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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.

Time: 18.30 – 21.00

How to read people and gain their trust

How do you become a great leader for yourself and others? What makes others feel confident in you? In this session, we take a closer look at how to use self-insight to create better cooperation with others, and you will learn to read others in your everyday interactions. We address the value of focused communication for creating clarity.


Swedish Fika will be served at all Seminars!


Photos by Nordholm Design and Communication


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Thank you to everyone who participated at the very successful Annual General Meeting and Chamber Luncheon on Thursday April 12! We would also like to give special thanks to our keynote speaker Mr. Thierry Vanlancker, CEO Akzo Nobel, and Hotel De L’Europe for excellent hosting.



10.45  Coffee and Registration

11.00  Annual General Meeting

12.00  Registration Lunch and Drinks 

12.30 Annual Chamber Luncheon

           Keynote Speaker Mr. Thierry Vanlancker, CEO Akzo Nobel

14.30 End of Luncheon


De L’Europe | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14 | 1012 CP Amsterdam | The Netherlands



Event photos by: Carolina Nordholm, Nordholm Design & Communication

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Welcome to join The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for Women’s Day Lunch together with The French Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands on March 8, 2018!

Keynote Speaker: Rina Joosten-Rabou

Rina Joosten-Rabou is an entrepreneur, board member and publicist.Prior to co-founding Seedlink, she founded HR consultancy International Top Talent in both China and Europe.
It is an honour to welcome Rina Joosten-Rabou as our guest speaker. We are delighted that she has accepted to share her enriching experiences with us during this 11th edition of the Women’s Day Lunch. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the 8th of March.


Men are more than welcome to join us for this event!


Thursday, March 8th, 2018

12h00 – 14h00


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On February 15 the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals organized a successful Entrepreneurs Café about GDPR! Thank you all for interesting discussions and a big thanks to our keynote speaker Maeson Ethard, Co-founder and Managing Director of Base Cyber Security and to Laura Huijts, Privacy Consultant bij KPMG Nederland. Welcome to read more about the event below.

The Swedish Chamber’s Entrepreneurs Café

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals organize four Entrepreneurs Cafés each year. Each Entrepreneurs Café includes a Keynote Speaker and group discussions in order to learn as much as possible and to share experiences and expertise. You will go home inspired but also with a toolbox for how to further explore the topic of the Entrepreneurs Café in which you have participated.



The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Entrepreneurs Café

GDPR: What? Why? and How?

Join us for our first Entrepreneurs Café of 2018 to learn more about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which is entering into force on May 25, 2018. Which are the key areas of change introduced by the GDPR and what are the critical areas organisations need to be aware of when preparing for compliance?

The new law marks a wide-reaching and significant shift in the way that organisations must protect personal data. For companies in the beginning of their process, you will get a concrete presentation about how GDPR will affect your company, the implementation of the law and how the company IT structure and processes will be affected by our keynote speaker Maeson Ethard, Base Cyber Security.





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Welcome to the third session of the Mentorship program 2017/2018!

During this workshop we will focus on the International Business Culture we are active in and how we can develop our networking skills.


Time: 18.30 – 21.00


February 6 was the very successful Mentorship Program Meet Up III with the topic ‘International Business Culture and Networking Skills’. Thank you all for interesting discussions and thank you Wilma and Mercuri Urval!

We are welcoming you to the fourth and last session of the Mentorship program 2017/2018 April 24.  We will reflect on what we have learned, what changes have taken place and the lessons we learned for the future. Also, we will have a Q&A with the group on how to apply for new jobs, how to grow, and, do’s and don’ts in your professional life  Hope to see you there!



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On Thursday 25 January 2018, KPMG Meijburg will host a tax seminar for members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Danish Dutch Business Club. We will explain and discuss the Tax Plan 2018 and the consequences for the business climate in the Netherlands as a result of the of the government agreement. We will also briefly discuss the current public discussion and the (mis)understanding of the Dutch ruling practice. After the meeting there will be opportunity to network while drinks and snacks will be served. Welcome!


“Update from a tax paradise”
Speakers: drs. H.L.P.E. (Harrie) van Duin and mr. S. (Sandra) Kortekaas


Date: 25 January

Time: 16.00 – 18.30

Venue: KPMG Meijburg & Co., Weena 654, 3012 CN  Rotterdam



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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with the Ambassador or Sweden Mr. Per Holmström request the pleasure of the company of the Members of the Swedish Chamber Commerce on Tuesday, January 16 from 18.00 – 20.00 hours.


By personal invitation only.


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce cordially thanks the sponsors for the Annual New Years Reception 2018:


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On December 15, 2017 the Annual Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Dinner and Dance took place at Hotel van Oranje, Noordwijk.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Master of Ceremony Ruben Brunsveld for his excellent guiding during the evening taking the guests and participants through the snaps songs to the more serious parts as the Swedish Chamer Export Prize Award Ceremony 2017.


Welcome to read more about the winners and the ceremony furhter below on this website. We were very happy to welcome Anne-Lie Persson who preformed with a few of her own songs and a few well-known Cornelius Vreeswijk numbers and later in the evening she and her band Stockholm Tivoli provided grand dance music for everyone who wanted to hit the dance floor.

We would like to thank all sponsors who made this evening to a great success for contributing to the exclusive Goodie Bag to all our guests and to the generous contribution to the Lucia Raffle for the benefit of
War Child. We would also like to thank La Cuisine Scandinave for there excellent Swedish Julbord with everything you can think of from the herring to the meatballs and Swedish Christmas ham!

Over the years the traditional Swedish Chamber Lucia Dinner has become one of our most attended events and is, for many, the highlight of the Swedish Chamber social calendar. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of senior businessmen and women to gather and socialize in a festive spirit. The evening offers, apart from including a traditional Lucia Choir and Swedish ‘julbord’, also first-class entertainment, great company, and fantastic networking opportunities. It was, without a doubt, an event to remember and we hope to welcome all our members back for next year!


Save the Date in your calendar already:
December 14, 2018!



Swedish entertainment by Anne-Lie Persson and Ceremony Master Ruben Brunsveld, Enact Sustainable Strategies.

Swedish Chamber Export Prize Ceremony 2017

Klarna B.V. and Daloc Nederland received the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017 and the
Swedish Chamber Newcomer Export Prize 2017 from H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr.  Per Holmström.
The Swedish Chamber Export Prize is a collaboration between the Swedish Chamber of Commerce,
Swedish Embassy and Business Sweden. Swedish Chamber Export Prize was awarded to Klarna and
Swedish Chamber Newcomer Export Prize was awarded to Daloc.

Robert Bueninck, General Manager Klarna B.V. receives the Swedish Chamber Export Prize 2017.

Fredrik Silverstrand, CEO Daloc with the Swedish Chamber Newcomer Export Prize together with H.E.
Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmström.

Grand Christmas Raffle for the benefit of War Child!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Raffle for the benefit of War Child raised more than 1000 Euros for
their good work with was later anonymously doubled by one of the participating companies!  The Swedish Chamber
would like to thank everyone for the generous contribution to the raffle and for donating the fantastic
Raffle Prizes!



Exclusive Goodie Bags generously sponsored by:

Inter IKEA Systems 



Event photos below by EV Fotografie.

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