Tuesday 5 February 16:00 – HBG Business Community TALKS: Entrepreneurship

We’re continuing our collaboration with Social Business Lab and HBG Business Community, who have organised one of their “TALKS:” events at THINK Open Space. This will be a perfect opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from self-confessed serial entrepreneur Karsten Deppert, who is also one of Helsingborg’s main movers and shakers! 

HBG Business Community TALKS: are an opportunity to listen to interesting talks on a particular theme.

The evening will be kicked off with an introduction by Calle Norling from Social Business Lab and Sally Russell from Helsingborg International Connections, followed up by our guest speaker Karsten Deppert. We’ll end the evening with some time for questions and a mingle!

Venue: THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg

Please sign up for this event here

Saturday 2 February 09:45 – Visit Helhets Akademin!

Welcome to an oasis of calm and tranquility, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of town!

We visit Helhets Akademin, specialists in holistic health and human sustainability. With over 20 co-collaborators working with health, behaviour and development, the organisation offers a range of in-house classes for the individual, as well as a full support system for companies.

We’ll visit their charming premises and hear about the many different yoga sessions and other treatments available – osteopathy, massages, Ayurveda, Kinetic Chain Release, Ball Inversion Therapy and much more. You will have the opportunity to stay on for a short introductory yoga session if you would like to.

The centre is designed to be a physical meeting place for the community too – you are welcome to drop in with a friend and enjoy a cup of tea in the centre’s attractive open space, or simply relax with a book. A home away from home!

Helhets Akademin also offers courses, workshops, courses and trips.

Address: Östra Sandgatan 14, 252 27 Helsingborg 

Bus: Green bus number 4 and yellow bus number 218 (stop at Kvarnstensgatan)

Sign up for this event by 18:00 on Friday 1 February

Tuesday 27 November 16:00 – HBG Business Community MEET: IKEA

HIC is pleased to co-host this event with HBG Business Community Meetup!

We would like to invite you to HBG Business Community MEET: A concept where guest speakers from international companies are invited to talk. 

This time we proudly present Evelina Börjesson, Business Developer at IKEA.

The evening is kicked off with an introduction by Calle Norling from Social Business Lab and Sally Russell from Helsingborg International Connections, followed up by our guest speaker Evelina Börjesson. The evening is ended with a mingle and some fika! 

To attend the event, RVSP via this link:


More info about HBG Business Community:

HBG Business Community is a platform for information on working in Sweden and about the Swedish business community. With integration as a primary focus, we want to create meaningful connections with the intention to establish a professional community that exchanges knowledge, experience and inspiration.

This new edition of HBG Business Community includes some changes. The meetups have been divided into three different concepts: 

TALKS is an opportunity to listen to talks on a particular theme. 

MEET invites the attendants to listen to guest speakers from different companies.

OPEN SESSIONS is an opportunity to discuss and get advice on working in Sweden. Kind of like a speech café!

Tuesday 28 August 09:00-12:00 – HIC at THINK Open Space

Drop-in session

On the last Tuesday of each month in term-time you’ll find us at THINK Open Space! We love hanging out there because we meet so many interesting people passing through, working, or meeting up with others.

We’re available to answer your questions about living and working in Helsingborg. Welcome to stop by, say “hi” and find out more about what we do!

THINK Open Space drop-in dates

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates

Tuesday 14 August 09:00-12:00 – Weekly Drop-In is back!

We’re back from vacation and looking forward to meeting you at HIC International Office Drop-In. You can find us at our office at Drottninggatan 7A on Tuesdays in term-time; on the last Tuesday of each month, we’re at THINK Open Space!

We’ll help you with questions on life in Helsingborg. Over 30 people visited us between October 2017 and May 2018 with a whole range of queries and we look forward to meeting many more!

Relocation agents and their clients are also warmly welcome!

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates

THINK Open Space drop-in dates

Thursday 31 May 17:30 – Understanding Swedish Workplace Culture

Photo credit: Lena Granefelt/

We’re delighted to welcome representatives from IKEA IT, Johnson & Johnson and Öresundskraft, who will introduce their companies and talk about their values and workplace culture. This event will increase your knowledge about working for a company in Sweden, and help you understand common cultural differences in the workplace, giving you a head-start when applying for jobs! 

Please email us in advance with any questions that you have about working for these companies, or about business culture in Sweden generally. The last part of the evening will be a Q & A session, where we’ll put your questions to our experts! Email:

We warmly welcome Alexandra Johansson, HR Manager at IKEA IT, Jody Lodge, CEO of Johnson & Johnson in Helsingborg and Charlotte Esbjörnsson, HR Consultant at Öresundskraft, our guest speakers for this event!


17:30-18:00: Doors open to guests for refreshments (tea, coffee, sandwiches) & mingle

18:00-18:45: HIC introduction & first 2 speakers

18:45-19:00: Break

19:00-19:45: 3rd speaker and Q & A

19:45-20:15: Mingle

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 25221 Helsingborg (the auditoriet on the 2nd floor of the kommun offices)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Rådhuset

Sign up here by 18:00 Wednesday 30 May

Wednesday 7 February 18:00 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Helsingborg

There is a huge amount of support in Helsingborg for people with new business ideas, and a thriving start up community. This is good news for international arrivals, who often find that moving to another country offers them the chance to reinvent themselves and start their own business.

A new initiative called Startup Labs is hosting Open Desk sessions at THINK Open Space on Wednesday mornings, where a representative from SoPactTHINK AccelerateTHINK Open Space or NyföretagarCentrum Skåne Nordväst (New Business Centre) will be available to listen to your idea and coach you over a cup of coffee. You don’t even need a fully-formed idea yet, just the beginnings of one!

We’re delighted to have Emelie Dahlström of SoPactAnneli Ödén of NyföretagarCentrum Skåne Nordväst, and Jenny Sandberg of THINK Accelerate talking to us about their work with these organisations and Startup Labs.

You’ll be able to pick their brains about setting up a new business or testing your idea to see how far you can take it.

“The Joy of Co-working” by Ilse Weisfelt at THINK Open Space, in collaboration with Joren Joshua, curated by Kulturhotellet.

We’ll mix in some “light entertainment” after the break, when we’ll hear from George Jonasson, the project leader for February’s Drömljus festival of light. He’ll talk to us about the spectacular light and sound installations, and exciting, interactive and vibrant activities that will fill Helsingborg from the 9th-18th February. It’s five years since the last Drömljus, so we are really looking forward to it! You can even book workshops and “behind the scenes” seminars, so check out the website as soon as possible!

Bringing us some much-needed light in February – Drömljus will be back!


17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:30 Guest speakers & break 
19:30 – 20:00 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

Sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Tuesday 6 February

Tuesday 30 January 18:00 – New Year, New Beginning!

Alexandra Skoglund

We’re very excited to have the talented, inspirational life coach Alexandra Skoglund with us for an interactive session with tips and advice on how to say “goodbye” to last year and make the very best of the new one! 

New Year, New Beginning 

Closing 2017 & Opening 2018

  • During the workshop you’ll get the chance to reflect on the highlights of 2017, as well as dreaming big while setting out your intention and goals for 2018. In other words we’ll harness 2017 and kick off 2018

  • Come and gain the energy & focus you need to kick off 2018 and follow your heart’s big dreams!

About Alexandra
  • Alexandra is a certified Life Coach & Leadership Trainer from CTI® (The Coaching Training Institute)

  • She found her passion for life during the first 10 years of her professional life, as she let her heart guide the way as she lived, worked & travelled the world to realize her biggest dreams. Now she is back in Sweden to share her passion and insights of what brings out our full potential

  • Playful Productivity is the beacon she uses when developing innovative workshops, courses and coaching programs in the field of personal development and business development

  • You are the expert of YOU, Alexandra is the expert of the creative methods that put you in touch with your expertise!

17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:30 Guest speaker & break 
19:30 – 20:00 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

Sign up for this event here by 18:00 Monday 29 January

Tuesday 16 January 15:00 – SoPact Impact Day

Join us for SoPact Impact Day! You’ll get to hear from the social entrepreneurs who have participated in this autumn’s SoPact Accelerator Program and other key players working with digitalisation in social work, and social entrepreneurship. Here’s SoPact’s invitation:

Come, celebrate and get inspired! 

On January 16, SoPact​ invites you to an afternoon for you to meet the phenomenal social entrepreneurs who participated in the autumn accelerator program in Helsingborg!

In addition to the entrepreneurs pitching the afternoon contains an overview of digitalisation in social work with Kalle Pettersson, Development Manager at Social Management, Helsingborg City. Hannah Petterson, a social entrepreneur with experience from starting up and spreading social entrepreneurship in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and France, will share insights from working sustainable income models and social investment.

Free drinks and light snacks will be available as well as the opportunity to talk about social innovations with new and old acquaintances.

Hope to see you!
The team at SoPact

Participating entrepreneurs

EOS Cares – Susanne Roosen-Runge & Adam Sarten 
Ett hem att trivas i – en stad att trivas i – Emir Mujezinovic & Nicole 
Helsingborg International Connections – Sally Russell
I am coaching – Alexandra Skoglund
Social Business Lab – Calle Norling 
VeloHouse – David Hare

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Sign up for this event here:

Thursday 16 November 18:00 – Business & Pleasure

We’ll have some great speakers for you at this event. People like you, who understand what it’s like to come to Sweden and start their lives again from scratch. People helping others to help themselves. People who can tell us what’s happening this winter, and where. Don’t miss it!

Passent El Soury from Innovation Skåne will talk about her experiences in Sweden since arriving here just a few years ago. She’ll explain her new role as Community Manager and will highlight the enterprenurial opportunities and support that Innovation Skåne can offer.

Passent is a good friend of HIC and we look forward to hearing all about her new position!


Calle Norling of Integratörerna Helsingborg will talk about his work with several projects aimed at making the integration process easier, including mentorship- and internship programs where the newly arrived (no matter the reason to come) are matched with established Swedes, based on their shared work identity.

Calle is participating in the SoPact Accelerator Program along with HIC, and is busy with some very interesting local projects.


We’re delighted to welcome Camilla and Anna of Kvinnokarta, the project literally putting women of Helsingborg on the map! They will talk to us about their free city walks which uncover the input of 10 memorable women into Helsingborg’s history. As a project that evolved out of both study circles and Vision Fund, this follows on very neatly from two of our speakers at the last HIC event.

We’ll also be looking ahead to Swedish traditions around this time of year and giving you the head’s-up for local events and markets which will have you feeling seasonal in no time!

We’ll adding more speakers to this event over the next week, so please check back!

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00. Feel free to bring a friend! We’re looking forward to meeting you!
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:30 Guest speakers & break 
19:30 – 20:00 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

Sign up here by 12:30 on Thursday 16 November