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Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber invites exclusively the Young Professionals members to our first YP Business Insight with Jørgen Höppener, General Manager at Budbee, a fast growing, innovative Swedish log-tech company.

Date:
October 21, 2020

Time:
18.00 – 19.00

This is a Zoom webinar

 

This Exclusive Business Insight will start with an interview about Budbee’s journey from the Nordics to the Netherlands, and how Jørgen built his team in the Netherlands and the strategies they used to successfully enter this new market. After the interview we open up for questions and discussions from all the participants.

 

So if you’re interested in knowing more about international expansion, how to build a successful team and learn from Budbee’s strategy then signup now!

 

About Budbee

Budbee, a Swedish log-tech company, arrived 2019 to the Netherlands as their first market outside of the Nordics. Since their launch in 2015 in Sweden Budbee has delivered an ambitious growth and attracted strong investments backing. Budbee’s arrival in the Netherlands shows its strong positioning as expansion market for Swedish companies, and especially in the field of e-commerce and logistics. By setting up their office, team and launching with NL customers, Budbee has shown they are capable of making a strong and successful market entry.

Budbee has an innovative approach to last mile logistics, by making sure that the consumer has flexibility and control over their delivery and assuring that this can be done in the most sustainable way to minimize distances travelled and focus on CO2 reduction. This innovative Log-Tech company, the next generation companies to follow the big Fintech movement, received the Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurs Award 2019.

 

We are looking forward to hear more from Jørgen and how he took Budbee to a whole new market.

 

 

 

We also invite the Young Professionals from the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce to join this event for free. Just sign up as a guest.

 

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SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARTNER WEBINAR: INSIGHTS FROM THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL LANDSCAPE IN THE WORLD’S LEADING ECONOMY

WHEN:

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 at 17:30

WHERE:
Webinar

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands is very pleased to invite you to a webinar in partnership with Swedish Chambers of Commerce in Europe with Anna Throne-Holst, President, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in New York.

The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The local challenges are numerous. What are the different scenarios post-election in the world’s largest economy? And what will be the consequences for Europe, the companies and for trade between the continents?  Anna will share her experiences and insights as a politician, entrepreneur, and president of the Chamber of Commerce NY.

 

SPEAKER

 

 

Anna Throne-Holst

A graduate of American University and Columbia University, Anna Throne-Holst holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and international affairs, as well as a master’s degree in public administration and international affairs. Most recently she served as Southampton Town Supervisor, acting as CFO and COO and spearheaded the founding of the NYS Clean Water Technology Center at Stonybrook University. She was first elected to the Southampton Town Council in 2007 and won election to the position of Town Supervisor in 2009 and was subsequently re-elected to the position in 2011 and 2013.

In 2016, she ran as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress to represent the 1st Congressional District of New York.
In 2017, she was appointed CEO of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in New York, where she manages a team tasked with promoting, supporting, and creating value for Swedish businesses in the United States. Anna is highly involved in social entrepreneurship and runs the Gateway project, which works for Swedish companies that are active or on their way into the American market.

Anna is a Swedish and American citizen and her family founded the company Marabou.

 

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Welcome!

 

ORGANISED BY THE SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN FRANCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

 

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Welcome to a fun and interesting workshop where you have the chance to both develop as a person and network with other Young Professionals.

For this first Virtual Drinks and Workshop, we are happy to announce that Hendrik Jan Guitink will be joining us with a shorter workshop with the theme: Career Progression – It starts Now.

Hendrik Jan Guitink is Managing Partner at AIMS International Netherlands, and have several years of experience in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting.

Hendrik Jan Guitink will hold a short interactive workshop about how you can and should progress your career at all times, whether you’re looking for a new opportunity or want to develop as a person. With his knowledge, experience, and insight you will progress your career at a much higher speed than before.

If you are interested in the Mentorship Program at the Swedish Chamber that starts the 29th of October, Hendrik Jan is the new program coach and you will get a sneak peek on what to expect from the Mentorship Program or to see if the Mentorship Program is something for you. You will also be able to ask questions directly to Hendrik Jan, both career-related as well as about the Mentorship Program.

 

During this event we will start with a brief introduction and a fun quiz to get to know the other YPs, and then Hendrik Jan will lead on with the workshop.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this great event on the 8th of October 17:30-18:30 CET.

 

This event is free of charge.

Bring a friend and let them see if being a YP Member would be something for them!

 

Hendrik Jan Guitink

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

 

 

The event will be through Zoom.
A confirmation and a link will be sent to you a few days before the event.
Register below.

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#NORDICTALKS Sustainable Fashion Days 2020

With the #NordicTalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020 we aim to raise awareness for sustainable fashion and the environmental and social impact, to connect the sustainable fashion industry in the Nordics and the Netherlands, to support new collaborations and experience exchange, to spark the conversation and to showcase leaders and innovators.

#Nordictalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020 is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Danish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of Sweden in The Hague, Embassy of Denmark in the Netherlands, Royal Norwegian Embassy in The Hague, Embassy of Finland in The Netherlands

We are very pleased to invite all Members of the Nordic Chambers of Commerce and their relations, the Nordic Embassies, Government representatives, sustainable (fashion) networks and others interested in the Nordic – Dutch Sustainable Fashion to take part and participate in the #Nordictalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020.


3rd WEBINAR 30 September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30

WE KNOW NOW.| Awareness raising
We don’t know what we don’t know. Is this however something we can still claim
about the secrets of fashion business? We should wear our values – clothes that are
sustainably and ethically made, providing also those who make them a decent living.
Quality over quantity. Fashion can be used as a voice of CHANGE. What do you stand
for?
• Raising transparency, campaigning, social justice, spotlighting solutions and
bright ideas
• The environmental impact of fashion
• Social impact of fashion – Sweatshops #whomademyclothes #payup
• Company values and importance of purpose
• Role of campaigns and advertising – using fashion as a force for good

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce were very proud to host this 3rd webinar, part of a series of three, together with our parners of NordicTalk and MissionC and supported by Nordic Council.  This highliy interesting webinar was opend by Pierre Hupperts, Chairman of the Dutch Sustainable Garment and Textile Agreement (AGT) who shared the insights and practical examples on International Cooperation followed by a high level panel with representatives from the Nordic countries discussing how to make change happen in the fashion industry and finally the Nordic Ambassadors shared initiatives in their respective countries.

Please find the ain key takeaways by Moderator Andrea Orsag, MissionC here:

 

  • Fashion Industry change is a complex topic and to make it a success, collaboration is key – there needs to be a clear regulation, agreements of parties on international level and sharing of best practices and lessons learnt to speed the process up. We will need to build the trust among the parties, transparency and clear communication
  • Targets need to be set on national and international level – fashion industry is an important part of circularity and carbon reduction initiatives linked to SDGs and broader Sustainability agenda. Nordic countries and The Netherlands are already working on these and putting policies, programs and initiatives in place
  • Fashion is an individual expression, while clothes have a functional purpose. We need to combine fashion with other industries as it is interlinked with our lifestyle – how we travel, how we work, how we interact, what we priorities in life. It often is a part of our identity, culture, religion. Different generations and segment groups require different approach – social media and engagement campaigns might work for younger generations, campaigns connecting fashion and health might speak to more mature groups
  • Consumers have large role to play and bottom up approach is one not to be underestimated – education, campaigns and insights based on FACTS are helping them to make the right choices. These choices are shaping fashion industry and drive the trends
  • New business models balancing the demand and supply of fashion, prioritising “fashion as a service” hence access to fashion rather its ownership business models emerging, swaps and re-commerce markets growing, predicted to overtake the fast fashion. Fashion brands need to listen carefully to consumers and sustainable fashion front runners to be able to keep up. Especially now during COVID many brands have been hit hard, losing as much as 30% of sales. Being SUSTAINABLE is a growing competitive advantage and will be even more prominent in the coming years
  • Digitalisation plays a huge role, especially this year because of COVID, it can be well utilised within the fashion industry: fashion shows, design visualisation and adjustments, 3D clothes try outs, information sharing, digital villages, community building, open innovation and bigger international consumer outreach since travel is not needed. Innovation can speed the transition. However all of us need to take responsibility for the choice we make from now on

 

DID YOU MISS THIS WEBINAR? CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

 

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On the 29th and 30th of September, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Member Company, Quinyx will organize their first-ever virtual Workforce Management Day 2020 – Europe’s largest annual WFM event.

Quinyx are very pleased to invite the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and YP Members to join the Workforce Management Day 2020 to be inspired by world-class speakers and learn how you can keep your teams engaged and happy, optimise your business through digital transformation, the benefits of AI, and more!

 

Click here to go to the event-specific website to see the agenda and speakers

https://hubs.ly/H0vp2GM0

 

Sign up now – Workforce Management Day is completely free to attend.

https://hubs.ly/H0vp2GM0

 

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Adaptability necessary to emerge stronger post-pandemic

Did you miss the discussions on September 24 at the second part of our high-level webinar series organized by Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK  “Emerging stronger on the other side”? Now you can read a summary and watch the webinar in whole as Ylva Berg, CEO of Business Sweden, Cecilia Malmström, Visiting Professor at University of Gothenburg, and former EU Trade Commissioner, James Sproule, UK Chief Economist at Handelsbanken and Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and Chairman of Volvo Group, discuss the effects of the pandemic, the ensuing financial crisis and how businesses and society at large meet new conditions for doing business in this “new normal”.

 

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#NORDICTALKS Sustainable Fashion Days 2020

With the #NordicTalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020 we aim to raise awareness for sustainable fashion and the environmental and social impact, to connect the sustainable fashion industry in the Nordics and the Netherlands, to support new collaborations and experience exchange, to spark the conversation and to showcase leaders and innovators.

#Nordictalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020 is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Danish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of Sweden in The Hague, Embassy of Denmark in the Netherlands, Royal Norwegian Embassy in The Hague, Embassy of Finland in The Netherlands

We are very pleased to invite all Members of the Nordic Chambers of Commerce and their relations, the Nordic Embassies, Government representatives, sustainable (fashion) networks and others interested in the Nordic – Dutch Sustainable Fashion to take part and participate in the #Nordictalks Sustainable Fashion Days 2020.


2nd WEBINAR 23 September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30

On Wednesday September 23, 2020 the #NordicTalks partners in collaboration with MissionC and supported by the Nordic Council, were very pleased to welcome more than 150 participants to the second webinar in a series of three about Sustainable Fashion where several leading Nordic and Dutch fashion profiles will be sharing their insights. Production, retail, consumer perspective as well as social and environmental aspects will be touched upon to get an overall understanding on the complexity and how we as individuals can make change happen. Today’s webinar theme was CONSUMERS TURNING GREEN. | Demand driven fashion change.

The organisation partners would like to thank today’s inspiring speakers for eye-opening reflections on how to transfer the fashion business models into sustainable and fair. Also big thanks to all participants for sharing thoughts and discussions in the webinars chat and for the great questions to the speakers. Finally, a big thank to Andrea Orsag, Sustainability and Circular Economy Evangelist and co-founder of MissionC, who was and will be our moderator for the whole webinar series. Join us again on Sep 30!

 

Read the key takeaways of this Webinar by Moderator Andrea Orsag here:

 

  • Consumers are willing to be more sustainable, but often don’t know where to start. There are quite some options how to make our wardrobes more sustainable: by getting the best out of what we already have, swapping, renting clothes instead of buying new ones, buying secondhand. If we decide to buy new clothes we should also consider the material (ideally mono), where and how the products were produced and check for certifications where possible. There is a lot of brands investing heavily in marketing to be portrayed as “Sustainable” despite not having data to back their claims and certifications proving it
  • Prices for new sustainably made items are typically higher also due to the fact that they are not mass-produced like fast fashion and they are typically produced in conditions taking into consideration true prices of resources and also fairly paying the ones making them
  • It is worth investing into good quality garments that will last – they retain the value, can be inherited or even sold on one of many re-commerce platforms
  • There is also a rise in rental business models – however only good quality garments will be able to stay in rotation for a longer time. Made to order helps companies better assess what garments are in demand, what patterns consumers prefer and what sizes are needed – hence avoiding overproduction of items and minimising waste. Creating quality pieces that can be repaired and hence prolonging their lifetime should be the new status quo
  • More awareness on Sustainable Fashion needs to be created – it has to become mainstream. Not only sustainable influencers, but overall people with voice are needed to support the transition. Sustainable Fashion needs to be a great alternative to fast fashion – good looking, functional, desired and positioned as the way to go. This would help changing consumers’ mindset about the new business models and new consumption patterns

 

 

An upcoming series of Sustainable Fashion webinars.

3rd Webinar, 30th September 2020 | 15:00 – 16:30.  – WE KNOW NOW.

 

DID YOU MISS THE WEBINAR ON SEP 23?
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO RECORDING

 

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Venue

Webinar

Participation Fee 

Members of any of the organizing Nordic Chambers Free of charge
Members of the Young Professionals of any of the organizing Nordic Chambers Free of Charge

Non-Members TBA

Registration details

For members please register for this webinar by using the booking form below. Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation and information on how to connect to the webinar.

For non-members we will send information about our attractive package price to attend all 3 webinars and live event.

Terms & Conditions
Bookings are non-refundable, but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person attending. For this, please contact events@swedishchamber.nl

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Time 11.00 – 12.00 CET

As a Chamber partner to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK , we have the pleasure and privilege to invite our members to Virtual Roundtable with Tove Lifvendahl, Political Editor-in-Chief at Svenska Dagbladet, on the current political situation in Sweden.

 

Tove is currently Political Editor-in-Chief at daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. She is the author and co-author of several books on social affairs, migration, integration and social entrepreneurship. Her latest book was Dinner with Mandela: meetings, memories and recipes (Ekerlids 2019). Prior to joining Svenska Dagbladet, Tove has been Senior Fellow at independent think tank Fores, Director of Communication at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and a senior consultant in strategic communication and public affairs at the JKL Group. She has also had several assignments in the third sector.

 

Booking information
Please register your interest to attend this event. Participant lists are curated with the theme of each Virtual Roundtable in mind, for all attendees to get the most out of the discussions. You will be notified if your seat has been confirmed.

 

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