What does the future hold in store? The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Urbanisation Forum will be addressing the challenge of growing cities.
A collaboration between the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of Sweden.
The Urbanisation Forum is a new series of forums aimed at business people, politicians and other influential individuals who wish to share experiences, supply information on their respective areas and bring about high-value networking. The theme has a specific focus on the global challenge as a direct result of the physical growth of cities.
More than half of the world’s population is living in urban areas and cities are set to be the future global economic engines. As the urban areas are rapidly expanding, there are several crucial challenges that must be addressed, creating a huge demand for energy solutions and infrastructure that will connect the city and make it more inclusive and sustainable. With our first Urbanisation Forum, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce aims to discuss these issues and explore the challenges of today as well as the challenges of the future. With insights from Sweco, Vattenfall, Volvo Bus and other experts, we will explore how urbanisation challenges are to be solved by implementing the latest innovations and technologies.
There will be four keynote presentations and one-panel discussion, all of which will be led by the moderator: Rens Goudsmit, TK Advocaten en Notarissen.
The event will culminate in a networking session with drinks and canapés.
Registration and Swedish fika
Start presentations intro by Rens Goudsmit, Moderator
Keynote Speaker Eugene Grüter, CEO Sweco Nederland
Keynote Speaker Cornelia Dinca, Delegations Lead at Amsterdam Smart City Amsterdam
Keynote Speaker Laurine de Bruin, Vattenfall
Wrap up by Moderator together with all speakers and audience in the form of a Panel discussion
Networking and drinks 19.00
End of Program
Swedish Chamber, Epicenter Amsterdam
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce corially thank’s our sponsors:
Swedish Chamber of Commerce
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1076 EE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Members: 50 Euro p.p. excl. VAT
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Non-Membes: 75.00 Eurp p.p. excl VAT
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Sweco is Europe’s market leading architecture and engineering consultancy. With over 16,000 colleagues, Sweco plans and designs sustainable communities and cities of the future. Sweco differentiates by being their customers’ most approachable and committed partner, with recognized expertise. Eugene Grüter has been Sweco Nederland's CEO since September 2016 and believes strongly in this customer promise. "By living this customer promise, we become the best and have the most impact to make the world safer, healthier, more sustainable and more accessible to people. And that is what intrinsically drives us. A sound profitable growth is the logical result.”
Cornelia Dinca, Delegations Lead for Amsterdam Smart City, the public-private partnership and community platform for a future-proof Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
In her role, Cornelia connects international delegations to smart city experts and projects, helping transfer Amsterdam's knowledge and experience as a smart city internationally. Cornelia is also the founder of Sustainable Amsterdam, a boutique consultancy specialized in sharing Amsterdam-based approaches and innovations for sustainable urban development. Cornelia holds an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary. Previously Cornelia worked on energy, climate change and urbanism projects in Canada and Germany.
Laurine de Bruin, Facility Management at Vattenfall
Moderator, Rens Goudsmit, Attorney at TK Advocaten en Notarissen
Rens is an experienced corporate litigator in the field of contracting, IT, Privacy and (corporate) governance and head of TK Tech in Amsterdam. TK Tech is specialized in all legal aspects of innovative technologies.
Bas Dubois, Managing Director Benelux at Volvo Bus Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden
Since 1992, Bas is working with the Volvo Group in various positions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.
About the company
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