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dinsdag 28 februari 2017

Hong Kong: free trade seminar

Events Calendar
7 March - Free Trade Agreements Seminar
9 March - International Women's Day - Be Bold for Change
15 March - Creative Lunch with Arthur Kuipers
15 March - Behind the Scenes at Huawei Technologies
19 March - Asia Contemporary Art Show 2017 - Exclusive Guided Tour
21 March - Joint Business Community Luncheon FS of HKSAR
24 March - DutchCham Business Awards 2017
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Free Trade Agreements Seminar
The current anti-trade rhetoric in various parts of the world is rattling nerves. In this talk Frank Debets will talk about the preferential trade opportunities that already but are under-utilised, the typical practical challenges that companies run into when they are trying to benefit from Free Trade Agreements, and the likely developments in thrade liberalisation and protectionism in the years to come.
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When: Tuesday 7 March, 6.30-8.30 PM
Venue: Randstad Office, 5F, Agricultural Bank of China Tower, 50 Connaught Road Central
Cost: HKD 150 (Members) / HKD 280 (Non-Members), including drinks and snacks
International Women's Day - Be Bold for Change
Two succesful strong women operating in an industry dominated by men, to be interviewed about their career and working experience in Asia Pacific. Annemieke Ruigrok took up her post as Consul General to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 22 August 2016. Carola van den Bruinhorst founded Loyens & Loeff's Hong Kong office and has been heading it since 2011.
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When: Thursday 9 March, 5.30-7.00 PM
Venue: ING Bank N.V., 8/F, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East
Cost: 220 HKD member, 350 HKD non-member, including canapés and drinks
Creative Lunch with Arthur Kuipers
WECREATE was founded by was founded by Arthur Kuipers in 2007 in Amsterdam. After having doubled in size within a few years, Arthur decided to look at the Asian market and took the risk to start an office in Hong Kong. WECREATE Hong Kong now has a fully-grown team of designers project managers and developers. During this Creative Lunch, Arthur will explain what WECREATE does, how they do this and what the differenes are between projects in Asia and in the Netherlands.
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When: Wednesday 15 March, 12.30-2.00 PM
Venue: Vistra, 19/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Cost: 150 HKD members, 250 HKD non-members, including lunch
Behind the Scenes at Huawei Technologies
During this Fireside chat with Walter Jennings, Vice President, Corporate Communications, we will discuss the main reasons behind Huawei's success, what it's like to work in the environment of a global company in China and in what way Huawei is so innovative. 
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When: Wednesday 15 March, 6.30-8.30 PM
Venue: INFINITI LAB, 2/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East
Cost: 200 HKD (members), 250 HKD (non-members), including light drinks and snacks
Asia Contemporary Art Show 2017 - Exclusive Guided Tour
Join us for an exclusive guided tour through the Asia Contemporary Art Show! The Show will welcome more than 80 galleries and artists from Asia and the world - from up-and-coming and mid-career artists, to those who have achieved success at auction. Now it's 10th edition, the Show presents two fresh features, China Perspectives and Artist Projects.
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When: Sunday 19 March, 12.00-13.00 PM
Venue: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 40-43/F
Cost: Free of charge - Members only
Joint Business Community Luncheon FS of HKSAR
Financial Secretary, the Honourable Paul MP Chan will deliver his 2017-2018 Budget Speech to the Legislative Council on 22 February. He will talk to the Hong Kong business community on 21 March, about his budget. You will learn directly from the Financial Secretary about the Government's plans to steer its fiscal policy to sustain Hong Kong's economic growth and maintain our competitiveness.
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When: Tuesday 21 March, 12.15-2.00 PM
Venue: Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: HKD 730 (Members) / HKD 960 (Non-Members) / HKD 9500 Corporate Tables (10-12 pax)
DutchCham Business Awards 2017 - Reaching for the Stars
The theme of this year's Business Awards festive evening will be new and innovative businesses. We would like to shine a special light on entrepreneurs, who have started new businesses, to live their dreams and reach for the stars, as new businesses and innovation are crucial for the economic success of both Hong Kong and the Netherlands.
This high profile, black-tie event brings together business executives from the Netherlands, Hong Kong and China to celebrate their successes and facilitate deepening relationships of existing partnerships and establishing new ones.
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When: Friday 24 March, 6:30 - 00:00
Venue: Park Lane Hotel, 27/F
Cost: HKD 1200, Early Bird YP HKD 900
News Flash
Hong Kong Budget 2017-18

The Financial Secretary, Mr. Paul Chan, has announced the 2017-18 Budget. Major points included the proactive fostering of economic development and exploration of new markets for pillar industries (trading and logistics, financial services, business and professional services), as well as new and emerging sectors (such as creative industries and innovation & technology).
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Other events supported by Dutch Chamber
Breakfast Seminar: The EU Action Plan on the financing of terrorism

During this Breakfast Seminar, Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, Acting Director at the European Commission's Criminal Justice Directorate will give an overview of how the EU is implementing the Action Plan on the financing of terrorism and what business operators need to know. 
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Information evening Dutch elections

The Dutch association and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend this information evening on the upcoming Dutch elections. Practical information will be given on the voting procedures and there will be an interactive panel discussion with Kathleen Ferrier, Paul Zimmerman and Bas Fransen on the Dutch political climate.
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Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Unit 2402B, 24th Floor
Great Eagle Centre
23 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong