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Last day to apply - The Swedish Chamber
Exclusive Business Awards 2021

Today, October 18, is the last day to apply for the Swedish Chamber Exclusive Business Awards 2021. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, the Embassy of Sweden, and Business Sweden are proud to present three Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2021. The Grand Award ceremony will take place at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 18, 2021.  

Swedish Chamber Achievement Award 2021

Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurship Award 2021

Swedish Chamber Tech for Good Award 2021

The Annual Swedish Business Awards was launched in 2010 in collaboration with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, The Swedish Embassy, and Business Sweden under the name The Swedish Chamber Export Prize. Swedish companies successfully established on the Dutch market are able to apply for the Business Awards. Companies that have received the Awards during the years are among others Handelsbanken, Budbee, Scania, Vattenfall, Oatly, SWECO, and SKF to mention a few. 

The Grand Award Ceremony is part of a full-day Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Anniversary celebrations with a Swedish-Dutch Innovation and Sustainability Summit followed by a Gala Dinner in the evening.  The exclusive program offers excellent opportunities for the Award-winning companies to present themselves and to meet the Swedish – Dutch extensive business network in the Netherlands. 

The Swedish Chamber Business Awards aims to strengthen the Swedish-Dutch business relations and are awarded to Swedish companies in the Netherlands.

Read more & Apply

News

Handelsbanken - turning 150 years 

This year, 2021, the Swe-Cham member Handelsbanken turns 150 years old. In 1871, the royal decree granted Handelsbanken its first banking charter, which means that the then King gave them permission to begin operating a bank. Back then, His Majesty Carl XV, King of Sweden and Norway, was on the throne.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce extends our sincere congratulations to Handelsbanken for their 150 years!

Read more here.

Q&A with the Embassy regarding passports

On November 7, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to staff from the Swedish Embassy in the Hague regarding passports, citizenship, passport application, etc. The question time will be held in connection with the worship and is a collaboration between the Church of Sweden, SWEA-Holland, Swedish-Dutch Association, and Swedish The club.

Location: Finse Huis, ´s-Gravendijkwal 64, Rotterdam

Time: 11:00

Read more here.

Magdalena Andersson, Sweden's Finance Chief, nominated to become first female PM 

The Swedish Finance Chief, Magdalena Andersson, has agreed upon becoming the party leader of the Social Democrats, paving the way for her to become the first female head of government in the Nordic Nations.

Andersson’s chances to win the election are high but given the political paralysis and multitude of parties, there could occur surprises.

Read more here.

Anna Borg, CEO of Vattenfall, appointed Ruter Dam of 2021

Anna Borg has been appointed Ruter Dam of the year 2021 – an honorary award given to the woman who has been promoted to the most influential managerial position in Swedish business during the past year. 

When Ruter Dam was founded in 1987, there were no women in large companies on top-level. The exception being Antonia Ax:son Johnson, who has always been an important role model. She inherited her position, which she managed and developed with honour.

Ruter Dam’s board monitors nominations on the highest levels. At a jury meeting, the board decides which woman has been given the greatest responsibility during the year in terms of number of employees, turnover and total responsibility.

Read more here.

Are you our next intern for Spring 2022?


We are now welcoming applications for an Internship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands for Spring 2022! 

We are proud to offer talented and creative young students the opportunity to join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and to gain international business experience through our Internships.

As an intern at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands you are an important part of the team at the Chamber and contribute to the everyday operations of the entire organisation.

Welcome to read more and to apply here.

Global Mobility Talks: Hybrid working in the international work environment

Live event | November 4, 2021, 14:30 – 19:00

Employee benefits consultant Montae & Partners would like to invite you to their event Global Mobility Talks on November 4th in conference hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg.

Together with Pallas Lawyers and boxx global expat solutions they will share their insights regarding fiscal matters, labor law, social security and pensions when it comes to your international employee and their hybrid working situation.

You can register for the event via the link below. Do you have additional questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Ron van Overhagen, senior consultant International Mobility at Montae & Partners (ron.van.overhagen@montaepartners.nl).

The event will be held in Dutch. Participation in the event is free of charge.

For registration, click here.

Swedish Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events 2021

Tech for Good 

October 19, 2021
Online Webinar 
10.00 - 11.00 

How is tech tackling the fundamental challenges facing us within environmental and social impact? How can ideas and innovation behind ideal-driven technology and conscious investments be used to drive change? How will technologies shape the future and how will the industry, academia and policymakers be able to solve the world’s problems together?

In this webinar, we bring together experts and leaders to discuss the technologies of the future, and tech as an enabler for good. Welcome to join!

Read more.
Are you an international business leader within the Chamber’s network looking for an opportunity to connect and support the next generation’s business leaders? Join the impressive list of exclusive Mentors for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program for the Netherlands.

Confirmed Mentors:
To read more about the Mentorship Program 2021-2022, click here. 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary
— Innovation & Sustainability Summit & Gala Dinner —


November 18, 2021  | Hotel van Oranje, Noordwijk 

On November 18, 2021, we are looking forward to welcoming you to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with a Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit followed by a fantastic Gala Dinner with Exclusive Dinner speakers, Business Award Ceremony, and First-Class Entertainment.

The Swedish–Dutch Innovation and Sustainability Summit will focus on  21st-century Innovation, bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands to address the greater trends facing us, from tech and innovation to sustainability and impact, as well as the future workforce and  global trade. 
 

14.00 – 17.15
Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit

The Innovation & Sustainability Summit is about 21st-century leadership, bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands, to address the greater trends facing us, from tech to climate change, the future workforce and innovative leadership.

Through keynotes, panels, and interactive talks with a line-up of leading speakers from both Sweden and the Netherlands, the summit is a great way to connect and get inspired by the Swedish-Dutch business community.

For more information and to book your ticket(s) visit our 60th website or send an email to events@swedishchamber.nl.

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary
— Gala Dinner —


Evening program 
18.30-19.30
Reception

19.30-23.30
60th Anniversary Gala Dinner


The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to welcoming you and your partner together with your colleagues and business relations to its Grand 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner.  

The Gala Dinner will feature first-class dinner speakers and entertainment, the Swedish Chamber Business Award ceremony, great company, and unique networking opportunities.


For more information and to book your ticket(s) visit our 60th website or send an email to events@swedishchamber.nl.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce Past Events 2021

On October 12, 2021, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands had the great pleasure to invite the members of the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals, Swedish Associations, Consuls, The Swedish Church, and representatives of Team Sweden in the Netherlands to a welcome reception for the new Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund.

The Welcome New Ambassador Reception, hosted by Inter IKEA System in Delft together with the Swedish Associations in the Netherlands, has a long tradition dating back to the early years of 2000 and is a very much appreciated opportunity to Meet and Greet with the New Ambassador.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to all the guests that participated in Welcoming the New Ambassador H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund and the Swedish Associations that presented their organizations. We would also like to thank Inter IKEA Systems B.V. for hosting this Welcome New Ambassador Reception in Delft and Jon Abrahamsson Ring, CEO Inter IKEA Systems B.V., for his welcoming words. And, of course, once again say Welcome to the Ambassador H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund.

for more information, click here. 

October 14, 2021, Mental Health at the Workplace Post Covid-19 with Mindler

On October 14, 2021, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to, together with Mindler, host an inspiring session about Mental Health at the Workplace Post Covid-19.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to Timo Spijkers, Business Development Manager Mindler the Netherlands, and Johannes Hatem, Co-Founder of Mindler and Clinical Psychologist, that provided us with great insights about why mental health is so important and how mental health awareness can be created in a workforce. And of course, a warm thank you to all the guests that participated and made this session very interactive and inspiring!

For more information, click here

October 14, 2021, Nordic Movie Event

On October 14, the Nordic Chambers in the Netherlands were pleased to present the Nordic Movie Event at Pathé Buitenhof, Den Haag.

The Danish movie, Another Round, was introduced by the Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jarl Kåre Frijs-Madsen before we all enjoyed watching the movie.

This was a great opportunity to network together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, The Danish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and the Norweigan Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

We would like to thank the organization for the good collaboration and all participants for making this event to great success.

For more pictures and information, click here.

 

Introduction to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Mentorship Program 2021-2022

Wednesday, 26 October 2021
18.00 – 19.00

Hendrik Jan Guitink is Managing Partner at AIMS International Netherlands

In this webinar, Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner at AIMS International Netherlands who is the Program Director of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentor Program, will give you a sneak peek at what to expect from the Mentorship Program 21st Century Leadership – Navigating in a world of change. You will be able to ask questions directly to Hendrik Jan, about the Mentorship Program.

This introduction is designed for Mentees who have already signed up for the program and for YP members who are interested to know more before joining.

Read more here.

Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Mentorship Program
2021 – 2022


21st-Century Leadership

Navigating in a world of change

Are you a young professional looking to accelerate your career and grow your professional network?

or

Are you an international business leader within the Chamber’s network looking for an opportunity to connect and support the next generation’s business leaders?

 Apply today to the Swe-Cham Mentorship Program 2021-2022!
 

With the Young Professional Mentorship Program, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting young and ambitious talents with experienced international business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The program includes a series of five joint group workshops and seminars, facilitated by the course director, and involving both mentors and mentees. In addition, mentors and mentees meet for one-to-one mentoring sessions over the course of the Mentorship period, whether it’s face to face, over Zoom or by phone. The program is open to Swedish Chamber YP Members, ideally a couple of years into their career.

What makes the difference between a career that thrives and one that stalls? For many in the business world, it’s a mentor. In addition to helping you to define your professional development path, a mentor can help you deal with the everyday concerns in your daily job life.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Mentorship Program is an 8-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops covering topics as navigating in a world of change, past pandemic business culture, personal development, and mindfulness and recovery, inspired and supported by senior business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish-Dutch business community. It strives to provide participants with the opportunity to grow in their careers and to enrich their personal developments by exchanging experiences, views, and knowledge. By utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience.

For more information, click here. 

Did you know that as a member of the Young Professionals, you have access to a large amount of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s events?

The membership allows you to be a part of the vibrant network of senior business professionals across the Swedish-Dutch business community. Besides mentorship programs and networking events, the Swedish Chamber also develops a variety of events, courses, and programs aimed at the personal and professional development of its Young Professional members.

Patrons of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 2021

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