Past events

14 December – The Swedish Chamber Christmas Dinner & Dance

Santa is coming early this year! For you a great opportunity to book a table for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner & Dance.
Welcome to invite your colleagues and business relations to an unforgettable Swedish Christmas tradition with Swedish Julbord and Lucia performance.
During the evening the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2018 will take place in the presence of H.E. the Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic. Swedish entertainment, fantastic Lucia Gift Raffle and Dancing to the late hours.

 

Friday the 14th December 18.30 – 00.00

St. Olofs Chapel
NH Collection Barbizon Palace
Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam

 

Dress Code: Black Tie

 

Program:

18.30
Welcome Reception with Swedish Glögg and gingerbread
Drinks

19.30
Seating

Welcome by Master of Ceremony Ruben Brunsveld, Senior Advisor Enact

 

“Swedish Christmas Julbord”
Swedish “Smörgåsbord” by La Cuisine Scandinave, a fantastic buffet with original Swedish warm and cold culinary dishes traditionally prepared at the Swedish Christmas Dinner and exclusively prepared by our Swedish
Chef for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner.


St. Lucia Performance

Lund’s Academic Choir.

The annual candlelit Lucia procession is a major Swedish tradition with girls and boys in white full-length gowns singing songs together to celebrate Lucia; an ancient mythical figure that represents the bearer of the light in the dark Swedish winters.

 

Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2018 Award Ceremony
conducted by the H.E. the Ambassador of Sweden, Mrs. Annika Markovic.


Entertainment and Dance by Swedish artist

Anne-Lie Persson & Stockholm Tivoli.

 

Exclusive Christmas Gift Raffle
For the benefit of the Charity organization Make-A-Wish Nederland.

 

Hotel Accommodation

Special offer for Hotel accommodation by NH Collection Barbizon Palace for the night December 14 – December 15:

Euro 244.00 per room including breakfast for 2 persons excl. tourist tax.
Link to hotel reservation: https://www.nh-hotels.com/event/swedish-chamber-of-commerce

 

Welcome!

 

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December 4, 2018 Meet up Number II Mentorship Program

Time: 18.30 – 21.00

Personal development

During this workshop, we will increase our insight in the impact we have, or not have, with our way of behaving in our professional environment. We will work with the core quadrant methodology and use your core competencies and strengths from The Strenght Finder to make the exercise practical and personalized.

 

This Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Mercuri Urval sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems.

 

 

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29 November – Lunch Talk with Susanne Birgersdotter

Susanne Birgersdotter, Serial Entrepreneur, Global Speaker and Author addressed the members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Epicenters Community at a lunch presentation on November 29, 2018 at our new premises at Epicenter Amsterdam.
Susanne is a Swedish self-made entrepreneur and investor founder of IGOTCHA, Stockholm App Lab, SBDM invet and Birgersdotter Innovate. Susanne is also partner in the invest company MilkWayCap. She has gone from designing her first app from the kitchen table to becoming a  partner in the VC company MilkyWayCap within 7 years. On November 28 Susanne visited the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and shared her insights as an Entrepreneur, ups and downs, pitfalls and success stories with more than 50 members of the Swedish Chamber and the Epicenter Community. We would like to thank Susanne for her inspiring talk, Epicenter for the great collaboration and all members and guests for making this Founders lunch talk to a great success.

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November 20, Entrepreneurs Café – Blockchain

The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Entrepreneurs Café

Blockchain: What? Why? and How?
November 20, 18.30 – 20.30

The Entrepreneurs Café is coming up on Nov. 20. 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.

Our speakers will explain the Blockchain technology by presenting how it can be utilized in industrial solutions (how-to-use cases) and will involve the participants in a workshop on how Blockchain can be used in everyday life as well as in the future.

About the Entrepreneurs Café

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals 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. You will go home not only inspired but also with a toolbox for how to further explore the topic of the Entrepreneurs Café in which you have participated.

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November 15, 2018 Business Women Program Leadership Communication

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce exclusive Business Woman Program 2018 presents four seminars for the empowering and support of woman business leaders. The seminars are designed to increase and sharpen your leadership skills and to help yourself to a higher level of efficiency, awareness, and success. Moderator is Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership. We welcome the women from the Swedish Chamber, Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber with a focus to expand leadership communication and strengthen the skills to communicate with others. You can follow any number of seminars you prefer. If you attend all four, the Swedish Chamber will offer you the last one for free!

 

Date: November 15, 2018 How to promote yourself and sell your products

Time: 18.30 – 21.00

 

We want to be able to sell our ideas or products, but how do you get others interested and involved in what you’re creating? In this session we focus on the personal brand and image you convey, and how it affects
other people’s perception of, and their confidence in you. Time:

Swedish Fika will be served at all Seminars!

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14 November, Patron Dinner

By invitation only.

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October 23, 2018 Mentorship Program 2018-2019

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a 6-month program consisting of 4 mandatory Seminars and workshops, including a final evaluating and closing meeting. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. It strives to provide participants with the opportunity to grow in their careers and to enrich their personal developments by exchanging experiences, views, and knowledge. By utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience.

The Program
The highly successful program includes one-to-one sessions, seminars, and workshops. It is designed for Young Professionals between 25 and 36 years old with high ambitions to develop and grow. The ideal Mentee has a few years of work experience and knowledge of managing and executing projects.

One-on-one Meetings
One-on-one meetings are encouraged to take place once every six weeks, offering opportunities for in-depth discussions while creating strong personal bonds. There will also be a possibility for personal meetings one-on-one at the seminars and workshops.

Seminars and Workshops
4 mandatory seminars and workshops are scheduled throughout the year to guide you through the Mentorship Program, and to help you reach your goal for personal growth and development, as well as to share experiences and insights with others and building on your business network.

Who?
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is open to all members and encourages both mentors and mentees to register.

With this program, MercuriUrval and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in co-operation, is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting Mentees from the Young Professionals with mentors from the Chamber’s extensive network of international leaders.

Why?
What makes the difference between a career that thrives and one that stalls? For many in the business world, it’s a mentor. In addition to helping you define your professional development path, a mentor an help you deal with the everyday concerns in the daily job life. While one should never blindly follow in the footsteps of others, the lessons learned from others’ experiences and missteps, can prove invaluable.

How?
The Mentor/Mentee couples will be selected carefully according to the application forms by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in close co-operation with the Program Leader. After mentors are paired up with mentees both Mentors and Mentees are participating at the four scheduled Workshops and Seminars throughout the year both as individuals and as a couple. At these Seminars and Workshops, time has also been included for one-to-one meetings between the Mentor and the Mentee.

When?
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a 6-month program consisting of 4 mandatory Seminars and Workshops including a final evaluating and closing meeting. In between the mandatory meetings the participants are encouraged to plan one-to-one meetings in person or via Skype.

What?
During the whole year, you will learn about the benefits of having a Mentor or being the Mentor to a Mentee and how to get the most out of a Mentorship relation. You will also build on your (business) network within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and get to know and share ideas with other members both from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and YP Young Professionals.

Costs?
The Participation Fee for Mentors and Mentees for the Mentorship Program 2018-2019 including  4 Seminars/Workshops, Workshop Material and final dinner Euro 30.00 p.p. to be transferred to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce before the start of the Mentorship Program October 23, 2018.

 

The Mentorship Program 2018-2019 is approaching, but there is still time to register as a Mentor or a Mentee! Below we have listed some of the confirmed Mentors for the upcoming year’s program. More Mentors will be announced.

Wilma Buis, Program Coach of the Mentorship Program and Managing Director at Mercuri Urval
Everth Flores, VP/GM Country Manager The Netherlands at Ericsson
Remy Steijger, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder at Digital Captains
Roland van Pooij, COO Handelsbanken the Netherlands
Rüdiger Müller, Head of Economy Handelsbanken the Netherlands
Luuk Nooter, Head of Products Handelsbanken the Netherlands
Sandra van de Zijpp, Management Consultant Mercuri Urval
Camilla Degerth, Camilla Degerth
Ed Reichman, Managing Consultant, and Founder Reiyd
Hendrik Jan Guitink, Partner AIMS International-Netherlands B.V.

 


F
ind our brochure including application form by clicking on Programme below!

 

Application will be open from 6th of August 2018.

This Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Mercuri Urval sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems.

 

 

 

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October 11, #NordicTalks – Diversity

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce,  Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and Danish Dutch Business Club would like to welcome you to this year’s #NordicTalks Diversity Summit on October 11!

This summit will interactively discuss the questions below from the Diversity perspective. Diversity meaning understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations as well as with differences in education, personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases.

 

  • Diverse and inclusive companies have a better competitive edge.
  • Diversity often means higher financial performance.
  • Diversity and inclusion bridge the talent gap.
  • Diverse and inclusive organizations have increased adaptability.
  • Diversity and inclusion promote creativity and innovation.

 

What does it take to work actively with diversity & inclusion strategies and why does it matter? How do some of our leading Nordic companies work with their Diversity Strategies and what can we learn from each other?

 

Program

Time: 16.00-19.45

16.00 Registration
16.30 Welcome
16.35 Introductory remarks by the Nordic Ambassadors
16.45 Keynote speaker Erna Versteegden
17.08 Fireside! Lena Herder, IKEA Netherlands + Caroline van Nieuwkerk, ISS Denmark
17.38 Break
17.48 Fireside! Lotta Gunnarsson, Booking.com + Wenche Fredriksen, Accenture, Norway
18.20 Panel discussion and Q & A
18.40 Conclusion remarks by Moderator
18.50 Mingle and drinks
20.00 End of program

 

Moderator: Stefan Wijers

 

#NordicTalks is designed for sharing experiences, knowledge and inspiration from others to get new insights on how to move forward and reach important policy goals in your own environment.

 

Photo credit: Hanne Hansen. View all of the photos on the #NordicTalks website http://nordictalks.org/portfolio/2018-diversity-summit/!

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