Sunday 18 June 14:00 – Fika Picnic at Gröningen

We are joining forces with the International Women in Helsingborg group to enjoy a picnic fika and some fresh sea air at Gröningen!

We’ll meet at the pirate playground (Pirater i sikte) on Gröningen and find a picnic spot together close to it. It would be great if everybody could contribute something to the picnic. There’s also a vegan barbeque at the beach later, which you can go to afterwards if you are interested! If you can not find the group or you want to come later, this is Sabrina’s number: 0769016539. Let´s hope the weather stays nice and see lots of you on Sunday! There are also plenty of kiosks and facilities nearby if you need anything.

You can walk, cycle, drive or take bus number 8 to Helsingborg Margaretaplatsen. See you there!

Sign up here 

Friday 2 June 10:00 – Meet Your Match @ StartupVillage

As part of Skåne Innovation Week, we would like to invite you to a full-day crammed with amazing activities focusing on storytelling, entrepreneurship and networking! HIC is proud to be a co-host of this free event, along with THINK Accelerate, Helsingborgs Stad, Mindpark, SoPact, Lund University, Venture Lab, Medvetna Val, Innovation Skåne, THINK Open Space and XamaycaTreatz.

Entrepreneurs…maybe you need the right connection to sell. Or maybe you’re looking for the next intern or student helper?

Professionals…you may have the right knowledge or network needed for an upcoming startup. Or maybe you’re seeking new career paths?

Students…this could be your gateway to connecting with the right startup or connection to your dream job? Welcome, all!


10:00 – 12:00 Story Designing with Kate Hammer – a visual workshop for articulating your identity 

London-based American Kate Hammer will hold a visual workshop and introduce storyFORMing – a unique visual thinking toolkit she invented to help people organise thoughts into cogent stories. storyFORMing is effective in helping entrepreneurs and individuals formulate a compelling way of introducing themselves. To help you sharpen your networking capabilities, Kate’s interactive talk will briefly introduce storyFORMing and guide you in applying it later in the day, as this is a prelude to the event “Meet Your Match”

Kate Hammer has a long history of working with innovative corporations and startups. For her contributions to collaborative innovation processes, Kate was appointed a Senior Research Fellow of the Basadur Applied Creativity Centre in Canada in 2015. For four years running, peers have named her a Top 40 Innovation Blogger in a global community of over 30,000 readers. In addition to client work, Kate presents on creativity, mindset and innovation at conferences across North America and Europe.

Friday 19 May 17:00 – HIC After Work

We love Inom Mat & Bar for its friendly staff and central location near Dunkers! Join us for good prices and After Work snacks, which run from 16:00 to 18:30 – we’ll be there from 17:00. We plan to be outside on the patio for drinks first, and have booked a table at 18:30 for those who would like to eat a meal. Please let us know if you would like to be included in the table reservation as spaces are limited.

See Inom’s evening menu

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Konserthuset

Sign up here by 20:00 on Thursday 18 May

Sunday 23 April 14:00 – Walk in the Woods

Photo credit: Idaiary Reseblogg

Photo credit: Idaiary Reseblogg

Time to get some fresh air and enjoy the woods at the northern end of town. We’ll have a leisurely walk through the woods, take in the views over the Öresund and finish up with a fika stop at the cute cafe and waffle house, Pålsjöpaviljongen Café & Våffelbageri. Definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been there before!

Meet at the entrance to the woods at the northern end of Erik Dahlbergs Gata at 14:00. 

Please sign up for this event here by 09:00 on 23 April


Thursday 30 March 18:00 – How to Network in Helsingborg

Photocredit: Bildbanken KärnanThere’s no doubt that expanding your own personal and professional networks enable you to make the most of your time in Sweden. We’re lucky to have some very active English-speaking groups and associations in this area, and this event is designed to give you an opportunity to meet some of their representatives and find out which networks would suit you. We’ll be joined at this event by representatives from different networks including:

  • The Invitation Department
  • International Women in Helsingborg
  • Meet Up 
  • Mindpark/Integratörerna
  • FemVision

Feel free to contact us at if you’d like to speak at this event, too! Admission is free.

  • 17:30: Doors open for tea, coffee and sandwiches
  • 18:00: Guest Speakers 
  • 18:45: Break
  • 19:00: Guest Speakers
  • 19:30: Mingle

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Rådhuset and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away

Please sign up for this event here by 18:00 on 29 March


Friday 3 March 19:00 – HIC Pub Night

beerOur always-popular HIC Pub Nights are casual, enjoyable evenings where you can get chatting with all kinds of people and make lots of unexpected friends and connections! We have had so many great outcomes from one of these Friday nights out – please save the date for the next one! 

19:00 – 21:00: Meet at Kings Corner, Drottninggatan 1, 25221 Helsingborg

21:00 onwards: Bishops Arms, Södra Storgatan 2, Helsingborg

We will meet in the bar of Kings Corner (turn right when you go in the door) and then move over to Bishops Arms at 21:00. Food and drink options are up to you!

Please sign up for this event here by 12:00 on 3 March

Sunday 12 February 13:30 – Family Bowling

Photo Credit: Barcelona Forum

Our members have asked if we would put on more family events, so with that in mind, we are looking forward to a Sunday of family fun at Olympia Bowling, Helsingborg! This is the perfect activity to meet other people and socialise in a friendly, informal way, whether you have children or not. Bring your best moves!

We have booked 3 lanes on Sunday 12 Feb from 14:00 – 15:00. Please come at 13:30 to get your shoes and be ready to play at 14:00! You are welcome to stay and chat longer or enjoy fika after our bowling time has finished.

Food such as burgers, snacks are available. There is also fika but the main restaurant will be closed.

Please sign up for the event below and we will contact you soon with payment details.

Address: Idrottens hus, Mellersta Stenbocksgatan 10, 254 37 Helsingborg

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Olympia

Please sign up for this event by 16:00 on 9 February

Tuesday 31 January 16:30 – Meet Helsingborg International Connections

Photo Credit: Helsingborg Business Community

Today we visit Helsingborg Business Community at Mindpark to talk about the HIC network. 

We’ll be joined by speakers from “The Invitation Department” (English translation) and CoderDojo, two organisations also working with networking, new skills and integration for international citizens. Come and hear what we are all about!

Invitationsdepartementet is a Swedish non-profit organisation that started in Stockholm but has now spread to the rest of Sweden and other European countries as well. The principle is simple: SFI students need to practice Swedish with a native speaker outside of school, so why not match a native Swedish speaker with someone who wants to learn more Swedish over a homemade dinner. Invitationsdepartementet (or the Invitation Department as it translates to English) is all about linguistic and cultural exchange.

CoderDojo is originally an Irish project run by volunteers who help teaching programming and coding to children. The waiting list to the CoderDojo sessions in Malmö is now over 300 kids long, but here in Helsingborg it is just starting to grow. The children who attend the events come from all over the world so most sessions are held in a mix of Swedish, English, and Arabic. 

Helsingborg Business Community is a network of highly educated people who recently moved to the Helsingborg area for various reasons! Sweden has never before seen such an in-migration of highly educated people as they do now, and that is why HBC is working to connect these people to the local labour market.

Address: Helsingborg Business Community, Mindpark, Bredgatan 11, 252 25 Helsingborg 

Please sign up for this event here

Friday 16 December 18:00 – International Pot Luck Supper

indian-foodBy popular request!

Sharing food together is one of the simplest and most natural ways to learn about other cultures and make new friends. Please help us make this a very special event by sharing a dish from your home country with other internationals at a festive time of year. Do you have a treasured family recipe that you would like to tell us about? We’d love to hear about it! We’ll make sure to spend some time talking about Swedish winter traditions too.

Please bring your dish ready to place on the buffet, as we don’t have any facilities to cook food at the venue.

Please write a litte note with the name of the dish and ingredients in case of allergies. If you can add your country’s flag or any other information, that would be even better!

We’re looking forward to a tasty evening!

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Rådhuset and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away

Please sign up here by 18:00 Thursday 15 December

Wednesday 30 November 09:00 – International Coffee Morning

coffee-wafflesThe Parent Teacher Association at the International School of Helsingborg (ISH) have kindly invited us to join them for an international coffee morning at Linneaträdgården in Maria Park. There’s a cafe, garden centre and interior decorating shop which is filled with Christmas goodies this time of year!

Anyone with an international background or interest is warmly welcomed to come along for coffee and chat. We’ll have a cosy room to ourselves, just ask the staff on duty and they will point you in the right direction!

Address: Linneaträdgården AB, Mariehällsvägen 100, 254 50 Helsingborg. Telephone: 042 – 24 24 27

There is a lot of construction work going on near the cafe at the moment, which means that the usual Helsingborg Mariastaden bus stop is not in use. Please park by Hemakväll (Engelska Gången 4) or near the schools and walk across to the garden centre. Please let us know if we can help you with a lift share.

Please sign up on this Facebook link or email if you would like to come.