Meet our Moderator Tomas Korseman
Join us on June 14, 2023, in Amsterdam to explore technology innovation and what Sweden and the Netherlands can learn from each other! At a time of ever-growing need for innovative and green technology, and on the occasion of Sweden holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union during 2023, the Swedish Trade & Invest Commissioner to Benelux, together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, invites you to this exclusive gathering to explore the role of the ecosystem to enable technology innovation. Meet our next speaker and moderator Tomas Korseman, Trade & Invest Commissioner of Sweden to Benelux at Business Sweden Business Sweden provides strategic consulting, business development and incubation services, to help Swedish companies grow their international sales, and to international companies seeking to invest and expand in Sweden. Business Sweden is among Sweden’s most attractive employers and ranks as a best talent company. Market responsibility for Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Part of the EMEA management team. Click for more information and to sign up.
Save the Date for the Sustainability & Innovation Summit “Driving the Green Transition Together” & Annual Lucia Dinner
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands is pleased to invite you to join the annual Sustainability & Innovation Summit "Driving the Green Transition Together", taking place in Hilton Amsterdam, on December 15th, 14.30 – 17.00. featuring a full schedule of Keynote speakers, panel discussions, and fire site talks while diving into the following topics: • What are the main achievements and lessons learned from the Swedish Presidency of the European Council in regard to driving the European sustainability agenda forward? • What are the key outcomes and the next steps from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai? • How are Swedish companies adjusting their business models towards the green transitions, what collaborations help them to accelerate their efforts, and how this helps them to navigate the complex landscape of policies and regulations under the European Green Deal? Welcome to join us to gain thought leadership insights, learn about the latest innovations, and get inspired by the change-makers making the green transition a reality. The fantastic speaker list will be revealed soon. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Sustainability & Innovation Summit “Driving the Green Transition Together” will be followed by a reception in a welcoming and sophisticated atmosphere. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with professionals from various fields. In the evening we are honored to welcome you to The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Dinner & Dance including entertainment, the Swedish Chamber Business Award Ceremony, a fantastic Charity Raffle and the traditional Swedish Lucia Procession. Sign up today for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Sustainability and Innovation Summit “Driving the Green Transition Together” and Annual Lucia Dinner at Hilton Amsterdam on December 15, 2023 and make use of our SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER! For more information and to sign up, please click .
Thank you for Attending Meet & Greet featuring Mattias Frumerie Director, Head of Delegation to UNFCCC
On June 1, 2023, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure to welcome Mattias Frumerie, Director, Head of Delegation to UNFCCC Ministry of Climate and Enterprise Climate department, Stockholm, to engage with some of the Swedish Chambers Patron Members and sustainability experts on how to accelerate climate actions globally. On the same date, the Swedish Government announces that Sweden's chief negotiator Mattias Frumerie has been appointed Ambassador for Sweden's global climate work. The climate ambassador's mission is to lead and represent Sweden's international climate work. Mattias Frumerie has been Sweden's chief negotiator for the climate negotiations within the UN climate convention, UNFCCC, for just over three years and he continues as chief negotiator also in his new role as ambassador. Sweden was one of the first countries to appoint a special climate ambassador to raise the importance and ambition of international climate work. Many other countries have now followed and appointed their own climate ambassadors. “Happy, honored, and humbled to be appointed as Sweden’s Climate Ambassador in addition to continuing in my role as Head of Delegation to UNFCCC UN. Looking forward to further strengthening the #TeamSweden effort in encouraging and ensuring more ambition in #ClimateAction globally, highlighting the urgency and opportunity of Climate Action. Proud of the solutions Swedish actors can offer to facilitate the transition in countries globally,” says Mattias Frumerie in a reaction on his LinkedIn. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands would like to thank Mattias Frumerie for a very inspiring and insightful meeting and we wish him the best of luck in his new role as Ambassador for Sweden's global climate work. For event pictures, please click .
Sweden 500- A year of Celebration
What’s in a number? Why plenty, if you ask us! 2023 truly is a jubilee year for Sweden, as the country boasts 500 years worthy of a celebration. It’s a year with more than one Swedish milestone, featuring everything from royals and opera to rollercoasters and the Nobel Prize Banquet. But at the heart of it all is independence and democracy. Intrigued? Then hop along as we take you through the numbers. Sweden's Independence So, you’ve done your math and have rewound to 1523. What exactly happened then? That year, on 6 June to be exact, Gustav Vasa was elected King of Sweden. With Gustav Vasa elected, Sweden left the so-called Kalmar Union with Denmark and Norway, and once again became independent. The historic place where Gustav Vasa was elected? Strängnäs, 59 kilometres west of Stockholm. Under King Gustav Vasa, the Protestant Reformation was introduced and the church was nationalised. During King Gustav Vasa’s reign, Sweden would also lay the foundations of the strong central governance it would develop over centuries to come. 2023 also marks 50 years on the throne for King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden’s current monarch. As head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf is the country’s foremost unifying symbol. According to the constitution, he has no political affinity or formal powers, and his duties are mainly of a ceremonial and representative nature. He became King of Sweden on 15 September 1973, following the death of King Gustaf VI Adolf. Fast-forward to today, and King Carl XVI Gustaf can boast the title as the longest reigning monarch in Swedish history, with more than 80 state visitsabroad. All set to follow in his footsteps is Crown Princess Victoria. In 1980, the Succession Act was made gender-neutral, which turned Princess Victoria – the oldest of Carl Gustaf’s three children – into Crown Princess Victoria. As a celebration of his 50 years on the throne, King Carl XVI Gustaf is paying visit to all 21 of Sweden’s regions during the course of the year, together with Queen Silvia. Hosted by the respective governors, these visits are an opportunity to meet with the people. Click to read more. PHOTO: THRON ULLBERG/KUNGL HOVSTATERNA
Open Hours June 6, 2023
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, June 6, 2023. For contact information, please visit our website. Link in bio! Credits: Astrakan/Scandinav/imagebank.sweden.se
Key Update: New Dutch Pension Legislation Decoded in Just 6 Minutes! (Video)
Noteworthy changes are headed your way with the newly approved Dutch pension legislation. Swe-Cham member Montae & Partners have simplified the essentials into a 6-minute video guide. With this comprehensive yet concise overview, you'll navigate the new pension landscape confidently and make informed decisions that could impact your organization's future. Stay informed and ahead - watch this insightful overview today!"
Patron Member Benefit- The Young Professionals welcomes 3 young colleagues from your company to join our YP community!
The Young Professionals is our sub-organization for people between 21-36 years old, who have an interest in/connection to the Swedish-Dutch Business Network. It is a vibrant community where we meet up for various interesting events and fun after works, often in collaboration with our Swedish Chamber member companies. Our network has been described as a unique platform for meeting like-minded people, creating valuable connections, and learning something new. Patron members have 3 Young Professional Memberships included in their Patron Membership. We welcome 3 young colleagues from your company to fill in the member application form below, to join our Swedish-Dutch YP Community for free!
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee delivers support to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Program including Female Leadership Empowerment. “The D&I Committee is aiming to give support and advice to the Chambers D&I strategy including organizing events to discuss new perspectives and to increase knowledge and experience exchange. We aim to inspire business leaders from all sectors with an ambition to develop successful D&I strategies within their organizations.” - Carola Hoekstra, CEO Stromma Netherlands, Chairwoman Swedish Chamber D&I Committee Committee Members:
- Carola Hoekstra, Chairwoman of the Committee, CEO, Stromma
- Bernie van Leeuwen, Managing Director, SKF Netherlands B.V.
- Siroe Burleson, Partnership Manager, Storytel NL B.V.
- Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce