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Welcome new Member!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to give a warm welcome to new member Expat Mortgages B.V.
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Meet the Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Jeanine Lemstra, Transformation Lead Royal HaskoningDHV/Thrive for Purpose as Mentor at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021
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Global Finance Names the World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks 2020

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce  congratulates Patron Member Handelsbanken to the 6th place on Global Finance list of the World's 50 Safest Commercial Banks 2020!

  NEW YORK, October 19, 2020 — Global Finance has named the World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks for 2020 in an exclusive survey to be published in the November print and digital editions, and online at GFMag.com. For commercial banks to qualify for this ranking, they must not be majority owned by government or regional authorities. The top seven banks on the list this year all had identical scores and are presented here ranked in order of total asset size. North American banks performed very well again this year. Canadian banks took six of the top 20 positions, including the top two. The United States landed eight banks on the list, more than any other country. France also had a strong showing, with seven banks in the ranking, Australia took four of the top 20 and Singapore took three of the top 10. In addition to the World’s 50 Safest Commercial Banks, the full report also includes the following: World’s 50 Safest Banks, Safest Banks by Country, 50 Safest Banks in Emerging Markets, Safest Islamic Financial Institutions in the GCC, and Safest Banks by Region (Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe). Global Finance’s annual rankings of the World’s Safest Banks has been the recognized and trusted standard of financial counterparty safety for more than a quarter-century. Winners were selected through an evaluation of long-term foreign currency ratings—from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—of the 500 largest banks worldwide. “For most of 2020, the world has been lashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a steep drop in economic activity and, in some cases, serious social unrest. Any of these developments could have significantly impacted banks’ credit worthiness,” said Joseph Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance. “Surprisingly however, the relative position of the world’s largest banks on Global Finance’s World’s Safest Banks 2020 lists has been mostly stable. One can only speculate on when, or if, the changes will come. In the meantime, the rankings will be used by companies, investors and individuals to gauge the relative safety of the banks with which they choose to do business.”
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Join Swe-Cham member Undutchables for Expert Talk Nov 12, 2020
Join Swedish Chamber of Commerce Member Undutchables Expert Talk: Quality of life at work & remote working
Time From 10.30 - 11.30 Date & location 12 November 2020 -
Presented by - International Consultant and HR Researcher & our own expert - Sales & Recruitment Manager at Undutchables As a professional do you find it challenging to maintain your quality of life at work in the current context ? What is the ideal balance between your own well-being and those of your colleagues ? The feeling of being isolated, disconnected or abandoned can appear and concern each of us. Knowing how to set good practices to avoid professional risk due to this fast move into remote work is precisely the goal of this interactive webinar. It is designed to benefit both managers and employees.   To help you face this unique challenge, Undutchables is happy to welcome Sophie Grünfelder an international consultant and researcher in HR. She supports quality of work life, sustainable leadership and ways of developing a responsive management (top management and middle management). During the last months, Sophie Grünfelder helped several international teams (in The Benelux and France) to improve their remote-work skills and increase organizational resilience in the face of Covid-19. She teaches e-leadership and full-remote-work management methods to both academics and professionals.   During this webinar, she will answer practical questions from participants and offer tips around the following topics:  
  • How to work well on your own remotely, preserving a good quality of work-private life balance ?
  • How to collaborate well remotely with the rest of your team, paying individual attention to efficiency and well-being ?
  • How to manage your team remotely, harmonize & coordinate each team member with a tailored approach - including management of employees’ distress (signals & solutions) - ?
  • How to (e-)meet effectively respecting everyone's expectations and promoting collective satisfaction?
  Looking forward to welcoming you at the webinar!
  Time From 10.30 - 11.30 Date & location 12 November 2020 - Program 10.30 Introduction 10.35 Interactive Session incl Q&A 11.25 Wrap-up 11.30 End
  Registration and more information The webinar will be held via Zoom. You can register by
 
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Showtime for The movie I Am Greta in the Netherlands
The movie I Am Greta will premiere today in cinemas across the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.   Greta Thunberg, 15, starts school striking for the climate. She skips school and sit outside the parliament to show the politicians that if they don't care about her future, why should she? A film about acting to stop climate change before it's too late.  
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Webinar Living & Renting in the Amsterdam Area
Want to know more about housing in Amsterdam? Join free Webinar about Living & Renting in the Amsterdam area by Swe-Cham partner InAmsterdam on Oct 22 Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4 PM.   Your guide to living & renting in the Amsterdam Area Finding a perfect place to live and arranging a rental contract are essential parts of your move to the Amsterdam Area, however, it can also leave you scratching your head as there are so many things to consider. During this special housing webinar for international newcomers, our expert partners and speakers will share valuable insights into housing issues that will set you on the right path.

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Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020 Time: 16:00-17:00 Location: Online via Zoom Presentation topics include:
  • What international newcomers really need to know
  • Rules and regulations protecting tenants' rights in the Netherlands
 

Follow the link for more information and to sign up for this webinar:

 
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Swedish online cooking workshops by Northern Delight!
Why not join a Swedish cooking workshop and learn how to make the famous Swedish Smörgåstårta by yourself or surprise your family with homemade sweets and cookies for the December holidays! Join the online workshops by Swe-Cham member Ingrid Geel Nilsson at Nordic Delights!    Zondag 25 oktober, 2020 om 13.00 uur - Zweedse keuken hartig - SMÖRGÅSTÅRTA Zondag 29 november, 2020 om 13.00 uur - Zweedse keuken zoet - thema ADVENT Tijdens de eerste kookworkshop maken we de meest geliefde variant van de smörgåstårta; de vistaart. Deze broodtaart vullen wij met warmgerookte zalm, een mierikswortelspread, tonijnsalade en een augurkenspread. De taart wordt gegarneerd met gerookte zalm, eieren, dille en viskuit! Op de eerste zondag in Advent, 29 november, maken we saffraankoffiebroodjes, pepparkakor en glögg! Om alvast in kerstsfeer te komen :-) Klik op de links voor meer informatie. WELKOM!    
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Congratulations Business Sweden
Swedish Chamber of Commerce congratulates our member and Team Sweden partner Business Sweden with the "Best use of partnership" by WTPO 2020.   And the winner is… Business Sweden! We are extremely proud and honoured to have won the WTPO Awards 2020 competing against six formidable trade promotion organisations shortlisted in the category “Best use of a partnership”. Ylva Berg, CEO, Business Sweden comments: “Winning this award means a great deal to us and proves that our emphasis on a collaborative mindset is not only key to solving shared global problems, but also winning sizeable contracts in infrastructure where SMEs and large companies can benefit by combining their strengths.” “I want to congratulate all our hard-working teams at Business Sweden, particularly in the HPO programme, as well as the other contestants for being shortlisted in this category.” The WTPO (World Trade Promotion Organizations) Awards recognise excellence in export development initiatives and are presented biennually by  . The 2020 winners in three categories were announced today by a jury comprised of the Qatar Development Bank, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Business France and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council.
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