Past events

MARCH 17, 2022


The Tech Tables – Cyber Security

Prime Cyber Security threats and major trends with respect to threats, threat actors and attack technologies


On March 17, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted Cyber Security, which was the first event in our Tech Table series for this year.

In this very interesting webinar, experts were brought together to discuss the Prime Cyber Security threats and major trends with respect to threats, threat actors, and attack technologies. We got an update of the wider field of international cyber security and hybrid conflict, and how to keep up with the emerging threat landscape and increased digitalization while exploring the possibilities. We also got a short Master Class in Cyber Crime and Legal aspects and responsibilities.


We want to extend a warm thank you to our fantastic speakers Louk Faesen, Strategic Analyst, Cyber Policy and Resilience Program of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and Project Manager of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC), Pernilla Rönn, Head of Cyber Security Combitech Sweden, Daan Keuper, Head of Computest’s Security Research division for Computest Security B.V. Also a warm thank you to our Moderator and speaker Lex Keukens, Lawyer TK Tech at TeekensKarstens, and to everyone that participated in this event.



The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Tables invites Swedish Chamber Members and leading experts, exciting entrepreneurs and challengers alongside passionate change makers from Sweden and the Netherlands to participate in the exciting discussions about the latest tech trends. How will technologies shape the future and what can we learn from each other?


The Tech Tables 2022 Themes:

Cyber Security |   March 17
Tech Finance/VC Investment | May 10
Women in Tech |  Sept 8
Tech for Good | Oct 11


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Tech Table 2022 is supported by TK Tech.


Are you an SCOC or YP member and missed the event? Please send us an email at and we will send you the online recording.

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MARCH 9, 2022
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a big thanks to the French Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and Sylvie Craenen and team for the great opportunity to partner up with you for the Women’s Day Lunch on March 9, 2022, and to listen to the very inspiring Keynote Speaker Reina-Flor Okori Makendengue.




The 14th edition of our annual Women’s Day Lunch took place on Wednesday 9th Mach 2022, at Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam.


For this special occasion, we welcomed more than 80 guests who were able to discuss, debate and exchange about women’s empowerment and equity in business.

In the sumptuous hotel that is the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, this Lunch was the perfect opportunity for our guests to gather and network, while honoring this peculiar and far-reaching day.


We would like to warmly thank Emmy Stoel and the Grand for welcoming us again this year. We especially want to greet her professional and dedicated team that made this Lunch exceptional. Mrs. Stoel reminded us of the chance we had to be gathered in this historical and artistic place for celebrating such an unique occasion that is the International Women’s Day.


This year, we were honored to have Reina Flor Okori Makendegue as Keynote Speaker: a 4 times Olympian with over 20 years on the track representing France and Equatorial Guinea. Reina-Flor granted us a speech about her personal and professional life.

Starting competition at the age of 13 years, Reina-Flor’s life is not only a story of talent and dreams but also of hard work, passion and resilience. Reina-Flor’s words were earnestly touching and inspiring and truly embodied female leadership. She also gave us her personal vision of what sport is : fairness.


‘How do you go from being an outsider to becoming a leader ? 
First you have to be the best in your country. If you want to become an Olympian, you need to be the first, the best in what you do. Not second, not third as there can always be a discussion but first. Because, when you are the best, there is no discussion : that’s the rule! And I really love that in sport: you are the first, you participate’.


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FEBRUARY 10 | 14.00 – 15.15 CET

On February 10, The Nordic Chambers of Commerce and the Nordic Embassies in the Netherlands hosted the online kick-off #NordicTalks – Food for Good. In this webinar, our experts discussed how we can contribute to the sustainable and healthy transformation of our global food systems.

The Nordic Chambers of Commerce and the Nordic Embassies in the Netherlands would like to extend a warm thank you to the Norweigian Ambassador H.E. Bård Ivar Svendsen for his welcoming words, to our speakers Katja Svensson, Nordic Council of Ministers, Jolijn Zwart-van Kessel, Foodvalley NL, Einar Kleppe Holthe, Nordic Circular Hotspot and Natural State, and David Kat, Wasteless, for sharing your expertise and knowledge on this important topic, and to our fantastic moderator Andrea Orsag, MissionC, for her excellent contribution to the discussions, and to everyone that participated in this very interesting and informative session.

Our Speakers’ Golden tips for us consumers: 

  • Be your own gardener – see what you can grow on your own to realise what is the effort behind the whole process and also the value of the food once you put your energy into it
  • Sniff, Look and Taste before you throw away food just because based on the label it is expired
  • Support your local producers
  • Educate yourself of what are you eating, read what are the ingredients and nutritions of your choices. Choose smart! And explore new foods time to time, keeping your mind open
  • ENJOY – on your own, with family and friends – because food is such a big part of a culture and a way to express emotions

For more information and to register for this event, visit the #NordicTalks website.

We would also like to invite you to the next Food for Good event, which will be on September 20, 2022. Mark the calendar!

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Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership

Benno Dijkhuis, Managing Director Fagerhult Benelux
Sara Wilhelmsson, Director Sales Development EMEA at Snowflake


On February 9, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted the first session of the Women Business Leadership Program – Follow your Passions and your Purpose for Success. In this webinar coach Malin Hedlund, Co-founder MH Leadership, taught us how to build a resilient mindset, which will help us achieve our goals and to allow us to tap into what really inspires us.


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to our fantastic Coach Malin Hedlund, we all left the session boosted with new knowledge and new tools in our toolbox, and a hugely positive feeling. We would also like to thank our Inspirational speakers Benno Dijkhuis and Sara Wilhelmsson, everyone that participated in this event and our partner Schwedische Handelskammer in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.


Due to the current Corona situation in the Netherlands, the launch of the Women Business Leadership Program was held digitally. The following sessions will be held live at Edge Technologies, Amsterdam.


This webinar was organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in partnership with:


“Participating in the Women Business Leadership program, provided by Malin via the Swedish Chamber, has been a great help in my daily live, both private and business wise! It has provided me with tips & tricks to be better aware of why I do things the way you do them, and if needed how I might be able change/improve. The term “ant-steps” is one that often comes to my mind. I really recommend you to join a session!

If you are not able to do all four, one is more than not at all! But I’m sure if you go for one you will most likely want to join all sessions. I always leave these session with such a positive boosted feeling.”

Pernilla Guitink-Svensson, Process Improvement Professional at ASML


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Women Business Leadership Program is powered by:

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Social Skills

Malin Hedlund

MH Leadership, Breakthrough Master Coach/ Founder of Flow & Flourish Method

On Tuesday, February 8, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of welcoming Malin Hedlund as a prominent speaker to the session “Social Skills”, a part of the Mentorship Program 2021-2022.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to Malin Hedlund, Breakthrough Master Coach MH Leadership, for sharing her extensive experience, knowledge and expertise on Social Skills considering topics such as virtual meetings, body language and the DISC assessment tool.

Also a warm thank you to Swati Narwal, YP Liaison, for her inspiring contribution to the session as well as to all Mentors and Mentees for participating, both live and digital. We are very grateful for the Mentorship Program Coach Hendrik Jan Guitink’s contribution!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021 is supported by:

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On February 3, 2022, The European Chambers of Commerce in the Netherlands were very pleased to listen to Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael, and Marieke Blom, Chief Economist, ING who shared their insights of the current state of Europe Today from an economic and political view.  We want to extend a warm thank you to both of them for sharing their expertise and insights with us. Also, a warm thank you to Stefan Wijers, our excellent Moderator, and to Sylvie Craenen, Directrice Générale, French Chamber of Commerce for organizing, and to everyone that participated in this event and contributed with many interesting questions.


We would also like to thank our partners, the European Chambers of Commerce in the Netherlands.


A recording of the webinar is available here: Europe Today – Economic and geopolitical outlook – YouTube.


Rem Korteweg is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. He works on Europe’s strategic role in the world, with a specific focus on the intersection between foreign policy, trade and security issues. Among his current research interests are Brexit, the future of the international trade system, and Europe’s changing relations with regional and global powers. He is a regular contributor to various international and national media and has published in a variety of newspapers and academic journals.


Marieke Blom is Chief Economist at ING in the Netherlands. The research team in Amsterdam covers a broad range of themes: from monetary policy and the Dutch housing market to specific sectors, sustainability and technology. Marieke is a member of the board of the Dutch Royal Economic Society (KVS) and regularly appears in the media. Before joining ING, Marieke worked as a senior manager at start-up Amsterdam consultancy “De Argumentenfabriek”. She was a political advisor at the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA).



Stefan Wijers is an experienced moderator and meeting facilitator with the ability to inspire, explore and invoke critical thinking across diverse subject areas.

With a background in law, Stefan has the ability to articulate, synthesize and respectfully challenge helping groups finding consensus. Examples include, National Health Debate, government policy, high level expert meeting and fruitful brainstorming.






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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.



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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
A changing (Technology) working Landscape
Marcel Damen
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.


Guest Speaker:  

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:

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