Meet the Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Maja Markovic, Finance & Business Transformation Leader as Mentor at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.   Please visit our event page for more information.
Meet Jørgen Höppener GM at Budbee at YP’s first Business Insights

On October 21, 2020 the YP Members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce will have the opportunity to meet with Jørgen Höppener, GM at Budbee at the first YP Business Insights. Don't miss out on this great possibility to learn more about  Budbee’s journey from the Nordics to the Netherlands, and how Jørgen built his team in the Netherlands and the strategies they used to successfully enter this new market. After the interview we open up for questions and discussions from all the participants.

A brief introduction to Jørgen Höppener: “You couldn’t tell from my name but I was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived for a short while in Italy in my youth. I was 30 years old and a big fan of football. After finishing Econometrics in Rotterdam, I went into strategy consulting, because I wanted to work with analytics and business. Being in the consultancy business I worked with many different companies ranging from very large corporates to smaller startups and scaleups in many different sectors, such as e-commerce, retail, transport and insurance. That has given me the leverage to be able to do this job that I am doing today at Budbee. I moved to Budbee because it is a great challenge to actually build something from scratch. We offer a great product that I really believe is needed on the market. In the short time that we have been on the Dutch market I have been able to build up and scale my own team.”  

We are looking forward to hear more from Jørgen and how he took Budbee to a whole new market.

  Go to our event page to sign up and hope to see you October 21!  
KPN Netherlands selects Ericsson 5G Core
  • Ericsson standalone 5G Core technology will provide KPN with a faster, more reliable and secure core network
  • Ericsson dual-mode 5G Core will enable KPN to develop new 5G use cases towards existing and emerging consumer and enterprise markets
  • Implementation expected to get underway later in 2020
PRESS RELEASE OCT 15, 2020 06:30 (GMT +00:00) Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Dutch communications service provider KPN as its mobile core network vendor. Under the five-year agreement, Ericsson will deploy dual-mode 5G Core software with full support services, including an accompanying systems integration program with third-line support services. Ericsson 5G Core will deliver a significant upgrade to KPN’s existing 2G/3G/4G packet core and signaling technology and enable the communications service provider to deploy its first standalone 5G network. The secure cloud-native dual-mode Ericsson  will allow KPN to meet increasing data demands of customers in existing consumer markets, as well as pursue new 5G innovation opportunities in emerging enterprise segments supported by enhanced network slicing capabilities. This includes Internet of Things (IoT) applications with critical demands such as smart transport and emerging ultra-low-latency gaming use cases. Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer and Member of the Board of Management, KPN, says: ”With our new 5G core network, we are entering the next era of mobile technology. By partnering with Ericsson on the latest technologies, gigabit data rates, real-time communication and massive IoT are becoming reality. This will enable new functionalities and capabilities for our customers and society and confirms KPN is truly delivering on its promise to be the network of the Netherlands.” Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, says: ”We are pleased to expand our 100-year partnership with KPN through our technology-leading 5G Core solutions. We will work closely with KPN to ensure that consumers and enterprises in the Netherlands can benefit from the emerging opportunities of 5G as it embraces digitalization. Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core provides the cutting-edge, container-based, microservice architecture that will help KPN to both develop new business models as well as move onto the next level of network operational efficiency.”   Source:
Sweden to ramp up military spending by 40 percent
  'An armed attack on Sweden cannot be ruled out,' said Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist as he presented the country's future military strategy. Sweden said Thursday it would boost military spending by 40 percent over the next four years as it seeks to ramp up defence capabilities in the face of European tensions. An extra 27 billion Swedish kronor ($3 billion, 2.6 billion euros) will be added to the country's defence budget from 2021 to 2025, Hultqvist told a press conference. That increase represents a 40 percent bump to the country's military spending. The need for a strengthened defence comes as a result of heightened tensions in Europe, the government said in a statement, citing "Russian aggression in Georgia and Ukraine".   Sweden had already upped its defence budget between 2014 and 2020, bringing the total increase from 2014 to 2025 to 85 percent. "This is the largest percentual increase in military spending since the 1950s," Hultqvist said. The proposed spending rise, which needs to be approved by parliament, would target all branches of the military and would see the number of staffed personnel grow to 90,000 from 60,000 today, the government said.   Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT  
Meet the Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Ruth de Jager, Country Manager Storytel NL B.V. as Mentor to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.
Meet the Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Sam Mirson, General Manager Benelux at Quinyx as Mentor to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.
Q&A Starting a Business by KvK and IN Amsterdam October 28, 2020

Join KVK and Swe-Cham partner IN Amsterdam for a free webinar about how to start up a business on October 28, 2020 at 14.00 - 15.00

The Amsterdam Area has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and many newcomers are inspired to start their own business. However, navigating the various rules and regulations of tax and business law in the Netherlands can be tricky for international residents – especially if you don’t speak the language.
To assist you, the Kamer van Koophandel (KvK, Chamber of Commerce) and IN Amsterdam have teamed up to offer free Q&A sessions in English.
Join us online with anything you'd like to know about
- setting up
- taxes
- types of businesses
- resources
- visas and permits
Follow the link for more information and to sign up:

Meet the Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Gabriele Hamm Adler, GHA Development - Growth for People & Business as Mentor to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.