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Join the Swedish pavilion at this years Beerlicious. This is a big deal!

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2016 Toronto Festival of Beer Feature Country: Sweden

Sweden is the featured country for the immensely popular and almost sold out 2016 Toronto Festival of Beer, taking place July 22-24.

The Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce has made an agreement with the organizers to manage the Swedish pavilion, a 10,000 Sq. Ft space dedicated to all things Swedish.

We have already great engagement from companies like IKEA, Volvo, Alfa Laval etc – but we still have room for YOUR Swedish content.

SCCC is offering this fantastic opportunity to display your company/products to 35,000 festival visitors.  Our pavilion will host 10 Swedish craft beers on tap and Swedish food partners – with special award-winning chefs. It is sure to be a must-see!

           We are currently offering the following options:

  • Display participation. Have your company and products on display in our ”Sample Sweden” pavilion.  pull-up banner and small product/literature stand. Cost $250 for members. Non-members $ 395 ( same price as a 1- year Silver membership )

  • Booth exhibit. 10 x 10 ft booth area. 4 tickets for the weekend. Cost $995 for members. Non-members pay $ 1,390 (includes a 1- year Silver membership)

  • Customer VIP event. Booth exhibit 10 x 10 ft area, 8 VIP and Lounge tickets for the weekend. Cost $2,495 for members. Non-members pay $ 2,790  ( includes a 1 – year Silver membership)

DO NOT miss out on this great opportunity to reach new customers! If you have any questions or want us to customize your participation, please contact Marie Larsson at info@sccc.ca or 416.925.8661

For more information about the event  http://beerfestival.ca

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 Beerlicious has become one of the largest drinking festivals in Canada and is continuing it’s reign of fun and drinking this year, celebrating it’s 22nd anniversary. We are very excited to be a part of such a massive and successful event. Each year over 35,000 people go through the grounds to celebrate, shop, and sample over 300 brands of beer. THIS IS A BIG DEAL!

This is in part thanks to their extensive media and social media campaigns

Tickets for Saturday July 23rd are already sold out!

(Scroll down to the end for details and demographics.)

Another factor in the success of the Festival (I mean, other than: hello! beer!) is the entertainment line up. This year’s headliners include: House of Pain, Big Sugar, and The Temperance Movement.

Join your fellow Chamber members in promoting the Swedish brand!

IKEA, Alfa Laval and Volvo are already on-board and planning their showcase areas.

Our Sample Sweden pavilion will include:

  • A 10,000 Sq. Ft. outdoor pavilion dedicated to Swedish Culture, with decor and furnishings that creates the look and feel of Sweden

  • 10 Swedish Craft Beers on tap (most are unavailable in Ontario) and Swedish Food Partners

  • Secondary Stage featuring up and coming Swedish acts

Get on board now! Targeted marketing campaigns start in early June (just days away) so get the maximum mileage out of your promotion by getting on board now!

Opportunities Include:

  • Inclusion in Sample Sweden Announcement

  • Major Media Partnerships

  • Digital Media Program & Contesting

  • Data Capture Opportunities

  • On-Site Signage Strategy

 

 For more info or to book space contact Marie Larsson at info@sccc.ca or 416.925.8661
Let's Say Cheers To:

Let’s Say Cheers To:

Sampling New Tastes

Sampling New Tastes

View from the stage

View From The Stage

 

 

 

 

 

Best kind of crowded

Best Kind Of Crowded

Making New Friends

Making New Friends

And Having Fun

And Having Fun!

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Toronto Festival of Beer Background Info

Each year, Toronto’s Festival of Beer creates a world of beer pavilion that features imported product from a different country. The 2015 festival featured Ireland and “The Irish are Coming”. The 2016 feature is Sweden.Headline entertainers in previous years have included Naughty by Nature, Salt n Pepa, De la Soul, The Trews, Matthew Good, and 54-40

Our extensive marketing program features media partnerships, digital campaigns, online contesting, print and radio.

Festival Fast Facts:

  • 60% of our attendees are between the ages of 26 and 35

  • 50% male, 50% female

  • Top 3 spending habits include: Alcohol, Clothing/Accessories, Dining Out

  • Email Database: 8,500 loyal fans

  • Social following: 26,600 across TW, FB & IG

On the off chance you are not yet convinced of the fun and magnitude of this festival, please, click on this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzuQgE6bUi

For more info or to book space
contact Marie Larsson at info@sccc.ca or 416.925.8661

 

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We welcome new member VR Travel

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Your Business Travel is our Business

 

VR Travel began in 1969 as Vejle Rejser, in the city of Vejle in Denmark. Back then, there were only three employees and we specialized in leisure travel. Already by the mid-1970s, our focus began to turn to business travel. Today, with nearly 50 employees and a yearly turnover of more than 500,000 million Danish kroner, we are a 100% management-owned, full-service business travel agency with offices in Denmark, Greenland and Canada.

VR Travel takes pride in being 100% neutral – this means we don’t have any hidden agreements with specific travel providers – so you get the best price that’s available according to your travel requirements on every trip. We also strive to give you at least 3 options on your itinerary, so the trip is up to you.

As a VR Travel customer, you will have your own contact persons, who know you and your travel requirements and policies, so you won’t be starting from scratch every time you call.

We provide different levels of service, depending on your needs – from Full Service, where we take care of everything for you, to Self-Service, where you log into our online portal and have access to our special prices and book everything yourself.

Contact us today for an offer tailor-made for your company’s needs. jba@vr-travel.com

Med venlig hilsen / Best regards

Jacob Bantz
Agency Manager

VR Travel · 174 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402 · Toronto · M5T 2C2 · Canada
Tel.: +1 888-263-0050   / +45 7642 9940 · www.vr-travel.com
Mobile phone: +1 647-992-0050

IKEA Pop Up In Downtown Toronto, May 13 to May 26

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CBBN The Bulgarian Chamber in collaboration with SCCC cordially invites you to an exclusive leadership workshop.

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FIND THE LEADER IN YOURSELF

Being a leader is not just about managing people at the office. Find out how
you can become a leader and excel in your personal and professional life
FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR MEMBERS AND GUESTS ATTENDING THIS EVENT,
CBBN WAS ABLE TO ENGAGE A VERY PROMINENT GUEST SPEAKER:
SUNJAY NATH
A world-recognized keynote speaker on leadership, providing framework
that helps individuals and teams improve their performance.
http://www.sunjaynath.com/
May 26, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30pm
(Registration at 5:30pm; Event starts at 6:00pm sharp!)
4141 Yonge Street, Catherine Swift Conference Centre, 1st Floor

$20 for guests
$15 for members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and other chambers
Free Admission for members of the Bulgarian Chamber
(become a CBBN member and attend for free! Sign up online)
Pay at the door (cash or cheque only please)
Light Food & Cash Wine Bar
RSVP at:
Web: http://www.canadabulgaria.com/upcoming-event/
Email: info@canadabulgaria.com

The 7th Annual Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament is now open for registrations.

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The Finnish, Swedish, and Danish Chambers of Commerce, together with Iceland and Norway, invite you to join us on Thursday, September 8th, 2016, at the beautiful Royal Woodbine Golf Club for our 7th Annual Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament. (195 Galaxy Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6R7)

You and your guests are invited to participate in some friendly rivalry between nations! Come 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!

PROGRAM:
11:30 A.M.  Registration
12:00 P.M.  Lunch on the Terrace
1:00 P.M.  Tee-off (Shotgun start)
6:30 P.M.  Dinner and Awards Ceremony

$190/single, $720/foursome ($85 dinner only)
Individual and team awards.

Registration and Payment Deadline: August 25, 2016
Sponsorship spots are available (click here to download Sponsorship PDF).

NCCGT Sponsorship’s, September 8 2016


REGISTRATION:

Individual golfers are welcome. When you register as an individual golfer we will place you in a foursome.

Name: ______________________________________________________________________

Company: ______________________________________________________________________

Telephone:___________________ E-mail:____________________________________

Golfer 1: ____________________________________

Golfer 2: ____________________________________

Golfer 3: ____________________________________

Golfer 4: ____________________________________

Individual Tickets: _______@ $190 (+HST)

Foursome: ________ @ $720 (+HST)

Foursome + Hole Sponsorship: _______@ $970 (+HST)

Dinner guest only option: ________ @ $85 (+HST)

I would like to sponsor (please specify): ______________________________________________________________________
Total: _______________________________

Method of Payment:
[ ] Request an invoice to pay with Credit Card via Pay Pal
[ ] Mail in a Cheque with your registration payable to SCCC, 2 Bloor Street Suite 2109, Toronto, ON M4W 3E2
[ ] Other_______________________________________________

For more details contact events@sccc.ca 416-925-8661


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Protected: 2016 AGM Meeting Docs

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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

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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

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