JUNE 7, 2022
14.00 – 23.30
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s
June 7, 2022
in the presence of
HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
We are welcoming you to a full day celebrating the prosperous relationship between Sweden and the Netherlands. The day begins at Hotel Okura with a Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit bringing together outstanding senior business leaders, entrepreneurs, and politicians from both Sweden and the Netherlands addressing the greater trends facing us.
Following the Summit, we welcome you to the Royal Gala Dinner celebrating the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary with entertainment, Business Award Ceremony and inspiring Dinner Speakers in the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
This full day event brings together nearly 300 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, thought-leaders and academics from both the Netherlands and Sweden.
Photos from the Swedish Chamber Innovation & Sustainability Summit & Royal Gala Dinner.
The photos from the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary Royal Gala Dinner is available here:
Please give photo credits to Hanne Hansen Photography if you share or use our photos.
MAY 24, 2022
Amstel Room, Hilton Amsterdam
On May 24, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted the Chamber Luncheon on May 24, 2022. We felt very privileged that nearly all Board members and new Board member candidates were able to join the Chamber Luncheon at Hilton Hotel and for contributing with great networking opportunities.
At this Chamber Luncheon, we listened to Mr. Adjiedj Bakas, Trendwatcher, Visionary, Speaker and Author, addressing serious topics such as the current geopolitical landscape and the impact of the war in Ukraine, climate change and green recovery as well as the digital revolution and the global economy post pandemic.
During this session Mr. Bakas was talking about how we are no longer living in times of change but in a change of times. From history, we know that all great changes are preceded by chaos or disorder. The corona pandemic shook up the old world order and now we have entered the Age of Chaos and this will redefine our future. Enhanced digitalization, robotization, nano-technology, and new energy technology will lead to a new industrial revolution in areas such as healthcare, food, transportation, global supply chains, traveling, infrastructure and manufacturing according to Mr. Bakas. Further, he shared his thought about how we will adapt to viruses and pandemics, which will continue haunting us.
All participants received a signed copy of Mr. Baka’s book “The Age of Chaos”.
We want to extend a warm thank you to Mr. Adjiedj Bakas for his inspirational speech and to everyone that participated in this Chamber Luncheon.
TRENDWATCHER | VISIONARY | SPEAKER | AUTHOR
Adjiedj Bakas (1963) is a highly acclaimed trendwatcher, author and speaker with roots in India, Latin-America and Europe. He researches financial, social, cultural, economic, technological and spiritual trends and interprets these for an array of clients. Bakas is a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gatherings. He lives in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area in the Netherlands and is a frequently booked speaker at conferences worldwide. His books sold 1 million copies.
ABOUT THE SWEDISH CHAMBER LUNCHEONS
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.
This Chamber Luncheon is open exclusively for Members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam
MAY 19, 2022
Webinar: The political landscape in Sweden pre-election
19 May, 10.00 – 11.00
On May 19, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands organized the SCI Business Breakfast -The political Landscape in Sweden pre-election in collaboration with the Swedish Chambers in France and the United Kingdom, on behalf of Swedish Chambers International in Europe.
In this webinar Daniella Waldfogel, Deputy Director and Chief Policy Officer, and Arvid Lodén, Economic Analyst, both from Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, gave us an update on the upcoming general elections in Sweden in September. Daniella gave us an overview of the current political climate and landscape in Sweden, as we are heading towards general elections on the 11th of September, and gave us a presentation of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Arvid focused on the current economic state and development in Stockholm in all the uncertainty that we now have around us.
They pointed out that this election is very much affected of our surroundings and we are facing a whole new level of uncertainty, so keep following the Swedish debate in these uncertain times.
We want to extend a warm thank you to Daniella Waldfogel and Arvid Lodén for sharing their expertise and insights. Also a warm thank you to our partners and to everyone that participated in this event.
About the Swedish Chambers International (SCI)
The Swedish Chambers International (SCI) is the umbrella organisation for Swedish Chambers of Commerce globally. Today, it represents Swedish Chambers across a large number of key trading locations with strong Swedish business ties. The SCI works with public bodies and other organisations and stakeholders – with the joint goal to expand the bilateral trade and economic exchange, and see it as essential for prosperity and development.
– Daniella Waldfogel, Deputy Director and Chief Policy Officer
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
– Stefan Westerberg, Chief Economist, Stockholm Chamber of
This event was organized for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Europe:
MAY 13, 2022
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden is celebrating 20 years of networking. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is very pleased to share the invitation by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce to a Business Update Stockholm and their Anniversary Program on May 13, 2022.
The Swedish Chamber congratulates the Dutch Chamber on their 20 years anniversary and we are very honored to collaborate on this special occasion.
Day Program, 10.00-14.30
The day program will start with a visit to Furhat Robotics who will explain more about the exciting world of social robotics and get a glimpse of what the future will look like. After the visit, the Dutch Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht kindly invites you to the Residence for a lunch, followed by a presentation and discussion on Innovation and Trade with the Embassy Staff.
13:15-14:15 Discussion on Netherlands and Sweden – Innovation and Trade with the ambassador and embassy staff
The Dutch Chamber Anniversary Dinner, 17.30-23.30
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce is welcoming you from 17.30. After some mingling and entertainment, we will go to Riddarhussalen where you will learn some interesting historical facts about the building from our guide. Then we will go back down into the Lantmarskalkssalen where a delicious seasonal three-course dinner is served.
17:30 Start & welcome
18:00Visit and presentation of Riddarhussalen
18:30 Start dinner
23:30 End of evening
As a Swe-Cham Member, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce offers you 50% discount on the Anniversary Dinner ticket. The discount code is: sweguest2022.
Registration closes on May 1, and seats are limited. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are able to book your ticket on the Dutch Chamber’s website here.
The Evening Program’s Exclusive Venue
The 16th century House of Nobility, known as Riddarhuset in Gamla Stan.
To make the evening even more special the Dutch Chamber has a special offer from the Sheraton Hotel (on walking distance from Riddarhuset): it is possible to book a room for members of the Swedish Chamber from May 12, until May 15 for 1350 SEK per night for a double room incl breakfast. Upon registration you can let the Dutch Chamber of Commerce know if wish to book a hotel room and they will get back to you.
During the afternoon the Dutch Chamber offers the possibility to use their special ‘Sheraton Salon’. There they will have their member and top hair stylist Heleen and her team of hair stylists, make-up specialists and manicurists, with the generous assistance of Wella/OPI. Please state your interest in this option upon registration, to receive more detailed info.
For more information, welcome to visit the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden’s Website.
APRIL 21, 2022
Swedish Residence, Lange Voorhout 28, The Hague
The Swedish Chamber thanks you for attending the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Executive Breakfast Meeting on climate change and sustainability Featuring H.R.H Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, Climate Envoy for the Netherlands on April 21, 2022.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to H.R.H Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme for his very interesting and inspiring presentation on his role as Dutch Climate Envoy and the challenges we face looking forward. We also would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund for hosting the Swedish Chamber’s Executive Breakfast meeting at his beautiful residence and to all guests for their presence and valuable contributions to the discussions.
As Climate Envoy, H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme is the dedicated representative of the Netherlands for climate diplomacy. He is to raise international climate ambitions and find common solutions for reducing greenhouse emissions and enhancing the regenerative power of nature. He also sits on the board of the Green Climate Fund, which assists developing countries in adaptation and mitigation. Jaime has an extensive diplomatic career in forging partnerships for innovative solutions to complex global challenges. As Senior Advisor for Private Sector Partnerships (2018-2021) to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) his mission was to find private-sector solutions for refugees, among which access to clean energy.
As the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican, under the leadership of Pope Francis) he partnered on climate action, forced migration, and peace negotiations (2014-2018). As Special Envoy for Natural Resources (2011-2014), he initiated the Responsible Mining Index and set up conflict-free supply chains of metals and minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the private sector and civil society. He was selected to be a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition (2005-2007), worked in the field as a political advisor to the Dutch Commander of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan (2004), and helped set up the Netherlands Embassy in Iraq (2003). He has held various other roles in MENA, Africa, and Latin America.
ABOUT THE SWEDISH CHAMBER EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST MEETINGS
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Chamber Executive Breakfast Meetings bring together tailored and differently composed, intimate groups of business leaders for interactive discussions.
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Photos by Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
APRIL 7, 2022
8:30 – 10:30
Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Edge Olympic, Amsterdam
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the great honor to organize an interactive breakfast together with PRLab — sharing best practices and discussing scaling across borders with PR. We would like to thank Matias Rodsevich for his contribution and for sharing his knowledge and expertise. We would also like to thank the +20 participants from a broad mix of companies for their contributions.
This event was organized in Partnership with:
PRLab is a leading global PR firm providing cutting-edge PR services for startups, tech companies, and corporations. They are a team of dedicated PR professionals and experts on international public relations and global communication management.
Using a mix of traditional and contemporary PR to achieve powerful coverage that drives business growth, PRLab has a proven track record of results around the world in the fields of tech, innovation, and sustainability. Clients include renowned companies such as Meltwater, Chargebee, Siilo, Funnel, Moss, and many more.
Welcome to watch our amazing video from the Breakfast Meeting – Scaling across borders with PR on April 7, 2022.
APRIL 5, 2022
Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Edge Technology, Amsterdam
Business Culture featuring Gabriele Hamm Adler People & business developer/ coach/ facilitator/ founder and owner of GHA Development, Celemi solution partner / AIMS International Leadership Consultant
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a big thank you to Gabriele Hamm Adler, GHA Development – Growth for People & Business for leading the fourth session of the Mentorship Program and for taking over from Hendrik Jan in such short notice. Gabriele had prepared a very interactive program on Business Culture explaining different methods and invited all the participants to take part of the discussions. Thank you also Nils van Dijkman and Lars Bakker for your personal statements and for interacting with Gabriele.
Business Culture session by Gabriele Hamm Adler:
We have over the last years learned that nothing is constant as the world around us is in continuous change. It has become more important for leaders to understand how the changes will impact the organization and to be able to navigate through this time of disruption. How to still be genuine while adapting?
In this session we will reflect about the significance of Culture and cultural awareness. We will discuss Culture from different angles and how it translates into your organization’s daily reality. How can you adapt and develop while staying true to yourself?
About Gabriele Hamm Adler:
People & business developer/ coach/ facilitator
Founder and owner of GHA Development,
Senior lecturer MSC Rotterdam Business School
AIMS International Leadership Consultant
ABOUT THE SWEDISH CHAMBER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
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.
Read more here
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021 is supported by:
The Young Professional membership
Are you under the age of 36 and want to be part of a Swedish-Dutch network? If so, welcome to take the opportunity of becoming a young professional member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands. The YP of the Swedish Chamber helps future business leaders to accelerate personal and professional growth, as well as to extend their networks across the Swedish- Dutch business community.
As a member you get
Access to some 20 young professional events annually
Access to full Swedish Chamber events calendar* over the course of the year
Access to the YP Academy Program free of charge
Access to the Swedish Chamber and YP Mentorship Program
Professional development courses often with reduced prices
A free subscription of the Swedish Chamber digital Newsletter
* The young professionals’ membership is a private membership of the Swedish Chamber
with limited access to some services and events.
Please visit the booking page of the event for more information.
Euro 28,10 excl VAT per year
Sign up to become a member here
MARCH 21, 2022
09.15 – 10.15 CET
On March 21, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce held its Chamber Meeting – Ukraine, an update on Sweden’s position by Ambassador H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund for giving an update on the current Ukraine situation from the Swedish perspective, and also a warm thank you to all members that participated in this virtual interactive briefing.
This is a members only event and it is free of charge.