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.