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A warm welcome to new member PRLab
  The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to give a warm welcome to our new member PRLab. PRLab is a leading global PR firm providing cutting edge PR services for startups, tech-companies and corporations. They are a team of dedicated PR professionals and experts on international public relations and global communication management. Using a mix of traditional and contemporary PR to achieve powerful coverage that drives business growth, PRLab has a proven track record of results around the world in the fields of tech, innovation and sustainability. Clients include renowned companies such as Chargebee, Siilo, Impraise and Volta Ventures, among others. After the success of their first pro bono campaign, PRLab is currently launching a second edition, helping purpose driven companies in Sweden and the Netherlands to achieve visibility and their goals with the power of PR and Content marketing. “We decided to launch a second edition, this time aimed to support local initiatives in Sweden and The Netherlands with the resources we have in-house. There are so many initiatives out there that have big causes but, unfortunately, not much visibility due to a lack of resources or PR knowledge to engage with their target audiences,” says Matias Rodsevich, founder and CEO of PRLab.   Read more about PRLab and their pro bono campaign .
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Indra Sharma, Author & Investor, confirmed speaker at the upcoming event Women in Tech on September 16, 2021
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce Indra Sharma, Author and Investor, as one of our prominent speakers at the upcoming event Women in Tech on September 16, 2021. Indra Sharma has been awarded as the “2020 Most Important Female Investor” and is passionate about building companies for the future. In addition, Indra has also written a book on the topic entrepreneurship and diversity. Indra will share her knowledge on key parameters needed to become a successful entrepreneur and what obstacles women entrepreneurs face. Also, she will share views on why diversity within entrepreneurship is essential for equality across industries, sectors and society. In this webinar, we bring together experts and women leaders in the tech community for an inspiring session about diversity, inclusion, inspiration and disruption. What are the possibilities and challenges for women tech entrepreneurs in this time of pandemic and a booming demand for tech solutions and a growing tech industry? Women in Tech is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in partnership with the Swedish Swiss Chamber and the Schwedische Handelskammer.   For more information, please visit our
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Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, steps down after seven years
Stefan Löfven announced during his Summer Speech on Sunday 22nd of August, that he will step down as Swedish prime minister and head of the Social Democratic party in November, after seven years. Löfven came out with the announcement after him in June became the first Swedish leader ever to lose a motion in parliament and before next year's general election. He expressed that the role of being the Swedish leader "have been fantastic years".  "But everything has an end and I want to give my successor the very best conditions", Löfven further expressed. For more information, read the full .
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Ruth de Jager, Country Manager Netherlands Storytel, confirmed speaker at the upcoming event Women in Tech on September 16, 2021
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce Ruth de Jager, Country Manager Netherlands Storytel, as one of our prominent speakers at the upcoming event Women in Tech on September 16, 2021. Ruth de Jager is a highly skilled professional in leading teams, digital marketing, press & social strategy. Storytel is successfully digitising the listening and reading experience for a younger generation. Especially young women use Storytel on a daily basis. Ruth will therefore elaborate on the topic “why a diverse workforce and management team is of the essence staying close to their subscribers”. In this webinar, we bring together experts and women leaders in the tech community for an inspiring session about diversity, inclusion, inspiration and disruption. What are the possibilities and challenges for women tech entrepreneurs in this time of pandemic and a booming demand for tech solutions and a growing tech industry? Women in Tech is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in partnership with the Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the Schwedische Handelskammer in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. For more information, please visit the event
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Economic outlook more positive again
In August 2021, the economic situation according to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer has improved again. Statistics Netherlands  (CBS) reports that as of mid-August 8 out of the 13 indicators in the Business Cycle Tracer are performing above their long-term trend.

Higher exports, investments and household consumption

In Q2 2021, consumers spent 9.3 percent more than in Q2 2020. This is mainly due to the (gradual) opening of shops and accommodation and food services. Consumers spent mainly more on accommodation and food services, medical services, clothing and passenger cars. However, household consumption has not yet returned to pre-coronavirus levels. Compared to the second quarter of 2019, household consumption was almost 5 percent lower. In Q2 2021, the volume of investments in fixed assets was 9.5 percent up on the same quarter last year. Investments were mainly up in dwellings, buildings, passenger cars, other road transport, machinery and installations. Investments are also not yet back at pre-coronavirus levels and were around 1 percent lower compared to the second quarter of 2019. Exports of goods and services in Q2 2021 were 14 percent up year-on-year. In particular, more machinery, chemical products and transport equipment were exported. Exports of Dutch manufactured goods were 16 percent higher, while re-exports (the export of previously imported products) grew by 21.1 percent.    
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Ariane Bucquet Pousette, Project Manager Start-Ups Invest Stockholm, confirmed speaker at the upcoming event Women in Tech on September 16, 2021
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce Ariane Bucquet Pousette, Project Manager Start-Ups Invest Stockholm, as one of our prominent speakers at the upcoming event Women in Tech on September 16, 2021. As Project Manager Startups at Invest Stockholm, the official investment promotion agency of the city of Stockholm, Ariane Bucquet Pousette works very closely, both strategically and operatively, with the city’s vibrant tech ecosystem and start-up scene. Prior to joining Invest Stockholm, Ariane held executive positions in business development, sales and public relations at larger US companies including EMI Music Publishing, Thomson and PR Newswire. Ariane will elaborate on the topic “Female-founded startups and the initiative A Woman’s Place as well as actions for supporting startups in the corona pandemic.” In this webinar, we bring together experts and women leaders in the tech community for an inspiring session about diversity, inclusion, inspiration and disruption. What are the possibilities and challenges for women tech entrepreneurs in this time of pandemic and a booming demand for tech solutions and a growing tech industry? Women in Tech is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in partnership with The Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce and The Schwedische Handelskammer. For more information, please visit our .
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Sam Mirson, Country Manager Quinyx, confirmed summit speaker of the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021
The Swedish Chamber is proud to present Sam Mirson, Country Manager Quinyx, as one of our prominent summit speakers at the upcoming Swedish Chamber 60th anniversary on November 18, 2021. Quinyx is a leading workforce management software providing technology that simplifies scheduling, time reporting, communication, task management, budgeting, and forecasting. Through advanced and flexible features, Quinyx helps more than 850 companies around the world remain compliant, improve efficiency, reduce costs of labor, and engage employees. Quinyx has offices in the U.S, U.K, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands has more than 850 customers in 50 countries and 1 million active users on their platform. Sam 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
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September 23, 2021 Presentation the Dutch Government’s Budget 2022 by KPMG Meijburg & Co
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce have the pleasure of inviting you to a Business Webinar on September 23, 2021 about the Dutch Government’s Budget 2022 in collaboration with KPMG Meijburg & Co. Jan Hollemans and Helen Poortinga – van Burik, International Tax Managers at KPMG Mejburg & Co will discuss the most significant budget news and implements by the Dutch Government for 2022. In this webinar, the following topics will be discussed: Changes in the corporate income tax rates; Further restriction of interest deduction; The real estate transfer tax; New measures with regards to the Corona crisis and other news that will be announced by the Dutch Government on Prinsjesdag September 21. For more information, please visit our
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