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Swe-Cham News Feed | October 3, 2023


Offshore windfarm Hollandse Kust Zuid inaugurated

Photo Credits: Vattenfall Group

Vattenfall Group press relsease from September 20, 2023: 

"On September 29, 2023, Dutch King Willem-Alexander officially inaugurated wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid. To mark the occasion the king celebrated the completion of Vattenfall’s largest offshore windfarm to date together with executives of Vattenfall, BASF and Allianz on the beach of IJmuiden in front of a life-sized human turbine. The fossil free electricity generated from Hollandse Kust Zuid is expected to equal the consumption of 1.5 million households..."


Bernie van Leeuwen, SKF, leaving the Swedish Chamber Board of Directors

At the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting on September 26, 2023, the Board of Directors took the opportunity to thank Bernie van Leeuwen who was attending for the last time. Bernie van Leeuwen is leaving his position as General Manager at SKF Netherlands per 31 October, and Mark Verbakel will take over as the successor for the role.

The Chairperson of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Johan Uhlin, extended the Boards heartfelt appreciation to Bernie van Leeuwen for his outstanding dedication...


Handelsbanken earns top marks for customer satisfaction

Photo Credits: Handelsbanken

Handelsbanken press release from September 18, 2023: 

"Handelsbanken once again has the most satisfied customers among the major banks in Sweden*, receiving top marks from both personal and corporate banking customers in all its home markets. This is the..."

Warm welcome to our newest member DataSnipper

The Swedish Chamber is very pleased to welcome new member DataSnipper and look forward to introducing them to our Swedish – Dutch business network.


“We are delighted to join the Swedish Chamber and contribute to the network”, says Benjamin Selvani, Account Executive Nordics at DataSnipper.


Congratulations to PR Lab for celebrating their 5th anniversary

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce extend warm congratulations to Swedish Chamber member PR Lab for celebrating their 5th anniversary last week in the presence of colleagues and business relations. From the Swedish Chamber, Emma Wergeland had the pleasure to join the celebrations at Herengracht in Amsterdam. PR Lab is the only PR agency based in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Munich, and Austin specialising in PR for tech startups and scale-ups...

Welcome to sign up for the Annual Dinner of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce 

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden is excited to extend a warm invitation to their Annual Dinner 2023, taking place on November 10th in Winterviken, Stockholm. Join the Dutch Chamber for an exquisite evening of fine dining and networking with fellow members and vibrant community. Excitingly, they opening their doors to members of the Swedish Chamber, offering them the same ticket price as Dutch Chamber members. 


Art project “Een Mozaiek van Verlorenen” by Margareta Svensson and Chaja van Kollem

This week you are welcome to visit “Een Mozaiek van Verlorenen”, an art project about loss and remembering through the senses, by Swe-Cham member Margareta Svensson and Chaja van Kollem. The exhibition opened on September 28th in the Hoftuin, behind the National Holocaust Names Memorial in Amsterdam, as part of The Week against Loneliness. This exhibition is supported by Humanitas...

Meet Malin K. Petrocchi, Member of the Young Professionals Committee

“After attending many events and programs organized by YP, I wanted to give back to this community. It has also been an incredible opportunity to get to know and work closely with my fellow committee members and our YP members.”

Read more about Malin and the other members of the Young Professionals Committee on our website. 


Dates for Tech in Amsterdam in October


Secure your seats for the Sustainability & Innovation Summit, December 15

On December 15, 2023, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to host the Sustainability & Innovation Summit 2023, themed "Driving the Green Transition Together". Following the summit, join us for the exclusive annual Lucia Dinner at Hotel Hilton, Amsterdam. Adding to the already impressive Speakers List, we extend a warm welcome to three distinguished keynote speakers:

  • René Kleijn, Professor of Resilient Resource Supply, Leiden University
  • Anne Korthals Altes, Manager Sustainability, Corporate Sustainability Vattenfall
  • Jon Abrahamson Ring, CEO, Inter IKEA Group

Sign up today to secure your seats for an enriching dialogue as we navigate the path towards a sustainable future.

Are you the next winner of the Swedish Chamber Business Awards 2023? 

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

Send your application to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce before October 20 and perhaps your company will be become the receiver of one of the Awards 2023.

The Awards will be handed out by H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Johannes Oljelund at the Award Ceremony 2023 at the Swedish Chamber Exclusive Annual Dinner on December 15, 2023.  


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