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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Honorary Guest at the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased and honored to announce that HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will be attending the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021.
The Anniversary Program will start with an afternoon Swedish-Dutch Innovation & Sustainability Summit with outstanding leaders and speakers from both Sweden and the Netherlands, addressing the greater trends facing us.
The summit is followed by an Exclusive Gala Dinner with entertainment, a Business Awards Ceremony, and dinner speakers.
We are looking forward to welcoming you together with your partner, colleagues and business relations to celebrate the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Anniversary together. Make sure to book your table and seats today, as it will mark the highlight of 60 years Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands.
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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. Exclusively for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary, we are presenting three prizes in three categories. The Grand Award ceremony will take place at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 18, 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 awardedto Swedish companies in the Netherlands.
The Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund appointed Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands
At the Board Meeting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands on September 23, 2021, the Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund was appointed Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Vice-Chairman, Johan Uhlin welcomed the Ambassador and handed over the Chamber Tie and Flag Pin with the Swedish and the Dutch flags.
Johan Uhlin expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Board for having the Ambassador on board, and he is looking forward to continuing the fruitful collaboration with the Ambassador and the Swedish Embassy in the Netherlands for the coming years.
The Launch of the Business Climate Survey in the Netherlands 2021
Team Sweden in the Netherlands (the Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Business Sweden) have conducted the first Business Climate Survey among Swedish companies in the Netherlands, whose findings are presented in this report.
The results of the survey reflect the growing optimism felt across Europe. Swedish companies are planning to increase investment; they expect turnover to increase and seem to have managed the pandemic consequences fairly well.
Furthermore, the respondents of this survey are satisfied with the Dutch business climate, and the Swedish brand remains strong, symbolizing both innovation and sustainability.
This year, the Business Climate Survey has been conducted in over 20 countries worldwide. The Dutch report was presented on September 22, 2021. The Business Climate Survey is an important tool to map out the opportunities and challenges Swedish companies face when doing business abroad.
On September 23, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands was very pleased to have its first live Board Meeting in 1,5 years and to invite the Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund as an honorary guest.
The Board Meeting was hosted by Ruth de Jager, Country Manager Storytel, at their fantastic office with a sea view in Amsterdam.
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.
On October 12, 2021, Inter IKEA Systems B.V. and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands have the great pleasure to invite the 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.
Please note, new venue: WestCord Hotel Delft
Olof Palmestraat 2
2616 LM Delft
October 14, 2021, Mental Health at the Workplace Post Covid-19 with Mindler
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to, together with Mindler, welcoming you to an inspiring session about mental health at the workplace post Covid-19. As restrictions are being lifted, employers are now challenged with a stressed and tired workforce on one hand and discovering new ways of working on the other.
At this event Johannes Hatem, Co-Founder of Mindler and Clinical Psychologist, will provide us with insights about these subjects:
Why is mental health so important?
How do your employees cope with the changing environment?
How do you create mental health awareness in your workforce?
What tools can you give your employees as an employer?
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Welcome to share this invitation with your HR Department.
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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce 60th Anniversary
— Gala Dinner —
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce Past Events 2021
On September 23, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands was very pleased to host the webinar Insights to the Dutch Government’s Budget 2022 by KPMG Meijburg & Co. B.V.
In this webinar, the most significant budget news and implements by the Dutch Government for 2022 were discussed. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Jan Hollemans and Helena Portinga-van Burik, International Tax Managers at KPMG Meijburg & Co., for sharing their expertise.
We thank all participants for attending this informative webinar and we would also like to thank our partner, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden for joining us.
September 30, 2021 Chamber Executive Luncheon featuring Mr. Martijn Hagens CEO Vattenfall
"The road to fossil-free"
On September 30, 2021, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to hold its first Exclusive Chamber Luncheon for this year. In fact, due to the corona pandemic, this was the first Chamber Luncheon in 1,5 years. We were very honored to welcome Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund as our Honorary Guest to this Swedish Chamber Luncheon.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm thank you to Martijn Hagens, CEO Vattenfall Netherlands, for his personal speech where he pointed out the complexity and urgency of the energy transition. We would also like to thank Bert Heikens, Of Counsel AKD advocaten & notarissen, for hosting the Chamber Luncheon and all members and guests who made this Chamber Luncheon to great success.
¨The Young Professionals Committee is excited that we are finally seeing communities slowly open up. This gives us the opportunity to restart our commitment to networking and development for our members. We are very much looking forward to seeing you at one of our wonderful events hosted by the new interns at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce & Young Professionals¨. – Oliver Karlsson
YP looking for new Committee Members
The Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is seeking to welcome new, dedicated and passionate committee members to its YP Committee. The members of the YP Committee meet several times per year to make strategic decisions and help where needed in the organisation. The ideal candidate has a genuine interest in improving and developing the Young Professionals network. Get the chance to be part of the team that shape YP's work and priorities.
Are you interested? Please register your interest by emailing us at email@example.com and we will provide you with more information.
Read more about the Young Professionals here.
At the Young Professionals Committee’s first meeting of the season earlier this week, we thanked our committee member Marta for her great contribution to the Young Professionals Committee. Marta has been a member of the Committee since 2017 and was elected Vice-Chairman 2018. In June 2019, Marta became Chairman of the Committee. On behalf of the Committee and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, we sincerely thank Marta and wish her all the best in the future. We hope that this is not a Goodbye and we are looking forward to seeing her at the exciting upcoming Young Professionals events that are planned for the fall!
Mooie Boules, Amsterdam
On October 6, it is finally time for the Young Professionals’ first event of the season and it is LIVE!
The Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber is pleased to invite its members to an After Work at Mooie Boules. This is a great opportunity to meet other Young Professionals and enjoy a fun and exciting game! The evening will start off with a welcome drink, which is followed by Jeu de Boules at 19.00.
You can either register for this event individually or with a team of a maximum of five people. This event is offered to YP members free of charge and you are welcome to bring one guest free of charge as well!
Non-members are very welcome to participate, for only 5 € per person. Registration is compulsory.
Sign up today!
Mooie Boules Amsterdam
Zeeburgerpad 3, 1018 AJ Amsterdam
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.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Mentorship Program
2021 – 2022
Navigating in a world of change
Are you a young professional looking to accelerate your career and grow your professional network?
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.
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.
Therefore, we are very pleased to draw your attention to the Swedish Chamber’s next inspiring event Women in Tech on September 16! In this webinar, we bring together experts and women leaders in the tech community for an engaging session about diversity, inclusion, inspiration, and disruption.
Welcome to join! Read more about the upcoming event Women in Tech here.
Patrons of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 2021
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