60th Anniversary – Program

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to welcoming you to its 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021. Make your table and seat reservation today — this celebration will mark the highlight of 60 years of Swedish-Dutch business relations.

It is with great pleasure that The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is inviting our members together with their partners, colleagues, and business relations to celebrate the

Swedish Chamber of Commerce
60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021
in the presence of
HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Photo: Elisabeth Toll, The Royal Court of Sweden

It is with great pleasure that The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is inviting our members together with their partners, colleagues, and business relations to celebrate the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary in the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. 

We have prepared a fantastic Anniversary Program with an afternoon Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit with outstanding leaders and speakers from both Sweden and the Netherlands, addressing the greater trends facing us. The summit is followed by an Exclusive Gala Dinner with entertainment, Business Award Ceremony, and dinner speakers. 

We are looking forward to welcoming all our members together with their partners, colleagues, and business relations to celebrate the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary together.

Make sure to book your table and seats today, as it will mark the highlight of 60 years Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. 

Day program

14.00 – 17.00
Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit

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The world is facing fundamental challenges, from disruptions lead by the technological revolution, to climate change and a workforce with new conditions to relate to. Sweden and the Netherlands celebrate centuries of friendship and trade, and our business and political spheres are tightly interlinked as a result of it. At the Swedish-Dutch Innovation and Sustainability Summit, we look at our joint future ahead, the challenges, and how we can learn from each other.

The Innovation & Sustainability Summit is about 21st-century leadership, bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands, to address the greater trends facing us, from tech to climate change, the future workforce, or global trade. 

Through keynotes, panels, and interactive talks with a line-up of leading speakers from both Sweden and the Netherlands, the summit is a great way to connect and get inspired by the Swedish-Dutch business community.

14:00 OPENING INTRODUCTION

Moderator Patrick Mesterton

Co-founder and CEO, Epicenter Stockholm

Ehsan Turabaz

Chairman, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

14:15 HOW TO BUILD A THRIVING START-UP ECOSYSTEM

Constantijn van Oranje

Special Envoy, Techleap.nl

14:25 FIRESIDE CHAT: WHAT ARE OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS DOING TO INCREASE INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO SECURE THEIR FOREFRONT POSITIONS IN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND DRIVE FUTURE JOB CREATION AND GROWTH?

Stina Billinger

State Secretary for Business, Industry, and Innovation

More speakers to be confirmed

14:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: GREEN RECOVERY AS A GAME-CHANGER – SUSTAINABILITY AS THE MOTOR OF GREEN RECOVERY AND HOW BUSINESS AND SOCIETY JOINTLY ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE IMPACT

Jan Peter Balkenende

Chairman, Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, Former Dutch Minister President

Jon Abrahamsson Ring

CEO, Inter IKEA Group

Eva Axelsson

Sustainability Manager, SAAB

15:15 CASE STUDIES: HOW DO THE ESTABLISHED CORPORATES/MULTINATIONALS TACKLE THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND TAKING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY?

Anna Borg

CEO, Vattenfall

Krister Mattsson

Managing Director Ingka Investments, Ingka Group, and Head of Ingka Group Corporate Finance and Treasury


15.45 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 IMPACT COMPANIES AND IMPACT INVESTING – CREATING A MORE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

Funda Sezgi

Co-founder & Managing Director, Norrsken Impact Accelerator

Ynzo van Zanten

Chief Evangelist, Tony’s Chocolonely | TEDX/SXSW/SB Speaker | Author

Joey van den Brink

European Business Development Lead, B Lab Europe

16:25 THE FUTURE LEADERSHIP – HOW TO SUCCEED IN A NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY

Hélène Barnekow

CEO, Microsoft Sweden

Everth Flores

General Manager, Ericsson Netherlands

Dr. Cara Antoine

Managing Direction, IG&H, President, Women in Tech the Netherlands

Sam Mirson

General Manager, Benelux Quinyx

17:00 WRAP UP AND CONCLUSION

17:15 END


Evening Program

18.30 – 19.30
Reception

19.30 – 23.30
60th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to welcoming you and your partner together with your colleagues and business relations to its 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner.  

The Gala Dinner will feature first-class dinner speakers and entertainment,
the Swedish Chamber Business Award ceremony, great company, and unique networking opportunities.

HONORARY GUEST AND DINNER SPEAKER

Per Heggenes

CEO, IKEA Foundation

HOST AND SHOW

Kim-Lian van der Meij

Entertainment

Helena van Heel and Vincent van Amsterdam

Anne-Lie and the band Stockholm Jazz Connection

Dress Code Dinner

Black Tie

Further Information

Tickets & Prices

Summit: 
Fees member / non-member:
Individual ticket: €110/ €195
 
Dinner:
Fees member/non-member:
Individual ticket: €249 /€385
VIP company table of 10: €2400 (including 2 seats for the Summit
 
Joint ticket Fees Summit and Gala Dinner member/non-member:
Joint ticket price: €305 p.p / €499 p.p
 
To book, please contact events@swedishchamber.nl

For you who are not staying at the hotel for the night, a dressing room to change to evening wear will be provided.

More Information
Welcome to visit the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands Anniversary Website for updated information about speakers, hotel offers, terms and conditions, and other information about the celebrations.

Save the Date and make your table and seat reservation already today to make sure not to miss out on this fantastic celebration with high-level speakers and exclusive guests. For booking information and to read more about our Innovation Summit and Gala Dinner package click here

Exclusive Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is the ultimate platform for entrepreneurs and businesses within the Swedish-Dutch business community. Founded in 1960 – by business and for business – we have represented, inspired and promoted our members, extended commercial relations between our countries, and delivered first-class services and events for over 60 years. 

We serve a broad and diverse network of businesses – from entrepreneurs and start-ups to large corporates, and passionately aspire to provide the most relevant and valuable services.  We support businesses throughout their life cycle, whether they are expanding into the Netherlands, developing their business, or wanting to connect more widely within the community.

Vision: To create business opportunities between Swedish and Dutch cultures.   

Mission: To inspire, promote and extend the commercial and industrial relations between Swedish – Dutch individuals and companies.

Patrons