Upcoming events

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber welcomes the participants of the Mentorship Program 2020-2021 to Meet Up IV.

 

When: April 22, 2021
Time: 18.30 – 20.15


Venue:
Webinar Zoom


Theme: Personal development and growth

Hendrik Jan Guitink

 

Guest Speaker: Niels Thijssen
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Program

In this session we will be joined by Niels Thijssen, one of Hendrik Jans associated partners. Nils is young talented Leadership consultant with a background as an international hockey coach.  Niels was the national coach of the Belgium ladies team who have climbed up the world ranking during his leadership. Since early this year his is part of Hendrik Jan Guitink s team at AIMS.

 

At our Meetup on April 22 Niels will present what personal development/growth can be, using the elite sport as an analogy. He has witnessed from his own experience what it means to try and reach the top of your passion, what it takes to grow and develop.

We will extrapolate that in our Meetup and work on this together in breakout sessions.

 

 

Next Meet up:

June 10, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Recruitment strategies
Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

At this final meeting we will also  evaluate on personal lessons learned and you  will receive a certificate for accomplishing the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.

 

 

This webinar is a part of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021 and open for Mentors and Mentees of this program only. Next Mentorship Program will start fall 2021. Welcome to send an emai to events@swedishchamber.nl for more information.

 

 

 

 

About Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career.

As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”

Hendrik Jan Guitink

 

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

 

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Date: 19 May, 2021

Time: 15.00 – 16.00

Recessions and game changing events – such as pandemics – can change the trajectory of economies, governments and businesses, and essentially alter the course of history. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, societies and businesses have had to dramatically alter the way they operate, compromising work environments and posing challenges to status quo. We have seen unprecedented adaption and development of new technological solutions, fundamentally changing the game. But does it really take a global crisis, such as the current pandemic, to accelerate innovation at this speed? Will it keep changing as we settle into a new reality, and the world slowly opens up again, or will we slow down? What is next in innovation, and how we do keep accelerating? Simply, how do we emerge stronger?

Welcome to the fourth event in the “Emerging stronger” series, featuring business leaders and opinion-makers organized by Swedish  Chamber of Commerce for the UK in partnership with SCI including the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands.

 

The discussions are moderated by Nik Gowing, Director and Founder of Thinking the Unthinkable and former BBC news anchor.

 

Confirmed speakers:

Katarina Berg, Chief Human Resources Officer at Spotify
Johan Wibergh
, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Group
Rachel Samrén, Senior Vice President, Chief External Affairs, Governance & Trust Officer, Telia

 

Booking information

SCC member price: Free
YP member price: Free
Non-member price: £15

Please register for the event by using the booking form below. Upon registration, you will be sent information on how to connect to the event.

 

This event is hosted in partnership with the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce, East Sweden Chamber of Commerce, and Jönköping Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Date: May 27, 2021

Time: 11.30 CET

Working with the brand Sweden

A brand is a reputation. It is the expression of an identity, a name, a logo, values, a philosophy… Sweden, a small country in northern Europe with only 0.13% of the world’s population, is one of the first nations in the world to have implemented an official nation branding strategy.

Sweden benefits from a positive brand image abroad. The country is positioned among the leading nations in various global indexes of economic performance, social commitments, capacity for innovation, governance, sustainable commitments, etc. IKEA is a brand that strategically communicates Swedish cultural concepts, symbols and values, and exports them across the world.

What happens when you apply the concept of branding to an entire country? Can companies and nations co-brand on their identity? Why and how? What are the benefits and limits?

In collaboration with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in UK, and in partnership with SCI -Swedish Chambers International, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands welcomes you to join us in reflecting on how Sweden and Swedish companies may join forces in co-branding. How can a nation and companies reflect each other’s assets and thus strengthen their positions?

 

Guest speakers


Madeleine Sjöstedt — Director-General Swedish Institute
Lena Herder — Country Retail Manager IKEA Sweden
Simon Anholt — Independent policy advisor, author and expert in nation branding

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Date: June 3, 2021

Time: 10.30 – 12:00

Venue: Residence of the Swedish Ambassador, The Hague

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to invite you the Annual General Meeting on June 3, 2021 at 10.30 — 12.00 CET. The meeting will take place online and will be followed by an address by H.E. Ambassador or Sweden Mrs Annika Markovic and a panel discussion by some of our leading Swedish businesses about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and their expectations for the near future.

The Annual General Meeting is an important moment for the association. We therefore make a warm appeal to all Members to join us online on June 3, 2021, with the hope that the current restrictions will ease and enable a physical/hybrid meeting. Should that be the case, we will inform those who have signed up.

 

Voting Procedure

During the Annual General Meeting, the Members present will be asked to approve the Minutes of last year’s AGM as well as the Financial Statements of 2020 and elect the Members of the Board. As we will be working with a modified voting procedure, we ask all Members to submit questions or comments with regard to the issues on our agenda in advance as much as possible – by email to info@swedishchamber.nl. Instead of asking for approval by a raise of hands, we will include a small timeslot for Members to react via Chat. If no comments or objections come in, the topic at hand will be considered approved.

 

Registration

We kindly request all Members to register in advance. All meeting details will be sent to you in advance.

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Date: June 8, 2021

Time: 10.00 – 11.00

 

Tech Finance and Venture Capital

Making the right investments and introducing the right technology is of the essence for any companies trying to stay innovative. With the ever-increasing ways of investing in technology and innovations there is a larger need for companies to strategize their use of capital. In this webinar we are aiming to discuss the future of tech investing for companies and to explore the various ways a company can boost their innovation through investing in tech.

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and  Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites the Participants of the Swedish Chamber Mentorship Program to the last Meet Up for this season.

 

When: June 10, 2021
Time:
18.30 – 21.00

 

Venue: tba

Recruitment strategies
Hendrik Jan Guitink

Guest Speaker: Tba

 

At this final meeting we will also  evaluate on personal lessons learned and you  will receive a certificate for accomplishing the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.

 

For further information regarding the Mentorship Program please contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce by sending an email to info@swedishchamber.nl

 

The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and AIMS sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems.

 

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About Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career.

As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”

Hendrik Jan Guitink

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Date: September 16, 2021

Time: TBA.

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Save the date for #NordicTalks2021.

 

More information tba.

 

 

 

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