MAY 24, 2022
Amstel Room, Hilton Amsterdam
On May 24, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted the Chamber Luncheon on May 24, 2022. We felt very privileged that nearly all Board members and new Board member candidates were able to join the Chamber Luncheon at Hilton Hotel and for contributing with great networking opportunities.
At this Chamber Luncheon, we listened to Mr. Adjiedj Bakas, Trendwatcher, Visionary, Speaker and Author, addressing serious topics such as the current geopolitical landscape and the impact of the war in Ukraine, climate change and green recovery as well as the digital revolution and the global economy post pandemic.
During this session Mr. Bakas was talking about how we are no longer living in times of change but in a change of times. From history, we know that all great changes are preceded by chaos or disorder. The corona pandemic shook up the old world order and now we have entered the Age of Chaos and this will redefine our future. Enhanced digitalization, robotization, nano-technology, and new energy technology will lead to a new industrial revolution in areas such as healthcare, food, transportation, global supply chains, traveling, infrastructure and manufacturing according to Mr. Bakas. Further, he shared his thought about how we will adapt to viruses and pandemics, which will continue haunting us.
All participants received a signed copy of Mr. Baka’s book “The Age of Chaos”.
We want to extend a warm thank you to Mr. Adjiedj Bakas for his inspirational speech and to everyone that participated in this Chamber Luncheon.
Adjiedj Bakas (1963) is a highly acclaimed trendwatcher, author and speaker with roots in India, Latin-America and Europe. He researches financial, social, cultural, economic, technological and spiritual trends and interprets these for an array of clients. Bakas is a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gatherings. He lives in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area in the Netherlands and is a frequently booked speaker at conferences worldwide. His books sold 1 million copies.
ABOUT THE SWEDISH CHAMBER LUNCHEONS
The Swedish Chamber Luncheons have a long history dating back over more than six decades. Traditionally, the Swedish Chamber Luncheons gather business people from across the Swedish-Dutch community together, offering excellent networking opportunities and meeting up with business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands sharing their experiences and insights.
This Chamber Luncheon is open exclusively for Members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Adjiedj Bakas (1963) is a highly acclaimed trendwatcher, author and speaker with roots in India, Latin-America and Europe. He researches financial, social, cultural, economic, technological and spiritual trends and interprets these for an array of clients. Bakas is a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gatherings. He is captivating, stimulating, visionary, humorous, inspirational, challenging, and accessible. He is provocative but always positive, even in these times of economic decline, hence a favourite phrase of his is: ‘A kite rises highest when it flies against the wind’. He lectures about 200 times per year for businesses including Apple, Credit Suisse, Philips, Air France KLM, DSM, Google, Microsoft, Shell, Capgemini, JP Morgan, MorganStanley, ING, Nike, Adecco, Aegon, Robeco, Rabobank, ABN AMRO, PWC , KPMG, Cisco, Deloitte, E&Y and BMW. Bakas has written various bestsellers about the future that have been published in the Netherlands, the US, China, Brazil, England, Norway and other countries. His English language titles include 'Plenty', 'The State of Tomorrow', 'The Future of Food', 'The Future of Health', 'The End of Privacy', 'The Future of Faith' and 'The Future of Love'. In 2014 he published his first book in German: 'Deutschland rechnet ab'. Recent Dutch titles include: 'Megatrends Werk' and 'Trends 2020'.
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.