On January 20, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the great pleasure to kick off the New Year together with its members. We would like to thank you for attending and making this a festive and great start to 2022.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to the Ambassador H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund for his speech as well as to Chairman Ehsan Turabaz, and Vice Chairman Johan Uhlin for their opening words and we would like to thank YP Liaison Swati Narval for her inspiring words.
The Swedish Chamber cordially thanks our sponsors Inter IKEA Systems, Scania, Vattenfall and Handelsbanken.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
A changing (Technology) working Landscape
Founder – Horizon Internet Technologies
Founder – Fare Care Solutions
With the acceleration in digital, the demands on technology — for speed, flexibility, reliability, security, and value — have radically increased. What does it mean for business leaders, how to review and transform ideas and organizations? Due to the new Corona restrictions, this session will be held digitally via Zoom.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce has invited Marcel Damen to facilitate our first meeting due to his extensive experience and knowledge of innovative technology. Marcel will focus on his field of expertise and what that means for future leadership to take into account.
Marcel Damen, Founder of Horizon Internet Technologies and of FARE CARE Solutions
18:30 – 18:45: Welcoming and introduction
18:45 – 19:00: Presentation by a mentee / mentor on a Changing Technology Landscape
19:00 – 20:00: Presentation & discussion lead by Marcel Damen
20:00 – 20:45: Mentee / Mentor in break-out rooms to work on / talk about individual topics
20:45 – 21:00: Closure
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021 is supported by:
Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Mentorship Program 2021 – 2022
Navigating in a world of change
On November 2, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands launched the Mentorship Program 2021-2022. With the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting young and ambitious talents with experienced international business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The program offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to benefit from an exclusive eight-month program of group workshops and individual mentoring and sharing experience of successful senior industry professionals and guests’ speakers.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then, more than 100 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited from their future personal and professional growth. The many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and learning more about their insights and values. This year we are very happy to connect nine Mentors and Mentees to follow the program under the excellent leadership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Mentorship Program is an 8-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops covering topics as navigating in a world of change, past pandemic business culture, personal development, and mindfulness and recovery, inspired and supported by senior business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish-Dutch business community. 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 Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021 is supported by:
On October 19, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted Tech for Good which was the last webinar in our Tech Table series for this year.
In this webinar, experts were brought together to discuss the technologies of the future and tech as an enabler for good. How is tech tackling the fundamental challenges facing us within environmental and social impact? How can ideas and innovation behind ideal-driven technology and conscious investments be used to drive change? How will technologies shape the future and how will the industry, academia, and policymakers be able to solve the world’s problems together?
Quotes from speakers:
Marcel van der Kuil, Data Entrepreneur and co-founder, TechLabs Amsterdam
“If you could teach somebody today that could teach somebody else tomorrow, then the scaling starts”
Wouter Bakker, CEO, GoodUp
“Make it personally relevant, make it personally attractive, make people part of the movement instead of telling about the movement. My advice is to be sure about your sustainability focus, allow your employees to act upon your sustainability strategy and allow them to come up with ideas.”
Linus Wretblad, CEO and Innovation Advisor, IPScreener
“Most of the people are in oblivion. They don’t even know, because if you say have you checked your IP? They answer “Oh yes, we have an IP address, I have a homepage”, that’s the knowledge. That is the most dangerous part. We want to at least make them understand known incompetence because then they can ask questions.”
Andreea Moga, Co-Founder & Chapter Lead, Techlabs Rotterdam
“To have a digital and entrepreneurial mindset you have to have a finding mindset or how I like to call it, the growth mindset. The growth mindset is like you are learning from challenges, and your challenges are not blocking you and not draining you from actually going further.”
Rens Goudsmit, Moderator, Head of TK Tech & Attorney at law, TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen
“New technologies and developments are leading to innovative, interesting and complex (legal) issues. So especially in this sector it is crucial to share best practices, insights, experiences and know how. I believe making connections is key in the Tech sector. This is exactly where the Tech Tables are meant for”.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Tech Talent webinar is supported by TK Tech & Attorney at law, TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen.
Tech for Good was organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in partnership with:
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s for the Netherlands Tech Talent webinar is part of the series Tech Tables and invites Swedish Chamber Members and leading experts, exciting entrepreneurs and challengers alongside passionate change-makers to participate in the exciting discussions. How will technologies shape the future and what can we learn from each other? The Tech Tables 2021 will focus on four Themes: Tech Talent – Tech Finance/VC investment – Women in Tech – Tech for Good
On October 14, the Nordic Chambers in the Netherlands were pleased to present the Nordic Movie Event at Pathé Buitenhof, Den Haag.
The Danish movie Another Round was introduced by the Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jarl Kåre Frijs-Madsen, before we all enjoyed watching the movie.
The event was a great opportunity to network together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, The Danish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and the Norweigan Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
On October 14, 2021, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to, together with Mindler, host an inspiring session about Mental Health at the Workplace Post Covid-19. As restrictions are being lifted, employers are now challenged with a stressed and tired workforce on one hand and discovering new ways of working on the other.
We would like to extend a warm thank you to Timo Spijkers, Business Development Manager Mindler the Netherlands, and Johannes Hatem, Co-Founder of Mindler and Clinical Psychologist, that provided us with great insights about why mental health is so important and how mental health awareness can be created in a workforce. And of course, a warm thank you to all the guests that participated and made this session very interactive and inspiring!
On October 12, 2021, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands had the great pleasure to invite the members of the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals, Swedish Associations, Consuls, The Swedish Church, and representatives of Team Sweden in the Netherlands to a welcome reception for the new Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund.
The Welcome New Ambassador Reception, hosted by Inter IKEA System in Delft together with the Swedish Associations in the Netherlands, has a long tradition dating back to the early years of 2000 and is a very much appreciated opportunity to Meet and Greet with the New Ambassador.
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Time: 16 :00 – 18:00
Welcome by Jon Abrahamsson Ring, CEO Inter IKEA Group
Presentations – Swedish Organisations
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Thank you for attending
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to all the guests that participated in Welcoming the New Ambassador H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund and the Swedish Associations that presented their organizations.
We would also like to thank Inter IKEA Systems B.V. for hosting this Welcome New Ambassador Reception in Delft. And, of course, once again say Welcome to the Ambassador H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund.
On September 30, 2021, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to host its first Exclusive Chamber Luncheon for this year. In fact, due to the corona pandemic, this was the first Chamber Luncheon in 1,5 years. We were very honored to welcome Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund as our Honorary Guest to this Swedish Chamber Luncheon.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to Martijn Hagens, CEO Vattenfall Netherlands, for his personal speech where he pointed out the complexity and urgency of the energy transition. We would also like to thank Bert Heikens, Of Counsel AKD advocaten & notarissen, for hosting the Chamber Luncheon and all members and guests who made this Chamber Luncheon to great success!
The Swedish Chamber Luncheons have a long history dating back over more than six decades. Traditionally, the Swedish Chamber Luncheons gather business people from across the Swedish-Dutch community together, offering excellent networking opportunities and meeting up with business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands sharing their experiences and insights.
Keynote Speaker: Martijn Hagens, CEO Vattenfall.
“The road to fossil-free”
Honorary Guest: the Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund
September 30, 2021
12.00 – 14.30
Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam