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Chinese New Year Dinner 2018 – 40th Anniversary!

KUNG HAY FAT CHOY!!!

With this traditional wish we will greet you when we meet to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog, during our Chinese New Year Dinner on Friday 16th of February 2018.
The dinner, which will mark the start of the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the NHKBA,  will once again be held at the Chinese Restaurant “Sea Palace”, Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE Amsterdam.

Time:
18:30 hrs Cocktails
19:00 hrs Dinner

Costs:
Individual Member                                             € 60 per person*

Member of Guanxi.nl / VNC / NCBC          € 68 per person*
Individual Non-Member                                  €75 per person*
Corporate Table                                                  €888 per table of 10 guests*
*Aperitif/Wine/beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks included.

Corporate Tables Have already been booked by:

Golden River Restaurant in Laren

Jardine Matheson Europ BV

PwC

Dumilco International BV


Lucky Draw

A Lucky Draw with fantastic prizes will be held during the dinner.

All members and guests who book individual will receive 1 free lucky draw ticket. Guests at corporate tables will receive 2 free lucky draw tickets per person.
The package for corporate tables also includes the use of the logo or name of the company sponsoring the table on the menu, the correspondence and on our website.

Additional Lucky Draw tickets can be purchased during the dinner at € 5 each.

Requestit would be greatly appreciated if you can donate one or more prizes for the Lucky Draw. Sponsors will be mentioned by name and sponsor logos will be shown on a tv screen when the prizes are drawn and the sponsor logos and names will be printed on the menu. Additionally, the names and logos of sponsors will be shown on the website of the NHKBA.

Please contact Ms. Maaike Abels on (maaike.abels@nhkba.nl) if you would like to submit a prize or donation.


Registration

You can register for Individual Seats by clicking here
and for a Corporate Table by clicking here.

If you yourself are unable to attend, please inform colleagues who may be interested so that they can join.

Upon receipt of your registration, a confirmation including information regarding parking facilities and an invoice will be sent to you.

Please note: In case of cancellation, entry-fees will only be refunded if the cancellation reaches the secretariat by mail not later than Monday 12th February 2018


Photo Gallery of the CNY Diner 2017

Click here to see last year’s photos.

Dé Grote China Kennis Quiz 2018

Om het Chinees Nieuwjaar 2018 te vieren, organiseert Guanxi voor de derde keer de Grote China Kennis Quiz! Ook dit jaar onder leiding van quizmasters Ed Sander van ChinaTalk en Fred Sengers van Blogaap. Schrijf je snel in en verzeker jezelf van een plekje!

Op dinsdag 13 februari wordt in herensociëteit Mammoni in Utrecht gestreden om de Grote China Quizbeker. Welk team volgt het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (2016) en The Relevant Organ (2017) op en mag zich in het Jaar van de Hond de grootste China-kenner van Nederland noemen?

Zie voor meer informatie de website.

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Chinese New Year Reception 2018

Update: More than 230 registrations received! The event is almost fully booked.

The traditional Chinese New Year Concert and Reception of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association will once again be held in the Nieuwe of Litteraire Sociëteit De Witte. Plein 24, in The Hague.

The highlight of the evening will be a concert by the award winning Marimba Artist Fiona Foo Pui-yee from Hong Kong.


Attendance of the event is by invitation only. All invitations have been sent.

Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis

You will be automatically put on the waiting list if there is an oversubscription


If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend than please contact our secretariat for more information. Email: secretariat@nhkba.nl or T: +31207600333

Dōngzhì Seminar and Networking Reception Well Received!

We received very positive feedback from our guests after the Dōngzhì (冬至 | Winter Solstice) Seminar and Networking Reception we organised at ‘Kasteel De Wittenburg’ in Wassenaar on 13 December.

Interesting updates on economic developments and opportunities in Hong Kong from the HKETO, Brussels, the HKTDC and Invest Hong Kong, great speeches from Mariella de Koning (Randstad), Rob Westerhof (Sparta Rotterdam), Nicholin Choi (Sparta Rotterdam Asia Ltd.), Etienne Hendrickx (Mosquitno) and Bernard F. Scheffens (WSS Asia).

Thanks to all speakers and guests for a great event!
Thanks to Kasteel de Wittenburg, our co-organisers the HKETO Brussels and the HKTDC, and our supporting organisation Royale International.

Presentations can be downloaded on our Dongzhi event page by clicking here.

Dōngzhì (冬至 | Winter Solstice) Seminar and Networking Reception


The Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels, Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council organised the  annual Dōngzhì (冬至 – Winter Solstice) seminar and networking reception in “Castle” De Wittenburg in Wassenaar. 

Speakers representing the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council updated the guests about the developments in Hong Kong and the expectations for 2018. Special guest speakers were

  • Ms. Mariëlla de Koning, Global Chief Marketing Officer Randstad, Vice-Chairman Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association.
  • Mr. Etienne Hendrickx, Director Mosquitno BV.
  • Mr. Rob Westerhof, Chairman Sparta Rotterdam
  • Ms. Nicholin Choi, Shareholder Sparta Rotterdam and Sparta Asia Ambassador
  • Mr. Bernard F. Scheffens, CEO WSS Asia
  • Ms. Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels 
  • Mr. David Marsden, Director UK, Ireland and the Benelux , Hong Kong Trade Development Council 
  • Mrs. Paula Kant, Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, Brussels Office
Mrs. Mariella de Koning
Global Chief Marketing Officer,
Randstad

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Mr. Etienne Hendrickx
Managing Director,
MosquitNo BV

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Mrs. Paula Kant
Senior Investment Promotion Executive,
InvestHK

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Mr. Rob Westerhof
Chairman,
Sparta
Ms. Nicholin Choi,
Shareholder,
Sparta Rotterdam
and Sparta Asia Ambassador
Mr. Bernard F. Scheffens
CEO ,
WSS Asia
Ms. Fiona Chau
Deputy Representative,
Hong Kong Economic and
Trade Office, Brussels


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Mr. David Marsden
Director UK, Ireland and the Benelux,
Hong Kong Trade Development Council


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Programme

14:30 hrsRegistration
15:00 - 15:05 hrsWord of Welcome and introduction Mr. Hans Poulis, Chairman Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association
15:05 - 15:15 hrsWelcome Speech by Ms. Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative for Hong Kong Economic & Trade Affairs to the European Union,
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels
15:15 - 15:35 hrsSpeech "Why would anyone like to work for you?" - Attracting & retaining talent in Hong Kong
Ms Mariëlla de Koning, Global Chief Marketing Officer Randstad, Vice-Chairman Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association.

This speech is based on the Randstad employer brand research – 2017; based on information received from 5000 Hong Kong respondents.
15:35 - 15:50 hrsSpeech: Hong Kong Trade Fairs, markets for selling to Asia and the world
Mr. David Marsden, Director UK, Ireland and the Benelux, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
15:50 - 16:05 hrsSpeech: “Hong Kong, a crucial piece in your sales jigsaw puzzle”
Mrs. Paula Kant. Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong
16:05 - 16:20 hrsSpeech: Football and Business in Hong Kong and China, the Story of Sparta Rotterdam
Mr. Rob Westerhof, Chairman Sparta Rotterdam and

Speech: Sparta Rotterdam, Nurture Talent in Asia
Ms. Nicholin Choi, Shareholder Sparta Rotterdam and Sparta Asia Ambassador
16:20 - 16:35 hrsSpeech: ''The Buzzing markets of Asia''
Mr. Etienne Hendrickx, Director Mosquitno BV.
16:35 - 16:50 hrsSpeech: ''Waste Management Solutions for Hong Kong, designed in the Netherlands''
Mr. Bernard F. Scheffens, CEO WSS Asia
16:50 - 17:00 hrsQ&A
Closing remarks by Mr. Hans Poulis, Chairman Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association
17:00 - 17:05 hrsLucky Draw
17:05 - 18:30 hrsBusiness Networking Cocktail Reception

About Dōngzhì

In Hong Kong, China and other countries in Asia, the Dōngzhì Festival is one of the most important annual festivals. Dōngzhì literally means ‘the beginning of Winter’ and just as in the West, the festival is a celebration of the fact that the days will lengthen again after 21st December.

During the Dōngzhì meeting, speakers from Hong Kong and the Netherlands  informed guests about the developments in the Special Administrative Region and the forecasts for 2018. In addition several entrepreneurs talked about their personal experiences in the port town. 


About Kasteel De Wittenburg

“Castle” De Wittenburg was designed by the architect J.J. van Nieukerken for Jonkheer H.M. Speelman. It was completed in 1901. In 1955 the estate was purchased by the Minicipality of Wassenaar.

Since 1963, the Castle has been used by the members of the “Vereniging Internationaal Ontvangstcentrum van het Bedrijfsleven de Wittenburg.” The goal of this association is to maintain the building as a reception and conference centre for its members. The current proprietor of “De Wittenburg” is Mr Lasé Hu.

Besides classic meetings rooms and a conference hall, De Wittenburg also offers 10 hotel rooms.


 


Cathay Pacific China Business Award 2017 – Award Night

Celebrating the Best Dutch Businesses in China

The 2017 winner will be awarded the prestigious award during the exclusive Award Night, on November 23, 2017 at the Duin en Kruidberg Country Estate in Santpoort.

During the award night, the China Business Award 2017 and the Hong Kong Shooting Star 2017 will be presented to the winners.

Approximately 100 invited guests attend the event (representatives of SME’s, governmental and corporate organizations, diplomats etc). Every year, prominent speakers are invited such as the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Hong Kong or from organizations like the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Royal FrieslandCampina. This year the key-note speech will be deliverd by Dr. Mr. Vincent Chang.

Vincent K.L. Chang is a guest researcher of Leiden University and a Research Fellow at the LeidenAsiaCentre. His research revolves around China’s contemporary foreign policies, investigating Chinese views of diplomacy and international law in the context of China’s relations with the European Union and the Netherlands.

Invitations for the Cathay Pacific China Business Award Night have already been sent. If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend, tickets can be purchased at € 100 per person (ex VAT).

If you wish to purchase one or more tickets, please contact the secreriat of the NHKBA at 020 7600333.

Or mail: secretariat@nhkba.nl

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China Business Week, The Hague, Zwolle, ‘s Hertogenbosch, Maastricht

Wilt u zakendoen in China? Heeft u vragen over ondernemen in China? Kom dan van 6  tot en met 9 november 2017 naar de bijeenkomsten van de  China Business Week in Den Haag, Zwolle, s Hertogenbosch en Maastricht.

De Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association zal op de bijeenkomsten aanwezig zijn.

Tijdens de week kunt u in gesprek met afgevaardigden van het Nederlands economisch netwerk in China. U kunt zich volop verdiepen in de markten van China en Hong Kong, door inhoudelijke presentaties, praktische tips van ervaringsdeskundigen, rondetafelgesprekken en 1-op-1-gesprekken. En is er volop de gelegenheid om uw zakelijke netwerk uit te breiden.

Kansen voor Nederlandse bedrijven

De Chinese economie ontwikkelt zich gestaag en biedt kansen voor zowel grote als kleinere, gespecialiseerde Nederlandse ondernemingen. Tijdens de bijeenkomst komen opkomende sectoren in China aan bod, waaronder:

  • SMART Cities / Urban development
  • Water & Environmental protection technology
  • Agrofood
  • LSH & Elderly Care
  • High Tech Systemen & Materialen (HTSM)
  • Horticulture & Starting Materials

De Chinese maak- en service-industrie heeft behoefte aan buitenlandse technologie en expertise. De Chinezen consumeren steeds meer. Ze zijn bereid en in staat om meer geld uit te geven aan kwaliteitsproducten. Zo ontstaan er meer mogelijkheden voor exporterende Nederlandse bedrijven.

Mis de China Business Week niet!

De China Business Week biedt u:

  • actuele informatie over mogelijkheden en business opportunities in China;
  • 1-op-1-gesprekken met het Nederlands economisch netwerk in China, RVO.nl, KvK en regionale ontwikkelingsmaatschappijen;
  • volop gelegenheid om in contact te komen met ondernemers die net als u geïnteresseerd zijn in China;
  • inzicht in hoe de Nederlandse overheid deuren voor u kan openen.

Nederlandse overheidsnetwerk in China en HongKong

Nederland beschikt over 11 kantoren verspreid over China die uw bedrijf helpen met zakendoen op de kansrijke Chinese markt. Naast de ambassade en consulaten in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing en Hong Kong zijn er 6 Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO’s) in andere, snel opkomende regio’s.

Informatie over onder meer de locatie volgt zsm.

Seminar: Having sleepless nights over the closure of your supplier’s factory by the Chinese government?

ProductIP, Bergh Stoop & Sanders Lawyers and the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association
invite you to join the free seminar:

“Having sleepless nights over the closure of your supplier’s factory by the Chinese government?
That is nothing compared to what IoT and GDPR will bring to your own desk in 2018!”

3 November 2017 | 14.00 – 18.00 | Ede

This seminar is offered by NHKBA Partner ProductIP on the occasion of the official opening of the company’s new offices.


Programme:

13:30 - 14:00 hrs Registration
14:00 - 14:10 hrsWelcome and introduction by Maarten van der Dussen, Managing Director ProductIP and Hans Poulis, Chairman, NHKBA
14:15 - 15:00 hrsPresentation by Caspar ter Horst, Managing Director ProductIP, “Why the Internet of Things is not easy money for retail and trade!”
15:00 - 15:15 hrs Coffee-break
15:15 - 16:00 hrsPresentation by Berber Brouwer,
Lawyer and Head of the IP / Media and Advertising Practice Bergh, Stoop & Sanders Lawyers:
‘’I am importing / selling / branding a smart product. So what?”

How can retail and trade deal with the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation
brought to them by Internet of Things and other technologies.”
16:00 - 16:15 hrs Official opening new ProductIP office
16:15 - 18:00 hrsInformal reception with drinks and snacks

This seminar is free of charge for members of the NHKBA.

SIGN UP HERE!

 

NHKBA Wins Best Initiative Award 2017

The Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association has won the Best Initiative Award 2017 of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. The award will be presented to our Chairman Hans Poulis at the annual Hong Kong Forum that wil take place in the SAR on 5 and 6 December.

The Best Initiative Award aims to reward the business associations / chapters for their outstanding and effective promotional strategies in their respective individual projects/ campaigns in enhancing the Hong Kong profile around the world.

The NHKBA received the Best Initiative Award for the conception and organisation of the Hong Kong Establishment Day Seminar and Dinner it hosted, with the invaluable support of many partners such as the HKETO, Brussels, InvestHK, the HKTDC, Loyens & Loeff, Rabobank, Rotterdam Partners and more at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam on 30 June 2017.

 

 

HK Exports to Netherlands Jump 19% in H1!

Hong Kong’s exports to the Netherlands have jumped 19.2% in first half of 2017 compared with same period 2016 to a value of more than US$ 1.8 billion.

The most important export commodities that are (re-)exported from Hong Kong to the Netherlands are telecommunication equipment and parts (share of export 48.4%) , computers (share of export 15%) and semi-conductors, electronic valves and tubes (share of export 5%).

The Netherlands is currently Hong Kong’s 8th largest export partner in the world and the second largest in Europe behind Germany.

Dutch exports to Hong Kong dropped by 1.2% in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. Milk, cream and other milk products (other than butter and cheese) retained the largest share in the  exports: 25.2% with a value of almost US$ 313 million. The export of milk and milk products from the Netherlands dropped with almost 30% compared with 2016.

Click here for the trade statistics of Hong Kong-Netherlands trade for the first six months of 2017.