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The 20th Hong Kong Forum

  • Exclusive annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
  • A global network with over 13,000 members from the 43 Hong Kong business associations in 32 countries and economies
  • To keep members abreast of the latest market intelligence
  • To network with fellow associates from around the world!

2018 HONG KONG FORUM HIGHLIGHTS

360 participants from 28 countries and economies.

A video highlight of the last Forum here

The Speakers’ videos are available here

Photos taken at the last Forum here

SAVE THE DATE : 3-4 December 2019

Exclusively for member associates of
the Federation of HK Business Associations Worldwide
Online registration begins in June

Please stay tuned!

Members in the Spotlight Event with: MosquitNo

Join our “Members in the Spotlight” event with Mosquitno on 12 April 2019 in Kasteeltje Hattem!
Members can join for free!

According to scientists, the earth is home to some 7 billion people and an unbelievable ten quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) insects. Luckily, most insects do not bother us and are completely harmless. Still, millions of people around the world get stung by insects that sometimes transfer diseases like malaria and zika.

The Dutch company MosquitNo has come up with innovative ways to protect yourself against a host of insects.

MosquitNo started its activities in 2009 and has since become an innovative brand with a stylish and fresh look, selling insect repellent products in many countries and regions around the world, including Hong Kong.

MosquitNo founder Etienne Hendrickx’  resume shows he is a born entrepreneur. He has worked in the Netherlands, France and the UK and led several major companies including Henzo, the famous maker of photo albums.

During this ‘Member in the Spotlight Event’, Mr Hendrickx will give a presentation about his company with a special focus on the activities in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia.

Read more (in Dutch) about MosquitNo here.

Programme:

10,30 – 11.00     Registration

11.00 – 11.15     Welcome and Introduction

11.15 – 12.30     MosquitNo in the Spotlight, presentation

12.30 – 13.30     Lunch

Note: The maximum number of participants is 30. Registrations will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Members of the NHKBA are given priority over non-members and guests.

Please register before Monday 8th April 2019.

Receptie ter gelegenheid van het Chinese Nieuwjaar, Wittenburg, Wassenaar

De Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association heeft het genoegen u uit te nodigen voor een receptie ter gelegenheid van de start van het Chinese Nieuwjaar, het Jaar van het Varken.

Deze receptie wordt georganiseerd in samenwerking met Kasteel de Wittenburg, de Dragons Businessclub, Guanxi.nl, the Netherlands China Business Council, de Vereniging van Chinese Wetenschappers en Ingenieurs in Nederland en de Vereniging Nederland – China.

Kosten per persoon : € 25

Datum: 21 februari 2019

Locatie: Kasteel de Wittenburg, Landgoed de Wittenburg 1, 2244 BV Wassenaar

Programma:

16.00 uur:        Aankomst en ontvangst

17.00 uur:        Toespraken

Mr. Jochum Haakma – woord van welkom

Afgevaardigde van de Chinese Ambassade

De heer Jaap Smit, Commissaris van de Koning, Zuid Holland

19.00 uur:        Einde

Deze Chinese nieuwjaarsreceptie is het eerste gezamenlijke evenement van de landelijke verenigingen die

zakelijke, wetenschappelijke en culturele relaties onderhouden met China.

Deze bijeenkomst is uitsluitend bestemd voor leden van de participerende organisaties, verenigingen.

 

Chinese New Year Dinner 2019 in Amsterdam Great Success

KUNG HAY FAT CHOY!!!

Thanks to our members and guests who celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig, with us during our Chinese New Year Dinner on Friday 8th of February 2019.
The  dinner was once again be held at Sea Palace restaurant in Amsterdam.

€ 1888 raised for the Foodlink Foundation!

This year, proceeds from the Lucky Draw will be donated to the Foodlink Foundation in Hong Kong.

Founded in 2001, Foodlink Foundation is a registered Hong Kong charity dedicated to fighting hunger, building self-sufficiency, and fostering nutritional wellness among those in need, while simultaneously reducing food wastage in hotels and F&B outlets in Hong Kong.

The vision at Foodlink Foundation is to ensure that every needy person has access to a hot, healthy meal, every single day.  We act as a bridge — a charity dedicated  to connecting the supply directly to the demand, as often as possible, by collecting safe-to-eat surplus food from F&B outlets all over the city and deliver to those in need. The benefits are twofold — while reducing hunger we also reduce the pressure on our city’s landfills.

To read more about the fantastic work the Foodlink Foundation is doing in Hong Kong, please visit their website by clicking here.

The Grand Prize of the lucky draw was 2 Business Class Tickets Amsterdam – Hong Kong donated by event sponsor Cathay Pacific Airways.

Other donors of prizes were:

           

Kitchenware        Insect repellent            Luggage             Champagne       Tickets for Tefaf   Dinner Voucher

             

Courier Voucher    Notebooklets     Dinner Voucher  Dinner Voucher  Wine and Welness  Nowpresso

           

Bluetooth Speakers

Additional prizes were sponsored by PwC, Holland Matchmaking and the Hendriksen Family

Four companies booked a corporate table for the CNY dinner:

            

Golden River       IGC International  HKWJ Tax Law   PWC

We thank our sponsors of prizes and tables for their support!

Click here for a link to the photo album

Chinese New Year Reception; By Invitation Only

The Year of the Pig.

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.

This event is fully booked!  We are expecting 220 guests! 

If you would have any questions, please send a mail to: secretariat@nhkba.nl

Topchef Richard Ekkenbus even terug uit Hongkong, kookt bij RIJKS®

Na een afwezigheid van 33 jaar is topchef Richard Ekkebus van het tweesterren restaurant Amber in Hongkong even terug in Nederland en kookt hij samen met chef Joris Bijdendijk op 26 en 27 januari in RIJKS®, het restaurant van het Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Ekkebus werd opgeleid door enkele van de grootste driesterrenchefs in Frankrijk waaronder, Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Passard en Guy Savoy. Na een indrukwekkende carrière in keukens over de hele wereld aanvaardde hij de rol van executive chef voor The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.

Onder zijn supervisie werd Amber, het moderne Franse restaurant van het hotel, bekroond met een nr. 56 ranking in the World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2018 lijst en nr. 7 ranking in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 lijst. Voor het tiende opeenvolgende jaar behield Amber zijn twee Michelin-sterren in de Michelingids voor Hong Kong en Macau 2018.

“De gerechten op ons menu zijn echte Amber-klassiekers” zegt Ekkenus. “Het is voor ons team inspirerend om te mogen koken in het restaurant van een van de meest iconische musea van de wereld het Rijksmuseum; een locatie met zoveel geschiedenis van mijn thuisland. Het zal ons in staat stellen om in contact te komen met de rijke Nederlandse geschiedenis en met name de Gouden Eeuw waar Hollanders de wereld rondtrokken op zoek naar exotische specerijen. Ikzelf ben een echte culinaire zigeuner en deze tour door Europa, Afrika en Azië is een ware reis in de zoektocht naar inspiratie voor Amber 2.0 “, aldus Ekkebus.

Samen bereiden Bijdendijk en Ekkebus gedurende het weekend van 26 en 27 januari een speciaal menu. Het bestaat uit 8 gangen tijdens de lunch en diner a €180 p.p. De laatste tafels zijn voor de lunch op zaterdag zijn te reserveren via: rijksrestaurant.nl/rijksxamber

De beschikbare aankomsturen zijn in de reserveringsmodule aan de rechter kant van de pagina te zien.

Join our CNY dinner on 8 February in Amsterdam!

The board of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association invites you to the annual Chinese New Year dinner of the NHKBA in Sea Palace Restaurant in Amsterdam Central on Friday 8th February 2019.

Enjoy an excellent dinner and the company of people who share a passion for Hong Kong and China in the bautiful ambiance of the floating Sea Palace Restaurant in the Oosterdok in the Dutch capital city.

Easily accessible by public transport and road (via the IJtunnel). Excellent underground parking facilities nearby.

During the dinner there will be a lucky draw with fantastic prizes including two business class tickets Amsterdam – Hong Kong vv.

Visit our events page for more information and a link to the registration form.

NHKBA Wins Two Awards at Hong Kong Forum

NHKBA Wins Two Awards at Hong Kong Forum

NHKBA Chairman Hans Poulis collected two big prizes at the annual Hong Kong Forum of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Wordwide that took place in the SAR in early December. A jury of representatives from various Hong Kong Business Associations honoured the NHKBA with both the Best Initiative Award for the European Region in 2018 and the Grand Achievement Award for the European Region in 2018.

The jury praised the NHKBA’s many successful events in 2017 and 2018. Events such as the Chinese New Year Reception, the Chinese New Year Dinner, the event on the occasion of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR and the Mid-Winter events not only attracted many participants, but also generated useful income that enables the NHKBA to continue with its activities.

In the Photo: Dutch Chamber in HK manager Muriel Morrees; NHKBA Vice-Chairperson Jacqueline Baud; NHKBA Chairman Hans Poulis and Dutch Consul General in Hong Kong Annemieke Ruigrok.

NHKBA Chairman Hans Poulis elected Vice Chairman of the FHKBAW

The Chairman of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association, Hans Poulis, has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide at the annual Forum of the Federation in Hong Kong.

After his election, the new board was presented to the delegates at the Forum. On stage, Hans was joined by the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong SAR, Mr. Paul Chan,  Ms Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Ms Esther Naegeli, Immediate Past Chairman of the Federation, Mr Dennis Chiu, the new Chairman of the Federation, on behalf of Asia Pacific, Ms. Alexandria Sham – the new Treasurer on behalf of North America and the Federation Secretary Mr. Michael Chia.

 

End of Year Event of the NHKBA Great Success

KASTEEL DE WITTENBURG IN WASSENAAR

When:      29 November

Time:        15:00 – 19:00 hrs  (registration starts at 14:30 hrs)

Where:    Kasteel de Wittenburg, Wassenaar

The end of year event zoomed in on developments and opportunities in the fields of FinTech, Financial Services, Logistics for Fashion and Dutch Sea Food in the dynamic city of Hong Kong, right at the doorstep of China’s vibrant Greater Bay Area!

Following the seminar, there was a festive networking reception with drinks, finger food and oysters from Zeeland.

Click here for photo’s taken during the  event. 

Journalist Leo van der Velde of the Algemeen Dagblad wrote about the event on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

Programme

Registration

Welcome and Introduction

Hans Poulis, Chairman Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association

What does it take to be successful in Hong Kong & the Mainland?
Interviews with:

  • Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative for Hong Kong Economic & Trade Affairs to the EU
  • Paula Kant, Head of Investment Promotion at Invest HK
  • David Marsden, Director UK, the Benelux and Ireland, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The Stories

  • Martin Rijk, Founder of Natural Holland, introducing Dutch fish to the markets of HK and China (by video)
  • Diederik Werdmolder, founder EMF Finance
  • Daniel van Vulpen, international sales & marketing professional at Bleckmann, supply chain solutions for the fashion and lifestyle industry (TBC)
  • Lodewijk Lamaison, founding partner at the Capital Company (by ivideo)

Fintech Developments in HK and Mainland China

  • Patrick Lemmens, portfolio manager global FinTech equities at Robeco

Panel Discussion, Q&A

Closing Remarks

17:00 – 19:00   
Networking Cocktail

MC: Brian van Wachem, founder of RedSnap, MC

 

Speakers

 

    Click on the photos or names for more information

Confirmed Speakers:

     Mr. Hans Poulis, Chairman Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association

      Miss Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels

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

      Mr. Brian van Wachem, CEO Redsnap, Moderator of the event

     Mr. Martin Rijk, Founder Natural Holland, Hong Kong

      Mr. Lodewijk Lamaison Partner Capital Company, Hong Kong

        Ms. Paula Kant. Senior Investment Promotion Executive Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK)

      Mr. Patrick LemmensPortfolio Manager Global FinTech Equities at Robeco

      Mr. Diederik Werdmolder, Founder EMF Finance

Co-organisers:

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting organisations: