New address Embassy of Sweden the Hague
The Swedish Embassy in the Hague has moved to new premises per May 28, 2019.
Swe-Cham visits Volvo Cars Beesd
Ehsan Turabaz and Kerstin Gerlagh were very pleased to visit Herrik van der Graag, General Manager Volvo Cars B.V. in Beesd on May 29 for an business update and to discuss future collaborations. In the view of Swedish values Herrik van der Graag also informed about Volvo' s big step earlier this month to launch a paid gender-neutral parental leave policy for all sales company employees in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), offering mothers and fathers a total of six months of leave with 80 per cent pay. The new Volvo Cars policy is more generous and inclusive than most existing national parental leave policies in Europe and is the first of its kind in the car industry and is inspired by national legislation in Volvo Cars’ home market of Sweden, famous around the globe for its generous parental leave arrangements, which have delivered tangible benefits for parents and children alike in recent decades. The new policy forms part of Volvo Cars’ ambitious people strategy, aimed at attracting and retaining the best people. Volvo Cars aims to position itself as an employer of choice to both existing and future employees by offering one of the most generous and inclusive paid parental leave packages.
Prince Constantijn of Oranje, Startup Delta visits Stockholm
On May 27-28 Prince Daniel of Sweden welcomed Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands to Stockholm for a two-days visit to a number of Swedish companies, institutions and communities on the topic of Entrepreneurship. Both the Royalties are supporting entrepreneurship in their respective home countries. In 2013 Prince Daniel and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) launched Prince Daniel's Fellowship and an entrepreneurial program. The aim of the project is to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs, and to support a number of companies through mentoring. Constantijn van Oranje leads StartupDelta, the accelerator for the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands and advises companies and the European Commission on their digital innovation strategies. He is a regular speaker at national and international tech conferences and holds a number of positions in both the public and private sector. He is StartupDelta Special Envoy since July 2016. He is appointed by the Dutch Government to make The Netherlands the European epicenter of innovation, with the best climate for entrepreneurs to start, build, grow and internationalize their businesses. In May 2018 Prince Daniels was invited to the Netherlands to attend the seminar ‘’Startup Summit Sweden-Netherlands” organized by the Embassy of Sweden in the Netherlands, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch Ministry of Economy, Agriculture and Innovations which took place at the digital innovation house Epicenter Amsterdam. Last week Prince Daniel saw a chance to invite Prince Constantijn to continue the discussions on entrepreneurship and digitalization in Stockholm. The visit included visits to Norrsken House, a non-profit Foundation with a strong belief in Effective Altruism. Norrsken House support and invest in both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations, with a positive impact on society. The second day of their tour they visited Epicenter Stockholm, a community of digital scale-ups, corporates, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs and met with the founders Patrick Mesterton and Ola Ahlvarsson and some of the inspiring companies active at this digital innovation house. Epicenter had also invited some of the members from Epicenter Amsterdam including the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands to take part in the program and to discuss digitalization, investments, innovation and community values. Last stop for the two Princes on day two was a visit to Hyper Island a Swedish where individuals and organizations are prepared to anticipate and adapt today to the changes of tomorrow. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Epicenter Stockholm and Amsterdam for the invitation to be part of the inspiring program at Epicenter Stockholm to meet many new companies and connect with amazing entrepreneurs for future collaborations. A big thank to Volvo's M, SALT, Result, Undutuchables Sweden, Google, Microsoft and all other great companies participating. Photo by Epicenter Stockholm
Patron Member AKD hosts Swedish Chamber seccond Board Meeting 2019
On May 23, 2019 The Swedish Chamber of Commerce seccond Board Meeting 2019 was hosted by The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Patron Member AKD located at The Edge in Amsterdam. This innovative building is ranged as world’s most sustainable office building. The sophisticated design, combined with smart and advanced technology, has resulted in a 98.36% sustainability score for the building and sheds new light on future real estate by generating more energy than they consume. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors were very honored to be welcomed by Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn, Partner AKD who shared a short introduction of AKD before starting the meeting. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Bert Heikens and Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn for their generous hosting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting and for the opportunity to visiting their amazing office at The Edge Amsterdam.
Newsletter No. 09 | May 2019 Out now!
Newsletter No.08 out now, read about AIMS Internationals experience with the Swedish Chamber Mentorship program, save the dates for all of our inspiring upcoming events and see what is offered for the Epicenter Community!
Internship: Media & Communication Autumn 2019.
LOOKING FOR INTERN, AUTUMN 2019! Meet Oliver Karlsson, Communication & Young Professionals Trainee, Spring 2019. “I am happy for the knowledge that I have received during my time at the Swedish Chamber, it has been a wonderful opportunity for me to grow as an individual and to develop my communicational attributes.” Are you the perfect candidate for our autumn internships? Do not forget to apply, last application date May 22, 2019. Please note that this internship can only be applied for by Swedish nationals which is why the information is only provided in Swedish.
SWEA 40 Years
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to congratulate SWEA, Swedish Women’s Educational Association with their 40’s Anniversary. The anniversary will be celebrated at all local SWEA associations around the world on May 11, 2019 at 18.30. In the Netherlands the celebrations take place at Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus Scheveningen. SWEA welcomes all Swedish or Swedish speaking women to join the gala dinner. For more information and tickets welcome to contact Anna Franzén at .
May 16, 2019 Mr. Jyrki Katainen The Future of Europe
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to share an invitation from the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce to a Dinner and Networking evening with Keynote Speaker Mr. Jyrki Katainen, Vice President European Commission for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness. Agenda: 18:00 Start of the event 18:30 Presentation by Mr. Katainen -Buffet dinner and Networking 21:00 End of Programme Venue: Finse Huis 64 ‘s-Gravendijkwal 3014 EG Rotterdam Participation fee: Members: 25€ Members Swedish Chamber of Commerce 25€ Non-members: 35€ Registration for this event is required. Please register via sending an email to