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SCOC member Cinode expands into the Netherlands
Cinode expands to the Netherlands, marking a significant milestone in its mission to drive growth in the global consulting sector. As a leading SaaS platform, Cinode offers comprehensive solutions, empowering nearly 300 clients to enhance efficiency, profitability, and collaboration. With its proven track record in the Nordics, Cinode brings innovative insights and a collaborative network of over 6000 consulting firms to the Dutch market, aiming to strengthen the community and foster new opportunities for growth and cooperation. Read more about the expansion . Mark your agenda already for April 11, 2024 when Cinode will address the Members of Swedish Chamber of Commerce on what’s happening in the consulting industry; Trends and Insights of the Dutch and the Nordic Consulting Industry. More information coming soon. Photo Credits: Cinode
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NORNORM nominated to Circular Awards by The Accelerator House Netherlands Circular
Coming up in March is The Week of the Circular Economy, organized for the 9th time by The Accelerator House Netherlands Circular 2050! This is the largest national inspiration and networking event for (aspiring) circular entrepreneurs and of course, the presentation of the Circular Awards. The Circular Awards recognize the most impactful circular projects, organizations, and chain collaborations in the Netherlands and are organized by The Accelerator House Netherlands Circular! and made possible by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. We congratulate Swedish Chamber Member NORNORM for their place on the shortlist in the category Business. The finalists will be announced on February 26th. Read the full list of nominated organisations . Curious to learn more about NORNORM's unique path to circularity? Watch this insightful conversation between NORNORM's CEO Anders Jensen and Swedish circularity expert Elin Bergman, . Photo Credits: NORNORM
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Happy Swedish Semmeldag!
Today is Fat Tuesday, or "Fettisdagen" as it is called in Sweden, a popular Swedish tradition that entails eating semlor, a wheat bun filled with cardamom and almond paste and whipped cream. The tradition is rooted in eating pastry as a last celebratory feast before the Christian fasting period. Happy Fat Tuesday! Learn more about the tradition . Photo Credits: Magnus Carlsson/imagebank.sweden.se
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Swedish Chamber Patron Member IKEA Showcases Remarkable Social Responsibility Initiatives
The Swedish Chamber Patron Member IKEA continues to bring positive change. In their project IKEA Social Entrepreneurship in FY23, they supported 95 enterprises across 23 nations, promoting inclusive employment and sustainability. Discover their impactful initiatives and annual review for FY23, driving positive change for 3 million individuals worldwide. to read IKEA's latest report for more information. Photo Credits: © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2023
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Exciting scholarships & internship opportunitues at the Swedish Chamber
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce proudly offers two scholarships and an internship coming up in 2024/2025, inviting ambitious candidates to join our dynamic office in Amsterdam. Gain invaluable experience in international trade and business relations, described by former trainees as a vital career stepping stone. to learn more about the scholarships criteria, and previous trainees’ and interns’ experiences, and find the application processes. for information on the internship position and application.
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Team Sweden is in the process of collecting responses for the Business Climate Survey 2024. Thank you all to all of you who have already taken the survey! In an exclusive interview about BCS 2023, H.E Ambassador Mr Johannes Oljelund stated: “The reflections from members after the survey are very important – to see how the market is perceived, to understand their real challenge, and hear what should be done and what needs to be changed.” The Ambassador praised the survey as a useful instrument to better grasp the needs of Swedish companies and hoped for its increased use in policymaking and political dialogues with Dutch officials. The survey has been sent to business representatives via email and is open until March 6. With questions or preferences to take the survey over the phone, contact hanna.bracknell@swedishchamber.nl. Read last year’s results .
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Upcoming Events
Welcome to upcoming events at the Swedish Chamber! Join the Swedish Chamber Young Professionals on February 29 for an evening of fun and networking at our upcoming Boules evening in Amsterdam. The French Chamber of Commerce extends an exclusive invitation to Swedish Chamber members to their annual Women’s Day Lunch on March 5, with keynote speaker HRH Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands. Sign up . The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals mentorship program kicks off on March 7. The application for the Mentorship Program is currently open. Learn more and apply . This year’s first event in the popular Diversity & Inclusion breakfast series takes place on March 27, and is hosted by Sweco Nederland and featuring Refugee Talent Hub. for more information. Expect great networking opportunities, inspiring meetings, and informative discussions. Find more events !
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Mentorship Program 2024: Mastering Leadership for the Future
The Swedish Chamber is now welcoming applicants for the Mentorship Program 2024 “Mastering Leadership for the Future”. This unique program provides an exclusive opportunity for emerging professionals and seasoned business leaders to engage in a transformative mentorship exchange. Over eight months, participants will benefit from five group seminars and personalized mentoring sessions. Save these dates:
  • Application deadline: February 22, 2024
  • Program kick-off: March 7, 2024
  • Program conclusion: October 15, 2024
Ready to embark on a journey of leadership development? Discover more and submit your application .
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