Happy King’s Day (open hours)
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce wishes you a happy King's Day on April 27! Our office will be closed on April 27 and April 28. Photo credit: Marcelo Verfe
Upcoming YP Afterwork with Young Sweco
Sign up today for our next YP Afterwork on May 3, 2023, in collaboration together with Young Sweco! During the event, we will connect the Chamber’s Young Professionals with Young Sweco to get to know each other and enjoy the views of Amsterdam during a boat tour on the canals! The event will include a presentation by Sweco and the Young Professionals, a boat ride, and of course networking and drinks!
Fintech- Meet our first Speaker
Are you ready to learn about the future of finance? Then join our upcoming Tech Table- Fintech on May 22, 2023, hosted by Klarna Amsterdam! Fintech is revolutionizing the way we handle money, and this event is your chance to learn from the experts about the latest trends and innovations in the industry. Whether you’re a financial professional or just curious about the future of finance, you won’t want to miss this event. Meet our first speaker Anna Blyablina, Co-founder, Chairwoman of the Board Sthlm Fintech Week. Anna is an enthusiastic and passionate professional in the Financial Industry specialising in building effective and mutually beneficial relationships with C-level executives at major banks, leading Financial Institutions, Fintechs, leading SIs, Strategic consultants, Cloud and Tech providers. She co-foundered Sthlm Fintech Week which plays a vital role in building the Swedish Fintech Community. She had been a part of the Mambu's journey from a scale-up to a unicorn by creating new partnerships in various countries. Today she contributes to building the world’s most trusted payment technology at Form3 by accelerating and generating value through partnerships globally and shares her knowledge of digital transformation, digital currencies and payments. So mark your calendar and join us at the Fintech event, part of the Tech Table Series 2023, hosted by Klarna Amsterdam. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Click for more information.
Key Take-Away’s from the Clothes Swap Day – Conscious Consumption
During the Young Professionals Clothes Swap Day on March 23rd, we had the pleasure to engage in the topic of Conscious Consumption together with Andrea Orsag from MissionC. Andrea is a Sustainability and Circular Economy Evangelist and during this event, she shared her inspiring point of view on sustainable fashion. The participants got insights into the current impacts of the fashion industry and during the evening a discussion was held about what you can do yourself to take action. Key takeaways  The fashion industry accounts for:
  • 10% of global CO2 emissions
  • 20% of global water consumption
  • 100 billion produced clothing items every year, where 80% of the apparel is made by women younger than 24 years old
The fashion industry inevitably has a significant impact on our planet and its people, where the following question may arise; How is it possible to keep fashion and personal branding fun and sustainable at the same time?  Andrea shared the following tips on what individuals can do:  
  • RENT
  • SWAP
  Did you know?  An average person wears 20% of their clothes 80% of the time. This suggests that there is a lot of room to share, re-wear, and swap clothes that would otherwise just take up space in your wardrobe. By learning together and encouraging new innovative ways of enjoying fashion, more sustainable consumption patterns will evolve. The Young Professionals wish to thank Andrea Orsag for her inspiration and insights. We carry the reminder with us, that wherever you are in the process towards more sustainable choices, a little adaption in the right direction is a fantastic start. “To create a fair, sustainable, and inclusive world, we need compassion and kindness. And to be kind to others, we need to start by being kind to ourselves.”- Andrea Orsag Photo credit: Hanne Hanssen Photography
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual Review 2022 Now Available
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its Annual Review 2022! "For the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the ultimate highlight 2022 was without doubt, the celebration of the Swedish Chamber 60th Anniversary with the Innovation & Sustainability Summit and Royal Gala Dinner in the presence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria on June 7." says Johan Uhlin, Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce   Did you know that all event pictures from the 60th Anniversary are available on our website? Click to see the event pictures!
Thank you for participating in the YP Afterwork- Why are mentorship experiences valuable?
The Young Professionals would like to thank all participants for coming to the YP Afterwork on April 13, 2023, at PRLab in Amsterdam. During this informative and social evening the Young Professionals, together with Hendrik Jan Guitink and Malin K. Petrocchi, discussed the value of participating in a Mentorship Program. Stay tuned for more information about next year's Mentorship Program! Welcome to sign up for our upcoming Young Professionals Event- YP Meets Sweco on May 3, 2023, by clicking .
Easter Open Hours
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce wishes you a Happy Easter! The office will be closed from Friday, April 7, 2023 to Monday, April 10, 2023.
Upcoming Events
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our exciting events for the coming weeks! Join the Annual General Meeting and Chamber Luncheon at Hilton Amsterdam on April 20, a Company presentation by NORNORM on April 25, or our second Tech Table- Fintech at Klarna's Amsterdam Office on May 22.
Have you ever thought about investing time in yourself, and develop in a Mentorship Experience? Then the Young Professionals welcomes you to their next Afterwork "Why are Mentorship Experiences Valuable?" at PR Lab in Amsterdam on April 13.
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