Past events

January 19, 2022
18:00 – 20:00

Venue: The Swedish Ambassadors Residence
Lange Voorhout 28
The Hague

 

The Swedish Chamber was very pleased to kick off the new year together with H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Johannes Oljelund, Honorary Members, Members and Guests and to toast to a successful and prosperous year both personally and professionally and to many successful meetings and business networking events with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the coming year.

 

The Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Johannes Oljelund for hosting the Chamber’s New Year Reception and for sharing his interesting insights about the Swedish EU Presidency.

 

The Chamber has a new year ahead filled with challenges and opportunities and we look forward to inspire and promote the exchange of business ideas and business opportunities, and to support and connect you to our wide Business network. We have an packed agenda with exciting events, useful networking opportunities, businesses and experience exchange meetings the coming year and we welcome you all to join and to invite your colleagues and business relations.

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Thursday, December 15, 2022 – A Changing (Technology) Working Landscape

18.30-21.00
Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Amsterdam

“21st century Leadership- Navigating in a World of Change”


 

Time Schedule and Program Details 2022/2023

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022 – A Changing (Technology) Working Landscape

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.
Insightful speaker: Marcel van der Kuil, CEO BBO.Life

More information to be confirmed.

 

Thursday January 26, 2023 – Leadership

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.
Insightful speaker: Niels Thijssen, AIMS

 

Thursday, March 16, 2022 – Diversity and Inclusion

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.

Insightful speaker: Tbc

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Mindfulness and Recovery

18.30-21.00
Live at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Amsterdam
Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V
Insightful speaker: Tbc

 

 

For further information regarding the Mentorship Program please contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce by sending an email to info@swedishchamber.nl

 

 

 

The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International.

             

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Swedish Chamber of Commerce Traditional Lucia Luncheon
December 9, 2022
12:00-15:00

Hilton Hotel  Amsterdam

 


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm Thank you, to all our members and guests who attended the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s 62nd Lucia Celebration on December 9, 2022, at Hotel Hilton Amsterdam.

 

A special thanks to Keynote speakers Janko van der Baan, Managing Director Scania Benelux and Swe-Cham Chairman Johan Uhlin, Managing Director/CEO Scania Production Nederland B.V, Zwolle for their interesting presentation of Scania as well as giving an insight in their challenges for the coming years. We were very happy to feature Lund’s Academic Choir who gave a fantastic traditional Lucia performance and brought the light in the dark days before Christmas to all present guests.

The Lucia performance was followed by the great charity Raffle Ceremony with fantastic prizes and happy winners. A big thank you to the generous sponsors of the lovely prizes and to all members and guests who generously bought raffle tickets for the benefit of the Stichting Gilat which brings children’s theater for the support of terminally sick children at academic hospitals throughout the Netherlands.

During the Swedish Chamber Lucia Luncheon, we collected EUR 940,00 which we are happy to donate to the Gilat Foundation on behalf of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to the Event Sponsors Handelsbanken and KPMG Meijburg for making this event possible and to Hilton Amsterdam for the pleasant collaboration.


 

As a pleasant memory, you will find beautiful Event photos by clicking on the button below. Feel free to share the photos on your social media, but please give photo credits to Hanne Hansen Photography.

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearWe are looking forward to welcoming you to our many events in 2023.


During the 62 second Lucia Luncheon our Guest Mr. Willem den Hertog, denhertog legal, found the inspiration for a beautiful Swedish Chamber Lucia Luncheon Sonnet:

 

The luncheon started off with Helan Går

Accompanied by healthy swigs of snaps

But there were many more delights in store

A lovely march, from Reveille to Taps

 

A crosstalk between earnest engineers

Did follow dill-drenched gravlachs, Pinot Gris

While we awaited Lucia Choir’s dears

And  Mushrooms, a n d  a Raffle: Oh, dear me!

 

But underneath all that does lie a rock

Of age-old friendship (don’t mention the war …)

A friendship that no incidents can shock

A cup that’s very full, no halvan får

 

So, drink the Brännvin and the Akvavit

And bring a toast on next time that we meet!

 

By Willem den Hertog, denhertog legal


We welcome you to participate in next year’s Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Celebration on December 7, 2023!


 

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NOVEMBER 29, 2022
09:00-11:00
Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Edge Olympic, Amsterdam

 

 

On November 29, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s last Tech Table – Tech Finance/ VC Investment. In this very inspiring session, we brought together experts and stakeholders from both Sweden and the Netherlands to explore the dynamic evolvements in Venture Capital, Technology, and the various ways companies can become investment ready or boost their innovation through tech investments.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to our fantastic speakers Per Nordling, Founder of Partinc CapitalRick Klooster, Founder and CCO at Future Insight GroupLinn Koeman, Business Developer, Future Insight Group for The Nordics, Wolter Rebergen, Commercial Director at YouniumWessel Ploegmakers, Partner and Co-head Main Capital Partners Nordics

Also, a warm thank you to John Dekker, Senior Innovation Advisor at the Netherlands Innovation Network Sweden, for opening remarks and to our Moderator Lex Keukens, Lawyer at .

We would also like to thank our partners TK TECH and The Embassy of Sweden in The NetherlandsNetherlands Innovation Network Sweden, The Dutch Chamber of Commerce and Partinc Capital as well as everyone who joined the Swedish Chamber Tech Finance/ VC Investment and made the event to a success.

 

                       Partinc Capital tar in externt kapital från bland annat J2L Holding - Partinc Capital

 

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Time:

09.00 – 11.00
Venue:
The Swedish Ambassadors Residence
Lange Voorhout 28
The Hague

 

On November 24, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the honor to invite its Members to an Executive Breakfast Meeting at the Swedish Residence in the Hague featuring Peter van der Poel, Managing Director, Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group (largest owner and operator of IKEA retail in the IKEA franchise).

Peter leads the investment agenda and was sharing how he and his teams are carefully balancing Ingka’s investment activities that contribute to the financial resilience of the company, the development, and innovation of the retail business and Ingka Centers – with the ambition to have a positive impact on people and our planet.

The Swedish Chamber would like to thank Peter van der Poel for a very interesting and inspiring presentation, we would also like to thank H.E. Ambassador Johannes Oljelund for a warm welcome and a delicious breakfast at his beautiful residence as well as all participants for making this event into a great success.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2022
16:30 – 20:00

Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Fred. Roeskestraat 115
1076 EE Amsterdam


MASTERCLASS III:  Personal Branding – and How to Build your Power Network

 

 

On November 22, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted Masterclass III in the Women Business Leadership Program – The Road to Successful Leadership. In this Masterclass, Executive Coach and Program Manager talked about how to be empowered and confident to take action, how to create a Power Network built on trust and how to start with small “ant-steps” toward your goals and how to implement the leadership style that suits who you are.

In this last Masterclass, Certificates were awarded by Malin Hedlund to those who had successfully joined all three Masterclasses The Road to Successful Leadership this fall.

This was the last Masterclass for this year and for the Women Business Masterclass Series, and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Malin for this year, for being a fantastic coach and for her very interactive and inspiring Masterclasses with practical exercises and individual tasks with the goal to work on personal development and growth and to become a successful leader. We hope to welcome you back next year for interesting Women Business Leadership events in a different form.

 

The Swedish Chamber cordially thanks Inter IKEA Systems B.V.Fagerhult, and Storytel for supporting the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Women Business Leadership Program and for making it possible.

 

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Chalmerska huset, Gothenburg
November 18, 2022

 

The Swedish Chamber is pleased to share an invitation to the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden’s third annual dinner which takes place in Gothenburg, at Chalmerska huset on November 18. This amazing venue dates back to the early 1800’s. 
Participants in the Gothenburg Day Program can expect an interesting program where the region will present itself and guests have the opportunity to visit inspiring companies.

 

For more information and to register, please visit the Dutch Chamber

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Time: 19.00-22.00
Venue:
The Swedish Ambassador’s Recidence
Lange Voorhout 28
THe Hague

 

 

On November  10, 2022 The Swedish Chamber of  Commerce for the Netherlands was very honored to invite our Patron Members to the Annual Executive Patron Dinner 2022 hosted by H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Johannes Oljelund at the Swedish Residence in the Hague.

Founded in 2004, the patronship has grown steadily and today it consists of 34 Patron members representing a wide range of industries, from finance and automotive to retail and tech. The patrons reflect the strength of the Chamber’s business platform and represent some of the largest brands in the Swedish – Dutch business community.

At the Patron Dinner 2022 we were very honored to welcome H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Johannes Oljelund as Keynote speaker. Ambassador Oljelund gave a presentation of  the latest reflections on the recent presented Swedish Budget and gave a preview of Sweden’s agenda for the upcoming EU Presidency 2023 and an update on the ongoing process for Sweden joining NATO.

 

 

 

 

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Patrons