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Seminar: ‘The Circular Economy:
A new path for innovation in China and the world’,
Cocktail Reception & Dinner

29 June 2018 @ 14:30 - 20:00


We have the pleasure to invite you to attend
our annual mid-summer seminar, cocktail reception and dinner
on Friday 29th June in the Marriott Hotel in The Hague.

2 topic Seminar: 

1. The Circular Economy: How do Dutch and Chinese companies get ready?;
2. China’s Greater Bay Initiative; birth of a new economic power

Gold Sponsors: Huawei and Loyens & Loeff

Speakers are:

Mr. Steven Cai CEO, Huawei Netherlands
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
Mr. Bertus Tulleners Partner, TheRockGroup

For more information on the speakers, click here!

14:30 – 17:00

The seminar is organised by the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association with the support of the Netherlands China Business Council and Guanxi.nl. During the event the 40th Anniversary of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association will be celebrated. 

As our seminar will take place during the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race, and the Volvo Ocean Race supports Clean Seas | Turning the tide on plastics, a seminar topic was chosen that is closely related: “The Circular Economy: How do Dutch and Chinese companies get ready? 


Experiences of companies
The line up of speakers from the Netherlands, China and Hong Kong at the free seminar, will speak about the way their company is changing so that it can meet the demands of the Circular Economy and what China’s “Greater Bay Initiative” is and will mean for the world.

In a circular economy, waste generation is minimised, and the value of products, materials and resources is maintained for as long as possible. It’s a new economic model that offers tremendous opportunities. It helps save natural resources, combats climate change, makes production, consumption and waste management more sustainable, and it creates green, local jobs.

With the Greater Bay Area in China, comprising Hong Kong, Macau and cities in Guangdong Province, a region is created with an economic importance that can be compared with the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater New York and the Greater Tokyo Area.


For more background information on the two topics click: The Circular Economy and The Greater Bay Initiative.

And after.. Join us during the Cocktail Reception 

17:00 – 18:00

For the first time Hong Kong is proudly taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 with team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag Hong Kong. Dutch female sailor Annemieke Bes is part of the team.

We are pleased to announce that the complete crew of team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag Hong Kong  will join us to attend the reception and possibly also the dinner. 



18:00 – 20:00

Any business(wo)man who has been in Hong Kong or China can tell you how important it is to enjoy a dinner with your business relations to build up relationships that will benefit all.

A Delicious dinner buffet in BBQ style with an Asian Touch will be served in the Private Garden of the Marriott Hotel.

Special guests include

  • Ms. Annemieke Bes, crew member, SHK Scallywag HK. Participant in Volvo Ocean Race
  • Ms. Shirley Lam, Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Union
  • H..E. Wu Ken, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (tbc)
  • Mr. William Chui, Regional Director Europe, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

who willl join NCBC Chairman Jochum Haakma, NHKBA Chairman Hans Poulis and sponsors of the event to celebrate the establishment of the NHKBA in May 1987, the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China on 1 July 1997, and the Finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in Scheveningen.

Individual Tickets & Seats

Below you will find the participation fee.
You can register for a Passe-Partout and take part the whole day.
Or register for either the Seminar or the Dinner (cocktail reception included).

Seminar and Networking Reception Cocktail Reception and Dinner Passe-Partout
Members of  NCBC Free €75 (excl. VAT) €75 (excl. VAT)
Non-Members Free €150 (excl. VAT) €150 (excl. VAT)

Click here to register now!



29 June 2018
14:30 - 20:00


Netherlands China Business Council


Marriot the Hague
Johan de Wittlaan 30
The Hague, 2517 JR Netherlands
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