The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Anniversary June 7, 2022 in the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
In one and a half day, HRH Crown Princess Victoria and State Secretary Billinger got to meet with some of the most innovative Swedish – Dutch companies, learning about sustainable solutions from Vattenfall, ABB E-mobility, Scania, IKEA, Ericsson, Saab Damen, Rotterdam Port and Amsterdam City.
On June 7, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 60th Anniversary in the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. In the morning HRH Crown Princess Victoria together with State Secretary Stina Billinger visited to Edge Technologies, where the Swedish Chamber of Commerce has its offices. Coen van Oostrom, CEO of EDGE Technologies, welcomed HRH Crown Princess Victoria and explained how sustainable office buildings increase productivity and health while Dutch Special Envoy HRH Prince Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau gave a presentation about Techleapnl.
Swedish Chamber Innovation & Sustainability Summit and Royal Gala Dinner
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14.00 – 17.00 Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit __________ In the afternoon, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 60th Anniversary in the Netherlands with an Innovation & Sustainability Summit moderated by Patrick Mesterton, CEO Epicenter Stockholm, at Hotel Okura Amsterdam.
HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden gave the opening keynote, followed by top speakers from both Sweden and the Netherlands: HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at Techleap.nl, Micky Adriaansens, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Stina Billinger, State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Jan Peter Balkenende, Chairman of Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, Jon Abrahamsson Ring, CEO Inter IKEA Group, Eva Axelsson, CSO and Head of Group Sustainability, SAAB, Martijn Hagens, CEO Vattenfall Netherlands, Krister Mattsson, Managing Director Ingka Investments, Ingka Group, and Head of Ingka Group Corporate Finance and Treasury, Funda Sezgi, Co-founder & Managing Director, Norrsken Impact Accelerator, Joey van den Brink, European Business Development Lead B Lab Europe, Everth Flores, General Manager Ericsson Netherlands, Dr. Cara Antoine, Managing Direction, IG&H, President, Women in Tech Netherlands, Tuva Palm, Digitalization Expert Utopia Music AG, and Sam Mirson, General Manager Benelux Quinyx.
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?
State Secretary for Business, Industry, and Innovation
16:40 THE FUTURE LEADERSHIP – HOW TO SUCCEED IN A NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY
General Manager, Ericsson Netherlands
Managing Direction, IG&H, President, Women in Tech the Netherlands
Digitalization Expert, Utopia Music AG
General Manager, Benelux Quinyx
17:10 WRAP UP AND CONCLUSION
18.30 – 19.30 Reception
19.30 – 23.30 60th Anniversary Royal Gala Dinner Hotel Okura, Amsterdam __________ The summit was followed by a Royal Gala Dinner welcoming +300 guests to celebrate the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary and the prosperous relationship between Sweden and the Netherlands, in the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
At the dinner, HRH Crown Princess handed out the Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurship Award to Lynk & Co, the Achievement Award to Inter IKEA Systems and the Tech for Good Award to Ericsson. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce congratulates the recipients of the Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2021. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank our Keynote speaker Per Heggenes, CEO of IKEA Foundation, for his inspiring dinner speech. The Swedish-based Dutch artist Kim-Lian van der Meij hosted the evening and gave a fantastic musical show.
HONORARY GUEST AND DINNER SPEAKER
CEO, IKEA Foundation
MASTER OF CEREMONY & GRAND FINAL SHOW
Anne-Lie and the band Stockholm Jazz Connection
Exclusive Sponsor Flower Arrangements
Exclusive Transport Sponsor
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.
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