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Q&A Starting a Business by KvK and IN Amsterdam October 28, 2020

Join KVK and Swe-Cham partner IN Amsterdam for a free webinar about how to start up a business on October 28, 2020 at 14.00 - 15.00

The Amsterdam Area has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and many newcomers are inspired to start their own business. However, navigating the various rules and regulations of tax and business law in the Netherlands can be tricky for international residents – especially if you don’t speak the language.
To assist you, the Kamer van Koophandel (KvK, Chamber of Commerce) and IN Amsterdam have teamed up to offer free Q&A sessions in English.
Join us online with anything you'd like to know about
- setting up
- taxes
- types of businesses
- resources
- visas and permits
Follow the link for more information and to sign up:

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Meet the Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present Gabriele Hamm Adler, GHA Development - Growth for People & Business as Mentor to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.
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Meet our Mentors!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Everth Flores, General Manager and Country Manager Netherlands at Ericsson Telecommunicatie B.V as Mentor in the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021.   The Mentorship Program for the next generation of leaders offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to benefit from an exclusive eight month programme of group workshops and individual mentoring by experienced and successful senior industry professionals from across the Swedish-Dutch business community.   We are very pleased to welcome a few more Mentors for this unique possibility to join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.  Are you interested to become a Mentor or to finding out more about the Mentorship Program? Please visit our website or send an email to the Event Team at For more information and how to sign up as a Mentee or Mentor
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Christmas Giftbox!
Why not surprise your colleagues and customers with a real Swedish Christmas giftbox filled with tradional Swedish Christmas treats like homemade knäck (Swedish Christmas toffee' s), Swedish gingerbread and other delicious "must haves" for the Swedish Christmas feeling?
  This year Swedish Chamber of Commerce Member, Northern Delight offers a Swedish Christmas package to bring that special Christmas feeling to your colleagues and customers. The package contains all you need to enjoy a moment of Swedish Christmas: – home made “knäck” (Swedish Christmas toffee’s) – home made “pepparkakor” (Swedish gingerbread) – home made Christmas “knäckebröd” (Swedish crisp bread) – home made orange marmalade – spices for “glögg” (add the spices to a bottle of red wine or for an alcohol free option to apple juice / black currant juice) – Swedish Christmas tea (in co-operation with Simon Levelt) – mixture of nuts (in co-operation with Noten.nl) – dried dates & figs (in co-operation with Noten.nl) – a selection of Swedish mini sweets (DAIM, Kexchoklad, Anton Bergs marsipan delight) – a bag of “Juleskum” (Swedish Christmas sweets)  
 
 

   
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Stockholm is Europe’s third-biggest hub for global headquarters
Stockholm is home to 22 global multinational corporations, a figure that puts the region third in Europe behind London and Paris, according to a new report from Invest Stockholm and Region Stockholm. Foreign companies account for 85 percent of the headquarters in Stockholm, the report says.   When comparing Nordic metropolitan regions, Stockholm has the largest share of Nordic or Global headquarters, 54 percent. “Stockholm is the Nordic hub for Global and Regional headquarters among companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list. Stockholm’s overwhelming majority of foreign establishments is a reflection of our highly internationalized economy with 22 Global headquarters, far more than European cities like Frankfurt and Zurich. I am determined to secure our position as a top European location for headquarters,” says Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr.   Stockholm has a particularly high concentration of headquarters within two industry sectors: Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), and Finance and Insurance. It is also notable that over 80 percent of Consumer services headquarters in the Nordics are located in Stockholm. The report also shows that, of the foreign companies with Nordic headquarters, roughly 40 percent are European, 40 percent North American and 20 percent originate in Asia or Oceania.   Factors that influence multinational companies when choosing to locate their headquarters in Stockholm include: a resilient business climate, solid and stable institutional knowledge, excellent connectivity, a wide range of industry sectors, and the depth of professional expertise in the region.   “This report confirms that the Stockholm region has an attractive position when it comes to doing business in the Nordics. We see that factors such as access to capital and talents, a vibrant tech scene, ease of doing business, international connectivity and access to a large consumer market in the Nordics all play an important role in our clients’ decision to establish in Stockholm,” says Erik Krüger, Head of Investments and Establishments, at Invest Stockholm.   About the report The report Stockholm as a global force – The significance of headquarters in the Nordics and the Stockholm region by Invest Stockholm and Region Stockholm examines the headquarters of different Multinational Corporations (MNCs) and regional headquarters located in Stockholm and other Nordic metropolitan regions. It also provides both a European and global outlook, examining how the Nordics compare to Europe and the rest of the world for MNC headquarters.       Björn Olin/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se
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Meet our Program Coach & Mentor!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present our Mentor and Swedish Chamber Mentorship Program 2020 - 2021 Program Coach Hendrik-Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands. The Swedish Chamber Mentorship Program for the next generation of leaders offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to benefit from an exclusive 8 month program of group workshops and individual mentoring by experienced and successful senior industry professionals from across the Swedish-Dutch business community. Are you a Young Professional interested in Accelerating your personal and professional development, Gain unique insight into the Swedish/Dutch business community and business culture Advance towards your existing career goals and aspirations Identify new areas of professional interest and/or career paths Develop new business skills, knowledge and tools Develop your personal brand Grow your professional network

We are also welcoming more Mentor's to sign up for this fantastic Program for an unique opportunity to interact with the new generation leaders.

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New Member!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to give a warm welcome to our new member Expat Center the Netherlands.
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Last #NordicTallks Sustainable Fashion Days Webinar on September 30, 2020
On September 30, 2020 The Swedish Chamber of Commerce were very proud to host the 3rd #NordicTalks Sustainable Fashion Days webinar, part of a series of three, together with our parners of NordicTalk and MissionC and supported by Nordic Council. This highliy interesting webinar was opend by Pierre Hupperts, Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Garment and Textile Agreement (AGT) who shared the insights and practical examples on International Cooperation followed by a high level panel with representatives from the Nordic countries discussing how to make change happen in the fashion industry and finally the Nordic Ambassadors shared initiatives in their respective countries. Did you miss this webinar? Find the main key takeaways by Moderator Andrea Orsag, MissionC and watch the video recording     Sponsored by:
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