On February 10, The Nordic Chambers of Commerce and the Nordic Embassies in the Netherlands hosted the online kick-off #NordicTalks – Food for Good. In this webinar, our experts discussed how we can contribute to the sustainable and healthy transformation of our global food systems.
The Nordic Chambers of Commerce and the Nordic Embassies in the Netherlands would like to extend a warm thank you to the Norweigian Ambassador H.E. Bård Ivar Svendsen for his welcoming words, to our speakers Katja Svensson, Nordic Council of Ministers, Jolijn Zwart-van Kessel, Foodvalley NL, Einar Kleppe Holthe, Nordic Circular Hotspot and Natural State, and David Kat, Wasteless, for sharing your expertise and knowledge on this important topic, and to our fantastic moderator Andrea Orsag, MissionC, for her excellent contribution to the discussions, and to everyone that participated in this very interesting and informative session.
Our Speakers’ Golden tips for us consumers:
Be your own gardener – see what you can grow on your own to realise what is the effort behind the whole process and also the value of the food once you put your energy into it
Sniff, Look and Taste before you throw away food just because based on the label it is expired
Support your local producers
Educate yourself of what are you eating, read what are the ingredients and nutritions of your choices. Choose smart! And explore new foods time to time, keeping your mind open
ENJOY – on your own, with family and friends – because food is such a big part of a culture and a way to express emotions
We would also like to invite you to the next Food for Good event, which will be on September 20, 2022. Mark the calendar!
This event is offered for Chamber Members free of charge.
Welcome to visit the #NordicTalks website to register for this event before February 9, 2022. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation.
Moderator: Andrea Orsag
Sustainability and Circular Economy Evangelist. Andrea is a co-founder at MissionC, a strategy advisory based in Amsterdam on a mission to accelerate the transition to Circular Economy on a global scale. Consultant with 10+ years of experience combining Risk Management, Strategy, and Change Management cross-industry, both for the commercial sector and not-for-profit organisations internationally. Helping organisations bring their ideas to life by refining their sustainability strategies, adjusting business models towards circularity, delivering programs and engaging stakeholders. Andrea also acts as a speaker, guest lecturer, expert moderator and facilitator on topics related to Circular Economy and Sustainability.
Jolijn Zwart-van Kessel
Jolijn Zwart-van Kessel is the Innovation lead of Circular Agrifood at FoodValley and a partner in Agriculture & Fruit Farm De Kortenhof, which is a family farm active with technical innovation and sustainability. Next to that Jolijn works as an entrepreneur for ZwartvanKessel Advies. She has gained extensive experience in various positions in government, politics, and business, inside and outside the agrifood sector.
Katja Svensson has a background in international development cooperation and has held posts with the EU, the UN, and the Swedish Foreign Service in Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. Currently, she leads the work on sustainable food systems for the Nordic Council of Ministers, based in Copenhagen.
Einar Kleppe Holthe
Einar K. Holthe is a Strategic Market Economist and has been working with sustainable systems most of his career. During the last 10 years, Hothe has been working with sustainable development strategies for the market, cities, and places, and formulated the methodology of Natural State of the Market – the economic consequence of awareness. Since 2020 he has been the Managing Partner of Nordic Circular Hotspot, where Natural State and the other Nordic managing partners have developed the market strategy for accelerating the transition to a circular and sustainable Nordic market by 2030.
David Kat was the online publisher and business developer for various VNU (now AC Nielsen) enterprises in the Netherlands, London, and Paris. He’s been a business developer, entrepreneur, and active investor, since 2004. He has worked with companies including Mobileye, X-Sight Sys, Magink, and AgentVI to bring innovation to incumbent industries. A father of two daughters, he’s energized by making this world a better place. His favorite channels of achieving that are business, food, and the arts.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participants for contributing to the success of the Swedish Chamber Patron Dinner on November 22, 2016. We cordially thank H.E. Ambassador of Sweden and Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mr. Per Holmström for hosting the Patron Dinner 2016 and Mr. Jeroen van der Veer, ING Keynote speaker and Honorary Guest, for sharing his experiences and introducing the Round Table discussions.