The Chamber enjoys a unique and diverse network, and in order to satisfy the many sectors, industries and interests of its Members it arranges a variety of events throughout the year. The Chamber has divided its events into a series of eight themes. These include Business Meets Politics, Financial Focus, Get to Know Your Country, Industrial Forum, Information Events, Networking Receptions, Next Generation and Social Events, as well as the events hosted by the Young Professionals.
The Entrepreneurship Forum originally grew from the Young Professionals series of events and has today become the main forum for entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs of the SCC. Representing Swedish and British entrepreneurship, the forum seeks to develop cross-sector peer groups of like-minded individuals who can share ideas, knowledge and inspiration in a creative business environment.
The Financial Focus series aims to bring together leading individuals within the financial services sector and corporates to discuss current issues and to exchange ideas relating to finance.
The Industrial Forum series started in the 1990’s and is an exclusive series aimed at bringing together leading individuals within the industrial companies and the largest corporates within the network.
In the Spotlight
A range of informative events on various topics are hosted throughout the year. These include company visits, speaker events and seminars. During 2016, the Chamber organised seminars covering industries such as digitalisation, PR, leadership and recruitment.
MEET is a series of events introduced to the Chamber in 2014. It is an extension of the MEET interview in the Chamber’s The LINK magazine. These events provide an opportunity for Member’s to attend networking luncheons, seminars and dinners featuring high profile speakers. During 2016, we were able to offer our Members events with speakers such as Göran Persson, Jan Häggström and Klas Eklund.
Evening receptions are held on a regular basis, often at our Member companies. These present an opportunity for Members to meet, exchange ideas and socialize. In 2015 Members’ events included a preview of the H&M x Balmain Collection, as well as regular informal lunches and drinks receptions at various hotels within the membership.
The Next Generation series aims to highlight new thoughts and to inform about upcoming trends and innovations that may become the big business of tomorrow. Members can look forward to seminars on the future of design, music, art, digital and social media to mention a few.
Social and Culture
The Chamber hosts a range of events aimed at bringing together members for social and cultural occasions. These include Swedish celebrations such as the Annual Crayfish Party and the Christmas Luncheon, as well as various British traditions. Business events also fall under this category, such as Welcome to the UK which introduces the United Kingdom as a business hub for Swedes.
The Urbanisation Forum series aims to be a forum for business people, politicians and other influential individuals who wish to share experiences, supply information on their respective areas and bring about high value networking. The theme lends itself to urbanisation with a focus on global change as a direct result of the physical growth of cities.
Young Professionals - Business
The purpose of the Business Events is to inspire and enable YP Members to professional development. With two annual forums focusing on Entrepreneurship and Management respectively, as well as company visits, leadership development seminars and a mentorship programme, the YP provides its Members with opportunities to extend their network, grow professionally and meet with prominent businessmen and women from well established companies and start-ups from different sectors.
Young Professionals - Social and Cultural
The Social & Cultural Events aim to extend the YP members’ social network and to give opportunities to enjoy themselves together with other members. We host cocktail clubs, after work drinks and casual and less casual social gatherings, as well as four big annual traditional Swedish festivities; a Spring party, Midsummer celebrations, a Crayfish party, and a Christmas dinner party.
MEMBERS ONLY. We are proud to welcome you to Link Up Drinks at Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford, in September. Read more »
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MEMBERS ONLY. We are delighted to welcome our Members to the first Link Up Drinks of the season, this time hosted at the brand new Skandium store in South Kensington. Read more »