Hans Dahlgren, Swedish EU Minister, meets Saïd Fazili, Senior EU Advisor to PM Rutte and EU Sherpa
Yesterday, the Swedish EU Minister Hans Dahlgren visited the Hague in the Netherlands to meet Saïd Fazili, Senior EU Advisor to PM Rutte and EU Sherpa. It was the first official visit of a Swedish Minister since the start of the pandemic. "Sweden and NL are close partners in the EU and share the same fundamental values. We work together in the fight against climate challenge, for free and fair trade and for the Rule of Law", says EU Minister Dahlgren. Source:
ABBA reunite for Voyage, first new album in 40 years
Swedish hitmakers to release album of brand new material in November, and digital avatars will appear in London concert residency in 2022 One of the most anticipated comebacks in pop culture has finally come to pass: the return of Abba. Forty years after the bitter songs written in the wake of two band divorces for their last album, 1981’s The Visitors, the Swedish pop quartet has reunited for Voyage, an album of brand new songs that will be released on 5 November – including, they say, a Christmas song. Two tracks from it, the stately and epic ballad I Still Have Faith in You and the shimmying Don’t Shut Me Down, are out now. The group – Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus – have also announced a new concert experience in London, also called Voyage, beginning in May 2022. Digital versions of themselves (not holograms, their team asserted) will appear nightly alongside a 10-piece live band at a new 3,000-capacity venue in the city’s Olympic park, called the Abba Arena. Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 7 September. [embed]https://youtu.be/pAzEY1MfXrQ[/embed]
Saab Netherlands, Exclusive Sponsor of the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021
The Swedish Chamber is very honored to introduce Saab Netherlands as one of our exclusive sponsors of the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021. With a market presence in over 100 different countries, Saab is a world-leading defence and security company. While global in scale, Saab has developed strong local presence in the countries where they operate. Through innovative, collaborative, and pragmatic thinking, Saab constantly develops, adopts, and improves new technology to meet customer’s changing needs. Over the last 80 years, Saab has helped strengthen different nations’ armed forces by supplying high-performance, cost-efficient defence systems. Saab’s product portfolio includes many systems that ensure high-tech and proven solutions with good value for money for the planned future development in terms of national defence. For more information, please visit the
A warm welcome to the new Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund
Congratulations and a warm welcome to the new Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund who yesterday, Wednesday September 1 2021, handed over his credentials to HM King Willem-Alexander at Paleis Noordeinde. This marks the start of his official assignment in the Netherlands. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands wants to wish H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund all the best, and is looking forward to the continuing the fantastic cooperation in the upcoming years!
The Netherlands highlighted in the Global Business Climate Survey 2021!
Yesterday on September 1 2021, the Global Business Climate Survey was presented. The survey examines Swedish companies’ perspectives on local business conditions and what factors that are important for success in global markets. The Global Business Climate Survey is an important tool to map the opportunities and challenges that Swedish companies face whilst doing business abroad and is a collaboration between Business Sweden, the Swedish Chambers of Commerce and Sweden’s embassies and consulates abroad. This year, the survey was based on 1,400 responses across 22 global markets. This was the first year the Netherlands participated in the survey, and the results were truly impressive! The Netherlands reported high numbers overall regarding aspects like Sustainability, Business Climate, Business Performance and Outlook, and Positive Expectations on Industry Turnovers for the next 12 months. More specifically, the Netherlands stood out as the market where customers are believed to care the most about environmental factors as well as the market in which the respondents described the current business climate most positively. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to the Business Climate Survey in the Netherlands 2021 on September 22, where more valuable insights will be shared! For more information, please visit our . Watch the Global Business Climate Survey presentation . Download the Global Business Climate Survey report .
Eva Axelsson, CSO and Head of Group Sustainability at Saab AB, confirmed summit speaker of the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021
The Swedish Chamber is proud to present Eva Axelsson, CSO and Head of Group Sustainability at Saab AB, as one of our prominent summit speakers at the upcoming Swedish Chamber’s 60th anniversary on November 18, 2021. Eva Axelsson has over 20 years of experience in sustainable business, organizations and authorities, of which the last 8 years in the finance industry. Over the years, Eva has developed organizations, people and methods to combine sustainability with good business in different industries. Today, as CSO and Head of Group Sustainability at Saab AB, Eva has recently joined Saab AB to lead and further develop sustainability strategy and involvement/communication with regulators, institutions and sector organizations. Eva will contribute with valuable insights to the Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit which focuses on 21-century Innovation, where the greater trends facing us will be addressed. For more information, please visit the .
A warm welcome to our Scholarship Recipients and Intern for the Autumn 2021
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome this semester’s Scholarship Recipients and Intern. Johanna Lindén and Stefan de Goede are Scholarship Recipients for 2021-2022 and Clara Wik is the Intern for the Autumn 2021. They are all looking forward to meet all the members of the chamber at the upcoming events! The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer talented and creative young professionals the opportunity to join our office in Amsterdam to gain international business experience and is very much looking forward to see this team working together for the inspiring and exciting upcoming events this semester. You can find more information regarding Scholarships and Internships here on our website.
Annual SCI Day 2021
The annual Swedish Chambers International Day organized by took place on August 26, 2021. It was great meeting all the colleagues from around the world and to share updates about the great collaborations and co-operations that took place during the challenging past year. Big thanks to Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, PhD CEO Stockholms Chamber of Commerce and Chairman SCI and Daniel Nutley, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce for organizing!