Thank you Stromma!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the incredible evening on the Amsterdam canals with Stromma and the Young Professionals network! The highlight of the evening was Stromma’s inspiring presentation about its sustainability strategy. As the city of Amsterdam has the goal to only have zero-emission vessels in 2025, a committed sustainability strategy from Stromma is necessary. We got to learn about both their motivation, challenges, and solutions from CEO Carola Hoekstra, and project manager Floris de Vroe. The next Young Professionals event will take place on October 12, where we will learn about and discuss Swedish-Dutch business culture together with Vattenfall. Read more and sign up !  
  • Floris de Vroe, Project Manager at Stromma Nederlands
  • Carola Hokestra, CEO at Stromma Nederlands
  • Bastiaan Schriemer, Pricing Specialist & Account Manager
  • Emma Wergeland, Project Manager for Young Professionals
Get to Know Polestar and YP member Melle Roorda
In the latest , readers have the opportunity to get to know the valued Swedish Chamber Patron member Polestar! Willem Baudewijns, Managing Director of Polestar Netherlands, shares insights on sustainability, reinventing the automobile sector, and the Swedish brand identity. Plus, hear from Melle Roorda, HR Manager at Polestar and Young Professionals member, about their commitment to employee development, diversity, and its connection to the Swedish Chamber’s Young Professionals community. Join us as we discover how Polestar is accelerating the shift to sustainable mobility, and its exciting collaborations with Rivian and Kerney. Read the full article .
Carola and Emma wish you a warm welcome to the Stromma YP Season Opening with Stromma
Carola and Emma give you a warm welcome to join the Young Professionals Season Opening with Stromma next week, taking place on September 20, 2023. Carola Hoekstra, the CEO of Stromma and a board member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, along with Emma Wergeland, the project leader of the Young Professional community and International Trainee at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, are excited to welcome you to an unforgettable Amsterdam experience. Join us aboard one of Stromma's iconic canal boats, where Carola and her team will present Stromma's sustainability strategy. There are just a few seats left for the event, so make sure to secure your seat today! Click .  
Meet the Member of the Young Professionals Committee Ellen Olofsson
We are proud to present Ellen Olofsson as a member of the Young Professionals Committee 2023-2024. Ellen says that: "It feels valuable to join the YP Committee, in order to share ideas and see the needs for its continuous development together with other curious and interesting individuals, in this unique Swedish-Dutch platform [...] With my educational direction and personal interest in sustainability, I am especially passionate about engaging and involve others in the YP-community on this subject. Furthermore, it is great fun keeping Swedish traditions alive in YP, for instance celebrating Midsummer together." Read more about Ellen and the rest of the Young Professionals Committee .
Upcoming Events
Join us this fall for the following exciting events!   Dive into Diversity in Tech with our Tech Table x Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast collab on September 14, 2023. Reconnect and kick off the fall semester at the Young Professional Season Opening in collaboration with Stromma on September 20, 2023. Learn about Swedish-Dutch Business Culture at Young Professional Meet Vattenfall on October 12, 2023. Join us to learn about the positive benefits of Nordic Outdoor Living at the #Nordictalks2023 on October 28, 2023.
Meet CEO Carola Hoekstra at YP Season Opening with Stromma
Young Professionals are excited to collaborate with Stromma for our exciting Season Opening! We are honored to have Carola Hoekstra, CEO of Stromma Netherlands, as one of the speakers for the event. Together with her employees from the sustainability team, they will present their Sustainability plans for their vessels. This is a chance to gain valuable insights into sustainability strategies, ask questions, and participate in discussions. The limited seats are filling up quickly, and we wouldn't want you to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to reconnect with the Young Professional network after the summer break. You can register for the event on our website, link in bio! We will meet for a boat tour along the Amsterdam canals, where you will get to see great views of Amsterdam from the water in late summer, while enjoying drinks and snacks, free of charge. Together with Stromma, the Young Professionals are looking forward to welcoming you onboard!
We are launching Swedish Chamber Insights, our new monthly digital magazine!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce proudly presents our Monthly Digital Magazine Swedish Chamber Insights! With the new Swedish Chamber Insights, we will bring you deep-dive interviews, highlight sustainability features, and present opportunities to connect with our members and relations within our business community through the Get to Know series. In the September number, you can read:
  You can find the Swedish Chamber Insights here. We are happy to offer our community an unparalleled glimpse into the activities within and around the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s network for you to interact, connect, unveil business opportunities, learn from each other, share new ideas – and, as the title indicates – gain Insights! We hope you enjoy this new service and wish you a pleasant reading. As always, we are happy to receive your feedback. Welcome to reach out to us with your input, questions, and thoughts about our upcoming Swedish Chamber Insights and information on how you can present your company by contacting
Meet the Chairperson of the Young Professionals Committee Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld!
We are proud to present YP Chairperson 2023-2024, Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld. "As YP Chairperson I would like to foster an environment where young professionals can thrive, grow, and develop essential skills for their future careers. Through the Young Professional Committee, I hope to organize events, workshops, and mentorship programs that can aid in their professional and personal development. Moreover, by being actively involved, I'd hope to bridge any gaps between established professionals and those who are just starting out, creating a cohesive and progressive community," says Joachim. He continues, "Being part of the Young Professionals Committee provides an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who are early in their careers. This is beneficial for knowledge exchange, mentorship, and collaborative efforts. The committee also offers a platform to influence and shape the future of the profession, ensuring that the voices and needs of young professionals are heard." Welcome to join the Swedish Chamber Young Professionals. Joachim says, "Joining the Young Professionals offers numerous advantages. Firstly, it provides a community where one can share experiences, challenges, and successes with peers. Secondly, it often comes with opportunities for continued education, professional development, and mentorship. Joining such a group also shows a commitment to one's profession, personal growth, and an interest in staying updated with the latest industry trends. It's a great way to begin building a strong professional network that can prove invaluable throughout one's career." The next upcoming event with the Young Professionals is a Season Opening on September 20, 2023, in collaboration with Stromma.