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Welcome to new member Fagerhult

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome Fagerhult as a new member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce!

  Fagerhult is one of Europe’s leading lighting companies, with 3,300 employees in 25 countries. Fagerhult develops, manufactures and markets innovative and energy-efficient lighting solutions for professional indoor, retail and outdoor environments. Fagerhult Nederland Postbus 320 3990 GC HOUTEN https://www.fagerhult.com/nl
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What’s up at Epicenter this week?
Being part of the Swedish Chamber's community gives you the opportunity to attend some of the cool and insightful events at Epicenter Amsterdam. This month we are offering a limited number of tickets for the following events: Boost your Instagram Game:  (Young Professionals) Dutch Instagram guru Kirsten Jassies gives workable tips on how to reach insta(nt) success. With a solid background in the online world, she has helped hundreds of companies with their Instagram strategy. She works as a social media trainer and strategist.   ? February 11 ? 12:00–13:00 This event is free of charge Please sign up . Growth with artificial intelligence in B2B marketing & sales: A.I. is no longer a toy of data scientists: being able to predict and manage (customer) data intelligently is essential today in order to capture a leading position in the market. ? February 13 ? 16:00–20:00 This event is free of charge (10 seats available) Only a few seats available, please send an email to   Open Voice: The new conversational channel isn't just about the smart speakers. It is also about using Voice to interact with your kitchen appliances like your fridge and coffee machine. It's about talking to your car and even your bike. All manufacturers are exploring how voice can make their consumer products smarter. Let's explore the lessons, the design questions and how to go about it. ? February 14 ? 16:00–20:00 This event is free of charge (14 February, 10 seats available) Only a few seats available, please send an email to      
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Sweden has a new government.
  • The Government is headed by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and in addition to the Prime Minister there are 22 ministers. On 21 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the statement of government policy in the Riksdag and announced which ministers are part of the new government.
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Meet the new Swedish Chamber of Commerce trainees!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome Agnes Nilsson, who received a one-year scholarship from the Foundation for Swedish Youth Abroad 2019 and Oliver Karlsson, an undergraduate from the Hague University.   For more information click
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New Contact person for the Swedish Chamber at NH Collection Barbizon Palace
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Fleur Harman, Sales Executive Amsterdam NH Collection Barbizon Palace for the excellent co-opearation and we are wishing her lots of success at her new asignment. We are looking forward to welcoming Tim Spackler, Sales Executive NH Collection Hotels Amsterdam as new contact person for the Swedish Chamber.
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Swe-Cham Member and Patron Company Digital Captains becomes Captains
Delft January 7, 2019 PRESS RELEASE: The most undiscovered agency of The Netherlands reveals itself From today onwards on the radar, in an extraordinary office and with a brand new name Unobserved and off the grid, but already in the digital era, the last few years an agency has been secretly growing with a surprisingly impressive portfolio. With Koeman on Wembley, Van der Sar in Manchester, Cristiano Ronaldo on Instagram and closer to home the Chamber of Commerce, Wasserman, PostNL, the city The Hague and Huawei as clients. That agency used to be called Digital Captains and as of today it will be known as Captains. Captains is a contemporary translation of a digital media & creative production agency. With production and distribution under one roof; makers and marketeers at the drawing table of each project. A full focus on storytelling, because ordinary commercials and random Facebook-posts can be created by any other agency. Delft former railway station Meanwhile there are almost 25 captains working at Captains, has it a very own football label called ARCH Football – which creates the best storytelling in football – and the agency recently moved into the former railway station of Delft. A building that is both inspiring and prestigious. In a sense, the building simply airs creativity. ‘It is the combination of old and new that distinguishes us’, says co-founder Jop Goslinga. ‘Storytelling is an ancient way of communicating, digital media relatively young. We are fascinated by both, which makes us a company driven by contrasts. Creativity and technology don’t always go well together in the office, but we make it work. An untameable creative editor works alongside a data analyst. You’d think ‘that won’t work’, but it actually works out really well. They are learning a lot from each other. Even outside the office, about life.’ Fast growing Captains was established four years ago as Digital Captains. At that time, the two founders Remy Steijger and Goslinga were on their own. ‘We certainly did not expect to grow this fast’, tells Steijger. ‘We hoped for it, because ambition has driven us from the start. We believe it’s time for a new media agency, which has a different structure, with a focus on quality and new generations. Our website strongly quotes “Moving people through stories”, and in an era of mass-content it defines exactly what we’re aiming for. That is what we do.’ Cases Captains does not only work for brands, but also for media such as television- and digital channels. Goslinga: ‘We’re good in producing and distributing content, so why wouldn’t we offer that to the media as well?, we thought years ago.’ The most memorable cases of the previous year were for Huawei, Onefootball, Ziggo Sport and the city The Hague. Together with athlete management company Wasserman, Captains created for Huawei a campaign to launch the pay-off of the company – Make it possible – to the Dutch. For the city of The Hague the channel Be Hague was built; a channel with stories from and about the city featured on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. A wide range of all sorts of videos – vlogs, reports, mini-docs and campaign videos – make that more and more young citizens of The Netherlands consider either living, working or studying in The Hague. Cristiano Ronaldo was featured in a campaign for the Edwin van der Sar Foundation in December 2018 and we created 24 mini-documentaries for Onefootball that compiled close to ten million viewers. Curious about all our cases? View them .
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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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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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