kosta Boda & Orrefors
  • IKEA
  • Scania
  • DIG
  • Maria Åkerberg
A warm thank you!