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 

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.

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


Thursday 21 January 2016 10:00 – Getting To Know You Coffee

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 and Jenny!

Sally and Jenny

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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Thursday 19 March 18:00 – Social Media Bootcamp for Small Businesses

11012255_10153103396596323_1608439895_nA must for small businesses who want to expand their reach! Guest speakers, real-life scenarios and practical information on how to use the many forms of social media to your advantage. HIC is proud to put on this event in collaboration with IRL Media.
18:00 – 18:45 Food and Mingle (vegetarian option available)
18:45 – 19:00 Welcome from HIC and Oxhallen
19:00 – 20:00 Seminar by IRL Media, followed by guest speakers from Kullakajak, Travel Gate Sweden & Boothie
20:00 – 20:30 Mingle
The bar will be open for all your drinks requirements at good prices, including all the range from Helsingborgs Bryggeri, wine and soft drinks!
Venue details: Oxhallen, Bredgatan 25 (same entrance as Helsingborgs Bryggeri), 252 25 Helsingborg
Large car & cycle park
Bus number 1 stops outside
Approx. 15 minutes’ walk from Knutpunkten
Taxi 042-180 200
Supported by Oxhallen and Great British Sausage. GBS sausages will be available to buy frozen and take home!

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Tickets: 150 SEK for HIC members, 200 SEK for HIC non-members


Sign up for this event here 

Thursday 29 January 18:00 – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Business And Tax In Sweden But Were Too Afraid To Ask!


Join us for an interactive Question and Answer session with HIC member Lars Andersson and his associate Jan Kjäll, two of the region’s most experienced lawyers and accountants.

Lars and Jan will guide you through all those nagging concerns about starting a company in Sweden and dealing with your tax and legal affairs, for example:

  • How is the business culture in Sweden different to that in other countries?
  • Is it worth starting a company and what is the best type for you?
  • Can you make a profit?
  • How many people should you employ and what difficulties are there?
  • Is it better to take a salary or pay yourself dividends?
  • What should you think about when buying a house as an expat?
  • How can you optimise your tax affairs as an expat?

Lars Andersson is a partner at Oscarson Advocatbyrå, Helsingborg and Jan Kjäll is a certified public accountant and co-founder of Baker Tilly Helsingborg. They qualified in their respective professions in 1987 and 1984 and have collaborated on many business and legal projects since 1992. Baker Tilly Helsingborg specialises in helping small and medium-sized local businesses, while being able to draw on the global expertise of a worldwide network.

Now we need your help!

Jan and Lars would like to make this a fully interactive session, which deals with your queries – please let us have the questions that you would like answered by e-mailing or clicking on the “Contact Us” box when you receive your sign-up acknowledgement from Eventbrite.

We need your sign-up and questions by 18:00 on Monday 26 January!


Event details:

18:00 – 18:30 Arrive, food & drink (sandwiches, wine, beer and soft drinks) and mingle

18:30 – 19:00 Presentation by Lars and Jan

19:00 – 20:00 Q & A

20:00 – 20:30 Mingle

Venue: Baker Tilly Helsingborg, Kanongatan 155, SE-254 67 Helsingborg (near Väla Shopping Centre)

Bus Stop: Helsingborg Kanongatan, bus number 2 or 22

This event is free to HIC members but we will make a small charge to non-HIC members of 60 SEK to secure your place. 

MAXIMUM 20 participants at this event

Sign-up for this event here