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Annual General Meeting: Thursday, April 21, 2016

board tableWe cordially invite all members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Board to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location:
Alfa Laval H.O. Canada
101 Milner Ave
Scarborough, ON
M1S 4S6

Agenda:
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm:    Board Meeting
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm:    Annual General Meeting
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm:    Special presentation: Economic Forecast for 2016, by Klaus W. Koeppen, MBA Investment Advisor CIBC Wood Gundy.

Refreshments will be served.
Members can bring guests. Please RSVP by April 14, 2016.

Please note: We have one vacancy on the Board for which we are accepting nominations. Nominees must be current members of the Chamber in good standing. Nominations are open until April 8, 2016.

To put someone forward for the position, simply email the person’s name and a short paragraph stating why you believe this person would be a good addition to the Board, to: nominations@sccc.ca

(That email address will be deactivated after April 21, 2016.)

We look forward to seeing you on April 21!

Words from our Chairman

Len Kleine

Len Kleine

Dear Valued SCCC Member!

Last year we celebrated our fiftieth anniversary: our Golden Jubilee! Because of your support it was a very memorable occasion. (If you did not receive a copy of the Golden Jubilee Booklet, see below for how you can get yours.)

This year we are looking forward to a new series of events and opportunities: chances to network with each other and to promote Swedish business in Canada. Some of these opportunities will be internal to the Chamber and its members, while others entail acting as partners with external organizations.

We will continue to aid the Team Sweden efforts to promote the Swedish brand in Canada. One example we would like to take this opportunity to highlight is our exclusive partnership with Beerlicious: Toronto’s Festival of Beer, which is showcasing Sweden as its featured country. This event will take place July 22-24 2016 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Look for us at the Swedish Pavilion!

Other events under discussion (we welcome your feedback!) include: a morning seminar entitled “New Economy”: A look at the pros and cons of Sweden’s promise of cash free society by 2020; the Annual Nordic Consular Golf Tournament is planned for September 8th;  and the Lucia Luncheon is already booked for December 2nd. As Prime Minister Trudeau is beginning to set national carbon objectives, we are looking to bring Sweden’s 25 years of experience to Toronto at a day seminar covering Carbon Tax, New Innovation, and the importance of CSR.

Let us know if there are any other activities that you would like to see us undertake; your participation is always appreciated, and we are always happy to hear from you!

Sincerely,
Lennart P. Kleine
SCCC Chairman

Event: Raoul Wallenberg – The Biography

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We are pleased to welcome Graham Parkinson as a new member to SCCC

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Graham Parkinson is a corporate commercial lawyer with Miller Thomson, practicing primarily out of the Kitchener-Waterloo office.

Graham’s connection with the Nordic countries began when in high school he participated in a Rotary international exchange program and lived for one year in a small town in Norway.  During law school at Queen’s University, Graham had an opportunity to use some of his language skills and worked as a research assistant to Prof. Kathleen Lahey on a project concerning Sweden’s use of tax policy to further gender equality.  After receiving a scholarship from the Swedish Women’s Educational Association, Toronto, Graham spent the fall of 2013 studying international commercial arbitration and European law at Uppsala University.

Graham is excited to get involved with the Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce as a means of maintaining his connection with Sweden and helping to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Välkommen!

Graham Parkinson
Associate
Miller Thomson LLP
Accelerator Building
295 Hagey Boulevard, Suite 300
Waterloo, Ontario  N2L 6R5
Direct Line: 519.593.2425
Fax: 519.743.2540
Email: gparkinson@millerthomson.com
www.millerthomson.com

Special A-Plan Program offer to SCCC members from Volvo Canada

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Our new Volvo is on the road!
Thanks to Volvo Canada, we are driving a new XC-70 with the traditional Chamber wrap (Swedish flag on one side; Canadian flag on the other). In addition to this generous contribution, Volvo has also extended a special offer to SCCC members.

Read more about the XC-70 here!

Great benefits with Volvo’s A-Plan Program.

VCC07833Looking to buy a new car in 2016? Buy Swedish and get great quality and a great deal as a member of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Volvo’s transformation is in full bloom with new models and new product investments such as Drive-E power trains and connectivity that links Volvo cars to the world. Refined Scandinavian design and safety strengthen Volvo’s commitment to its “Designed Around You” philosophy.

As a member of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, you’ll get the same pricing as employees of Volvo Canada when you purchase your new vehicle from one of 36 Volvo retailers. The offer includes all ongoing Volvo Canada retail promotions and offers including, Loyalty (when applicable).

Transparent A-Plan discounted pricing is approximately 4% off MSRP on eligible models (the same price Volvo Car of CANADA employees pay). Exclusive offer for SCCC members at Volvo Cars of Canada.

SCCC members: No need to register or generate a PIN, just provide proof of eligibility to the selling dealer at the time of the order: http://www.volvocars.com/en-ca

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