Nordic Chambers of Commerce Online Network nccon.org [email_address]
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Nordic Chambers of Commerce Online Network (NCCON) A virtual network on Linkedin for the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in US. The Mission To significantly increase opportunities for members of the Scandinavian chambers of commerce in the US by making it easier, more convenient and more effective for the members to build local relations. The Vision To have more than 2,000 members by end of 2009 and contribute to an increase in Scandinavian and American trade, the acceleration of the members' careers, and an increase in international investments in Scandinavian companies.
The advantages for each Chamber of Commerce and Members <ul><li>Better network infrastructure to assist members and clients finding the right people and product/services </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing the internet to benifit the members </li></ul><ul><li>Attracting new members that wants access to large nordic network </li></ul><ul><li>Improving trade amongst Nordic countries in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Members and Chamber employees can network across Chambers of Commerce </li></ul>
What is Linkedin? LinkedIn is a web service which facilitates online networking for millions of business professionals. If you do not have a profile already go to www.linkedin.com and set up your professional profile with information such as your education, previous jobs, current job, interests etc. How much information you want to list is up to you. When you have joint LinkedIn you can search for contacts among your business and social circles and link up with them. They will then be listed as your “connections”. The advantage is that you now have access, not only to the information of your own connections, but also to that of your connections’ connections. To protect everyone from being contacted involuntarily by random people, it is only possible to contact your own connections directly, but it is possible to request an introduction via your shared contacts and get in touch with others that way.
<ul><li>Linkedin has over 25 million users. Approximately 700,000 Nordic profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Future proof technology platform </li></ul><ul><li>Many Chamber members already have a Linkedin profile </li></ul><ul><li>Greater value for member, since their current network is combined with the Nordic Chambers network </li></ul><ul><li>Faster sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin is free, no cost in creating profile </li></ul>Why Linkedin?
You need help… But no one in your own network can help!!! How do you find that for you unknown person that might be able to help? How does it work in real life?
Examples – use your imagination to come up with more... You need a marketing contact person at Microsoft Search ”marketing” and ”Microsoft” among the NCCON members You are going on a business trip to LA but live in New York Search zip code ”90210” and see who lives in LA, maybe a new contact You just moved to the US and want to set up distribution of your product Search among the members if there is anyone with that experience NCCON is a Nordic US knowledge- and experience universe