About NCBC

About the Netherlands China Business Council

Founded in 1964, the Netherlands China Business Council – NCBC- is one of the oldest and largest independent and non-profit bi-lateral business councils in the Netherlands.

Per 1 January 2020, the NCBC merged with the Dragons Businessclub.

The NCBC’s mission is to actively promote and expand two-way trade and investment, economic cooperation and mutual understanding between the business communities and public sectors of the Netherlands and China.

The NCBC offers its members a longstanding and extensive official and business network across China and works closely together with the Netherlands embassy, the three Consulates General and the Netherlands Business Support Offices in China and with the Chinese embassy in the Hague and the Chinese business community in Europe.

For more than 50 years, we have helped hundreds of companies to successfully engage with selected counterparts and build and expand their business in and with China. We organize business-focused activities for our members on a regular basis and help both small and large Dutch and Chinese enterprises to succeed in entering or expanding their business in the Chinese and European markets.

As a member of the EU-China Business Association – EUCBA – in Brussels, the NCBC also offers opportunities to its members on a regular basis to meet with very senior Chinese and EU officials as well as private sector executives and experts.

The NCBC is governed by a board of directors composed of distinguished internationally active corporate executives who have many years of China experience and are well informed about the business climate in China and how to deal with it. Their joint networks cover the top of the private and public domain in both the Netherlands and in China.

During the many years of its existence the NCBC has been honoured to host or co-host many conferences and events in the Netherlands and China, among others for President Xi Jinping and HRH King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and receive many visiting official and high level business delegations from China.

The business climate in China is constantly changing and together we try to find new alliances and partners in their specific fields of expertise. Besides, we offer our services to Chinese traders and investors, investment agencies and banks interested in forming strategic alliances or requiring trade and  investment related services in the European market.

Message from the Chairman

Dear member, partner, sponsor and reader,

Welcome to the home page of the Netherlands China Business Council (NCBC), the oldest and leading China business council in the Netherlands, formerly known as the China Council of the NCH. On 1 January 2020, we welcomed many members of the Dragons Businessclub, which merged with the NCBC.

With a history of more than 50 years, the NCBC is uniquely positioned to offer in-depth analysis, professional advice and assistance to members of both small and medium sized companies and multinationals about the latest trade and investment related developments in China and Chinese activities overseas.

Our extensive network of very experienced businessmen and high level government officials  in both China and the Netherlands offer insights, business opportunities and benefits to both newcomers and established companies.

Every year the NCBC organises many events to include conferences, seminars, matchmaking sessions, workshops, executive education programmes and social events. Through our network and strategic partnerships in China with among others the CCPIT, CFIE, associations of Chinese entrepreneurs and top universities and business schools, we receive on a regular basis incoming business delegations from China.

The NCBC is also a member of the EU-China-Business Association (http://www.eucba.org/en/) in Brussels. Members of the NCBC can attend the activities of the EUCBA, such as the EU-China Summit and meetings with visiting business and government delegations from China.

As a member of the NCBC you will also be invited to activities of the NHKBA.

For more information about what the NCBC has to offer please look under “Becoming a Member”.

If you have any questions or remarks, please feel free to contact me at secretariat@ncbc.nl.

Yours sincerely,

Jochum Haakma

Chairman NCBC