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Speech by the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at UN Climate Change Conference COP26
On November 1, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven delivered a speech at the UN Climate Change Conference COP 26, where he remarked: “The countries that are able must pave the way. In Sweden, we are presently undergoing a transition to net zero that goes hand in hand with growth, job creation and the rise of a stronger society where no one is left behind. … My message is this: The climate transition is not only possible, it also brings enormous opportunities with it. Opportunities to build better societies. But only so if we ensure that the creation of a sustainable world is a just process, benefitting everyone.”   Read the full speech
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Stef Blok, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, confirmed summit speaker to Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Stef Blok, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, as one of the prominent summit speakers at the upcoming event The Swedish Chamber’s 60th anniversary on November 18, 2021. From 1998 to 2002 and from 2002 to 2012, Stef Blok was a member of the House of Representatives for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, VVD. From October 2010 to November 2012 he was also the VVD's parliamentary party leader. Stef Blok has been Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector in the Rutte-Asscher government between 2012-2017. After that, he has been Minister of Security and Justice as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the third Rutte Government. On May 25, 2021, he was appointed Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. It is a great honor to have Stef Blok as a summit speaker. Stef Blok will contribute with valuable insights to the Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit which focuses on 21-century Innovation, where the greater trends facing us will be addressed. For more information, please read more on our
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Ingka Investments has acquired real estate on Oxford Circus in London
On October 26, Ingka Investments announced that they have signed a conditional purchase agreement to acquire real estate on one of London’s most iconic shopping locations – 214 Oxford Street, Oxford Circus, in London.   The property acquired is 239,000 sqft over seven floors and will have retail space on six of the floors, used by IKEA UK & Ireland. This is a way to bring IKEA closer to customers, as part of the transformation of Inkga Group’s retail business in response to new shopping behaviors and urbanization. Since 2019, Ingka Group has opened stores in for example Tokyo, Paris, New York and Moscow, and more major cities are planned.   Read more about it
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Congratulations from Nils van Dijkman
Nils van Dijkman, Partner HEUSSEN Advocaten & Notarissen, Honorary Member and Patron of the Chamber and Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Amsterdam, congratulates the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on their 60th Anniversary.   [video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Nils-1.mp4"][/video]   The Anniversary Celebrations will take place on November 18, 2021. Buy your tickets today to make sure not to miss out on this fantastic milestone of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. 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, and global trade.   The Gala Dinner will include a long list of Exclusive Guests, Dinner Speakers, Business Award Ceremony, and First-Class Entertainment. We are looking forward to welcoming you together with your partner, colleagues, and business relations to celebrate our 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021.   Read more on our 60th Anniversary  
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Welcome New Member Axis Communications
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to give a warm welcome to Axis Communications.   Axis Communications enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis Communications offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, intercom and audio systems. They have more than 3,8​00 dedicated employees in over 50 countries and collaborate with partners worldwide to deliver customer solutions. They were founded in 1984 and have their headquarters in Lund, Sweden.   We are looking forward to bringing together Axis Communications with our business network and to a fruitful and exciting collaboration. For more information, click
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Helena van Heel and Vincent van Amsterdam to the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is proud to present Helena van Heel and Vincent van Amsterdam as Musical Entertainment to the Swedish Chamber 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 18, 2021. Mezzo-soprano Helena van Heel is praised for her special narrative power and Vincent van Amsterdam is a great promoter of the classical accordion – make sure not to miss out on this fantastic performance! The Gala Dinner will include a long list of Exclusive Guests, Dinner Speakers, Business Award Ceremony and First-Class Entertainment. Book your seats today to make sure not to miss out on this fantastic milestone of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. We are looking forward to welcoming you together with your partner, colleagues and business relations to celebrate our 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021. Read more on our 60th Anniversary webpage
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Lawrence Masle, has been appointed CEO of Up There, Everywhere
Lawrence Masle has been appointed CEO & Director of the Nederlands of Up There, Everywhere. Lawrence is one of the founding members of UP, and previously held the role as COO, a role in which he developed a new business model for the delivery of branding, marketing and digital agency services. Lawrence now moves into the CEO role as UP prepares for its next stage of growth. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce wants to congratulate and wish Lawrence the best of luck in his new role. Read more
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Carola Hoekstra, CEO of Stromma Netherlands, featured in Algemeen Dagblad about female leadership
On Thursday, October 21, Carola Hoekstra, CEO of Stromma Netherlands and Board Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, was featured in Algemeen Dagblad in an article about female leadership. The article highlighted that there is still a low percentage of women being board members of large companies and Carola was one of three women to share her advice for women with ambitions. “As a woman, you add a lot because you think differently,” Carola Hoekstra says Read more
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