Monday 28 August 13:00 – What is there for the International Community in Helsingborg?

Norra Hamnen, Helsingborg

We join forces with International Citizen Hub Lund at this event, to introduce you to some of the interesting things Helsingborg has to offer for internationals. The aim is to show Helsingborg’s creative and open side, one that few know about.

We start off the tour with a visit to Helsingborg municipality’s Business and Enterprise office, where we will have “fika” and listen to a presentation by Eva-Lotta Bergström, who will talk about some of the exciting developments in Helsingborg. As a growing city and municipality, Helsingborg is attracting more and more expats and is therefore developing new and exciting ways to create natural meeting places for locals and internationals.

You’ll then get to hear from Sally and Jenny, who will introduce Helsingborg International Connections (HIC) and explain what motivated them to begin this expat network! Like International Citizen Hub Lund, HIC organizes free events for internationals, making it a natural meeting place for people who are new to Sweden and Helsingborg.

After that we will walk approximately 15-20 minutes to a place called Pixlapiren for a guided tour. Please note that this is an outdoors tour, so make sure to check the weather and dress accordingly! Pixlapiren is a place where any private person wishing to let their creativity bloom is delegated a small plot of land where they can test their ideas. Anything from sculptures to skate parks can be found in this area.

Our last stop will be at Mindpark, a two minute walk away from Pixlapiren. Mindpark is a co-working and event space where small and large businesses co-exist with entrepreneurs, creators and students. Helene Tigerström will talk more about this diverse place and how it is a natural environment to network for Swedes, internationals, entrepreneurs as well as job-seekers, etc. We will also meet one of many small organizations at Mindpark called Integratörerna Helsingborg. Calle Norling, a representative from Integratörerna, will talk more about the different projects they run to combine integration, networking and entrepreneurship.

After this you are free to explore the town on your own. A personal tip is to try out a typical thing to do in Helsingborg, namely “tura”; jump on the ferry between Helsingborg and Helsingör and go back and forth a couple of times without getting off in Denmark.

We look forward to seeing you!

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 10:00 on Monday 28 August 

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.

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


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.

Friday 26 August 18:00 – Pub Night at Via 95

Via 95

Put the week behind you and relax with a drink or two at popular beach-side venue, Via 95. We’ve reserved a corner of their new bar area for the first HIC after-summer get-together and if you’re feeling energetic, the house DJ will begin around 21:00.

If you would like to eat, please contact the restaurant directly to reserve a table as soon as possible, as they do get very booked up. Please call 042 132100, or make a booking on the Via 95 website:

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Via 95, Drottninggatan 95, 25433 Helsingborg

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Friabad

Please sign up here by 12:00 Thursday 25 August



Thursday 21 April 17:30 – Helsingborg has Vision!

Helsingborg Waterfront Hotel and Congress Centre

Helsingborg Waterfront Hotel and Congress Centre (photo courtesy of Business Helsingborg)

We welcome you to an exciting and informative event in central Helsingborg!

Please join us at our new office to hear more about HIC’s work with our international community and the city’s vision for the future – feel free to bring a friend! We are delighted to introduce Jessica Engvall, Communication Strategist and Public Relations Manager at Helsingborgs Stad, who has kindly agreed to talk to our network and guests about the major urban renewal projects taking place in Helsingborg and how you (and your children!) can help shape the future of an exciting new recreational space being developed near the harbour

Welcome to HIC

  • Welcome to our new office and facilities
  • How we see HIC’s role in welcoming and helping international talent and their partners, spouses & families
  • Why do you need a network?

Helsingborg has Vision

  • The benefits of living in Helsingborg and the city’s plans for the future
  • Vision 2035 and the important construction projects underway


17:30 – 18:00 Coffee, tea and light refreshments

18:00 – 19:00 Core presentations by HIC and Helsingborgs Stad

19:00 – 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

Please register for this event here by 09:00 on Tuesday 19 April

Friday 4 March 2016 19:00 – Pub Night

Come and join us for a relaxed Friday night at the pub with other expats at The Bishops Arms on Södra Storgatan (NOT the Marina Plaza Hotel). All welcome, HIC members and non-members alike!
Food and drink options up to you, but please sign up so that we know how many to expect! We are looking forward to seeing you again!
Time: 19:00 onwards
Venue: The Bishops Arms (Mollberg), Södra Storgatan 2, 25223 Helsingborg


Please sign up here by 10:00 on Friday 4 March