Members in the Spotlight Event with: MosquitNo

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:


10,30 – 11.00     Registration

11.00 – 11.15     Introduction

11.15 – 12.30     MosquitNo in the Spotlight, presentation

12.30 – 13.30     Lunch

Chinese New Year Dinner 2019; Year of the Pig



With this traditional wish we will greet you when we meet to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig, during our Chinese New Year Dinner on Friday 8th of February 2019.
The  dinner will once again be held at Sea Palace restaurant in Amsterdam.

Lucky Draw With Fantastic Prizes

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

Other donors of prizes are:


Kitchenware        Insect repellant            Luggage             Champagne       Tickets for Tefaf   Dinner Voucher


Register here for a corporate table of 10 persons

Costs of a corporate table for 10 persons are € 888(ex VAT). The price includes: the dinner, all drinks, two lucky draw stubs per guest at the corporate table, the name of the company on the table; the name of the company on the menu, the name of the company on the event page of the NHKBA website,

Register here for individual seats

The costs per person are € 60 (ex VAT) for members and € 75 (ex VAT) for non members. The price includes: the dinner, all drinks and one lucky draw stub.


Chinese New Year Reception; By Invitation Only

The Year of the Dragon.

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.

Attendance of the event is by invitation only. 

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

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


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.



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




    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







Supporting organisations:

China Café Importeren uit China

Importeren uit China: makkelijker of moeilijker geworden?

Zeker weten dat de producten die je koopt in China aan de juiste eisen voldoen – op gebied van veiligheid, materiaalgebruik, design en kwaliteit, is van cruciaal belang. In hoeverre is kwaliteitsbewaking nog belangrijker geworden dan voorheen? Of zijn productieprocessen in China voldoende op niveau gekomen om inspectie achterwege te laten. Een paar vragen die aan onze gastspreker Ties Coolen worden gesteld:

  • Hoe moeilijk/makkelijk is het om goederen uit China te halen vergeleken met 10/5 jaar geleden?
  • Hoe staat ‘tegenwoordig’ het met kwaliteitsnormen van in China geproduceerde goederen?
  • Welke effecten heeft het Belt &Road Initiative op goederen betrekken uit China?
  • Waar moeten NL- importeurs vooral opletten wanneer ze producten uit China betrekken?
  • Wat zijn nog altijd verstandige stappen om te zetten voordat bedrijven overgaan op productie in China/producten kopen in China?
  • Welke rol speelt internet/e-commerce?

Ties Coolen richtte Coolen China op om bedrijven te begeleiden bij de sourcing -en inkoop van producten uit China. Coolen China verzorgt ook de aankoop van producten in opdracht van opdrachtgevers of laat de opdrachtgever zelf importeren uit China, met daarbij de gewenste ondersteuning. Coolen China adviseert en het begeleidt ondernemers die willen inkopen in China, of dit proces willen uitbesteden of herzien. Quality Control (QC) China is een relatief nieuwe tak binnen de familieonderneming. De hoofdactiviteit van QC China is het inspecteren – op locatie in China – van producten op correctheid. Coolen China heeft vijf vestigingen op zijn naam.

Ties Coolen is van jongs af aan gefascineerd door China. “Al vanaf jongs af aan wilde ik al naar China, waarom weet ik eigenlijk niet precies, het is een onverklaarbare aantrekkingskracht. In die tijd heb ik veel gelezen en verdiept in de Chinese cultuur, geschiedenis en mentaliteit.” Wanneer Ties na de Business School Haarlem in 2002 voor het eerst voet op Chinese bodem zet, is hij meteen verkocht. Dat jaar start hij met zijn onderneming Coolen China en woont hij vijf jaar in Shanghai, vanuit deze metropool reisde binnen China stad en land af.

Ties is een ondernemer die zijn koers op jonge leeftijd heeft uitgezet en dit tot een succes heeft weten te maken. Als China ervaringsdeskundige is Ties regelmatig gastspreker bij seminars, evenementen en bijeenkomsten over “zakendoen in China” en “ondernemerschap in China” oftewel China in de Praktijk. Dit weet hij op een enthousiaste, humoristisch en herkenbare wijze te brengen.

Locatie en aanmelden

WTC Utrecht
Stadsplateau 2, 3521 AZ Utrecht, recht tegenover het Centraal Station aan de Jaarbeurszijde.
In het restaurant op de 1e verdieping: JPkitchen-restaurant / JPbar.
P1 van de Jaarbeurs, Graadt van Roggenweg 302, 3531 AH (achter De Volksbank)
P3 van de Jaarbeurs, Croeselaan, 3521 BL (naast Kinepolis)
Parkeergarage Kop van Lombok, Vleutenseweg 44, 3532 HL Utrecht

Inloop om 17:00 uur – geschatte eindtijd 19:30 uur

Toegang voor niet-leden is €10,- per persoon. Dit kan worden betaald bij entree. Voor leden is entree gratis.

Euro Caps receives NHKBA members and guests

Euro Caps CEO Nils Clement and CFO Pieter Brokx received NHKBA members and special guests at the company’s head office in the Spaanse Polder in Rotterdam on 29 October last.

After an introduction  touching on the history of the company, the variety of products and possible future scenario’s, the visitors were invited on a tour of the very impressive production plant of single use coffee cups.

More than 3 million cups (compatible with Nespresso and Dolce Gusto machines) are produced in this factory every day, more than one billion per year!

For an impression of the factory,  have a look at the video Make ‘t Rotterdam on YouTube.



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!

New Mail Address for NHKBA

Please note that the mail address of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association has changed per 1 October.

The new address is:


c/o PO BOX 13123

NL-3004 HC Rotterdam

The Netherlands


The email address of the NHKBA and the phone number are still the same:


T: +31207600333

M: +31626979799