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March 4-9, 2019 Swedish Dads Exclusive Photo Exhibition by Johan Bävman
The photo exhibition Swedish Dads has been travelling to more than 50 countries all over the world. Now the exhibition has come to Amsterdam! Swedish Dads is a photo exhibition based on portraits of a select group of fathers who choose to stay home with their babies for at least six months. Photographer Johan Bävman examines why these fathers have chosen to stay home with their children, what the experience has given them, and how their relationship with both their partners and their children has changed as a result. The exhibition aims to show the effects of gender equality in parenting on both individuals and society.   The exhibition portrays 25 fathers in Sweden and is showing at Epicenter Amsterdam from March 4 - March 9, 2019, as a joint collaboration between the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Foreign Mission, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam.   For more information
Photo by Johan Bävman
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Thank you Maria Karlström!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Maria Karlström Director Business Support and Marketing & Communications at Scania BeNeLux for her inspiring contribution to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Maria Karlström has been a member of the Swedish Chamber Board of Directors since 2017 and she is ending her activities at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce due to a new assignment on a new market. On behalf of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, we wish Maria lots of success with her new challenge.
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Who will be Sweden’s new best EU friend after Brexit?
Sweden and the UK have traditionally agreed on many European issues. But when Sweden's best friend leaves the EU, the country needs to seek new partners.  Sweden's new EU Minister Hans Dahlgren, of the ruling centre-left Social Democrat party, on Tuesday, met Michael Stibbe, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's closest EU adviser. The meeting in The Hague was Dahlgren's first bilateral foreign trip of this kind. "The UK has in the past been the country with whom we have had the closest contact, in the sense that it is the country that has voted most like Sweden in the EU. We now have to look for allies in several other countries and the Netherlands is among the top of the list ," Dahlgren told Swedish newswire TT.   Click here for more information. Source: The Local Sweden  
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Member Company Flokk at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.
At this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, Member Company Flokk offered visitors a unique glimpse into the world of sustainable design, and unveiled for the very first time, a brand new design update on one of their bestselling chairs. The concept was a great success, drawing interest not only from the design fair attendees but also the organisers of the event. Flokk was one of four nominee’s for the E.  
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Snoop Dogg becomes a shareholder in Klarna and transforms into Smoooth Dogg
Stockholm, January 17, 2019 – Klarna, a leading global payment provider and bank, joins forces with rapper and global pop culture icon Snoop Dogg in order to bring the company’s communication concept of “Smoooth” to the next level. The collaboration entails Snoop Dogg becoming Smoooth Dogg and the face of a major campaign called “Get Smoooth”, as well as Snoop Dogg becoming a minor shareholder in Klarna. As a communicative concept, “Smoooth” encapsulates Klarna’s strategy as well as its promise in a single word, meaning: removing friction from the world of pay later payments. To make this effort abundantly clear, the company now teams up with Snoop Dogg, arguably the smoothest man alive, on his journey to become even smoother, in the campaign “Get Smoooth”. For Snoop Dogg, this is part of his European investment strategy.  
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20 March, 2019 Company visit to Scania Production
Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses for heavy transport applications combined with an extensive product-related service offering. Scania offers vehicle financing, insurance and rental services to enable our customers to focus on their core business. Welcome to join us for an inspiring company presentation and factrory tour to get to know about Scania's future proef transport challenges and soloutions.   For more information about the program and to sign up  
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Stockholm Financial Technology Week!
This week is Sthlm FinTech Week, presenting the best of FinTech from all around the Nordics! Sthlm FinTech Week is a community-driven event, engaging startups, corporates, investors, regulators, and academia covering digitalization, regtech, blockchain, insurtech, sustainability, impact tech and more.
  • Meet startups from Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Baltics
  • Meet industry experts from various companies including SEB, Swedbank, Danske Bank, ING, AWS, Wirecard, N26, Klarna and many more
  • Hear from Sweden's Central Bank (Riksbanken), Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) and the Swedish Government (Regeringskansliet) who are engaged in panel discussions and keynotes.
 
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ABM AMRO Digital Impact Fund increases their investment in Tink
ABN AMROs Digital Impact Fund has increased its investment in the Swedish FinTech company Tink, following its first investment in May 2016 and a second investment in October 2017. Tink and ABN AMRO worked together to develop Grip, a personal finance app launched in December 2015. Today, Grip is the number 1 personal finance app in The Netherlands, with more than 500.000 registered clients.  
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