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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to welcome Johan van ’t Hag, ExCo Member Strategy and M&A at Drümmen Orange as Mentor at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professional Mentorship Program 2020-2021.
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Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know
Prime minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday evening outlined new measures which the government hopes will have a greater impact on the number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands. The new rules come into effect on Wednesday evening at 10pm, and will last for two weeks, when they will automatically halt. In addition, Rutte announced that the partial lockdown measures introduced on October 13 will continue until mid December. The impact of the new measures will be assessed in a couple of weeks. The government has also said it will introduce full lockdowns in areas where coronavirus infections continue to rise. Here are the main changes: Daily life: NEW: You may have no more than two (was three) visitors to your home in a 24 hour period, excluding children under the age of 13 NEW: Group sizes in public places and spaces should be no more than two (was four), from mixed households Working from home is to become the norm again, and ministers are again talking to employers organisations to make sure it is encouraged. NEW: No more than 30 people may attend a funeral and up to 20 people may attend a wedding. NEW: A decision on Christmas and New Year fireworks will be taken in two to three weeks. Sports NEW: Gyms remain open but there will be no group lessons for two weeks NEW: Swimming pools will be closed for two weeks No further changes announced in addition to measures of October 13 Museums, public buildings NEW: Museums, cinemas, theatres and libraries will be closed for two weeks NEW: Amusement parks and zoos will be closed for two weeks NEW: Casinos and sex clubs will close for two weeks Travel NEW: Travel outside the Netherlands is strongly recommended against up to mid January Avoid all but essential travel. Holidays and family visits are not considered essential No restrictions on holidays in the Netherlands, but people are recommended to stay in their holiday accommodation as much as possible. Regional lockdowns The infection rate in a number of areas is still increasing and is being closely monitored. If there is no improvement, the government will bring in a full lockdown in these districts. The measures will include: Closure of non-essential shops Closure of secondary schools, colleges and universities Night-time curfew Hospitality sector (no change) Cafes, bars and restaurants in the Netherlands will be closed until mid December, but they may open for takeaways Hotels may continue to serve their guests food, but not alcohol after 8pm and cafes may remain open past airport security gates It will be an offence to use or carry alcohol or soft drugs in public places between 8pm and 7am. Face masks (no change) The government also plans to make face masks compulsory in all indoor public spaces, but the date this will happen has not yet been finalised. Shops (no change) Shops apart from food stores must close at 8pm. No alcohol, or soft drugs, are to be sold after 8pm Source and Read more at DutchNews.nl: https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2020/11/coronavirus-in-the-netherlands-what-you-need-to-know-november-3/
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Book Tip: Advice to my dear daughter – now available in Dutch – Advies aan mijn lieve dochter
The title might not reveal that this book is aimed at women with drive, who want to far and have a career, but that is exactly what it is. The reader gets 46 pieces of advice to better navigate in business, and thereby have the possibility to truly make a difference.   In the book Swedish business profile and author Marianne Hamilton gives advice based on her own experience and from conversations with men and women she has been a mentor to. The approach is very pragmatic; the situations described are easy to recognize. “I believe in people’s inherent strength; people make it happen. A woman’s own desire and drive are the factors that will enable her to reach the position she wants,” says Marianne Hamilton. The book is recommended to women - and men - starting out in their careers. It is also suitable reading for all managers that will coach them. Advies aan mijn lieve dochter has an introduction by Ronnie Leten, Chairman of Ericsson and former CEO of Atlas Copco. He says, “I recommend the book to all women - and men – who are at the beginning of their career. But also to anyone who wonders why we are still talking about gender imbalance in leadership positions.”   To buy the book Advies aan mijn lieve dochter ISBN 9789151927909 Price approximately EUR 20. English title: Advice to my dear daughter Available in web-shops like bol.com About the author Marianne Hamilton was a member of Atlas Copco’s Executive Management team for 16 years. She has served on several corporate boards. Advice to my dear daughter is her fifth book and the first to be translated into Dutch.   Text: Annika Berglund Photo of Marianne Hamilton by Kurt Liefsoons  
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Swedish Chamber of Commerce presents AstraZeneca
On October 28, 2020 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of hosting an exclusive Member Webinar featuring Ad Antonisse, Director Market Access & External Affairs and Ilse van Hensbeek, Medical Director of AstraZeneca Netherlands about AstraZeneca's response to COVID. This webinar was part of the Swedish Chamber’s series “for members by members” and we were very pleased to welcome around 30 members including H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mrs. . We would like to thank Ad and Ilse for introducing us to the world of AstraZeneca and their impressive work prioritizing the needs of patients, helping and ensuring their safety and access to care, helping to relieve the pressure on healthcare systems during this critical period as well as our future recovery and last but not least in finding and delivering a working vaccine to fight the corona virus.
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Launch Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021
On October 29, 2020 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce proudly launched the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021! 12 pairs with Mentors and Mentees are starting an exciting 9 month journey of personal growth and and leadership development together under the supervision of Program coach Hendrik Jan Guitink. Read more about the Program and meet the Program Coach and the Mentor Team on our Past Event site
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27 October, 2020 Partner webinar: China, Risks and Opportunities During a Challenging Time
On October 27, 2020 The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is was very pleased to welcome our members to a webinar in partnership with Swedish Chambers of Commerce in Europe organized by Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France   hosting Daniela Ling-Vannerus Cassmer, General Manager SwedCham China and Lars-Åke Severin, Chairman, SwedCham China & CEO and Founder PSU China. Daniela and Lars-Åke were talking about risks and opportunities in challenging times. How did Swedish companies in China manage during Covid-19 outbreak, how they are doing now and about their daily challenges they are facing. We would like to thank Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France for organizing this event and Daniela Ling-Vannerus Cassmer and Lars-Åke Severin for sharing their insights. Read more at our Past Event website
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Meet the Mentor
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Hans Gunnarsson, Senior Project Manager Emakina as Mentor at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.
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Meet the Mentor
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Nils E.W. van Dijkman, Partner Heussen Advocaten & Notarissen as Mentor at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021
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