Past events

March 4 – Lunch Presentation by Christina Niemelä Ström


Lunch Presentation


In order to be prosperous, more and more companies realize that they need to get full access to all their talent. At the same time, individuals are equally keen on fulfilling their potential and have the right opportunities to grow and develop. This themed week at Epicenter explores what it takes to stay on top of the Gender Game, as both an individual and as an organization.

We’ll deep dive into the effects of gender equality on your business, individuals and society. What are the latest insights and how can you use them to grow your business or just simply grow yourself?


IKEA’s vision is to create a better everyday life for the MANY people. With such a vision, IKEA embrace diversity in all its aspects and the focus on gender diversity has been high for many years. Christina will briefly share her own leadership journey and put that in perspective to the focus in IKEA of gender diversity.


Christina Niemelä Ström

IKEA Culture & Learning Manager at Inter IKEA Systems B.V.


March 4

12.00 – 13.00

Cuddle Puddle, Epicenter Amsterdam.


This event is offered to you free of charge however, registration is compulsory before March 1.

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February 13, 2019 Swedish Chamber Women Business Program 2019

Leadership and Communication

Four Seminars moderated by Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership


February 13
Building  a sisterhood and manage your work-life-balance

April 16
Overcome perfectionism

September 17
How to handle different personalities

November 26
Ask for the money



18.30 – 21.00


Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Fred. Roeskestraat 115
1076 EE Amsterdam



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February 7, 2019 Mentorship Program 2018-2019 Meetup Number III

Meetup Number III

Time: `18.30 – 21.00


Meet upInternational Business Culture and Networking Skills


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




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24 January, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce New Year’s Reception

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce were very pleased to welcome nearly 100 members to the yearly New Year’s reception hosted by the Ambassador of Sweden Mrs. Annika Markovic at her beautiful residence in the Hague on January 24, 2019. We could not think of a better start of the year and we are looking forward to sharing many new networking and business opportunities for our members for the coming year.


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce New Years Reception has been made possible by:


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January 15, Circular Economy Summit



For more information about this event please visit – Nordic Circular Economy Summit.



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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



Welcome Reception with Swedish Glögg and gingerbread


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:




Sponsored by:


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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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