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We welcome new member, VALYOUX!
The Swedish Chamber is excited to announce VALYOUX as a new member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Network. We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events! About VALYOUX  VALYOUX is a Multi-Family Office and Consultancy firm, located in the historic city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the South of the Netherlands but operating globally. We specialize in comprehensive Family Office services such as Wealth Planning - Investment Structuring & Reporting - Family Governance - Estate Planning and Succession Planning. Our consultancy services relate to Business Management for Artists and financial advisory. With several internationally active clients, VALYOUX has the expertise to advise on cross-border, tax efficient and tax compliant corporate structuring. Whether you are based in The Netherlands or Sweden and have cross-border interests, our team can advise accordingly and optimize the profitability of your business. One of our most important values is our independence. We are not affiliated with any financial institution and we do not conduct asset management ourselves. This ensures there is no conflict of interest, allowing us to be flexible in selecting the best specialists who add value. VALYOUX is a critical, expert and objective discussion partner - creating Value for You! VALYOUX Services Family Office services – family governance and succession planning Administrative services – invoicing, mail sorting, liquidity planning General consultancy services – financial planning, tax planning, legal services, estate planning Investment related activities – risk management, integrated reporting, manager selection and oversight, asset allocation Artists’ Business Management – business set-up, consolidated financial reporting, contract negotiations Contact Person Alexander (1970) is your contact person for Nordic related issues. He studied Tax Law in Leiden, The Netherlands. After his studies, he worked as a tax advisor for high net-worth individuals, families, and entrepreneurs at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As partner and co-founder of VALYOUX, Alexander plays a key role for our clients in managing their total assets. His specialism is optimizing the return on assets with international tax and legal structuring. M: +31 6 50 51 62 62 E: vanspaendonck@valyoux.com W: www.valyoux.com
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Delicious saffron products from Mahbir
Today we received a delivery from Mahbir containing delicious premium saffron infused products, such as chocolate and marmalade. We wish to extend our warmest thank you to Mahbir for so kindly sending us these delicacies! We are looking forward to learning more about Mahbir and to introduce them to the Swedish Chamber business network.
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We welcome new members, Camilla Degerth and Reiyd Real Estate IT Consulting!
We are excited to announce Camilla Degerth and Reiyd Real Estate IT Consulting as new members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Network. We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events! Camilla Degerth Contact person: Camilla Degerth Website: Reiyd Real Estate IT Consulting Contact person: Ed Reichman Website:  
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Next Entrepreneurs Café: Blockchain on Nov. 20
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber organizes several Entrepreneurs Cafés each year. Each Entrepreneurs Café includes a keynote speaker and group discussions in a relaxed setting, in order to learn as much as possible and to share experiences and expertise. This time we will learn more about Blockchain: what, why and how. The blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet by allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, the tech community is now finding other potential uses for the technology. Blockchain technology present opportunities for disruptive innovation, it enables global business transactions with less friction and more trust. How does it work? Are you ready to begin your Blockchain? Join us in the discussions after keynote presentations by Lara Plandsoen, IBM and Marcel Damen, Horizon Internet Technologies. More speakers TBA! Read more about the event details and register !
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Pictures from #NordicTalks Diversity Summit!
On Thursday, October 11, the annual #NordicTalks event was arranged together with the Nordic Chambers at Epicenter in Amsterdam. This year's theme was Diversity. The invited speakers were Lena Herder (IKEA), Wenche Fredriksen (Accenture), Caroline van Nieuwkerk (ISS) and Lotta Gunnarsson (Booking.com). Keynote speaker was Erna Versteegden (The Changery).   Photo credit: Hanne Hansen. View all of the photos on the !
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The Swedish Chamber is looking for one intern and one scholar for spring 2019!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands provides a dynamic networking platform to promote commercial and industrial relations between Dutch and Swedish individuals and businesses. During the spring semester of 2019, we offer one internship and one scholarship to motivated and dedicated students who are at the end of their education.

  1. Praktikplats: Media och kommunikation Svenska Handelskammaren i Nederländerna söker en praktikant för vårterminen 2019, 14 januari – 19 juni 2019. Svenska Handelskammaren i Nederländerna tillhandahåller en dynamisk nätverksplattform för att främja samarbetet mellan svenskt och nederländskt näringsliv. VT 2019 erbjuder vi en praktikplats till en driven och motiverad student som befinner sig i slutet av sin utbildning. Praktikplatsen innefattar att: • Utveckla och implementera Handelskammarens strategi för kommunikation och sociala medier. • Marknadsföra Handelskammarens aktiviteter via hemsida och sociala medier. • Utforma Handelskammarens och Young Professionals nyhetsbrev, inbjudningar och informationsmaterial. • Underhålla digitalt medlemsregister samt andra administrativa uppgifter. Till denna praktikplats söker vi en marknadsföringsorienterad media- och kommunikationsstudent med intresse för grafisk design och erfarenhet av sociala medier, från svenskt universitet eller högskola. Allmänna villkor • Svensk medborgare. • Praktikanten ska vara inskriven som student vid svenskt universitet/högskola. • Om praktiken inte ingår som poänggivande kurs ska institutionen intyga att praktiken är relevant för den studerandes utbildningsinriktning. • Praktikanten ska vara försäkrad. • Ingen ersättning utgår för praktikperioden & praktikanten förväntas själv ordna boende. Ansökningsbrev samt CV med foto skickas till: info@swedishchamber.nl Sista ansökningsdatum: 5 november 2018   Please note that this scholarship can only be applied for by Swedish nationals which is why the information is only provided in Swedish. 2. Stipendiat till Svenska Handelskammaren i Nederländerna 18 februari 2019 – 17 februari 2020 Stipendiefonden för Svensk Utlandsungdom lämnar ett stipendium till Svenska Handelskammaren i Nederländerna för att utbilda unga, kreativa affärsbegåvningar inom internationell handel och industri. Som stipendiat kommer du huvudsakligen arbeta inom följande områden: medlemskapsrekrytering, medlemskapsretention, kommunikation och event. Du kommer även delta i att driva kammarens underorganisation Young Professionals (YP). Detta genom att tillhandahålla kontaktskapande aktiviteter och seminarier. Inom ramarna för YP bedrivs både entreprenörskaps- och ledarskapsforum med syftet att utbilda unga framåtsträvande personer genom erfarenhetsutbyten och nätverkande. Svenska Handelskammaren i Nederländerna kommer från och med 1 januari 2019 flytta till nya lokaler i Epicenter Amsterdam. Epicenter är ett Digital House of Innovation som idag finns i Oslo, Stockholm och i Amsterdam. På Epicenter möts lokala och internationella företag samt entreprenörer för att samarbeta, utbyta erfarenheter, lära och utveckla sina företag. Stipendiaten kommer att arbeta med att utveckla samarbetet mellan Svenska Handelskammaren och Epicenter Amsterdam till nytta för kammarens medlemmar i alla avsikter inom de områden som angetts ovan. Den som söker skall: • Vara initiativrik och ha visat prov på entreprenörsanda. • Bör ha avslutat sin utbildning på högskola eller universitet, gärna med inriktning på ekonomi. • Besitta mycket goda kunskaper att formulera sig i tal och skrift i både engelska och svenska. Stipendiesumman uppgår till 190.000 kronor och tillträde sker i februari 2019 för tolv månaders tjänstgöring på Handelskammaren i Amsterdam. Ansökningsbrev samt CV skickas till: Kerstin Gerlagh, Managing Director på Svenska Handelskammaren i Nederländerna, kerstin.gerlagh@swedishchamber.nl Sista ansökningsdatum: 15 november 2018 Vid frågor, vänligen kontakta Kerstin Gerlagh, Managing Director på telefon eller mail: +31(0)203203226 kerstin.gerlagh@swedishchamber.nl
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The application forms for Swedish Chamber’s Business Awards 2018 are open!

The application forms for Swedish Chamber’s Business Awards 2018 are now open! The forms can be downloaded below and should reach us no later than November 5, 2018.

Entrepreneurship Award 2018 Nomination Criteria Nominated Companies Should:
  1. Have a Swedish mother company
  2. Meet high standards of Innovation and Sustainability in their operations
  3. Be able to show a successful development or establishment within entrepreneurship in the Netherlands during the past three years
  4. Have a solid financial base and positive performance on the Dutch market
  5. Not have been rewarded with the Swedish Chamber Export Prize in the NL
Please send your application, per e-mail, before November 5, 2018, to   Annual Achievement Award Nomination Criteria Nominated Companies Should:
  1. Have a Swedish mother company
  2. Meet high standards of Innovation and Sustainability in their operations
  3. Be able to show a successful achievement related to growing or driving export for Sweden during the past year
  4. Have a solid financial base and positive performance on the Dutch market
  5. Not have been rewarded with the Swedish Chamber Export Prize for the past 5 years
Please send your application, per e-mail, before November 5, 2018, to
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H&M and Klarna enters global partnership
On October 8, H&M and Klarna announced that they have entered into a global partnership to elevate the modern shopping experience for consumers. Together the two companies will further integrate H&M's digital and physical stores to give customers a seamless, personalized and engaging shopping experience. The partnership will facilitate frictionless instore, mobile and online payments, simplified deliveries and returns and the flexibility to decide how and when to pay including the popular ‘try before you buy’ Pay later service. Furthermore, the H&M group will make an investment in Klarna. The equity investment demonstrates a shared commitment and vision to the continual development of smarter retail. Read the press release in its entirety on Klarna's !  
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