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NCCA Newsletter
May 2018

Dear Members,                 

Welcome to the second newsletter for the year. Coming off the back of yet another great  King's Day Business Breakfast At this sold out event we were joined by Committee for Melbourne CEO Martine Letts to celebrate this special day on the Dutch calendar. The morning was made even more special courtesy of our event sponsor, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, who partnered with us to provide our members with the Dutch treats and a fantastic ambiance.

This newsletter's edition has a special announcement. Building on the success of last year's introduction of the Chamber's new corporate identity, we are very pleased to introduce a new membership structure, effective from 1 July 2018. More information on this announcement – and what it means for you – can be found in the news section of this newsletter.

What's next? On the 30th of May, we are organising the second NCCA Networking Drinks of the year at the Cliveden Bar of the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, while on the 19th of June, we are honoured to have the Dean and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, and compatriot, Paul Kofman, as our guest presenter at the NCCA Quarterly Economic Breakfast.

Enjoy the newsletter and we look forward to seeing you at our next events.

Met vriendelijke groet,


Sander van Amelsvoort

President
| Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia


UPCOMING EVENTS

NCCA Networking Drinks
Wed 30 May 2018, 18:00 - 20:00
The Cliveden Bar, Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade
Informal networking event for members of the NCCA. Not familiar yet with the Chamber? Feel free to join us at The Cliveden Bar to see if you or your organisation could benefit from an NCCA membership.

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NEWS

NCCA introduces new membership structure
The Board of the NCCA is thrilled to announce the introduction of a new membership structure that reflects the Chamber's purpose and identity, as well as a strong and contemporary value proposition.

Our Members are our lifeblood – the Chamber's success in organising the many events, promotions and networking opportunities throughout the year depends entirely on the support and involvement of our Members. However, the world around us is changing. And just like our Members, this means that the Chamber must evolve and continually develop so we can best serve our Members.

The new structure – which incorporates new membership categories – improves the value proposition of our memberships and increases the opportunities for our Members to promote their products and services through the substantial NCCA network.

In the next few weeks, you will receive an email from us with more details about what it means for you and how you change your NCCA membership to one of the new packages.

We are very excited about the opportunities this new membership structure will bring to our Members and Partners. We believe it will significantly improve the Chamber's ability to serve its members and in turn solidify the NCCA's position. 

Be sure to check out the new membership categories and we look forward to continuing the Chamber's strong tradition of an active and engaging Chamber with a strong membership base that punches well above its weight.

Successful King's Day Business Breakfast
It was great to see so many members and new faces attend our King's Day Business Breakfast on Friday morning 27 April. Guest speaker Martine Letts (Committee for Melbourne) gave our guests insight into the activities of the Committee and interesting facts about the connection between Melbourne/Victoria and The Netherlands.
A special thanks to our event partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Adam Baker specifically who told us about the history of the Uiver (more about this story further in our newsletter). Visit our Facebook page for photos of the event.

New Honorary Consul for Western Australia
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Erica Schouten, has announced that Mr Anthony Willinge has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Western Australia. Mr Willinge commenced his new position on 15 March 2018 representing the Netherlands in the Australian state of Western Australia.

Mr Willinge was born in Bunbury, Western Australia, to a Dutch-Australian family. His father was born in Amsterdam, attended the Dutch Naval College and moved to Australia after the Second World War. Mr Willinge is an established lawyer and director of the Southern Ports Authority. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Western Australia since 1998. In his work, Mr. Willinge has had a particular focus on facilitating trade and investment and he has strong networks and connections in government, business and academia.


Website for Australian companies doing business with/in The Netherlands
Adam Kiolle, a member of the NCCA and an Australian lawyer and foreign investment advisor practising at Blenheim Advocaten in Amsterdam, has set up a website with information for Australian companies that are or planning to do business in The Netherlands. The website https://www.australian-business-netherlands.info/ contains information, articles and useful links to organisations that can assist with expanding or exporting to The Netherlands. Read the latest article on 'Australian companies and the EU General Data Protection Regulation'.


The story of the Uiver by Noel Jackling
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Douglas DC-2 PH-AJU Uiver, flew in the 1934 London to Melbourne MacRobertson International Centenary Air Race. Thanks to the swift and innovative actions of several Albury men, who used the town's power supply master switch to flash the street lights with the letters ALBURY in Morse code and broadcast from the local ABC radio station for cars to go to the Albury Racecourse to illuminate a landing strip, the Uiver was able to survive a fierce electrical storm by making a safe emergency landing on the racecourse at 1:17am on 24 October 1934. After dawn, the bogged Uiver was stripped and manually dragged to drier ground. Read more
Photo: Pulling the Uiver to drier ground on the Albury Racecourse, hopefully for takeoff