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Novotel Ottawa extends a special offer to the members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. (Superior room rate 151 $ plus applicable taxes) The rate includes breakfast and free WIFI.
Located across the street from the Rideau Mall, 300 meters from the Shaw Conference Centre, a short walk to the downtown business district, the Byward Market, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and several national museums. Please visit the Novotel Ottawa website for more information and amenities. www.novotelottawa.com
Please make your reservation by calling 1-866-677-3033 (toll free) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to mention that you are with the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to receive the special rates.
The year in review: Here is a quick recap of the 2014 functions we hosted and attended in photos.
Backed by technical knowledge and experience, Shadforth Communications provides English editing, English as a Second Language (ESL) editing, and technical writing services to clients in Canada and Europe.
As the owner and company principal, Tahirah Shadforth specializes in delivering business and technical documents that enhance the reputation of her clients. This has been her goal throughout her 18-year career as an editor and technical writer in the defence, health, environment, and telecommunication sectors. Over the years, she has produced documentation for some of Canada’s largest organizations, including the Department of National Defence, Bell Canada, and the Canada Revenue Agency, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science from the University of Ottawa.
ESL editing for business
In the global marketplace, businesses require a competitive edge to achieve success and growth. The stakes are even higher for a business communicating in a language that is not its own. Often it can take just a few spelling mistakes or one misquotation for a potential client to judge a company to be careless and the document—be it an annual report, a business plan or a white paper—to be an unreliable source of information.
If you’re a Swedish company or SCCC member doing business in markets where English is the primary language, Shadforth Communications can help by improving the clarity and readability of your documents. With a focus on logic, grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, and consistency, Tahirah’s review of your documents will ensure that your business will be well positioned to succeed in today’s global economy. To learn more, contact Tahirah directly or visit www.shadforth.com
We want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to making this years Lucia celebration very successful.
Your generous contributions are truly appreciated.
from all of us at SCCC
|Beer sponsor||Peppar Kakor||Cheese sponsor||Glögg sponsor||Caviar sponsor||Glögg sign sponsor|
Firm Profile: Bennett Jones
Bennett Jones LLP is an internationally recognized Canadian law firm. The firm and the affiliated and associated entities that comprise Bennett Jones have more than 380 lawyers and business advisors and 500 staff in nine Canadian and international offices — Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Washington, DC, Bermuda, and a representative office in Beijing. We continue to broaden and deepen our representation of clients in key global business centres, and build our profile and relationships around the world. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is ideally suited to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.
Over the years, the firm has produced some of Canada’s most accomplished legal and business leaders, fostering values that established Bennett Jones as one of Canada’s most successful business law firms. As business needs shift, the firm offers clients innovative, strategic and forward-thinking approaches to business. Mutual respect and independent thought are cornerstones of client and colleague interactions, and dedication to excellence extends to how they relate to people. Efforts have not gone unnoticed. Bennett Jones is proud to have been recognized for 13 consecutive years as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers. www.bennettjones.com.
Member profile: Artem Barsukov
Artem Barsukov practices business law at Bennett Jones with experience in all major areas of corporate law, including dispute resolution through international commercial arbitration. His exposure to multiple legal areas — a rarity in an increasingly specialized profession — makes him an extremely versatile lawyer, able to offer advice on all types of issues facing Swedish businesses in Canada.
Artem has an intense passion for all things Swedish. An avid fan of Saab cars since the tender age of five, and having grown up reading Emil i Lönneberga, he went on to learn Swedish at the University of Alberta and spent a semester studying international business at the Uppsala University. Clearly, this was not enough Sweden for him, as Artem went on to return several times, spending almost a year in Sweden overall. Artem has business proficiency in both spoken and written Swedish. He maintains it on a daily basis by listening to live feeds of Sveriges Radio on his daily commute to the office and reading Dagens Industri during his free time.
With his knowledge of Swedish language and culture, Artem can act as a link between your Swedish business and the vast expertise and resources Bennett Jones has to offer. If you need a trusted business advisor who can — literally — speak your language, understand your unique business needs and philosophy, or effectively represent you in negotiations involving Swedish counterparts, look no further.
Artem is admitted to practice in both Ontario and Alberta.
For more information, please contact Artem directly or visit www.bennettjones.com.
Artem N. Barsukov
Associate, Bennett Jones LLP
3400 One First Canadian Place, P.O. Box 130, Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
Direct: +1 (416) 777-4865 | Fax: +1 (416) 863-1716
September 29, 2014 16:36 ET
Renteknik and Sheridan College Announce the Opening of Sheridan’s Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory (IESL) Open House October 4, 2014: Doors Open at 9am
BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – September 29, 2014) – Sheridan’s Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory (IESL), Sheridan College’s most technologically advanced Energy Laboratory located at the Davis Campus in Brampton is opening its doors and its intellectual advances to other academic institutions and the rest of the Energy Management driven community. The Open House will be held on Saturday October 4, 2014 at from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The Energy System Laboratory located at Sheridan College’s Davis Campus in Brampton is a “one of a kind” Lab. Not only is it now part of the College’s learning curriculum, it is also being integrated into applied research. “The overall concept of the Lab,” explains Renteknik’s COO Lars Sjoberg “is to integrate Renewable Energy Resources with a battery storage unit, a customized Energy Management System (EMS) and three (3) different Energy Loads within a ‘virtual micro-Grid’ including a Tim Horton’s Coffee Shop.” Sjoberg goes on to explain that the EMS uses a customized SCADA Energy Management Software to monitor and control the micro-Grid operation. This includes the Energy that is being produced by the Energy Resources and how the Energy is being distributed to the selected Loads.
Dr. Jonathan Kim, Principal Investigator at IESL and Sheridan Professor in the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, emphasizes the importance of the Lab’s unique ability to embrace both educational and real life experiences. For Sheridan, according to Kim, “this Lab provides a tremendous hands-on learning environment for students.” As well, “it also provides great opportunities for our applied research activities, collaborating with industries.”
The Project is being carried out in Phases. The First Phase which is now complete includes Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic Panels. These Panels are currently installed on the Davis Campus C-wing building Roof. A centrally located System Operation Dashboard showing the energy production and related consumption within the “Virtual Grid” will be made available for public viewing in the near future with plans for integrating additional Energy Resources to include Wind, Micro Hydro and Fuel Cell technology.
Renteknik is looking forward to continuing to work with Sheridan College to create an environment that will enable students and researchers to create various theoretical simulations, conduct real time data analysis and evaluate effects of different energy management approaches related to distribution.
Sjoberg ends by saying, “We are looking at the big picture when it comes to the IESL. Not only will it provide education in the areas of Generation and Consumption, Electrical Quality and Green Resources, it will also help Sheridan develop energy saving strategies that can be implemented to support Sheridan’s Mission Zero Goal.” The Goal is targeting a 50% reduction of energy consumption in the existing College buildings from Sheridan’s 2010 baseline energy consumption by 2020.
For More Information:
The Event: http://greenenergydoorsopen.ca/locations/sheridan-college-davis-campus/
Renteknik Group: www.renteknikgroup.com
Renteknik Group is a North American engineering firm focusing on consulting, energy optimization, energy conservation, and alternative energy sources representing global state of the art technologies.
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Lucia symbolizes light and hope at the darkest time of year. You are invited to come and enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet – Jul Bord, accompanied by the obligatory singing of Schnapps songs. Be moved by Santa Lucia and her maids as they sing traditional Lucia carols.
The Lucia Luncheon continues until all the prizes have been given out in the very popular Lucia raffle! This is the perfect event to invite your business acquaintances, friends and family to join in the heartfelt, atmospheric afternoon, away from daily routines.
No more worries of what gifts to give your friends, business associates or employees for the Holidays. Experience this one of its kind event in Toronto and come away with a Unique taste of Sweden.
This year’s Lucia Celebration will take place in the presence of His Excellency, Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.
Date: December 5th 2014
11.00 A.M. – Glögg reception (New Time)
12.00 P.M. – Jul Bord (Christmas Buffet)
1.00 P.M. – Lucia Train ( Swedish Lucia Choir of Toronto)
2.00 P.M. – Raffle and Coffee
3.00 P.M. -6.00 P.M. – Cocktails in the Library (cash bar)
Dress code: Casual Business
The Tradition: Click here for information
Individual tickets and tables of 10 – 12 can be reserved and tickets to be paid online via Pay Pal or by cheque, prior to the event. (No cancellations after November 21, 2014.) The tickets will be mailed to all participants after receipt of payment.
This year we are pleased to offer the discounted rate of $159.00 for our Fairmont Rooms for guests of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Rooms can be booked directly over the phone or via email using the information below. Please be sure to quote the group code for the rate.
P: 1 866 540 4489
Group Code: SWED1214
Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
The historic Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is by far Canada’s most ambitious trade initiative, broader in scope and deeper in ambition than the historic North American Free Trade Agreement. It will open new markets to our exporters throughout the EU and generate significant benefits for all Canadians. The Government of Canada has made opening new markets through agreements like CETA a priority—just one way it is creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians in every region of the country.
Read: Consolidated CETA Text
Learn more about what is in the Agreement and what’s in it for you.