Wednesday 14 October 18:00 – Linkedin Workshop at Idé A


Looking for the secrets to success in the business world? One of the tools used by many professionals is Linkedin, the online social network which helps you “link in” with potential business partners, find a job, connect with previous colleagues, follow up on and store the valuable contacts made in your daily work life, and much more.
During our workshop, we will be talking about what LinkedIn is and how you can find interesting forums for discussion, ways of connecting with others with similar experience to yours and grow your professional network. The event will be hosted in Swedish, but questions and information in English are always welcome. If you already have a LinkedIn profile and would like to share it with us, please send a link to

Our speaker Fairooz Al-Tamimi, Project Management Consultant and Enabler, will talk about her journey from brand new arrival in Sweden just a few years ago, to author, columnist, entrepreneur and facilitator. She will talk about some of the obstacles she has had to overcome, and explain how networking and active engagement in her new surroundings have helped her progress to the stage she is at today.

HIC co-founder Jenny Wieslander Chandler will talk about the importance of a Linkedin profile in Sweden, and give tips on professional networking.

Free entry. Coffee, tea and sandwiches will be provided.

18:00 – 20:00

Venue details: Idé A, Drottninghögs Bibliotek, Blåkullagatan 3, 25457 Helsingborg

Please sign up here by Monday 11 October

Monday 18 May 17:30 – Knowledge Exchange and Networking at Mindpark

Mindpark Horse Photo: Jesper Berg
Helsingborg International Connections invites the local small business community, Mindpark entrepreneurs and HIC members & friends to an evening of knowledge-sharing and networking at the co-working, drop-in-office and meeting space Mindpark, in Helsingborg. You don’t have to be a business owner – join us if you are just curious and would like to know more about our local community and its facilities! Thanks to Mindpark for hosting this event!
We will listen to local entrepreneurs who will share their successes and their mistakes, and discuss how to successfully reach our goals by learning from the experiences of others. We’ll find out how to broaden our professional contact base and reach out to other small business-owners in the region with whom we can have mutually beneficial relationships!
There will be a “Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs” session for anyone who wants to share their business and actively promote their message. You’ll have two minutes to share your pitch and then listen to your “Date” before moving on to the next!  Please notify us as soon as possible at if you would like to take part in the speed-dating session!
This will be a unique opportunity for the area’s international community to learn more about Mindpark’s facilities and the many small businesses which are based there. Karsten Deppert, Mindpark’s start-up and e-commerce guru will introduce the evening and explain how this dynamic space operates.
For the Mindpark co-workers, incubator start-ups and others, it will be a chance to develop their global perspective and build bridges with a fast-growing sector of the Öresund Region’s rapidly expanding community, whilst promoting their own business or start-up.
Event programme:
17.30-18.00: Food, drink & mingle (mingle platter/wrap/sandwich). Soft drinks/wine/beer available
18.00-18.45: “Start-Up-Dojo” session, with Mindpark companies talking about their business and discussing the factors to consider when launching a business in Sweden
18.45- 19.30: “Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs” session, with small businesses
19.30-20.00: Conclusion, mingle & networking

Venue details:

Mindpark, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg (see on map)

Parking available opposite the front entrance and at Lund Universitet Campus Helsingborg

10 minutes’ walk from Knutpunkten

Please sign up here by 12:00 on Friday 15 May


Friday 24 April 18:00 – Mastering the Art of Effective Business Networking

Come and join us for an interactive, fun networking session at Spår 10 conference centre in Malmö!

eventsAnna Persson will provide you with valuable insight from her years of international work experience, with tips and tricks to tap into the power of networking in a way that fits your personal style. She also invites you to share your experiences from around the world – do’s and don’ts, what’s working and what’s not, depending on where in the world you have lived and worked.
Anna will be joined by representatives from global business networking association BNI, MiM (Marknadsföreningen i Malmö), one of southern Sweden’s largest networks for people who work with information, marketing, communication, advertising, etc., and Rotary International, whose good works have been supporting business and communities since 1905.
Since we are a truly international crowd, let’s explore what successful networkers have in common – although Woody Allen was credited with saying that “showing up is 80 per cent of life,” it’s that final 20 per cent that really makes the difference!


Anna’s Profile: 

Anna is a LinkedIn trainer and career adviser with a background in HR and recruiting. In 2001 she decided to quit a well-paid job and move to Italy. Not knowing anyone and not yet speaking the language, networking became central to her new life, and since then Anna has introduced many others to the success of networking.

In Italy she worked as a recruiter and started a small e-commerce company. More importantly, she spent over seven years as Conference & Sponsor Account Manager, responsible for planning and organizing large scale global leadership conferences across Europe, working closely with major stakeholders from multinational companies, organisations, business schools and professional networks.

She has been inspired by many great people along the way and with such a passion for building relationships, it’s natural for her to use her own network to connect and help others. In April 2014 she inspired many of us with her talk at HIC’s Business and Networking in Sweden event, and we are delighted to have her as a guest speaker again!

Venue details: Zurich Room, Spar 10 Conference Centre, Centralplan 6, 211 20 Malmö

Finger/mingle food and coffee will be served at this event. Please notify us at if you would like a vegetarian option!

Sign up for this event here by 12:00 on Monday 20 April! 


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Inspiration Evening! How To Discover Your Transferable Skills – Thursday 9 October 18:00 – 20:30

Transferable Skills

2014-06-15 22.28.49Have you heard of the expression “Transferable Skills”? Have you thought about how to transfer your daily experiences and life-skills onto your CV and into a new career? Join us for this confidence-boosting workshop in the modern showroom of Lakritsfabriken, a young but thriving local company which has developed its niche brand of liquorice products into a successful Swedish export.
We welcome three speakers who will talk about their ex-pat experiences in Sweden and how, by adjusting their skills to fit their current circumstances, they have re-trained, set up a new business, or found opportunities where they were least expected.
The concept of transferable skills is much more developed and recognised in the UK as a strategy that helps professionals return to work and/or develop their careers. Jenny has participated in a course by Diana Wolfin, an expert in this field, and will talk about what she learnt from Diana at the beginning of the evening.


Guest Speakers:
  • Tracey Christiansen, author of recently-published bookBrave or Stupid 
  • Jenna Iwanchuk, owner of Gothenberg and online pet store My Pet Shopand recently featured in The Local 
Wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee, sandwich buffet and liquorice treats included in your ticket price
We look forward to welcoming you!


Lakritsfabriken I Ramlösa, Angelholmsvägen 34, 25442 Helsingborg


Car: There is plenty of parking behind the showroom at Tranhjelmsgatan (off Hävertgatan)
Bus: Number 1, 7, 26, 220, 222 and 506 stop at Älvsborgsgatan bus-stop (the northbound one is next to the showroom)


Sign-up for this event here!

Business and Networking in Sweden – Wednesday 23 April 18:00

18:00 – 20:00 Salongen, Folkets Hus, Södergatan 65, 252 25 Helsingborg

During the evening, our speaker Anna Persson will talk about her experiences of living and working abroad as an ex-pat, the challenges she faced on her return to the Swedish job market, how she has worked to overcome them and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Anna is specialized in full life-cycle recruitment, networking and ex-pat career development. She is currently holding a position as Career Adviser for international students at Malmö University. Her e-book on “Mastering the Art of Effective Business Networking, as well as a “CV-writing in Sweden” guide, will be shared with HIC members and those signing up for the event.

Lynn Ware will talk about her experience of living and working abroad as an ex-pat as well as her move to Sweden and the opportunities and challenges she faced as a businesswoman. She will also discuss how to identify transferable key skills when looking for employment in another country. As a qualified Intensive Care Nurse and a former CEO of a Medical Device Company in Australia and New Zealand, Lynn started her own company when she arrived in Sweden. She provides Management Consultancy with a focus on Global executive search, where she finds and attracts senior executives for clients globally.

As well as running a distributor business, most recently Lynn partnered with one of the fastest growing Life Sciences companies in the world.  She is building a team of business people to expand a global brand and helping people improve their health and wellbeing.

Welcome to an evening of business know-how, socialising and fun! See invitation here.

Entry (includes drink and a snack): 100 SEK* for HIC members, 150 SEK* for non-members
* + 2.5% ticket service charge

Tickets are non-refundable.

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