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

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

Saturday 28 April 14:00 – City Walk: Historic Women of Helsingborg

Photo: Kvinnokarta Helsingborg

Now you have the chance to walk in the historic women of Helsingborg’s footsteps! Join the “Kvinnokarta Helsingborg” on a city walk where you meet 10 memorable women; from the scary murderer to the teacher far ahead of her time. The walk lasts for about an hour and a half and the talk will be in English.

Here’s some information from Kvinnokarta Helsingborg:

A study circle at Medborgarskolan has developed the “women’s map” that forms the basis of the city walk. The Kvinnokarta Helsingborg project is a grassroots project by citizens who are tired of the one-sided storytelling about Helsingborg. We have no authorized guides and are not historians but our project is entirely based on the participants’ genuine interest in highlighting the women in Helsingborg’s history. If you have any information we are missing, please share them with our guides.

Other information: The tour is approximately 3 km long and is available for the permobil / wheelchair. Please dress according to the weather – the walk will only be cancelled if there is a big storm and in that case you will be notified via sms.”

Meet by the fountain next to the library (Stadsbibliotek) main entrance, Bollbrogatan 1, 25225 Helsingborg

Read more about Kvinnokarta Helsingborg (SVT nyheter, 7 March 2018)

Sign up for this event here by 10:00 Saturday 28 April

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