Happy Swedish Semmeldag!
Today is Fat Tuesday, or "Fettisdagen" as it is called in Sweden, a popular Swedish tradition that entails eating semlor, a wheat bun filled with cardamom and almond paste and whipped cream. The tradition is rooted in eating pastry as a last celebratory feast before the Christian fasting period. Happy Fat Tuesday! Learn more about the tradition . Photo Credits: Magnus Carlsson/
Exciting scholarships & internship opportunitues at the Swedish Chamber
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce proudly offers two scholarships and an internship coming up in 2024/2025, inviting ambitious candidates to join our dynamic office in Amsterdam. Gain invaluable experience in international trade and business relations, described by former trainees as a vital career stepping stone. to learn more about the scholarships criteria, and previous trainees’ and interns’ experiences, and find the application processes. for information on the internship position and application.
Upcoming Events
Welcome to upcoming events at the Swedish Chamber! Join the Swedish Chamber Young Professionals on February 29 for an evening of fun and networking at our upcoming Boules evening in Amsterdam. The French Chamber of Commerce extends an exclusive invitation to Swedish Chamber members to their annual Women’s Day Lunch on March 5, with keynote speaker HRH Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands. Sign up . The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals mentorship program kicks off on March 7. The application for the Mentorship Program is currently open. Learn more and apply . This year’s first event in the popular Diversity & Inclusion breakfast series takes place on March 27, and is hosted by Sweco Nederland and featuring Refugee Talent Hub. for more information. Expect great networking opportunities, inspiring meetings, and informative discussions. Find more events !
Mentorship Program 2024: Mastering Leadership for the Future
The Swedish Chamber is now welcoming applicants for the Mentorship Program 2024 “Mastering Leadership for the Future”. This unique program provides an exclusive opportunity for emerging professionals and seasoned business leaders to engage in a transformative mentorship exchange. Over eight months, participants will benefit from five group seminars and personalized mentoring sessions. Save these dates:
  • Application deadline: February 22, 2024
  • Program kick-off: March 7, 2024
  • Program conclusion: October 15, 2024
Ready to embark on a journey of leadership development? Discover more and submit your application .
Are you our new intern?
The Swedish Chamber provides a dynamic networking platform to promote collaboration between Swedish and Dutch businesses. For the fall semester of 2024, we are offering an internship opportunity to a motivated and ambitious student approaching the end of their education. We are seeking a marketing-oriented communication student with an interest in graphic design and experience in social media at a Swedish university. Find more information and application .  
Highlights from the Annual Member Survey 2023
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is excited to share our Annual Member Survey 2023 highlights. This survey serves as a crucial tool in understanding the preferences and needs of our members, offering opportunities for members to engage more within the community, and share ideas on various topics to impact upcoming programs. We are very pleased to present the following:
  • The average satisfaction level as a member of The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is 8.3 out of 10.
  • The average likelihood to recommend the Swedish Chamber of Commerce to a business relation, on a scale of 1 to 10, is 8.7
  • 78% of respondents highlight networking within the Swedish-Dutch community as the most valuable benefit of Chamber membership. It emphasizes The Swedish Chambers's role in fostering meaningful connections and collaborations
We extend our gratitude to all participants for contributing to this survey. Your valuable input empowers us to continue shaping a vibrant business network and ensure the Swedish Chamber of Commerce remains a vital resource for our diverse members.
Thank you for attending the YP New Year’s Mingle with Heussen
A sincere thank you to everyone who joined The Young Professionals New Year’s Mingle! Special thanks to The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Patron member Heussen, with a special mention to Swedish Desk Manager Rebecca van Dorrestein, for graciously hosting the event. We are genuinely grateful to kick off 2024 with such enthusiasm and energy alongside all of you! It was fantastic to bring together The Young Professionals and Heussen colleagues in a New Year’s quiz celebration, creating new connections and enjoying delicious Ollibollen. YP looks forward to collaboratively creating a fun year filled with new connections and development together with the network. Find more photos from the event . 
The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024
The 2024 edition of the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program welcomes you to sign up! The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2024 offers a distinctive chance for both emerging professionals and senior business leaders to engage in an exclusive mentorship exchange. The program, spanning eight months, features five group seminars and individual mentoring sessions. Key dates for the Mentorship Program 2024 include:
  • Applications are due: February 12, 2024
  • Start of program: March 7, 2024
  • End of program: October 1, 2024