Past events

January 16, New Year’s Reception

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with the Ambassador or Sweden Mr. Per Holmström request the pleasure of the company of the Members of the Swedish Chamber Commerce on Tuesday, January 16 from 18.00 – 20.00 hours.


By personal invitation only.


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce cordially thanks the sponsors for the Annual New Years Reception 2018:


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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.


This program is made possible by:
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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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