Past events

December 15, 2017 Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lucia Dinner

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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December 13, The New Coalition Agreement and its Impact on Business

On 13 December, The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce organized a joint event together with 10 international Chambers of Commerce and organizations in the Netherlands, including the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the new coalition agreement and its impact on business.


Alongside a summary of the strategy of the new Dutch Government – Rutte III – experts highlighted the impact of the government agreement. During a three-hour seminar, views from both the public and private sector was shared by experts from VNO-NCW, KPMG Meijburg & Co, Allen & Overy and ING Bank


  • Jeroen Lammers, VNO-NCW
  • Robert van der Jagt, KPMG Meijburg & Co
  • Tim Stevens, Allen & Overy
  • Bert Colijn, ING Bank


The Swedis Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all the participants for joining this inspiring event and NBCC & Meijburg & Co for the fantastic hosting and organization.

Event photos by NBCC available below.


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December 7, Mentorship Program Meet Up II, Personal Development

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

During this workshop, we will increase our insight on the impact we have, or not have, in 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.

Time: 18.30 – 21.00

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November 16, 2017 Business Woman Program 2017

My Business Network – Team up with my peers

The theme for this seminar is My Business Network – Team up with my peers. Having a fruitful and rewarding network is key in today’s business environment. We need to develop our skills when it comes to building our network and learn how to use our network and optimize it. Questions will be raised about creating mastermind groups within our network, in order to reach our goals more efficiently and with more joy.

About the program

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce exclusive Business Woman Program 2017 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 and their relations with a focus to expand leadership intelligence and strengthen the inner power. You can follow any number of seminars you prefer. If you attend all four, the Swedish Chamber will offer you the last one for free!

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November 9, Breakfast Meeting Update Dutch Politics

On Thursday, November 9, the Swedish Chamber, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in the Hague and Public Matters, invited our members to listen to an update on the Dutch politics. It was a great opportunity to ask questions and gather insight from the expert, Cees Westera, Public Matters.


Thank you to Cees Westera, Public Matters for the very interesting update on the current political situation! And thank you to the Swedish Embassy for inviting us to the Hague and for a great collaboration!




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October 31, Mentorship Program Meet Up I, Kick-Off 2017/2018

Welcome to the Kick-off of the Mentorship program 2017/2018!

During the first meeting, you will meet your Mentor/Mentee and be introduced to the Mentorship Program. The program material will be supplied, including a Mentorship agreement. As a Mentee, you will receive the book The Strenght Finder with a personal code to conduct your own personal strength finder test, which will be used throughout the program to better define your goals and set up your plan. During the Kick-off, there will also be a speed-dating session in order to get to know each other better and to make it possible to start to build your business network from day 1!

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October 26, 2017 Global Macro Economic Seminar

“Economic Outlook” – Seminar



Ann Öberg
Chief Economist

Ann Öberg is Chief Economist at Handelsbanken in Sweden. As such, she is responsible for the bank’s Economic Research globally. Ann holds a PhD in Economics.


Handelsbanken was established in 1871 and is one of the strongest commercial banks in the world. Handelsbanken is a full-service bank for both private individuals and corporate customers and active in more than 20 countries. Since 2013, the Netherlands is one of the Bank’s six home markets and now operates with 27 branches nationwide. In 2016, Handelsbanken acquired Dutch wealth manager Optimix Vermogensbeheer. Optimix is a 100 percent subsidiary of Handelsbanken and is responsible for all wealth management activities of Handelsbanken in the Netherlands.


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October 10, 2017 #NordicTalks – No time to waste!

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

The world has set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for 2030: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All 193 Member States of the United Nations have committed themselves to solving the world’s biggest challenges: ending global poverty, protecting our planet and ensuring a life of dignity for all. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all sectors in society – and business has to play a very important role in the process. Business has to invent, develop and launch countless new ideas and solutions within a very short time. But the SDGs not only identify where we have to be in 2030 to create a sustainable world, they also outline new markets and opportunities for companies all over the world – they change the role of business.

The UN Global Compact is committed to being a leading catalyst for that transformation and in turning the Global Goals into local business. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Danish Dutch Business Club, The Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with the Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway welcomed our members and their guests to #NordicTalks 2017 to focus on how the Nordic countries and their global industries apply the Global Goals in to their Sustainability Development Strategies.

On October 10 we discussed, networked, learned and shared information about how to advance the SDGs through business activities and partnerships.

Richard Westlake, Director Sustainability Continuous Improvement Akzo Nobel
Hannie Stappers, Director Public Affairs Rockwool
Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Vice President Sustainability Statoil
Robert A. Taylor, Director Sustainability UPM Raflatac
Rob Wolters,  Country Manager Ericsson Netherlands
Annelien van Meer, Managing Director Enact Netherlands

Moderator and presentation Global Development Challenges with Gapminder:
Johanna Lund Rockliffe, Enact

Thank you all for contributing to a dynamic afternoon!

Further thank you to our main sponsor Stena Line, to our collaboration partner Nothern Delight for amazing food and to Vitamin Well, Wasa and Tony’s Chocolonely for providing the snacks in the break.

Welcome to scroll down to see all of the photos from the event!

– Photos by Hanne Hansen –

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