Past events

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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September 28, 2017 Business Woman Program

Fit to lead – Facing the challenges

The theme for this seminar is Fit to lead – Facing the challenges. Leadership can be tough on both body and mind, and to cope in the long run with good health and a high quality of life we might need to make changes in our daily life. In this part of the Business Woman Program, we will discuss tools for healthy leadership and raise questions about energy. What is energy? Where does energy come from and how can we produce and have more energy every day?


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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22 September, Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
17.30 – 22.00
Time to Celebrate!

On September 22, 2017 it was time for the Young Professionals 10 Year Celebration. This was a fantastic event with inspirational presentations and  TED Talk format talks in combination with fun – food – fashion – networking and music! We were very pleased to welcome our co-operation partners Ericsson, Filippa K, MackMyra, Klarna, Innovation 360, StartupDelta, Handelsbanken, IKEA and Undutchables! We were also very honored to celebrate 10 years of Young Professionals in the presence of H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmström.  We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the celebrations on September 22 and for bringing your colleagues and friends to make this event to a great success! Finally we would like to thank our sponsors who made it possible to offer this event free of charge and to give a fantastic goodie bag to all guests!


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September 13, 2017 Final Mentorship Program

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Mentorship Program 2016/2017!

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8 September, 2017 Chamber Luncheon Magnus Hall President and CEO Vattenfall

“Vattenfall in the new energy world”

On September 8, 2017 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very proud to welcome H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmström and Mr. Magnus Hall, President & CEO Vattenfall our keynote speaker and honorary guest at our Chamber Luncheon at Hotel De L’Europe. We would like to thank Mr. Magnus Hall for his very inspirational presentation and for sharing Vattenfalls views in the new energy world. During the luncheon we were also very pleased to personally welcome the following new members and contact persons: Staffan Landén, Piet Ozinga, Samskip, Inge van Dreumel and her colleagues from CommunicatieKrachten, Cees Westera, Public Matters and Tomas Korseman, Business Sweden. We would like to thank Nuon part of Vattenfall for their generous support and all participants for making our Swedish Chamber Luncheon September to a huge success.  Last but not least we would like to extend our thanks to Hotel De L’Europe member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for their pleasant hosting.

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September 2, 2017 Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Thank you to everyone that celebrated the greatest annual Swedish Crayfish Party in Amsterdam!

We kicked off the autumn season with our festive Annual Crayfish Party on September 2, together with the Young Professionals, Svenska Klubben and SWEA for an evening of traditional Swedish festivities.

The crayfish season is one of the most popular cultural celebrations in Sweden. On September 2, we are welcoming you to the Rowing Club Amstel at de Hobbemakade in Amsterdam to welcome you back from the summer holiday and to celebrate with us.

We started off with a welcome drink on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Amstel River. A three-course crayfish menu was served that started with a quiche with green salad followed by unlimited crayfish, knäckebröd, and Swedish cheese. For dessert, we had coffee and Swedish Dajm tårta! When the hats and bibs were off, the tables and chairs were swept away the party continued with dancing to the music of DJ Percy.

We would like to especially thank Inter Ikea Systems and Nothern Delight for making this a magical evening!



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31 Aug – 1 Sep Study Trip to Stockholm – World Trade Day by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Stockholm dynamic Start up Scene

A big thank you to everyone involved in The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Study Trip to learn more about Stockholm’s start up and innovation scene and to participate at the World Trade Day 2017 by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce “Cities as Engines of Trade”

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June 14, 2017 Mentorship Program 5

Welcome to the Mentorship Program  5

Theme for this evening: 

Business Culture and Networking Skills.

18.30 – 18.45
Evaluation and short update by the participants.
18.45 – 19.45
Guest Speaker Kees van Oosten, TeekensKarstens Notarissen en Advocaten will talk aout Business Culture and Networking Skills including excercises and discussions around this topic.
19.45 – 20.00
Short Break
20.00 – 20.45
Individual talks
Summing up
End of evening

During the whole year the program coach Wilma Buis, Mercuri Urval, will be available for guidance and advice.


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