Join Swe-Cham member Undutchables for Expert Talk Nov 12, 2020
Join Swedish Chamber of Commerce Member Undutchables Expert Talk: Quality of life at work & remote working
Time From 10.30 - 11.30 Date & location 12 November 2020 -
Presented by - International Consultant and HR Researcher & our own expert - Sales & Recruitment Manager at Undutchables As a professional do you find it challenging to maintain your quality of life at work in the current context ? What is the ideal balance between your own well-being and those of your colleagues ? The feeling of being isolated, disconnected or abandoned can appear and concern each of us. Knowing how to set good practices to avoid professional risk due to this fast move into remote work is precisely the goal of this interactive webinar. It is designed to benefit both managers and employees.   To help you face this unique challenge, Undutchables is happy to welcome Sophie Grünfelder an international consultant and researcher in HR. She supports quality of work life, sustainable leadership and ways of developing a responsive management (top management and middle management). During the last months, Sophie Grünfelder helped several international teams (in The Benelux and France) to improve their remote-work skills and increase organizational resilience in the face of Covid-19. She teaches e-leadership and full-remote-work management methods to both academics and professionals.   During this webinar, she will answer practical questions from participants and offer tips around the following topics:  
  • How to work well on your own remotely, preserving a good quality of work-private life balance ?
  • How to collaborate well remotely with the rest of your team, paying individual attention to efficiency and well-being ?
  • How to manage your team remotely, harmonize & coordinate each team member with a tailored approach - including management of employees’ distress (signals & solutions) - ?
  • How to (e-)meet effectively respecting everyone's expectations and promoting collective satisfaction?
  Looking forward to welcoming you at the webinar!
  Time From 10.30 - 11.30 Date & location 12 November 2020 - Program 10.30 Introduction 10.35 Interactive Session incl Q&A 11.25 Wrap-up 11.30 End
  Registration and more information The webinar will be held via Zoom. You can register by
Showtime for The movie I Am Greta in the Netherlands
The movie I Am Greta will premiere today in cinemas across the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.   Greta Thunberg, 15, starts school striking for the climate. She skips school and sit outside the parliament to show the politicians that if they don't care about her future, why should she? A film about acting to stop climate change before it's too late.  
Webinar Living & Renting in the Amsterdam Area
Want to know more about housing in Amsterdam? Join free Webinar about Living & Renting in the Amsterdam area by Swe-Cham partner InAmsterdam on Oct 22 Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4 PM.   Your guide to living & renting in the Amsterdam Area Finding a perfect place to live and arranging a rental contract are essential parts of your move to the Amsterdam Area, however, it can also leave you scratching your head as there are so many things to consider. During this special housing webinar for international newcomers, our expert partners and speakers will share valuable insights into housing issues that will set you on the right path.


Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020 Time: 16:00-17:00 Location: Online via Zoom Presentation topics include:
  • What international newcomers really need to know
  • Rules and regulations protecting tenants' rights in the Netherlands

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Swedish online cooking workshops by Northern Delight!
Why not join a Swedish cooking workshop and learn how to make the famous Swedish Smörgåstårta by yourself or surprise your family with homemade sweets and cookies for the December holidays! Join the online workshops by Swe-Cham member Ingrid Geel Nilsson at Nordic Delights!    Zondag 25 oktober, 2020 om 13.00 uur - Zweedse keuken hartig - SMÖRGÅSTÅRTA Zondag 29 november, 2020 om 13.00 uur - Zweedse keuken zoet - thema ADVENT Tijdens de eerste kookworkshop maken we de meest geliefde variant van de smörgåstårta; de vistaart. Deze broodtaart vullen wij met warmgerookte zalm, een mierikswortelspread, tonijnsalade en een augurkenspread. De taart wordt gegarneerd met gerookte zalm, eieren, dille en viskuit! Op de eerste zondag in Advent, 29 november, maken we saffraankoffiebroodjes, pepparkakor en glögg! Om alvast in kerstsfeer te komen :-) Klik op de links voor meer informatie. WELKOM!    
Congratulations Business Sweden
Swedish Chamber of Commerce congratulates our member and Team Sweden partner Business Sweden with the "Best use of partnership" by WTPO 2020.   And the winner is… Business Sweden! We are extremely proud and honoured to have won the WTPO Awards 2020 competing against six formidable trade promotion organisations shortlisted in the category “Best use of a partnership”. Ylva Berg, CEO, Business Sweden comments: “Winning this award means a great deal to us and proves that our emphasis on a collaborative mindset is not only key to solving shared global problems, but also winning sizeable contracts in infrastructure where SMEs and large companies can benefit by combining their strengths.” “I want to congratulate all our hard-working teams at Business Sweden, particularly in the HPO programme, as well as the other contestants for being shortlisted in this category.” The WTPO (World Trade Promotion Organizations) Awards recognise excellence in export development initiatives and are presented biennually by  . The 2020 winners in three categories were announced today by a jury comprised of the Qatar Development Bank, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Business France and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council.
Meet the Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Maja Markovic, Finance & Business Transformation Leader as Mentor at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.   Please visit our event page for more information.
KPN Netherlands selects Ericsson 5G Core
  • Ericsson standalone 5G Core technology will provide KPN with a faster, more reliable and secure core network
  • Ericsson dual-mode 5G Core will enable KPN to develop new 5G use cases towards existing and emerging consumer and enterprise markets
  • Implementation expected to get underway later in 2020
PRESS RELEASE OCT 15, 2020 06:30 (GMT +00:00) Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Dutch communications service provider KPN as its mobile core network vendor. Under the five-year agreement, Ericsson will deploy dual-mode 5G Core software with full support services, including an accompanying systems integration program with third-line support services. Ericsson 5G Core will deliver a significant upgrade to KPN’s existing 2G/3G/4G packet core and signaling technology and enable the communications service provider to deploy its first standalone 5G network. The secure cloud-native dual-mode Ericsson  will allow KPN to meet increasing data demands of customers in existing consumer markets, as well as pursue new 5G innovation opportunities in emerging enterprise segments supported by enhanced network slicing capabilities. This includes Internet of Things (IoT) applications with critical demands such as smart transport and emerging ultra-low-latency gaming use cases. Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer and Member of the Board of Management, KPN, says: ”With our new 5G core network, we are entering the next era of mobile technology. By partnering with Ericsson on the latest technologies, gigabit data rates, real-time communication and massive IoT are becoming reality. This will enable new functionalities and capabilities for our customers and society and confirms KPN is truly delivering on its promise to be the network of the Netherlands.” Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, says: ”We are pleased to expand our 100-year partnership with KPN through our technology-leading 5G Core solutions. We will work closely with KPN to ensure that consumers and enterprises in the Netherlands can benefit from the emerging opportunities of 5G as it embraces digitalization. Ericsson’s cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core provides the cutting-edge, container-based, microservice architecture that will help KPN to both develop new business models as well as move onto the next level of network operational efficiency.”   Source:
Sweden to ramp up military spending by 40 percent
  'An armed attack on Sweden cannot be ruled out,' said Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist as he presented the country's future military strategy. Sweden said Thursday it would boost military spending by 40 percent over the next four years as it seeks to ramp up defence capabilities in the face of European tensions. An extra 27 billion Swedish kronor ($3 billion, 2.6 billion euros) will be added to the country's defence budget from 2021 to 2025, Hultqvist told a press conference. That increase represents a 40 percent bump to the country's military spending. The need for a strengthened defence comes as a result of heightened tensions in Europe, the government said in a statement, citing "Russian aggression in Georgia and Ukraine".   Sweden had already upped its defence budget between 2014 and 2020, bringing the total increase from 2014 to 2025 to 85 percent. "This is the largest percentual increase in military spending since the 1950s," Hultqvist said. The proposed spending rise, which needs to be approved by parliament, would target all branches of the military and would see the number of staffed personnel grow to 90,000 from 60,000 today, the government said.   Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT