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Fintech opportunities within China’s Greater Bay Area

End of Year Event NHKBA  – SAVE THE DATE –

Speakers:        To be confirmed soon
Date:                  November 29 / 15:00 – 19:00
Venue:               Kasteel de Wittenburg, Wassenaar

 

Please save the date of  29 November for the End of Year event of the NHKBA at the beautiful “Kasteel de Wittenburg” in Wassenaar.

Subject:  Fintech Opportunities in China’s Greater Bay Area

More information will follow as soon as possible.

Partner in the Spotlight: NHKBA goes to Euro Caps


Come and join us on a tour of the production plant of Europe’s leading private label manufacturer of coffee capsules.

In 2012 entrepreneurs Bas de Vet and Nils Clement started with an idea to develop an alternative for the Nespresso© and Dolce Gusto© coffee cups. Nowadays, they supply these cups to practically all large supermarket chains in the Netherlands.

Listen to this success story of Nils Clement, CEO and co-founder and see the production facilities, in which 3 million coffee capsules are produced on a daily basis.

Read more about Euro Caps and Nils Clement in the interview the NHKBA published in its newsletter of August 2017 (click here). 

The number of participants is limited to 30 persons. Registrations will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. So register now if you want to be sure of your spot!

Free for members!

Click here to register!


Nils Clement

Special Event for Personal Members with Guest Speaker and High Tea

Hong Kong, where is it going? 

Special event for our personal members with high tea

Speaker:                          Wilfred Mohr, former Consul General in Hong Kong
Participation :             Free of Charge
Date:                                 September 26 / 15:30 – 18:30
Venue:                              Kasteel de Wittenburg Wassenaar

Wilfred Mohr (1959) is inspector at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since September 2016.

Upon graduation from the Netherlands’ University of Groningen with a Business Economics degree, Wilfred started his career as a career diplomat with the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his tenure with the Ministry, Wilfred has been posted overseas as Trade Secretary in Norway and Indonesia, in Afghanistan as the Charge d’Affaires and as Consul General in Hong Kong.

In addition to overseas postings, Wilfred worked at various Ministries’ Directorates including the Directorate International Organizations, Directorate European Integration and Directorate Asia and Oceania. Wilfred was the Board Member of the Export Promotion Council, at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.

Wilfred is married with three children and is an enthusiastic golfer, loves sailing and tennis. He is a regular visitor of museums and classical music concerts. He is chairman of the board of The New Dutch Academy, a Baroque music ensemble in The Hague.

Mr Mohr will speak about his time as Consul General in Hong Kong but will also share his personal views of the position of Hong Kong in the People’s Republic of China.

Register

If you would like to attend this meeting, please register here on or before Friday 21 September 2018.

Note: registrations for the event will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis.

The maximum number of participants is: 25

In collaboration with:

 

NHKBA doet mee aan China Business Week 2018, 24-27 Sep

Exporteert u goederen of diensten naar China en/of Hongkong? Wilt u meer weten over zakendoen in China of Hongkong? Kom dan eind september naar de 5e editie van de China Business Week, hét evenement voor startende en ervaren exporteurs die willen investeren in succes op de Chinese markten.

Van 24 tot en met 27 september kunt u zich volop verdiepen in de Chinese markten, door middel van inhoudelijke presentaties en praktische tips van ervaringsdeskundigen, rondetafelgesprekken over actuele thema’s en een-op-eengesprekken. Daarnaast is er volop gelegenheid om uw zakelijke netwerk uit te breiden.

Kansen voor Nederlandse bedrijven

De Chinese economie ontwikkelt zich gestaag en biedt kansen aan zowel grote als kleinere gespecialiseerde Nederlandse ondernemingen. Daarnaast is ook Hongkong een interessante separate markt. Een markt die heel anders is dan die van China. Tijdens de bijeenkomst gaan we in op kansen en marktontwikkelingen binnen de volgende sectoren:

  • Agro-food / Tuinbouw
  • E-Commerce
  • High Tech Systemen & Materialen (HTSM)
  • Life Sciences & Health (LSH) / E-health
  • Logistiek / Belt and Road Initiative (De Nieuwe Zijderoute)
  • Maakindustrie
  • Water- en Milieutechnologie
  • Stedelijke Ontwikkeling

Programma

Het programma is per dag verschillend. Bekijk het programma per locatie.

Adviesgesprekken met buitenlandnetwerk

Tijdens de China Business Week zijn Nederlandse diplomatieke vertegenwoordigers uit China aanwezig. De Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association doet ook mee. U kunt in een-op-eengesprek ingaan op het zakendoen in ‘hun’ regio of sectorspecialisatie.

Aanmelden en deelname

Meld u aan vóór 17 september.

De China Business Week is bedoeld voor ondernemers met ambitie om in China en/of Hongkong te ondernemen. De organisatie streeft ernaar het programma zo optimaal mogelijk te laten aansluiten op deze doelgroep.

Deelname is gratis. Bij no-show zonder afmelding betaalt u € 75.

Locaties:

  • 24 september: Tilburg
  • 25 september: Zaandam
  • 26 september: Arnhem
  • 27 september: Rotterdam

40th Anniversary Event NHKBA Great Success

The event organised by the NHKBA on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the association at the Marriott Hotel in The Hague on Friday the 29th June was a great success.

In total more than 180 members and guests attended the seminar, cocktail reception and dinner.

The event was co-organised by the NHKBA, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels. the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Invest Hong Kong. Gold Sponsors were Huawei and Loyens & Loeff.

Supporting organisations were Guanxi.nl and the Netherlands China Business Council.

The Seminar focused on the  two topics:

‘The Circular Economy: ‘How do Dutch and Chinese companies get ready?’

and “China’s Greater Bayu Initiative; Birth of a New Economic Power.

Speakers were:

Ms. Fiona Chau Deputy Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, HKETO, Brussels
Mr. Yi Lang Senior Manager, Change Management & Process and Quality, Huawei WEU Region
Mr. Ivan Christiaens General Manager, Keppel Seghers
Ms. Boukje Koch Founder and Director, Orange Creatives/Ask4Me Group Ltd.
Mr. Max Oosterhuis Attorney at law and Head of Loyens & Loeff Energy Team, Loyens & Loeff
Mr. Hans Poulis Chairman, Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association
CEO, IGC International
Mr. Peter Pronk Founder and CEO, 1421 Consulting Group
Ms. Claire Teurlings Co-founder, Circular IQ

After the seminar, members and guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in the garden of the Marriott Hotel. Special guests that joined at this point were the crew of team Sung Hung Kai Scallywag Hong Kong, on of the participants in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017 – 2018 that concluded in The Hague on 30 June 2018.

Some 120 members and guests later joined a buffet dinner.

Have a look at the photo album here.

Special Event for Personal Members with Guest Speaker Wilfred Mohr and High Tea

Hong Kong, where is it going? 

Special event for our personal members with high tea

Speaker:                          Wilfred Mohr, former Consul General in Hong Kong
Participation :             Free of Charge
Date:                                 September 26 / 15:30 – 18:30
Venue:                              Kasteel de Wittenburg Wassenaar

Wilfred Mohr (1959) is inspector at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since September 2016.

Upon graduation from the Netherlands’ University of Groningen with a Business Economics degree, Wilfred started his career as a career diplomat with the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his tenure with the Ministry, Wilfred has been posted overseas as Trade Secretary in Norway and Indonesia, in Afghanistan as the Charge d’Affaires and as Consul General in Hong Kong.

In addition to overseas postings, Wilfred worked at various Ministries’ Directorates including the Directorate International Organizations, Directorate European Integration and Directorate Asia and Oceania. Wilfred was the Board Member of the Export Promotion Council, at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.

Wilfred is married with three children and is an enthusiastic golfer, loves sailing and tennis. He is a regular visitor of museums and classical music concerts. He is chairman of the board of The New Dutch Academy, a Baroque music ensemble in The Hague.

Mr Mohr will speak about his time as Consul General in Hong Kong but will also share his personal views of the position of Hong Kong in the People’s Republic of China.

Register

If you would like to attend this meeting, please register here on or before Friday 21 September 2018.

Note: registrations for the event will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis.

The maximum number of participants is: 25

In collaboration with:

40th Anniversary Seminar: ‘The Circular Economy:
‘How do Dutch and Chinese companies get ready?’,
Cocktail Reception & Dinner

 

 


The Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels,
Invest HK, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Huawei and Loyens & Loeff 

had the pleasure to host

the annual mid-summer seminar, cocktail reception and dinner

on Friday 29th June in the Marriott Hotel in The Hague.

 

Have a look at the photo album of the event here!


Programme in short 
14:00 - 17:00Free 2 topic Seminar - Click here to register now!

1. The Circular Economy: How do Dutch and Chinese companies get ready?;
2. China’s Greater Bay Initiative; birth of a new economic power
17:00 - 18:00 Cocktail Reception
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

14:30 – 17:00

A 2 topic Seminar was organised:

1. The Circular Economy: How do Dutch and Chinese companies get ready?;
2. China’s Greater Bay Initiative; birth of a new economic power

More then 120 guests registered.

Speakers were:

Ms. Fiona ChauDeputy Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, HKETO, Brussels
Mr. Yi LangSenior Manager, Change Management & Process and Quality, Huawei WEU Region
Mr. Ivan ChristiaensGeneral Manager, Keppel Seghers
Ms. Boukje KochFounder and Director, Orange Creatives/Ask4Me Group Ltd.
Mr. Max OosterhuisAttorney at law and Head of Loyens & Loeff Energy Team, Loyens & Loeff
Mr. Hans PoulisChairman, Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association
CEO, IGC International
Mr. Peter PronkFounder and CEO, 1421 Consulting Group
Ms. Claire TeurlingsCo-founder, Circular IQ

For more information on the speakers, click here!

The available presentations of the speakers are:

Presentation 29062018 Fiona Chau HKETO

Presentation 29062018 Peter Pronk 1421

Presentation 29062018 Ivan Christiaens Keppel Seghers

Presentation 29062018 Claire Teurlings Circular Iq

Presentation 29062018 Max Oosterhuis Loyens Loeff

Presentation 29062018 Boukje Koch Orange Creatives

Experiences of companies
The line up of speakers from the Netherlands, China and Hong Kong at the free seminar, will speak about the way their company is changing so that it can meet the demands of the Circular Economy and what China’s “Greater Bay Initiative” is and will mean for the world.

In a circular economy, waste generation is minimised, and the value of products, materials and resources is maintained for as long as possible. It’s a new economic model that offers tremendous opportunities. It helps save natural resources, combats climate change, makes production, consumption and waste management more sustainable, and it creates green, local jobs.

With the Greater Bay Area in China, comprising Hong Kong, Macau and cities in Guangdong Province, a region is created with an economic importance that can be compared with the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater New York and the Greater Tokyo Area.

 

For more background information on the two topics click: The Circular Economy and The Greater Bay Initiative.


Programme:

14:00 hrsRegistration
14:30 hrsOpening Seminar by Mr. Hans Poulis, Chairman, NHKBA
14:35 hrsWord of welcome by Ms. Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union, HKETO, Brussels
14:45 hrsModerator: Mr. Ronnie Overgoor

- Mr. Peter Pronk, Founder and CEO, 1421 Consulting Group
Topic:“ Greater Bay Area, Opportunity or Threat?”

- Mr. Bertus Tulleners, Partner, TheRockGroup

- Mr. Ivan Christiaens, General Manager, Keppel Seghers
Topic:''Hong Kong’s First Integrated Waste Management Facility''

- Mr. Max Oosterhuis, Attorney at law and Head of Loyens & Loeff Energy Team, Loyens & Loeff
Topic:''North Sea Future Source of Circular Energy Supply''

- Mr. Steven Cai, CEO, Huawai Netherlands

- Ms. Claire Teurlings, Co-founder, Circular IQ
Topic:''The Need for Data in a Circular Economy''

- Ms. Boukje Koch, Founder and Director, Orange Creatives/Ask4Me Group Ltd.

Q&A
17:00 hrsCocktail Reception

 


17:00 – 18:00

Cocktail Reception with Lucky Draw

Grand Prize:

We were pleased the crew of team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag Hong Kong  joined us to attend the reception and  dinner. 

For the first time Hong Kong is proudly taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 with team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag Hong Kong. Dutch female sailor Annemieke Bes is part of the team.

If you would like to know more about the experience of Sun Hung Kai Scallywag Hong Kong crew, be sure to attend the reception.


And after.. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary with a Dinner!

18:00 – 20:00

Dinner

Any business(wo)man who has been in Hong Kong or China can tell you how important it is to enjoy a dinner with your business relations to build up relationships that will benefit all.

A Delicious dinner buffet in BBQ style with an Asian Touch will be served in the Private Garden of the Marriott Hotel.

Special guests include

  • Ms. Annemieke Bes and other crew members of Team SHK Scallywag HK. Participant in Volvo Ocean Race.
  • Ms. Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union
  • Mr.  Zhang, Counsellor of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (tbc)
  • Mr. William Chui, Regional Director Europe, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Mr. Jochum Haakma, Chairman of the EU China Business Council and Chairman of the Netherlands China Business Council.

They joined NHKBA Chairman Hans Poulis,  the members and sponsors of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association to celebrate the establishment of the NHKBA in May 1987, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China on 1 July 1997, and the Finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in Scheveningen.


The Volvo Ocean Race – Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag

For the first time, Hong Kong is proudly taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race, with Team Sung Hung Kai Scallywag. Hong Kong.  Dutch sailor Annemieke Bes is part of the team. In the last leg team member John Fisher was lost at sea. In John’s honour and memory, the team has decided to pursue the race that finished in The Hague last weekend. We have great respect for the team for making such a courageous decision.

Team Sung Hung Kai Scallywag Hong Kong joined the cocktail reception and dinner of our event.

Annual General Meeting

Dear member of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association (Vereniging Nederland-Hong Kong),

The Board of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association has the pleasure to invite you to attend the 40th Annual General Meeting of the Association on Wednesday 30th May 2018, in the VIP room on the 3rd floor of Sea Palace Restaurant, Oosterdokskade 8, Amsterdam.

The registration will open at 15:00 hrs. The AGM will start at 15:30 hrs and is expected to end around 17:00 hrs.
Afterwards from 17:00 until 18:00 cocktails will be served

Please join the AGM if you can, to participate in the discussion about the plans for the Association and its goals in 2018 and beyond.

The registration form has been sent to you by email. If you did not receive this email but do want to register, please send us an email on maaike.abels@nhkba.nl.

Click here to register!

NHKBA members visit VanderVen Oriental Art in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Members of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association and their guests visited the beautiful gallery of Vanderven Oriental Art in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Thursday 3rd May. Owner Floris van der Ven gave a fascinating speech about the “Art of dealing in Chinese Antiques” and appraised objects that were brought by the participants. You can find more information about Vanderven on their website: www.vanderven.com.