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Swe-Cham News Feed | September 18, 2023


The Swedish Chamber welcomes three new members

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce are pleased two new corporate members Ebke, an innovative company producing E-bikes, and Vahlkamp International, focusing on care technology. In addition, we are pleased to present Caroline Strömbäc as a new personal member. Warm welcome!

King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates 50 years on the throne

Photo credits: Peter Knutson/Kungl Hovstaterna

This week signifies King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th year on the throne. At the same time, the year 2023 marks 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king of Sweden – an election that laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state. Congratulations to both King Carl XVI Gustaf and Sweden! 


A crucial dialogue on  diversity's strengthening role in tech companies

Photo credits: Kwok-Keung Cheng / SKF Group
On September 14, 2023, the Swedish Chamber event Diversity in Tech, hosted by SKF in Houten, generated valuable conversations about the importance of diversity in the tech industry. Keynote speakers Annika Ölme and Dr. Cara Antoine brought inspiring and eye opening presentations on their own career experiences as CTO's in leading international companies. They also highlighted the positive impacts that proactive diversity initiatives bring to tech companies:

"You have 20 percent more innovation and 30 percent less risk in a diverse company."
- Annika Ölme

"The need for role models, allyship and visibility are key features in incorporating diversity in tech. Think about how you can shine a spotlight on the perhaps hidden figures in your organizations. Invite them, network with them, select them, mix."

- Dr. Cara Antoine

18 September: Day of Allemansrätten - Sweden's Right to Public Access

Photo Credits: Ulf Lundin/ 

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"The Right of Public Access", or "Allemansrätten" as we call it, gives everyone the freedom to roam and explore the beauty of our country. As long as you don't disturb and don't destroy, you are welcome to enjoy Sweden's nature as much as you want.

The Right of Public Access is a principle, protected by the law, that gives all people in Sweden the freedom to roam free in nature. Sleep on mountaintops, by the lakes, in quiet forests or beautiful meadows. Take the kayak out for a spin or experience the wildlife firsthand. Pick berries, mushrooms and flowers from the ground – all completely free of charge. The only thing you have to pay, is respect for nature and the animals living there.

The freedom to roam in Sweden means that you have the right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land with the exception of private gardens...


Are you the next winner of our Business Awards 2023? Applications are open for a few more weeks!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, the Embassy of Sweden, and Business Sweden are proud to present three Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2023:

  • Swedish Chamber Achievement Award 2023
  • Swedish Chamber Entrepreneurship Award 2023
  • Swedish Chamber Tech for Good Award 2023

The Award Ceremony 2023 will take place at the Swedish Chamber Exclusive Annual Dinner on December 15, 2023, together with our Sustainability and Innovation Summit. 

Applications can be sent to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce before October 1.


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