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Lucia celebrations in Amsterdam and the Hague 2022
8 December, 2022 Swedish Embassy in the Hague The Swedish Embassy in the Hauge invites you to the traditional lighting of the Swedish Christmas Tree in The Hague on Thursday 8 December at 18.30-19.00, followed by a performance of the Lucia choir from Lund University, Sweden. The lights in the Swedish Christmas Tree will be lit by Mayor Jan van Zanen, Mr Theo Heere (Buurtschap centrum 2005) and H.E. Ambassador Johannes Oljelund. Welcome to join in front of Museum Escher in Het Paleis, Lange Voorhout, The Hague. For more information:   9 December, 2022 Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual Lucia Event will this year be celebrated with a Chamber Luncheon at Hilton Hotel Amsterdam on December 9, 2022. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual  Lucia Luncheon includes Swedish glogg reception with ginger cookies, an amazing 3-course Swedish inspired Lucia menu, exclusive charity Raffle for the benefit of Stichting Giliat and a beautiful Lucia performance by Lund’s Academic Choir, Sweden. Click to find out more. 11 December, 2022 at 15:00 Swedish Church in the Netherlands, The Hague The Swedish Church is having a Lucia celebration together with Svenska Skolforeningen in the at The German Church Bleijenburg 3B, The Hauge  on December 11, 2022 at 15.00 Registration at Coffee and glögg  will be served after the service. 11 December, 2022 Celebration of Light Lucia Concert at the Krijtberg Church,  Singel 446, Amsterdam Welcome to a traditional Swedish Lucia concert in the heart of Amsterdam on December 11, 2022 at 19.00. Doors open at 18.30. Free entrance contribution for the benefit of hunger crisis in Somalia appreciated. 13 December, 2022 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam The Young Professionals together with PRLab Amsterdam will celebrate Lucia with a traditional Swedish Lucia choir, glogg and ginger cookies on the official day of Saint Lucia December 13, 2022. Click for more information.

Happy Lucia Celebrations!

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Get into the Nobel Prize spirit in Stockholm this week!
The prestigious Nobel Banquet may be the reserve of a carefully cherrypicked guestlist – laureates, international academia, royalty and a good number of students – but you'll be able to get into the spirit, too. During Nobel Week 2022 – on 5-11 December this year – an array of  take place across Stockholm. The Nobel Prize Museum – located in Stockholm's Old Town – is a must-visit for anyone wanting to learn more about the legendary prize. The various displays and short films encourage you to reflect on society and creativity via the work and ideas of some of the key luminaries of our time and decades prior. The museum's current exhibition – “”– will have you discover everything about this world-famous festivity – from the menu and tableware to speeches and dress codes (open until March 2023).  – running this year between 3-11 December – will brighten up Stockholm with a series of light installations, each of which is inspired by Nobel Prize laureates and innovations. Created by artists from Sweden and beyond, these inspiring lightworks beam across centrally located buildings, squares and museums. A highlight of the musical sort, the annual  is held on 8 December in honour of the Nobel Prize laureates. Performed by internationally renowned musicians at the , tickets are available to the general public. If you get a seat, you’ll find yourself in the company of the laureates and their parties, maybe even some members of the Swedish Royal family. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the  event. Held alternate years in Stockholm or Gothenburg, always on 9 December, this educational all-day event is free of charge and invites you to join a series of talks – in digital and physical form – headed by laureates and other thought leaders   For more information: https://visitsweden.com/what-to-do/culture-history-and-art/culture/the-nobel-prize/   Photo: Viit Sweden
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Apply Now- The School of Business, Economics and, Law at the University of Gothenburgs Scholarship Foundation
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is pleased to announce that the application for our position as Management Trainee June 7, 2023- June 7, 2024, is now open. [video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/the-Swedish-Chamber-of-Commerce-7.mp4"][/video] The School of Business, Economics and, Law at the University of Gothenburg Scholarship Foundation supports a young talent from the School of Business, Economics and, Law at the University of Gothenburg to gain international experience through joining the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands for a twelve-month period. “I appreciate that there are new, exciting challenges and various tasks each day. The role gives you a lot of freedom with responsibility where you get to be creative and flexible coming up with your own solutions”. Deadline: January 20, 2023. For more information on how to apply, follow the link: https://bit.ly/3H4SY9n
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Apply Now- Gull & Stellan Ljungberg’s Scholarship Foundation
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is pleased to announce that the application for our position as Management Trainee June 7, 2023- June 7, 2024, is now open. [video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Namnlos-video.mp4"][/video] Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation Scholarship grants a scholarship to a creative and talented young adult within international trade. Please note that this scholarship can only be applied for by Swedish nationals that have a connection to Uddevalla or Trollhättans municipality. “Being a Management Trainee has given me a lot of experience in an international environment to work closely with innovative and sustainable companies and business professionals. My experience has given me insight into the Swedish and Dutch business environment, the value of networking, project planning, and business strategies.” – Sanjidul Huda, Scholarship Recipient 2022/2023 Deadline: February 3, 2023. For more information on how to apply, follow the link: https://bit.ly/3U5qkrE
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THE LIGHTS ARE ON IN AMSTERDAM!

From December 1, 2022, the lights of Amsterdam Light Festival Edition 11- Imagine Beyond will go on!

  For the next 53 days, 20 light artworks turn the historic center of Amsterdam into an outdoor exhibition space. From interactive lampposts, to a giant ball of yarn and from luminous fireflies to an installation that makes it seem like the water is burning. The works of Edition 11 trigger your imagination. Be sure to come and see them and get your tickets now!
  • The lights are on daily from 1 December until 22 January, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. One exception is New Year's Eve: the lights will then go out at 8 p.m.
  • You can experience the festival by water or by land, with different options for both categories.
  • The route is about 6.5 km long, by foot you can expect it to take 1,5 hours. You can begin anywhere you want.
  • Cruises take approximately 75 minutes. Departure locations for the cruises are different per boat company.
  • There are two information points with friendly volunteers to help you out: at Prins Hendrikkade and Blauwbrug
  For more information: https://amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/news/the-lights-are-on#   Buy your tickets at Swedish Chamber of Commerce Member Stromma Netherlands:  
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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce last Tech Table 2022 – Tech Finance/ VC Investment.
On November 29, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s last Tech Table - Tech Finance/ VC Investment. In this very inspiring session, we brought together experts and stakeholders from both Sweden and the Netherlands to explore the dynamic evolvements in Venture Capital, Technology, and the various ways companies can become investment ready or boost their innovation through tech investments. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to our fantastic speakers , Founder of , , Founder and CCO at , , Business Developer, for The Nordics, , Commercial Director at , , Partner and Co-head Nordics Also, a warm thank you to , Senior Innovation Advisor at the , for opening remarks and to our Moderator , Lawyer at . We would also like to thank our partners  and The , , The and as well as everyone who joined the Swedish Chamber Tech Finance/ VC Investment and made the event to a success.   Please follow the link for more pictures: http:/   The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Tech Table 2022 is organized in collaboration with:                        Partinc Capital tar in externt kapital från bland annat J2L Holding - Partinc Capital
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Swedish Chamber’s Executive Breakfast Meeting November 24, 2022
On November 24, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the honour to invite its Memebers to an Executive Breakfast Meeting at the Swedish Residence in the Hague featuring Peter van der Poel, Managing Director, Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group (largest owner and operator of IKEA retail in the IKEA franchise). Peter leads the investment agenda and was sharing how he and his teams are carefully balancing Ingka’s investment activities that contribute to the financial resilience of the company, the development, and innovation of the retail business and Ingka Centers – with the ambition to have a positive impact on people and our planet. The Swedish Chamber would like to thank Peter van der Poel for a very interesting and inspiring presentation, we would also like to thank H.E. Ambassador Johannes Oljelund for a warm welcome and a delicious breakfast at his beautiful residence as well as all participants for making this event into a great success. For more event photos follow the link:      The Swedish Chamber of Commerce cordially thanks the Swedish Embassy for the generous collaboration.  
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