June 29, 2023
09.00 – 11.00
Volvo Cars Netherlands
Stationsweg 2, 4153 RD Beesd
On June 29, 2023, we had the pleasure of launching the Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast series by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. This event was hosted by Volvo Car Netherlands BV and aimed to inspire and empower business leaders in creating inclusive and diverse workplaces. The morning began with a delightful breakfast, followed by a presentation from Patricia van Hazendonk, People Experience & Competence and Management Team Member at Volvo Cars Netherlands, who shared insights into Volvo Cars’ Diversity & Inclusion strategy and the Volvo Family Bond Program.
Next, Wendy Broersen, CEO/Founder of Superpeople Company, took the stage. Wendy is an esteemed international expert in gender diversity and inclusion, serving as a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and author of the book ‘NOT for HR.’ With her company, Superpeople Company, she assists organizations both domestically and internationally in attracting and retaining more diverse talent and fostering optimal development. During this interactive session on Diversity and Inclusion, Wendy discussed the different stages an organization goes through on the path to inclusivity, highlighting key focus areas, recommended actions for each stage, and strategies for achieving optimal results. Participants also had the opportunity to reflect on their own organizations, identify their current phase, and determine the next steps to take.
We extend our gratitude to Herrik van der Gaag, Managing Director at Volvo Car Germany GmbH & Volvo Car Netherlands BV, for hosting the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s first D&I Breakfast. We would also like to thank the speakers and Roger van Polanen Petel, PR & Communication Manager at Volvo Cars Netherlands, for his efforts in organizing and moderating the session.
We are excited to announce that our next D&I Breakfast, which will be a combination event with the Swedish Chamber Tech Table series – Diversity in Tech, will take place on September 14. SKF Netherlands will be hosting this event. For more information, click here.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Doors open, a delicious breakfast will be served
Welcome by Herrik van der Gaag, Managing Director at Volvo Car Germany GmbH & Volvo Car Netherlands BV
Volvo Cars Diversity & Inclusion strategy, including the Volvo Family Bond Program, and how it has been implemented in the company by
Patricia van Hazendonk, People Experience & Competence and Management Team Member at Volvo Cars Netherlnads
How to take the first steps towards creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and how to expand it throughout your organization by
Wendy Broersen, CEO/Founder Superpeople Company
Thank you by Swedish Chamber of Commerce
End of D&I Meeting
Roger van Polanen Petel
PR & Communication Manager | Consumer Experience | The Netherlands
ABOUT THE SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVE BREAKFAST
Our aim is to provide a series to discuss strategies with a focus on new perspectives, share real cases and research and to support you with concrete tools to increase and develop D&I within your organization. We will discuss how to get started, which topics to prioritize, and the business case for diversity and inclusion. This will be an interactive event on one of the top priority topics, that we all know we ”should” address, but don´t know ”how”.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
CEO, D&I, HR and Business Senior managers and everyone who would like to start the journey for Inclusion and Diversity.
This event is a collaboration between:
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Digital Webinar by Swe-Cham Member Montae & Partners “Explore new Dutch pension law impacts: essential for employers in the Netherlands.”
June 28, 2023
13.00 – 14.00
Mark your calendars for June 28. Join our webinar to delve into the implications of the newly approved Dutch pension legislation, essential for all employers and organizations operating in the Netherlands. Initiated after 15 years, this legislation brings pivotal changes affecting all employers and employees. Particularly for international companies operating both domestically and abroad, understanding these changes is crucial.
This webinar offers a more in-depth, yet easily digestible understanding of these changes.
Don’t miss this opportunity to grasp how this new legislation might impact on your organization.
Martijn van Alphen, Senior Pension Advisor and Maarten Reesink, Consultant Pension
Who should attend:
- Heads of tax, Tax Directors
- Heads of Finance and Business
- Leaders from multinational groups
- Any other who is interested in national and international taxation
This is a by Member for Member event organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerces in collaboration with our Member company Montae & Partners and is offered free of charge, registration is however mandatory.
Date: June 14, 2023
Time: 17.00 – 19.00
Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Edge Olympic, Fred. Roeskestraat 115, Amsterdam
On June 14, 2023, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Business Sweden were very pleased to host the event “Enabling Technology Innovation: The Role of the Ecosystem – Insights from Sweden and the Netherlands” and to welcome representatives from several Swedish business regions together with Swedish companies and members and guests of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands.
On behalf of The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Business Sweden, we would like to give a warm thank you to our fantastic speakers: Myrthe Hooijman, Director Policy & Governmental Affairs, Tech Leap., Jan Sundelin, Partner PartInc Captial, CEO Tiekinetix, Board Member Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Chairman the Swe-Cham Tech Committee., Jelmer Wind, Co-Founder / Business Lead Team5PM, and Alexander Ljungström, Managing Director, Einar & Partners for their engaged presentations and for sharing their expertise and experiences. A special thanks to Tomas Korseman, Trade and Invest Commissioner of Sweden to Benelux at Business Sweden and Christina Härd, Business Sweden Benelux for the great cooperation and excellent networking opportunities. Finally, most importantly, we want to give a big thank you to all the attendees for joining us and contributing to the success of the event.
June 1, 2023
Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Fred. Roeskesstraat 110
On June 1, 2023 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure to welcome Mattias Frumerie, Director, Head of Delegation to UNFCCC Ministry of Climate and Enterprise Climate department, Stockholm, to engage with some of the Swedish Chambers Patron Members and sustainability experts on how to accelerate climate actions globally.
At the same date the Swedish Government announces that Sweden’s chief negotiator Mattias Frumerie has been appointed Ambassador for Sweden’s global climate work. The climate ambassador’s mission is to lead and represent Sweden’s international climate work. Mattias Frumerie has been Sweden’s chief negotiator for the climate negotiations within the UN climate convention, UNFCCC, for just over three years and he continues as chief negotiator also in his new role as ambassador. Sweden was one of the first countries to appoint a special climate ambassador to raise the importance and ambition of international climate work. Many other countries have now followed and appointed their own climate ambassadors.
“Happy, honored and humbled to be appointed as Sweden’s Climate Ambassador in addition to continuing in my role as Head of Delegation to UNFCCC UN. Looking forward to further strengthening the #TeamSweden effort in encouraging and ensuring more ambition in #ClimateAction globally, highlighting the urgency and opportunity of Climate Action. Proud of the solutions Swedish actors can offer to facilitate the transition in countries globally,” says Mattias Frumerie in a reaction on his LinkedIn.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands would like to thank Mattias Frumerie for a very inspiring and insightful meeting and we wish him the best of luck in his new role as Ambassador for Sweden’s global climate work.
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May 22, 2023
Venue: Klarna Amsterdam
On May 22, 2023, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce organized the second Tech Table which this time about Fintech and hosted by Klarna Netherlands. We would like to give a warm thank you to our fantastic speakers: Näva von Rosen, Head of Expansion at Klarna; Damien Perillat, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Billie; and Anna Blyablina, Co-founder and Chairwoman of the Board at Sthlm Fintech Week for their engaged presentations and for sharing their experiences. The Fintech event was moderated by our Tech Table moderator, Lex Keukens, Attorney at Law/Partner at Swe+Cham Member TK Tech and member of the Swedish Chamber Tech Committee. We would also like to thank Wilko Klaassen, Global Klarna Open Banking & Bank Transfer Domain Lead and Managing Director (CEO) Sofort., for the pleasant hosting of the event and for providing excellent network opportunities with drinks and snacks at Klarnas HQ in Amsterdam.
ABOUT THE SWEDISH CHAMBER TECH TABLE SERIES
Tech Tables is a platform for Swedish-Dutch tech leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors to meet, learn, and discuss the latest trends in technology. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Tables invite Swedish Chamber Members and leading experts, exciting entrepreneurs, and challengers alongside passionate changemakers from Sweden and the Netherlands to participate in the exciting discussions on how technology will shape the future and what can we learn from each other.
April 25, 2023
16.00 – 18.00
“The future of office furniture is flexible and circular”
On April 25, 2023, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with Member company NORNORM welcomed our members and guests to an inspiring company presentation “The future of office furniture is flexible and circular” at the show room office of NORNORM at Edge Olympic in Amsterdam. We would like to thank Douwe Dirks for his inspiring presentation about the principles of NORNORM and how the circular business plans work for them. A lot of food for thoughts which was proven at the mingle and talks at NORNORMs show room/office after the presentation. We would like to thank Douwe Dirks and Patrick Nijssen, NORNORM for hosting this company visit and for sharing the essential idea behind the future office build on circularity, where every piece of furniture is kept in a loop from one workspace to the next, and every product carefully maintained and refurbished to extend its lifespan. Good for business, people and the planet.
Click here for more information about NORNORM.
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On April 20, 2023, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce held its 63rd Annual General Meeting & Chamber Luncheon, at Hilton Amsterdam.
Click here to read the Press Release from the Annual General Meeting.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very proud and pleased to welcome Marloes Borsboom-Turabaz as our Honorary Guest and Keynote Speaker to this Chamber Luncheon. Marloes gave a very personal presentation about her Biography of Ehsan Turabaz, former Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, international relations leader at Inter-IKEA, honorary consul general, and founder of the Friends of Afghanistan foundation. In this book which was launched last month at Inter IKEA Systems in Delf . Marloes shared stories from her book portraying Ehsan’s journey and passions as well as his great commitment to Afghanistan.
We would like to extend a warm thank you to Marloes Borsboom-Turabaz for sharing her story with us and also wishing her lots of success to continue to support Ehsan’s work at the Friends of Afghanistan foundation. We would also like to thank Hilton Amsterdam for excellent hosting of the Chamber Luncheon and a warm thank you to all participants who made the Chamber Luncheon a great success.
The Biography Ehsan Turabaz can be ordered via www.stvva.nl or be bought at the bookstores Bruna (Herenstraat, Rijswijk) or Paagman (Frederik Hendriklaan, Den Haag). The entire proceeds of the book benefit the Friends of Afghanistan foundation.
Photo credit: Hanne Hansen Photography
Please credit Hanne Hansen Photography when using any of the event pictures.