Past events

March 14, 2019 – Cocktail After Work with Young Professionals

Young Professionals Cocktail AW at NENI

 

On March 14, YP hosted their first After Work of the year at the newly opened Neni Amsterdam. This cool bar and restaurant in Zuid have received a lot of attention due to their stunning environment, finger licking good food and delicious cocktails.

The Young Professionals met in the recently opened “The Lemonman”, a vibrant bar located above the restaurant Neni where citrus-inspired cocktails, beer and wine played a central part. The Lemonman offered a free welcoming lemon shot to all participants.

 

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March 7 – Grand Opening Photo Exhibition Swedish Dads

The Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish Institute and Epicenter Amsterdam was proud to invite you to the Grand Opening of the photo exhibition Swedish Dads.

 

Thank you all for visiting the Grand Opening  Photo Exhibition of the world renown Swedish Dads by Johan Bävman. In the presence of the Ambassador of Sweden H.E Annika Markovic, the participants took part of an eventful afternoon/evening with inspirational talks by Johan Bävman, Marius van Regteren and Björn Atterstam about why dads matter, why equality is a good idea and how it changes society and relationships for the better.

 

Swedish Dads is a photo exhibition based on portraits of a select group of fathers who choose to stay home with their babies for at least six months. The photo exhibition Swedish Dads has been travelling to more than 50 countries all over the world. The exhibition portrays 25 fathers in Sweden and was showing at Epicenter Amsterdam from March 4 – March 9, 2019, as a joint collaboration between the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in the Hague, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam.

 

The Swedish Dads Exhibition and Grand opening was part of The Gender Game Changing Theme Week from March 4 – March 9, 2019.  There was daily lunch talks by inspiring and interesting speakers and Film Night.

 

 

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March 6 – Lunch Presentation by José Woldring, More Female DJ’s ​

THEME WEEK AT EPICENTER AMSTERDAM

On Wednesday March 6, 2019 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam was very pleased to welcome José Woldring, Founder & CEO, The Media Nanny and ambassador of Making Moves in Music as our lunch speaker. José Woldring gave a very interesting talk about how The Media Nanny works and supports female DJ’s in the world and the idea behind Making Moves in Music – an initiative by Bumble to get more female DJ’s to the top.

José Woldring is the CEO and Founder of The Media Nanny, one of the most prominent PR agencies in the dance scene globally. Woldring is a Public Relations professional who helps artists and creative brands build an audience and craft their narrative through the press, new media and other platforms.

José recently launched an initiative with social platform Bumble named ‘Making Moves In Music’, of which she will also serve as aglobal ambassador. The initiative focuses on championing women in music by finding and supporting new electronic female talent. 

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March 6 – Movie Night at Epicenter Amsterdam

THEME WEEK AT EPICENTER AMSTERDAM

Movie Night – Becoming Astrid.

 

Cuddle up in the Cuddle Puddle with blankets and snacks, it is time for MOVIE NIGHT!

It’s like going to the cinema but way more comfortable when Young Professionals are inviting to Movie Night.

 

This event was a part of the Gender Game Changer Week where the mission was to shed light on what it takes to stay on top of the Gender Game, both as an individual and as an organization.

 

In order to be prosperous, more and more companies realize that they need to get full access to all their talent. At the same time, individuals are equally keen on fulfilling their potential and have the right opportunities to grow and develop. This themed week at Epicenter explores what it takes to stay on top of the Gender Game, as both an individual and as an organization.

 

We’ll deep dive into the effects of gender equality on your business, individuals and society. What are the latest insights and how can you use them to grow your business or just simply grow yourself?

 

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March 5 – Lunch Presentation by Katja Berkhout, StartupDelta

THEME WEEK AT EPICENTER AMSTERDAM

Lunch Presentation

On Tuesday March 5, 2019 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam was very pleased to welcome Katja Berkhout, International Director at StartupDelta – TheNextSeaker – SXSW Pitch advisory board. Katja Berkhout gave a very interesting presentation about Startup Delta and how they are paving the way for startups at StartupDelta – she is responsible for scaling program and on a mission to connect Startup Delta with the world’s leading innovation hubs. She also talked about how women can have a larger role in creating success stories in business and technology, how to inspire female role models and how Startup Delta work with female startups and founders.

 

Katja Berkhout is an all-round executive with 14+ years of experience in international business advisory and economic development in Northern America and Europe. She is paving the way for startups at StartupDelta 3.0 – responsible for the scaling program and on a mission to connect our StartupDelta with the world’s leading innovation hubs.

 

About the Gender Game Changer Theme  Week

In order to be prosperous, more and more companies realize that they need to get full access to all their talent. At the same time, individuals are equally keen on fulfilling their potential and have the right opportunities to grow and develop. This themed week at Epicenter explores what it takes to stay on top of the Gender Game, as both an individual and as an organization.

We’ll deep dive into the effects of gender equality on your business, individuals and society. What are the latest insights and how can you use them to grow your business or just simply grow yourself?

 

 

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March 4 – Lunch Presentation by Christina Niemelä Ström

THEME WEEK AT EPICENTER AMSTERDAM

Lunch Presentation

 

In order to be prosperous, more and more companies realize that they need to get full access to all their talent. At the same time, individuals are equally keen on fulfilling their potential and have the right opportunities to grow and develop. This themed week at Epicenter explores what it takes to stay on top of the Gender Game, as both an individual and as an organization.

We’ll deep dive into the effects of gender equality on your business, individuals and society. What are the latest insights and how can you use them to grow your business or just simply grow yourself?

 

IKEA’s vision is to create a better everyday life for the MANY people. With such a vision, IKEA embrace diversity in all its aspects and the focus on gender diversity has been high for many years. Christina will briefly share her own leadership journey and put that in perspective to the focus in IKEA of gender diversity.

 

Christina Niemelä Ström

IKEA Culture & Learning Manager at Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

 

March 4

12.00 – 13.00

Cuddle Puddle, Epicenter Amsterdam.

 

This event is offered to you free of charge however, registration is compulsory before March 1.

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March 4-9, 2019 Swedish Dads Exclusive Photo Exhibition by Johan Bävman

Swedish Dads is a photo exhibition based on portraits of a select group of fathers who choose to stay home with their babies for at least six months. Photographer Johan Bävman examines why these fathers have chosen to stay home with their children, what the experience has given them, and how their relationship with both their partners and their children has changed as a result. The exhibition aims to show the effects of gender equality in parenting on both individuals and society.

 

The photo exhibition Swedish Dads has been travelling to more than 50 countries all over the world. The exhibition portrays 25 fathers in Sweden and was showing at Epicenter Amsterdam from March 4 – March 9, 2019 as a joint collaboration between the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in the Hague, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Epicenter Amsterdam.

 

The Photo Exhibition Swedish Dads was a part of The Gender Game Changer Theme week which will included daily Lunch talks with interesting speakers, Film night and more.

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March 3, 2019 – Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday) with Young Professionals at Selma’s

The Semla – more than just a bun – has become something of a carb-packed icon in Sweden.

Semlor are doughy balls of sin, oozing of almond and cardamom paste with lots of vanilla-whipped cream atop. Traditionally eaten only on the day before Lent, (the Christian fasting period), Shrove Tuesday, known as Fettisdagen or ‘Fat Tuesday’ in Sweden. This is followed by a nationwide complaint about how it happens earlier every year. Shortly thereafter people begin to eat semlor like there is no tomorrow. But the annual semla hysteria is only a part of a bigger picture which is the social phenomenon that is uniquely Swedish and known as fika.

Fika does not have an English translation – it means to take a break with friends and/or colleagues, over coffee and a pastry or two. However, it means so much more than that. It is tradition rooted in the very foundation of Swedishness.

Therefore, the Young Professionals invited you to celebrate Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday) with us at the Nordic Bakery Cafe Selma’s in Amsterdam on March 3, 2019 at 15.00

 

We want to thank everyone who participated in this event.

 

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