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Ingrid Tappin Inspirational Speaker at “Tech Talent & Diversity in Tech” Event May 23
Will we be seeing you at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast this week? We are very excited to welcome Ingrid Tappin, CEO and Founder of Diverse Leaders in Tech, as the inspirational speaker for the upcoming event ". This insightful event, hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and KPMG Meijburg & CO, will take place on May 23, 2024. This event aims to move beyond discussing the necessity of diversity strategies and instead will focus on practical implementation. Ingrid Tappin, a leading figure in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), will provide actionable insights on how to effectively integrate DEI into the tech industry.   Ingrid Tappin is dedicated to setting the standard for DEI excellence in European tech. She leads the first community-driven DEI platform in the Netherlands through Diverse Leaders in Tech. Her organization employs a data-led approach, peer-to-peer learning solutions, and a robust DEI partner network to help companies attract, retain, and harness the innovation power of diverse teams, all supported by scalable tech solutions. Ingrid Tappin’s commitment to social impact is evident in her efforts to foster inclusive workplaces that not only recognize but also leverage the benefits of diversity. Her work ensures that DEI initiatives are not just theoretical but practical and impactful, driving real change within organizations. Join us on May 23 to gain valuable insights from Ingrid Tappin and learn how to transform your organization’s approach to diversity and inclusion. This event promises to be a pivotal moment for those looking to make a meaningful impact in the tech industry. To get out most of the Session, and Ingrid will refer to the results in her interactive presentation.  
Welcome to the Annual General Meeting on June 4, 2024
On June 4, 2024, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce will convene its 64th . The Nominating Committee has put forward two new Board Member candidates for 2024: Mark Verbakel, Managing Director of SKF Bv, and Fatih Noyan, Country Manager Netherlands at Ericsson. They are proposed to succeed Bernie van Leeuwen and Everth Flores, who stepped down from the Board over the past year due to new assignments outside the Swedish Chamber of Commerce community.     “The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is dedicated to enhancing and strengthening business network opportunities between Sweden and the Netherlands, fostering business interactions between Swedish and Dutch cultures. Our mission is to inspire, promote, and expand commercial and industrial relations between Swedish and Dutch individuals and companies, with a particular focus on sustainability, innovation, and diversity. The Nominating Committee firmly believes that the individuals proposed for new board positions will be instrumental in advancing this mission,” says Johan Uhlin, a member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Nominating Committee. During this Annual General Meeting, members will also be asked to approve the New Articles of Association. “The Governance Committee of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce has reviewed the existing Articles of Association, considering current legislation and governance codes while aiming to preserve our current operational methods. We propose an update and amendment to the Articles of Association, to be approved at the AGM on June 4. The Governance Committee, comprising Bert Heikens, Nils van Dijkman, and Kerstin Gerlagh, has collaborated closely with Remco Bosveld, a civil-law notary and partner at AKD Benelux Lawyers, to draft the new proposal,” explains Bert Heikens, Head of the Governance Committee.   This Annual General Meeting will also provide an opportunity to bid farewell and express our gratitude to Chairperson Johan Uhlin for his outstanding work and dedicated leadership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce over the past years. After six years as Managing Director of Scania Production Zwolle, Johan Uhlin has been appointed Managing Director of Scania Sweden within Commercial Operations. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is immensely proud and excited for Johan’s new appointment; however, this means that Johan’s time in the Netherlands will conclude as he relocates to Stockholm, Sweden, with his family. Consequently, Johan will be resigning as Chair of the Board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. “I am incredibly proud and honored to have served as your Chair for the last two years and to have represented Scania on the Board of Directors for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since April 2019. However, the time has come for my family and me to move on to future endeavours,” Johan says regarding his tenure at the Chamber.   In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites members and partners to join the Team Sweden launch of the 4th year of the . Curious about the success of Swedish companies and the keys to thriving in the Dutch market? You are welcome to join! This year's invited speakers include Keynote Speaker Per-Arne Hjelmborn, Director-General for Trade at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and panelists Armanda Willems, Country Manager at Lime Technologies Netherlands; Johan Uhlin, Managing Director/CEO of Scania Production Nederland B.V., Zwolle; Ashkan Danaei, Key Account Director at Tetra Pak; and Michael Vallon, Head of Financial Control DACH/BNL at Getinge. The session will be moderated by Tomas Korseman, Trade & Invest Commissioner to the Netherlands. for more information about the 64th Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, and to register for the launch of the 4th Business Climate Survey 2024.        
Swedish Chamber Annual Sustainability Breakfast Returns on May 30
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated . This prestigious event, hosted by H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Johannes Oljelund, is a key gathering for business leaders from the Swedish-Dutch business community, providing a platform to exchange experiences and insights on sustainability and climate change.   This year we are very excited to welcome Keynote Speaker Pär Stenmark, Chief Sustainability Officer at Inter IKEA Group ‘IKEA: taking action to pave the way for another 80 years’   Each year, the Sustainability Breakfast serves as an essential forum for networking and collaboration. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of leaders, including entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands. This blend of perspectives fosters a rich dialogue, driving forward-thinking solutions and partnerships in the realm of sustainability. Participants can look forward to engaging discussions, informative presentations, and the chance to deepen their understanding of sustainability challenges and innovations. Whether you're looking to forge new business connections or gain fresh insights into sustainable practices, the Swedish Chamber Annual Sustainability Breakfast promises to be an invaluable experience. Mark your calendars for May 30 and join us for a morning of meaningful exchanges and opportunities to advance the sustainability agenda.
Office closed Pentecost Monday May 20
The Swedish Chamber office will be closed on May 20th due to Pentecost Monday. See you again on Tuesday, May 21! Contact us at for any questions.