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Cracking the code to Scandinavia

Feb 16, 2017 anne_pihl
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We were delighted to welcome Julien Bourrelle to Stockholm yesterday as key speaker at “Working with multi-national teams – How to help your foreign hires navigate Swedish Business Culture”. The event was held at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and co-hosted by Relocate to Sweden and Grow Internationals.

Julien held an insightful and extremely entertaining presentation on “Cracking the Code to Scandinavia” which was very well received.

Goals of yesterday’s event

  • Understand the challenges that your international employees experience
  • Discover how you can help them fast forward their adaptation
  • Learn how to improve communication within your multi-cultural workplace

EY, Relocate to Sweden and Grow Internationals also presented on some of the key challenges when hiring foreign nationals including housing, tax implications, work permits and on-going support

Key Speaker: Julien Bourrelle


Julien is a rocket scientist with a passion for Scandinavians. He is the author of The Social Guidebook to Sweden and is also known as a TEDx speaker and presenter of “How culture drives behaviour”. Originally from Canada, Julien lives in Norway where he has been handed the TOP 10 awards by Crown Prince Haakan for his outstanding contributions. He is an insightful speaker and provides an expert and entertaining approach to connecting cultures, focusing on how to benefit from diversity. He explains with enthusiasm the peculiarities of Swedish culture, illustrates how everyday behaviours can be misinterpreted and how this leads to cultural misunderstanding.

Thanks for a terrific presentation Julien.

Relocate to Sweden provides expert advice and hands-on help for companies recruiting internationally or transferring staff to Sweden. We help your international recruits with the entire relocation process including immigration, home finding, tax consultancy, registration with Swedish authorities, schools, health care, translations, language and intercultural training. Email us at or call us on +46 8 361011 if you would like help. You can also read more about our relocation services at or follow us on social media for tips and advice.

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