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Dongzhi Event 2019

November 21 | 16:30 - 20:00

Learn More about the Current Situation in Hong Kong

Join the annual Dongzhi event of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association at Kasteel de Wittenburg in Wassenaar.

Attend this Mid Winter networking reception and meet fellow members and other persons interested in doing business in, with and via Hong Kong.

Special guest: Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions.

During the event  Mrs Ruigrok will share her views about the current situation and developments in Hong Kong.

She will also present the Hong Kong Shooting Star Award 2019  to a Dutch-linked Start-up that is breaking ground in the Hong Kong market on behalf of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in HK

Programme (tbc)

16:30 hrs   Registration and welcome drinks

17:00 hrs   Opening speech by Mr. Hans Poulis, Chairman of the NHKBA

17:15 hrs   Remarks by Ms. Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels

17:20 hrs   Presentation by Mr. William Chui, Director Europe of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council

17:35 hrs   Speech by Ms. Annemieke Ruigrok, Consul General of the Netherlands in Hong Kong

18:00 hrs   Presentation of the “Hong Kong Shooting Star Award” to representative of a Dutch company in Hong Kong.

18:05 hrs  Acceptance speech of winner “Hong Kong Shooting Star Award”.

18:30 hrs  Recorded Interview with Ms Helena He, Director FrieslandCampina Hong Kong.

18:40 hrs  Networking Reception

20:00 hrs  End of event

With special speakers and guests, the Dongzhi Event will be one of the highlights of the year.

We are expecting between 75 and 100 entrepreneurs, interested in the opportunities and chances Hong Kong has to offer, to join the event.

Please Note:

Chatham House Rules will apply during this event. This means that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed,

When you register, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read this note when you register.

Members can participate for free

For non members, the participation fee is € 25 per person (ex VAT).

This event is supported by:



November 21
16:30 - 20:00


Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association
+31 626979799


Kasteel de Wittenburg
Landgoed de Wittenburg 1
Wassenaar, 2244 BV Netherlands
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070 51 51 500