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Dear colleagues, family and friends.
The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join us for our Annual Lucia Celebration!
“The air is getting colder, the holidays are near,
a time for celebration with those we hold so dear.
Let the warmth of the glögg take the chill from the air,
and the light from Lucia makes winter easier to bear.”
The past several years we have enjoyed your company at our Annual Lucia Celebration, hosted by the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. This year we will have a new and more modern overall Nordic experience by relocating our event to Hilton Toronto.
Invite your business acquaintances, friends, and family to get away from the daily routine and join us for an atmospheric afternoon as we celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays and relationships beyond borders, all in the light of Lucia.
From your first sip at the glögg reception to the last bite of the Christmas ham, prepare yourself for a culinary journey through Swedish specialties featuring well-known Swedish recipes with some new adaptations from Chef Kevin and his team at the Hilton. Enjoy a unique taste of Sweden!
Brian G. Smith, an award-winning alumnus of The Second City, celebrated filmmaker and Swedish Salmon-Raffler, will MC the event.
We are delighted to once again have Toronto Children’s Lucia Choir perform, as well as dazzling raffle prizes to be won and as always, the traditional singing of Schnapps songs!
If you like to extend your stay in downtown Toronto for an evening or perhaps the weekend, Click here for the special room rate that Hilton Toronto generously offer our Lucia guests. Alternatively, call 1-800- HILTONS and ask to book your room under “Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce” or refer to group code “SWED18”
The Purposeful Leader!
What is it, how do you become one, and why does it matter in the 21st Century?
Please join us to meet our keynote speaker Kathrine Löfberg,Chair of Löfbergs, Sweden, one of the largest family-owned coffee roasters in the Nordic Countries. In addition to hearing from Kathrine we will have the pleasure to listen to our special guest speakers:
- Lesya Balych-Cooper, President at Coffee Association of Canada
- Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder and Director of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University
Swedish breakfast FIKA will be provided.
08.45-09.15 am Networking and Breakfast FIKA
09.20-09.30 am Introduction by Moderator
09.30-10.30 am Presentations
10.30-11.00 am Panel Discussion
September 20, 2018: Using International Arbitration as a Vehicle for Effective Resolution of Cross-Border Disputes Under CETA
Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Fall Meeting (Free Event)
Using International Arbitration as a Vehicle for Effective Resolution of Cross-Border Disputes
Please join the Board of Directors and Members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking and presentations on the topic of International Arbitration and its effectiveness in resolving commercial and investment disputes across state borders.
Hosted by Bennett Jones LLP, and held in collaboration with the European-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Team Sweden, this evening will provide an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow European-Canadian business leaders and hear from leading legal experts on the latest trends and developments in International Arbitration.
Topics addressed will include the following:
- Resolving cross-border disputes through International Arbitration
- Understanding Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration
- Changes proposed under CETA to Investor-State Arbitration involving Canada and the EU
- Unique mechanisms available in International Arbitration to ensure effective enforcement of judgements across borders
- Other benefits of using International Arbitration for dispute resolution
Space is limited. Please reserve your free seat by emailing: email@example.com or calling 416-925.8661
Date: September 20, 2018
Venue: Bennett Jones LLP
3400 First Canadian Place, Suite 3400, Toronto, ON, M5X 1A4
5:30 pm – Welcome cocktails
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Presentations
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Networking cocktails
This event is in collaboration with the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Bennett Jones LLP.
BFL was founded in Montreal in 1987 by Barry F. Lorenzetti. He was quickly joined by others who shared his vision, and from then on, the company grew by the constant addition of professionals who were recognized as leaders in their niches. Today, with offices in twelve cities across the country and close to 700 employees, BFL caters to the needs of clients, large and small and from all industry segments.
Our firm offers a complete range of Commercial Insurance products and services, Risk Management and Risk Control services and Employee Benefits Consulting Services to businesses, professionals, manufacturers and local governments, national and international organizations, and groups and associations.
Because we focus on offering outstanding service and results, our relationships are immensely loyal; we maintain a 98% client retention rate, far above industry average.
BFL makes a difference by harnessing its global capabilities and local expertise to provide innovative and individualized solutions. Our experts provide exceptional service through a dedicated and experienced team approach.
While risks vary from one organization to another, BFL’s professionalism and discipline do not. BFL understands that each entity is unique due to a variety of factors, and their professionals are dedicated to delivering the right solution, however simple or complex your Insurance, Risk Management or Employee Benefits needs may be.
About Nicholas Landry;
Nick supports business’ of all shapes and sizes as an employee benefits consultant. While carrying too many designations to fit on a business card, he is most proud to be one of the few Canadians who carries the “Fellow” status from the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. He has extensive experience in supporting companies private, publically traded and multinational companies with their total compensations strategies as well as individual risk protection such as key person coverages and partner buy/out protection.
In the community:
BFL Canada sponsors short track speed skater Samuel Girard who medaled twice in the most recent Pyeongchang Olympics; meanwhile, Nicholas founded a student-athlete entrance scholarship program named “The Coaches Award”. As a two-sport varsity athlete in university, he feels this is the most fundamental way of paying it forward to the next generation of student-athletes.
Robert is bringing two Swedish companies to Canada: SkyResponse and SheldPatrol.
Serving 170 customers across Europe, SkyResponse dynamically gathers, escalates and logs alarms in time-critical environments like hospitals and elderly-care homes.
ShieldPatrol produces screen protectors with proven anti-bacterial effect – preventing the spread of germs in public or high hygiene (sterile) environments.
In addition, Robert brings with him >20 years of experience from the Telecommunications sector.
The quickest way to reach Robert is firstname.lastname@example.org
Klippan; Swedish tradition, design, and quality!
Klippan is a family run business which was founded by Jöns Petter Magnusson in Sweden in 1879. Today the fourth and fifth generations are working side by side growing the company.
Klippan is a leader in home textiles. We are well known for our collection of blankets and throws made in collaboration with famous Swedish designers. All our blankets and throws are manufactured from start to finish in our own factory in Europe. We only use natural fibers for our products. High-quality fibers are essential for the final result. Klippan is one of the very few producers of this kind remaining in Europe.
Please see this special offer to all SCCC members.
NOT JUST ANY WOOL…..
Finding the right kind of wool requires extensive experience. And that we’ve got – in fact, 130 years of it. We review and select wool from different parts of the world to get the quality of fiber that we want.
Who doesn’t want his own Swedish blanket?
Please inquire about corporate gifting and request our catalog. All our blankets and throws are made in Europe working closely together with Swedish designers. As a new member of the SCCC, KLIPPAN will offer during the month of June 2018 and additional 10% discount on our corporate program to our new fellow members. Order now for Christmas!
Contact us at 613-858-0655 – email@example.com
Golf is more than just a game! After all, there are few places, other than a golf course, where you can have someone’s undivided attention for the better part of four hours.
We are happy to invite all members and friends of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to the 9th annual Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament. Come to have fun and welcome the 2018 golf season with friends and colleagues at the beautiful Caledon Woods Golf Club; part of the Club Link family. As per previous years, this is a collaboration with the Finnish, Swedish, and Danish Chambers of Commerce, together with Iceland and Norway.
This is an opportunity to join us for a friendly rivalry between nations. Last year the Danes won the Cup by a small margin and the Swedes are up for evening the score! Hope to see you there.
Enjoy a BBQ Lunch “On the Tee”, play 18 holes (with cart), then dine with us at the Championship Buffet complete with wine, beer, and award ceremony. There are great prizes to be won in the golf contests and the raffle! Hope to see you there.
The funds raised go to support the activities and programs in the participating Chambers.
12:30 A.M. Registration
1:00 P.M. Lunch and Mingle
1:30 P.M. Tee-off (Modified Shotgun start)
7:30 P.M. Dinner and Awards Ceremony
$190/single, $720/foursome ($85 dinner only)
Individual and team awards.
Registration and Payment Deadline: May 18th, 2018
Sponsorship spots are available (click here to download Sponsorship PDF).