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maandag 31 oktober 2016

Hong Kong: Upcoming Events & News

Events Calendar
1 November - SME Academy: Good Translations
Commodity or Core Business?
2 November - Creative Talk - Mizu - by May Yeung
3 November - ABN AMRO Golf Tournament 2016
7 November - Dutch Real Estate
8 November - Hong Kong, Air & Water Quality
8 November - European Chamber's Networking Cocktail
10 November - InterCham Women in Business
Building your Personal Brand
17 November - Creative Talk: Art & Wine Pairing
22 November - FinTech Series:
Asset & Wealth Management
24 November - 63rd InterCham YP Cocktail
6 December - SME Academy - Cyber Security
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SME Academy: Good Translations - Commodity or Core Business?
During this SME Academy Matthijs Kooijman, Senior Consultant for Powerling, will take you on an journey through translation blunders, localisation fails and expensive examples of legal carelessness. He will share with you why New York financiers were laughing at KPN, how a Dutch government official made a fool of herself and how a little research could have saved an international mobile phone company a lot of customers.

A presentation to show you how professional translation can make your life easier in many ways!
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When: Tuesday 1 November, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Venue: Vistra Office, 19/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Cost: HKD 150 (Members) / HKD 280 (Non-Members), including lunch
Creative Talk - Mizu - by May Yeung
By creating public art installations, May Yeung presents a vision that is normally invisible to others. Hong Kong shapes her sculptures, thereafter her sculptures shape the viewers. 

During this Creative Talk Mizu (Flow in the Water), the artist will present her recent work Kiss Me and Tsubame (Swallow), and discuss the significance of public art. Through her work, May encourages viewers to be interpreters of this time, this age and this day.
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When: Wednesday 2 November, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Venue: theDesk, G/F, 511 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Cost: HKD 150 (Members) / HKD 200 (Non-Members), incl drinks & snacks
ABN AMRO Golf Tournament 2016
Be part of our annual tradition and expand your network at this unique golf tournament with prize giving ceremony on the water!

All proceeds will go to Foodlink Foundation Ltd. Hong Kong's leading hunger relief charity.
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When: Thursday 3 November, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Venue: Kau Sai Chau Golf Course
Cost: HKD 200
Dutch Real Estate - Everything you need to know
De Boer Financial Consultants is a consultancy firm that has the ability to prudently navigate the many hurdles that Expats encounter when buying a property in the Netherlands. José de Boer is specialized in Expat mortgages and has over 20 years of experience in advising international clients.

Their longstanding bank relationships enable them to offer unique solutions for almost every mortgage problem facing clients today.
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When: Monday 7 November, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elements, International Commerce Centre (ICC)
Cost: Kindly sponsored by the Ritz Carlton - Members only -
Hong Kong, Air & Water Quality, where do we stand?
In this seminar we would like to look at how Hong Kong businesses can help to improve their air and water quality. We have invited Simon Ng, Chief Research Officer for Civic Exchange, to share his ideas on what can be done to safeguard the air quality in Hong Kong and Doug Woodring, co-founder of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, to speak about innovative solutions, technology and policy to achieve positive improvements for the health of the ocean.
Paul Zimmerman, environmentalist, CEO of Designing Hong Kong and Southern District Council member for Pokfulam, will be our moderator.
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When: Tuesday 8 November, 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Venue: Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower, the Landmark, Central
Cost: HKD 300 (Members) / HKD 450 (Non-Members), including breakfast
European Chamber's Networking Cocktail
Join us for a European networking cocktail at Beef & Liberty!

Network and mingle in the heart of Hong Kong with other members from the various national European Chambers.
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When: Tuesday 8 November, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Venue: Beef & Liberty, 3/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Cost: HKD 300 (Members) / HKD 450 (Non-Members), incl. drinks & canapés
Dress code: Smart Casual
InterCham Women in Business - Building your Personal Brand
Personal branding is becoming increasingly important to stay competitve. People want to do business with other people, not with corporations. Sales may dramatically improve with a strong personal brand and by establishing a personal level of trust and interaction for instance through social media. 

Martin Cerullo - Group Talent and Engagement Director, Dairy Farm Group
Janice Henderson - Owner, Reaction
MaryAnn Voli - Managing Director, Voli Consulting
Case Everaert - Director, Black Isle
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When: Thursday 10 November, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Venue: UniCredit, Prague Room, 26/F, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central
Cost: HKD 150 (Members) / HKD 280 (Non-Members)
Creative Talk: Art & Wine Pairing
After 8 years of working for a branding and design agency, Sarie Moolenburgh transformed her photography hobby into a full time job, working for various companies and brands. Sarie will tell about her passion for photography and will take us through the process of making each of her art pieces.
As every photograph has a story, so does wine, and the two go together very well. Therefore, Beta Wine Studio and Sarie teamed up to prepare an interesting wine and art pairing evening. Can you guess which wine matches with each photograph?
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When: Thursday 17 November, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Venue: Beta Wine Studio, Basement, 46 Elgin Street, Central
Cost: HKD 220 (Members) / HKD 320 (Non-Members), incl. wine & canapes
FinTech Series: Newest Trends in Asset & Wealth Management
Silicon Valley and Wall Street share a hot new market. Smart devices have lowered the barriers to entry for Fintech startups, which are enjoying a flood of global investment. Fintechs are tapping into lingering mistrust from the financial crisis, as well as introducing algorithmic services that challenge traditional advisory models. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley firms are moving into distribution, generating a perfect storm of disruption for incumbents.
Join us to hear more about these developments and how wealth and asset managers can adapt at our newest Fintech talk with Jeroen Buwalda, Partner at EY.
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When: Tuesday 22 November, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Venue: EY, 12/F, Citic Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty
Cost: HKD 150 (Members) / HKD 300 (Non-Members), including lunch
63rd InterCham Young Professionals' Cocktail
Join us at the 63rd InterCham Young Professionals' Cocktail.

Meet and mingle with hundreds of Young Professionals from 28 international business organisations in Hong Kong.

All proceeds will be donated to the InterCham Scholarship Fund.
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When: Thursday 24 November, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Venue: PLAY, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central
Cost: HKD 220 (Members) / HKD 320 (Non-Members), incl 2 drinks & canapes
SME Academy - Cyber Security
Cyber attacks are growing at an enormous pace and your customers are concerned about this. Consumers say that a cyber security breach would stop them from using a business in the future. Should you be worried as an SME? After all, your company is not a big bank or large enterprise. 

In the Blue Arca Cyber Security workshop for SMEs we focus on you and your company. Our goal is to help you understand how to identify and protect your sensitive data, information and systems. Wel'll guide you through the process of balancing people, processes and technology, to effectively protect your business from reputational damage, disruption of your business and financial losses.
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When: Tuesday 6 December, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Venue: Intertrust Office, 38/F, 3806, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Cost: HKD 150 (Members) / HKD 280 (Non-Members), incl drinks & food
News Flash
Dutch Chamber is looking for a General Manager

We are looking for a General Manager to manage and develop the Dutch Chamber, whose main objective is to serve and promote the interests of its members. Check out the responsibilities and profile we are looking for in the link below.
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Dutch Chamber is looking for a MarCom Manager

We are looking for a Marketing & Communication Manager. In this position you have three main objectives: 1) Event Management, 2) Coordination of all the Chamber's publications and 3) supporting the General Manager. Check out the responsibilities and profile we are looking for in the link below.
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Other events supported by Dutch Chamber
5 Nov - HKIPF X MOViE MOViE Openair Screening of Anton Corbijn Inside Out

An intimate portrait of internationally renowned photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn. He made a name for himself with his black-and-white photographs of musicians as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana and Björk. Here, we get access to the private life of this reclusive artist, and while the cameras are rolling, he undergoes a change. 
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10 Nov - TMF Breakfast Briefing: A new era of compliance challenges, understanding BEPS & CRS

Corporate and individual taxation is in the spotlight as never before. The effects go to the heart of how your business operates - and how it is perceived. Join TMF Group at their Breakfast Briefing for insights and practical tips on why the issues on BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) and CRS (Common Reporting Standard) are not just for tax teams and technical experts, but for boards, legal councels, all financial, legal and tax professionals too. 
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Contact Us

Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Unit 2402B, 24th Floor
Great Eagle Centre
23 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong


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