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Thursday 31 May 17:30 – Understanding Swedish Workplace Culture

Photo credit: Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se

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: info@hiconnections.eu

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!

Itinerary:

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

Tuesday 21 June 10:00 – Getting to Know You Coffee

Via 95

Join us for coffee at Via 95 as we welcome new and “old” international friends to the area! Drop in for a chat, meet some new people, pick our brains about local services and mingle in this beautiful restaurant by the sea!

Time: 10:00 to 11:30

Venue: Via 95, Drottninggatan 95, 254 33 Helsingborg

Please sign up here so that we know how many people to expect!

Looking forward to seeing you then,

Sally, Jenny and Iwona!

Tuesday 17 May 17:30 – #HIC4Business – Supporting our International Community

Looking outwards from Sweden

  • Why does our region need international talent?
  • What networks and initiatives are available to support it?
  • How can HIC help your company attract and retain your international recruitment investment?
  • How can our network facilitate your internationalisation and export processes?
  • Helsingborg International Connections (HIC) is an on-and-offline meeting place for English-speaking expats in Helsingborg and the wider Öresund Region. We have been working to support international residents in this region since the beginning of 2014. Our events help build bridges among the HIC network, Helsingborg Stad and the business community. Our members and contacts include CEOs, management consultants, entrepreneurs, “love immigrants”, students, pensioners, refugees, seekers of work/life balance and many more
  • We aim to create opportunities for social and professional networking in a variety of settings. HIC events are held in English to ensure that as many internationals as possible can communicate in a common language. Our topics are varied but all have one theme – a desire to inform, enrich, connect and empower
  • We know that our network makes a difference. Let us show you how we can help your local or international business, your international employees and build a strong future for this region: HIC, the “one-stop shop” for expat relocation, networking and soft landing services! We look forward to meeting you!
Programme:
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments
18:00 Guest Speakers
  • HIC introduction
  • Claes Malmberg (Helsingborgs Stad)
  • Jeremie Poirier (THINK Accelerate, #GrowHbg)
  • Tim Washington (Walk Consulting & THINK mentor)
  • Mårten Bernstad (anyhap)
Break
  • Fairooz Al-Tamimi (Innovation Skåne)
  • WiTEC representative
Q & A
19:30 – 20:00 Mingle
 Introduction to HIC – Jenny Wieslander Chandler, Sally Russell and Iwona Tattersall

Guest Speakers – We are delighted to introduce Claes Malmberg, manager of Näringslivs Utveckling (Business Enterprise Development) at Helsingborgs Stad and Jeremie Poirier, director of International Strategy & Start-up Development at THINK Accelerate and co-founder of #GrowHbg to talk about the local business climate and the importance of international entrepreneurs in Helsingborg and the wider region. They will be followed by Tim Washington of Walk Consulting, a THINK mentor, and Mårten Bernstad of anyhap, a THINK Accelerate start-up and mentee.

After the break we will listen to the very inspiring Fairooz Al-Tamimi, today talking on behalf of Innovation Skåne, and a representative from WiTEC who will tell us about an exciting project called Mind The Gap, designed to introduce more young women to STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths).

This event will be ideal for members of the region’s business community, individual and budding entrepreneurs, HIC members and friends, and everyone interested in what our local international community has to offer.

 

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 register for this event here by 21:00 on Sunday 15 May