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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce New Years Reception January 24, 2019
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with the Ambassador of Sweden Mrs. Annika Markovic request the pleasure of the company of the members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Chamber’s New Year’s Reception on Thursday 24 January 24, 2019, from 18.00 – 20.00 By personal invitation only.   The Swedish Chamber of Commerce New Years Reception has been made possible by:    
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Fantastic speakers line-up for the Nordic Circular Economy Summit 2019
More than 200 guests have signed up for the Nordic Circular Economy Summit January 2019! We are excited to welcome Keynote speaker Robert Schröder, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Moedas for Research, Science and Innovation.
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Circular Economy Summit 15 January 2019!
The organization partners of the Nordic Circular Economy Summit 2019 were very happy to welcome an amazing speakers line up with more than 15 key speakers together with almost 300 people in the audience.  The conference was co-hosted by the 4 Nordic Embassies, the 4 Nordic Chambers of Commerce and the EU commission.  A great example of Nordic collaboration to address one of the most important questions of this time: How to move from a linear to a circular economy? A mix of Nordic and Dutch businesses as well as NGO’s and governmental institutions from all over the world gathered together to discuss these topics and gave good examples of what has been done, but also spoke about what still needs to be done for the near future to achieve a circular future.  We hope the Nordic Circular Economy Summit will lead to lots of new connections and collaborations as well as inspire all participants to take further steps and lead the way from linear to circular. #NordicEconomySummit2019 Thanks to everyone who participated and for contributing to making Nordic Circular Economy Summit 2019 to a great success. For more information and event photos welcome to visit:       
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Swedish Chamber will open new office at Epicenter Amsterdam
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce will open our new office at Epicenter Amsterdam per 2019-01-01. Epicenter is the first innovation house of Amsterdam, dedicated to innovation and development – a venue in the Zuidas district of Amsterdam where established corporations as well as smaller, entrepreneurial companies with proven business models can meet to build new companies and businesses.  Epicenter is an innovative environment driven by sustainability where people with similar business interests meet. The move to Epicenter Amsterdam means that all Swedish Chamber Members will be able to attend events hosted by Epicenter. It also provides great opportunities to network with other companies within the building. Our new office is very easy to reach by public transport, bike and car. See you at Epicenter Amsterdam as of January 1st, 2019! The new office address is: Fred. Roeskestraat 115 1076 EE Amsterdam The Netherlands
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€1790 Raised to Make-A-Wish Nederland during the Christmas Dinner and Dance
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very happy to announce that we, together with our fantastic guests, raised €1790 during the Christmas Dinner and Dance. The amount was raised by selling tickets to our raffle table, of which all the amazing prizes generously were donated by: Stromma, Stena Line, Noberu of Sweden, Flokk, La Bruket, Tony's Chocolonely, Mockberg, NH Collection Barbizon Palace, WestCord Hotel Delft and Lernberger Stafsing. The amount will go to the organization , that works with fulfilling critically ill children's wishes. The Swedish Chamber extends our warmest thank you to everyone who purchased a lottery ticket during the evening as well as to our sponsors for providing such amazing lottery prizes. Photos by Nordholm Photography.
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Swedish Chamber Christmas Dinner and Dance 2018
Last Friday (Dec. 14) the Swedish Chamber Christmas Dinner and Dance took place at NH Collection Barbizon Palace. The evening offered both great company, delicious food and entertainment. The Swedish “Smörgåsbord” was prepared by La Cuisine Scandinave and consisted of a fantastic buffet with original Swedish warm and cold culinary dishes exclusively prepared by our Swedish Chef. The evening also offered a traditional candlelit Lucia procession by Lund's Academic Choir inside the unique St. Olof's Chapel, followed up by dancing to the late hours to the tunes by Anne-Lie Persson and StockholmTivoli. The Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2018 were also given to Sweco and Oatly during the evening's award ceremony. Read more about the award ceremony . The Swedish Chamber extends our warmest thank you to everyone who attended, to La Cuisine Scandinave, Lund's Academic Choir, Anne-Lie Persson and StockholmTivoli as well as all of the sponsors of the exclusive goodie bags and raffle table. We also wish to thank NH Collection Barbizon Palace for hosting us. View the photos in the slideshow below. All photos by Nordholm Photography.
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The Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2018 Award Ceremony
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, together with the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden, awarded Oatly and Sweco with the Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2018 during the Christmas Dinner and Dance on Friday, December 14. The awards were given as a recognition of Sweco and Oatly's great work during the year and was handed out by the Swedish Chamber Chairman, Mr. Ehsan Turabaz and H.E. the Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic. Sweco wins the Swedish Chamber Achievement Award 2018 Sweco is Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy. Their mission is to plan and design the communities and cities of the future. The results of their work are sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to clean water. This is done by offering services in the fields of consulting engineering, environmental technology, and architecture. Sweco helps their clients and stakeholders every day in achieving their sustainability goals and to show leadership in creating a sustainable environment. Sweco also improves their own performance as an employer and as a member of society. In 2015, Sweco acquired Grontmij, a Dutch consultancy with about 6,000 employees, which made Sweco the leading architecture and engineering consultancy in Europe, with sales of approximately SEK 16.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). Sweco has 15,000 employees, of which 6,300 are in Sweden (2018). Operations are conducted in seven business areas: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Western Europe, and Central Europe. Sweco carries out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco has adopted an in-depth sustainability policy and signed the Green Deal in 2017, meaning that Sweco has agreed to work long-term on sustainability, and partly because of this, will make an important contribution to the Netherlands’ climate target. Oatly wins the Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurship Award 2018 Oatly’s purpose as a company is to make it easy for people to turn what they eat and drink into personal moments of healthy joy without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources in the process. The company was founded based on Swedish research from Lund University. The company’s patented enzyme technology copies nature’s own process and turns fiber-rich oats into nutritional liquid food that is perfectly designed for humans. Oatly entered the Netherlands in 2016 and has since then achieved a significant market presence and growth of its lineup of original oat drinks. Oatly’s 1-liter products have reached ~13% market share of dairy alternatives in the Netherlands in only three years and the sales forecast is 3.9M liters for 2018.   The jury consisted of: H.E. Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic, Mr. Ehsan Turabaz, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tomas Korseman, Business Sweden Benelux, Mr. Wilko Klaassen, General Manager Klarna NeBe, the winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017, Mr. Patrick Mesterton, CEO and Co-Founder Epicenter Amsterdam The Swedish Chamber extends our warmest congratulations to the winners! View the photos from the award ceremony in the image slider below.
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The winners of the Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2018
The Swedish Chamber is proud to announce the winners of the Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2018. The Achievement Award 2018 will go to Sweco and the Entrepreneurship Award 2018 will go to Oatly. Both Sweco and Oatly will be awarded during the award ceremony, that will take place during the Swedish Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Dinner & Dance on December 14, 2018. The jury for the Achievement Award 2018 consisted of: H.E. Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic, Mr. Ehsan Turabaz, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tomas Korseman, Business Sweden Benelux, Wilko Klaassen, General Manager Klarna NeBe, the winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017 The jury for the Entrepreneurship Award 2018 consisted of: H.E. Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic, Mr. Ehsan Turabaz, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tomas Korseman, Business Sweden Benelux, Mr. Wilko Klaassen, General Manager Klarna NeBe, the winner of the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017, Mr. Patrick Mesterton, CEO and Co-Founder Epicenter Amsterdam Read the press releases below for further information. Previous winners: 2017 Klarna (the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017) and Daloc (the Swedish Chamber Newcomer Export Prize 2017) 2016 Volvo Car Netherlands 2015 Elekta 2014  SKF B.V 2013 Scania 2012 Handelsbanken Netherlands
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