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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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Ehsan Turabaz assigned as International Relations Leader for IKEA Expansion, Inter IKEA Systems
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Swedish Chamber Chairman, Ehsan Turabaz, Inter IKEA Systems, for his new assignment as International Relations Leader. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very happy for Mr. Turabaz and look forward to many years of successful continued collaborations. We wish him lots of success in his new role. Please read the press release from Konrad Grüss, IKEA Expansion Manager, below.   We are very happy to announce that Ehsan Turabaz has accepted a new assignment as International Relations Leader in Inter IKEA Systems, effective from December 1st, 2018 and reporting to Konrad Grüss, IKEA Expansion Manager. In his new assignment, Ehsan will proactively create a mutually beneficial relationship with local and foreign government institutions, business associations, civil society and the diplomatic community for the purpose of supporting and promoting the development of the IKEA Franchise business and the protection of the IKEA Brand. In addition, Ehsan will also assist in political and strategic topics related to the business interests of Inter IKEA Systems in existing and new markets, working closely with Inter IKEA Systems Communication, Inter IKEA Group Communication - Media Relations and Public Affairs as well as Public Affairs at R&S. Ehsan will also continue to support business development with strategic international partners in close co-operation with key stakeholders in the Expansion Development organization. Ehsan started his long IKEA career as a trainee at IKEA Amsterdam in 1991 and moved to Inter IKEA Systems B.V. in 1993 to work as Sales Representative B2B. Since 2005, he has held the position of International Sales Manager and has been instrumental in securing a solid business base in new markets through protecting the IKEA Trademark, as well as maintaining good relationships with local partners and governments in order to generate and increase international sales. Ehsan also acts as Key Account Manager to the WestCord Hotel in Delft, where he has established a test and development site for the IKEA BUSINESS range for the hospitality industry, in close co-operation with IKEA of Sweden. In addition, he is the chairman of the Co-worker Advisory Committee works council, representing all CBF co-workers in Delft. Next to his work for CBF, Ehsan holds many industry and organizational positions, including Honorary Consul-General of Afghanistan in Rotterdam and Amsterdam and Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. “With his broad network, extensive international sales experience and passion for his work, Ehsan will add great value to IKEA Expansion. Please join me in congratulating Ehsan on his new assignment.” Konrad Grüss, IKEA Expansion Manager, Inter IKEA Systems
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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Patron Member, Henk van Dieren receives Spoorman van het Jaar 2018 award
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Patron Member as well as Chairman of Samskip Rail, Henk van Dieren, has been honored with the 'Spoorman van het Jaar 2018' award. This is a huge recognition for all of Samskip's rail-related activities. The Swedish Chamber extends our warmest congratulations towards both Samskip and Mr. van Dieren for this achievement. Read more about this award .    
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We welcome new member, VALYOUX!
The Swedish Chamber is excited to announce VALYOUX as a new member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Network. We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events! About VALYOUX  VALYOUX is a Multi-Family Office and Consultancy firm, located in the historic city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the South of the Netherlands but operating globally. We specialize in comprehensive Family Office services such as Wealth Planning - Investment Structuring & Reporting - Family Governance - Estate Planning and Succession Planning. Our consultancy services relate to Business Management for Artists and financial advisory. With several internationally active clients, VALYOUX has the expertise to advise on cross-border, tax efficient and tax compliant corporate structuring. Whether you are based in The Netherlands or Sweden and have cross-border interests, our team can advise accordingly and optimize the profitability of your business. One of our most important values is our independence. We are not affiliated with any financial institution and we do not conduct asset management ourselves. This ensures there is no conflict of interest, allowing us to be flexible in selecting the best specialists who add value. VALYOUX is a critical, expert and objective discussion partner - creating Value for You! VALYOUX Services Family Office services – family governance and succession planning Administrative services – invoicing, mail sorting, liquidity planning General consultancy services – financial planning, tax planning, legal services, estate planning Investment related activities – risk management, integrated reporting, manager selection and oversight, asset allocation Artists’ Business Management – business set-up, consolidated financial reporting, contract negotiations Contact Person Alexander (1970) is your contact person for Nordic related issues. He studied Tax Law in Leiden, The Netherlands. After his studies, he worked as a tax advisor for high net-worth individuals, families, and entrepreneurs at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As partner and co-founder of VALYOUX, Alexander plays a key role for our clients in managing their total assets. His specialism is optimizing the return on assets with international tax and legal structuring. M: +31 6 50 51 62 62 E: vanspaendonck@valyoux.com W: www.valyoux.com
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Delicious saffron products from Mahbir
Today we received a delivery from Mahbir containing delicious premium saffron infused products, such as chocolate and marmalade. We wish to extend our warmest thank you to Mahbir for so kindly sending us these delicacies! We are looking forward to learning more about Mahbir and to introduce them to the Swedish Chamber business network.
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We welcome new members, Camilla Degerth and Reiyd Real Estate IT Consulting!
We are excited to announce Camilla Degerth and Reiyd Real Estate IT Consulting as new members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Network. We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events! Camilla Degerth Contact person: Camilla Degerth Website: Reiyd Real Estate IT Consulting Contact person: Ed Reichman Website:  
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Next Entrepreneurs Café: Blockchain on Nov. 20
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber organizes several Entrepreneurs Cafés each year. Each Entrepreneurs Café includes a keynote speaker and group discussions in a relaxed setting, in order to learn as much as possible and to share experiences and expertise. This time we will learn more about Blockchain: what, why and how. The blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet by allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, the tech community is now finding other potential uses for the technology. Blockchain technology present opportunities for disruptive innovation, it enables global business transactions with less friction and more trust. How does it work? Are you ready to begin your Blockchain? Join us in the discussions after keynote presentations by Lara Plandsoen, IBM and Marcel Damen, Horizon Internet Technologies. More speakers TBA! Read more about the event details and register !
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Pictures from #NordicTalks Diversity Summit!
On Thursday, October 11, the annual #NordicTalks event was arranged together with the Nordic Chambers at Epicenter in Amsterdam. This year's theme was Diversity. The invited speakers were Lena Herder (IKEA), Wenche Fredriksen (Accenture), Caroline van Nieuwkerk (ISS) and Lotta Gunnarsson (Booking.com). Keynote speaker was Erna Versteegden (The Changery).   Photo credit: Hanne Hansen. View all of the photos on the !
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