hursday, December 7, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We hope to see many of you there!
1324 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
hursday, December 7, 2017
“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.
It is, in a word, effective.” — Irving Penn
The Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce (NACCWM) together with the Netherlands America Foundation (NAF) and the DC Dutch would like to invite you to attend a "Dutch" afternoon on Sunday November 5th, 2017 to visit the World Press Photo exhibition, guided by Executive Director Robert Meins.
Partnering with international, (non)governmental organizations, think-tanks, embassies, universities and civil society organizations the exhibition is highlighting the issues and stories behind last year’s award-winning photojournalism.
What is World Press Photo? Since 1955 World Press Photo organizes the most prestigious international press photography competition. Photographs submitted by the likes of AP, Getty, National Geographic and the Washington Post are transformed into a large exhibition that travels the world. Last year the exhibitions were visited by 4 million people in 100 cities across the globe. But not here in Washington. This despite the fact that DC is home to the leading people and organizations influencing virtually every topic depicted in the photographs.
Please make sure to register via the Blue Register button below before November 5 and select the special ticket called "DC Dutch/NAF/NACCWA" on the bottom.
We look forward to welcoming you at the exposition!
1500 19th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20036
Price: $20 via https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1576864/tfly
4.00 pm - Reception and registration
4.30 pm - Start tour
5.30 pm - Networking
7.00 pm - End
Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks - for our bi-monthly happy hour!
Cash Bar - with Heineken specials
We hope you can make it!
DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks
ABOUT THIS TALK
Last year, Maryland and the Netherlands initiated a multi-year cybersecurity soft landing program to help cybersecurity companies in both countries explore business opportunities overseas. Under the program, a set of Maryland cybersecurity startups go to the Hague Security Delta, the largest security cluster in Europe, each year to learn about the EU market. Dutch firms, in turn, come to bwtech@UMBC to pursue business here.
This talk, to be held at bwtech@UMBC incubator, will discuss what a soft landing is, the origins of the program, benefits and lessons learned, and how the Maryland Tech sector can continue to expand globally.
Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
Maryland Department of Commerce — Jessica Reynolds, Regional Manager, Europe International Investments and Trade
bwtech@UMBC — Jennifer Reynolds, Director of Venture Creation
Ausley Associates — Tom Jarboe, Vice President, International Programs (participant in the 2017 edition of the program)
The Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation Washington DC Chapter, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, DC Dutch, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks invite you to their third bi-monthly happy hour!
1324 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
"Doing Business in a Changing Economic and Policy Landscape” with Mr. Bart van Ark (Conference Board)
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
requests the pleasure of your company for a presentation by
Bart van Ark
Executive Vice-President, Chief Economist and Chief Strategy Officer
of the Conference Board
"Doing Business in a Changing Economic and Policy Landscape"
followed by a panel of experts from the business community
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
concluded by informal drinks
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands RSVP by Friday, June 2nd, 2017
4200 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. WAS-FA@minbuza.nl
Register now for the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award & Lecture - May 18th!
You are kindly invited to attend the:
Holland on the Hill Heineken Award & Lecture
Thursday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. Library of Congress (Members Room)
101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20540
The award honors industry leaders who have made a substantial contribution to the US-Dutch economic relationship through their entrepreneurial drive, a drive that is part of the Dutch DNA. The members of the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award and Lecture Committee have unanimously chosen Dick Boer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize as the 2017 Heineken Award recipient and speaker.
Dick Boer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize
as the 2017 Heineken Award recipient and speaker
Please follow the link below for further information and registration:
Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks - for our second bi-monthly happy hour!
When: Thursday March 23rd, at 5:30pm
Where: B Too, 1324 14ST NW
Bitterballen courtesy of Gino Martens-Salardi (Gino's Cara)
We hope to see many of you there!
The Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce is organizing a presentation focusing on various problems encountered by Dutch citizens living abroad (social security benefits, voting while abroad, Dutch schools and dual citizenship). This event will presented in the Dutch language!
Kandidaat-Kamerlid Eelco Keij (D66) zal een presentatie geven over het recent ingediende wetsvoorstel inzake openstelling van dubbele nationaliteit en thema’s bespreken als de AOW, stemmen vanuit het buitenland, DigiD en Nederlands onderwijs in het buitenland.
Naar schatting zijn er meer dan 1 miljoen Nederlanders in het buitenland. Dat is 6% van de Nederlandse bevolking. Deze Nederlanders hebben een grote economische en culturele toegevoegde waarde voor Nederland. Via lokale connecties met het internationale bedrijfsleven zijn zij de echte, dagelijkse ambassadeurs van Nederland. Verspreid over de hele wereld verleggen ze de internationale horizon. Zij zijn onze buitenlandse trots.
Andere Europese landen hebben al eerder besloten hun burgers in het buitenland een aparte plek in hun politieke bestel te geven.
Eelco Keij zet zich al jaren in voor de Nederlanders in het buitenland, waarbij hij ook andere partijen dan zijn eigen continu wijst op het belang van de mede-Nederlanders in het buitenland. Tijdens zijn presentatie zal hij nader ingaan op de grootste belemmeringen en problemen, de achtergrond en de mogelijke oplossingen.
Zie www.EelcoKeij.com voor meer info.
- 4:00 pm - Event starts
- 4:30 pm - Presentation by Eelco Keij
- 6:00 pm - Event ends
- Registration open to all, but remember: presentation will be in Dutch language
- Cash bar
The healthcare industry has experienced a tsunami of innovations aimed at enhancing life expectancy, quality of life, diagnostic and treatment options, as well as the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the healthcare system. In the Washington Metro area, multiple companies and hospitals drive the innovation in healthcare.
Major innovation occurs especially between industries and disciplines and that is no different than between healthcare and technology. Healthcare innovation can be described as the introduction of a new concept, idea, service, process, or product aimed at improving treatment, diagnosis, education, outreach, prevention and research, and with the long term goals of improving quality, safety, outcomes, efficiency and costs.
During the luncheon two industry leading innovators will present their products with respect to patients and the healthcare industry.
Attendance: Free for members. $20 for non-members.
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Networking and Lunch
12:50pm – 12:55pm
12:55pm – 1:10pm
Mr. Brian Hays, VP & Director of the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) at Inova Health System
1:10pm – 1:25pm
Ms. Els Wessels, VP Marketing and Sales at Motekforce Link
1:25pm – 1:45pm
1:45pm – 2:00pm
Non-members Purchase Ticket here
MEMBERS ONLY: RSVP BELOW
Inova Health System
Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.
Inova will open their Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax VA between 2016 and 2020. It includes The Global Genomics and Bioinformatics Institute, The Inova Dwight & Martha Schar Cancer Institute, The Inova Clinic, A Technology Tower that will house telemedicine programs, incubator and accelerator space for commercial partners and The Inova education, Wellness and Learning Center & ICPH Conference Center
Motekforce Link, combines more than fifteen years of experience in high-quality rehabilitation technologies and real-time feedback, using virtual reality techniques. The company is an international player and aspiring market leader in the field of Rehab & Sports Medicine and Intelligent Medication & Supply businesses, with passionate teams worldwide.
Find out about innovations happening around food in Baltimore and in the Netherlands that will make our world more sustainable, improve access to nutritious food, and provide individuals & startups the means to make a living through healthy food. This event will leave you feeling inspired about our future!
At this event we’ll showcase some local and global innovations to solve some of these critical issues. Innovations that address challenges in food systems, improve food security and equitable access to nutritious food, and promote sustainability. Organizations that provide budding local food entrepreneurs with skills and resources like kitchen incubators and farmland, so that they can make a living in the food industry. You'll hear about interesting ventures happening in Baltimore and in Netherlands.
For more information about the event, visit: 2016.baltimoreinnovationweek.com/events/food_innovation-local-global
- Registration fees: $10
Together with the French-American Chamber of Commerce, British-American Business Association, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, American-Danish Business Council and Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce we are happy to announce:
- ROOFTOP EUROPEAN NETWORKING AND FUN
A fundraising opportunity to benefit Friendship Place, DC's non-profit leader in developing solutions to homelessness that have demonstrable results and a lasting impact.
Join us and come network, have fun with EZ Street of 93.9 WKYS at the rooftop bar of Embassy Row Hotel.
When: Wednesday June 29 5pm - 10pm
7-10 fun and dancing under the stars with DJ EZ Street
Where: Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
- Free for members of the NACCWM.
- $10 for non members (20% will be donated to Friendship Place)
- Cash bar, $1 of every drink goes to Friendship Place
Please join us - the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), DC Dutch, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District, and the Washington Chapter of the VVD - for a Happy Hour Social to meet and mingle!
We hope to see many of you there!
The Royal Netherlands Embassy and DC Dutch invite the Dutch community and their friends to celebrate King's Day 2016 at the Embassy.
Doors open at 7 PM, with a reception on the square until 8:30 PM, to raise a glass in honor of King Willem-Alexander.
Dance the night away with our DJ at the danceparty inside until 11 PM!
Covercharge is $15 per person (open bar and snacks).
For more than 400 years, the Netherlands and the United States have enjoyed an economic relationship based on their shared values of freedom, justice and entrepreneurship.
To highlight these shared values, the Holland on the Hill program was launched in 2014. Holland on the Hill is a joint effort program of the US Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, corporate partners, and the Netherland-America Foundation.
The Heineken Award is named after the late Freddy Heineken, who was sent to the United States in the 1940s and established the Heineken brand overseas. Upon his return to the Netherlands, he used the innovative marketing skills he learned in the United States to transform Heineken into one of the world’s most recognized brands today.
The award honors industry leaders who have made a substantial contribution to the US-Dutch economic relationship through their entrepreneurial drive, a drive that is part of the Dutch DNA. The members of the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award and Lecture Committee have unanimously chosen Victoria B. Mars as the 2016 Heineken Award recipient and speaker.
Mrs. Mars will receive the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award to honor her efforts in furthering US-Netherlands bilateral economic relations, including her work in making the cocoa supply chain more sustainable.She is also being recognized for her promotion of women’s equality and her success in empowering women cocoa farmers.
The Netherlands is the second largest cocoa processing country in the world, and is home to the world’s largest cocoa port.
Water Summit Luncheon
American NAF-Fulbright Fellow, Jack Hogan, who is currently studying Flood Managment at TU Delft in the Netherlands, has been invited to participate in the Water Summit at the White House on March 22, 2016. We'd like to celebrate this momentous event and give him the occasion to share his experiences with the NAF Community in DC.
About the Speaker
Jack Hogan holds a BSc in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He's been a civil Engineer in the US Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco since 2009 where he's taken on the roles of Team Leader and Program Manager. At TU Delft he's examining Dutch adaptation strategies for improving flood risk management in the face of climate change for the purpose of providing new critical information for adaptation efforts in California. The overall research goal is to investigate optimal climate change adaption strategies for improving flood resiliency in delta watersheds and to identify opportunities for the implementation of these measures in California and the Netherlands. Under the advising of Professor S.N. (Bas) Jonkman, Jack collaborates with senior researchers of flood risk management at TU Delft and the Netherlands' Ministry of Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat). After returning to the U.S. he plans to pursue opportunities for applying his research through an advisory level position in California. His goal is to share this knowledge and develop additional channels for exchange between the Dutch and the US Flood risk management communities.
Expanding a Dutch business in the United States — Insights from William Schrader, American CEO & Internet Pioneer
Lessons Learned from a CEO and Internet Pioneer
William Schrader, CEO of Leaseweb USA, is an internet pioneer and co-founder of the world’s first commercial Internet Service Provider. In this presentation William will share his experience helping Leaseweb grow in the US market and what it's like to work with the Dutch.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Arrival, networking & drinks
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Presentations
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Networking, food & drinks
RSVP FORM FOR EXISTING MEMBERS:
NON-Members Purchase Ticket Here
About William Schrader
Bill Schrader developed his skills, insights and decision-making acumen in a broad scope of endeavors ranging from chemical and nuclear physics labs, parallel supercomputing, global internetworking and software development. His expertise as Chairman and CEO for over 25 years has enabled Schrader to lead groups facing rapidly fluctuating external conditions that presented profound strategic risks to the organizations for which he was responsible. The scale of Schrader’s experience has ranged from private to public, startup to very large, stable to exponential growth, one office to 30 countries, and from economic boom to financial ruin and recovery. In both the growth and the downsizing phases, Schrader successfully led organizations through the analytic processes to establish strategies and execute tactics for successful exits while minimizing risks and providing gain.
Most recently since 2012, Schrader serves as CEO of LeaseWeb USA Inc., a wholly owned sub of a Dutch firm. He is responsible for all company activities in the United States.
LeaseWeb provides a portfolio of hosted infrastructure solutions including traditional dedicated server hosting, cloud and colocation. Since the best configuration for your business may span more than one platform, LeaseWeb can help you mix and match to build the optimal hybrid solution for your business. The LeaseWeb platform resides on one of the largest, most reliable networks in the world, boasting 5.0 Tbps bandwidth capacity and 99.9999% core uptime. Thanks also to state-of-the-art data centers, and a broad choice of technologies, we are able to deliver an industry-leading portfolio of solutions – from bare metal to public and private clouds. . As a prominent member of the Ocom Group, LeaseWeb has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services since 1997.
LeaseWeb's growing infrastructure currently spans eight data centers in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the United States, connecting with major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb peers with Internet exchanges in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, New York, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Zurich and Madrid.
Thursday, March 3 (from 5 pm) Jopen Beer from Holland will officially be launching in Churchkey, 1337 14th St NW in Washington DC (near the corner of 14th and Rhode Island).
Jopen passionately produces a number of historic recipes and modern classics combining ageold recipes with playful craftiness. Distinctive, authentic and full of flavor. A perfect blend of tradition and innovation (the latest technology,
the best ingredients and entirely new styles). National and international awards won by Jopen are the ultimate proof. Have a taste and find out what the contradiction of ‘historic modernism’ is like.
Chance to taste
You’ll definitely have a chance to taste: Jopen Koyt, Jopen Doubting Thomas and Jopen Hoppenbier.
This golden beer is a precise reproduction of a historic Haarlem beer and is brewed according to the brewer’s statute (recipe regulated by the council) of 1501. A crisp beer with a malty foretaste and a lingering, bitter finish.
Jopen Doubting Thomas
This reddish-brown beer is named after the apostle Thomas and is a genuine winter warmer. Surprisingly rich in flavour and ideal for sipping beside the fireplace. Thanks to it's popularity we brew it the whole year round.
This reddish-brown beer is a reproduction of a historic Haarlem beer and is brewed according to the brewer’s statute (recipe regulated by the council) of 1407. Jopen Koyt is brewed with gruit, a medieval blend of herbs in which sweet gale picked according to ritual was essential. Legend has it that, to avoid its hallucinogenic properties, sweet gale could only be picked at full moon by nude witches. The spicy flavour is highly complex and smooth.
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As the world’s population and economy grows, the current economic model becomes unsustainable as resources like fossil fuels, raw materials, fresh water, and food become increasingly scarce. Switching to a circular economic model is inevitable, but what does that mean for today’s companies, customers, and legislators?
Opportunities and barriers
In the framework of the Presidency of the EU, the Royal Netherlands Embassy will organize a day-long seminar, "Boosting the Circular Economy", to tackle these questions. The seminar will feature success stories from the international business community, the Netherlands as a circular hotspot, and discussions on government policies from the Netherlands, EU, and US.
Workshops will aim to address the opportunities and barriers encountered when making the transition to a circular business model in various sectors such as urban development, fashion and design, and new business cases. The Netherlands is moving ever closer to a circular economy, where smart innovative products are used to minimize waste of energy and materials.
We look forward to your participation in this effort to boost the circular economy in the U.S.
A detailed agenda is available here.
The seminar is free and open to the public. RSVP here
Please join the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District, and the Washington Chapter of the VVD for the Dutch New Year to celebrate the advent of the New Year!
Mission Dupont is just north of Dupont Circle
How to Fly an Orion, F35-Joint Strike Fighter, and F-22 Raptor?
Learn more at the Lockheed Martin Company Visit
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 112,000 people worldwide. It is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
NAF and NACCWM members are invited to visit the Legacy Aarea, Fighter Demonstration and Space Experience Centers (FDC) of the state-of-the-art Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center (GVC). Learn and experience more about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the spaceship Orion. The FDC’s F-35 and F-22 cockpit demonstrators, an F-35 helmet mounted display system, and multiple touch-screen displays are used to further emphasize capabilities and other unique aspects of each aircraft. Unique interactive displays, such as the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle cockpit simulator, a missile defense simulator, and the GPS Value Station provide visitors with a visceral experience of actual space technology in action. You can read more about the Global Vision Center here.
Immediately following the company visit, at around 5:30pm, we invite you to join us in the Highline RxR bar at 2010 Crystal Dr , Arlington VA. (Cash bar.)
Registration is required before October 30, 2015. For security reasons all visitors are asked to provide some information during registration. This information will only be shared with Lockheed Martin and is only used for the purposes of this company visit. All must bring a valid passport (or driving license for US citizens). This event is free for NAF and NACCWM members, for all others a fee of $20 will be asked.
Registration is now closed.
How the right social strategy makes you money!
Social media is a must-have for every business marketing strategy--and it's simply not enough to focus on increasing followers. Unfortunately each social channel works differently and reaches a different audience. The Who, What, Where, When, and Why will be explained by Christine Wilson, Founder and CEO of MtoM Consulting.
Christine has over 15 years experience in marketing and sales, with companies in in the IT, Media, Entertainment, Market Research and digital content. In 2011 She started MtoM Consulting to assist businesses and brands in communicating with companies in the digital space. Her uncanny ability to know exactly where people are online– and how to speak to them — has helped her grow MtoM to a highly successful full service digital marketing firm.
RSVP form for existing members:
Non-Members: Purchase a ticket to attend
On July 8th we have the honor of welcoming the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Mr. Henk Kamp to our seminar on how innovative companies from the Netherlands enter the US market.
After a short presentation by the Minister, we will have two company presentations with a focus on their experience setting up business in North America.
Tensing - Martin Knook, CEO
With over 25 years of experience, Tensing is a geo and mobility software developer specializing in international implementations of GIS and enterprise mobility.
Tensing solutions are being used by thousands of field workers in Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa for a wide range of applications such as digital work orders, tracking & tracing, fleet management, geocoding, mobile GIS, dispatch & scheduling, navigation and messaging.
Inashco - Joost Böggemann, VP Business Development
Inashco was founded in the Netherlands in 2008 to offer a unique patented technology developed by the Technical University of Delft for recovering and up-grading ferrous and non-ferrous metals from municipal waste-to-energy ash for sale to global metal markets, while preparing the remaining minerals for beneficial re-use. Inashco North America was founded in the US in March 2012. The US subsidiary’s head office is located in Annapolis, Maryland. Since its start, Inashco North America successfully started two plants, has one under construction, several projects in permitting, and also founded a 50/50% JV with the US’s second largest waste-to-energy operator/owner Wheelabrator. Inashco is the missing puzzle piece for public acceptance of waste-to-energy and it’s improved economics.
- Space is limited for this event and for security reasons RSVPs are required
- The best entrance to use is on F Street between 14th & 15th Streets, next to the Willard Hotel entrance.
- Take the elevator to the 8th floor (Carr workplaces Willard Event Center)
- There are several parking garages around the venue (street parking is very limited)
- Members - free, non-Members - $20
- Complimentary drinks & appetizers served
Non-Members: Purchase Ticket
Join Us For a Dutch Green Company Day Trip!
10.00 am Coffee and reception at Fresh Tulips USA
10.30 am Tour of the Fresh Tulips facility
12.30 pm Lunch in Culpeper, VA at restaurant It's about Thyme*
2.00 pm Tour of Sempergreen USA facilities
3.30 pm Conclusion and departure home
DUTCH GREEN COMPANY EXCURSION DAY
On May 29th we will organize a day trip to two Dutch "Green" companies in Virginia.
Fresh Tulips USA - a production company of hydroponic Tulips in King George, VA. Fresh flowers from Fresh bulbs. State of the Art Cabrio Greenhouses delivering flowers through the internet, retail and wholesale. A 45 acre complex!
Sempergreen USA - the world’s largest and most experienced supplier of vegetation blankets for green roofs, pre-cultivated living wall panels and instant ground covers. "Making the world a bit greener every day, that's our ambition!"
The British-American Business Association's
Energy & Environment Committee
cordially invites you to a luncheon interview
David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC
with Bill Loveless, Energy Columnist for USA Today
The Energy & Environment Committee invites you to join us for a candid luncheon discussion of energy developments with David Goldwyn, a leading expert on international energy issues and former U.S. government official. Prominent Washington energy journalist and commentator Bill Loveless will interview David on the changing global landscape for energy and his predictions for what lies ahead.
David Goldwyn is an expert on global energy policy and the President of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC. David previously served as the State Department Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs and as the Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs. David is frequent commentator and speaker on international energy policy and served as the co-editor of a major study on global energy issues, Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition.
Bill Loveless is an energy columnist with USA Today. A long-time Washington journalist and expert on energy issues, Bill previously served as host of the weekly Sunday morning program, Platts Energy Week, which aired on WUSA9 in Washington and throughout the country.
David will present his perspective on the global energy landscape and answer questions from Bill, who will lead an interactive discussion on energy issues with members of the audience. We invite you to join us for this timely and informative event.
Registration is necessary. PLease click on source link below!
Discussion with Mr. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, on Sustainable Growth & Transformational Change in Business, moderated by Diane Brady
For more than 400 years, the Netherlands and the United States
have enjoyed an economic relationship based on their shared
values of freedom, justice and entrepreneurship.
To highlight these shared values, the Holland on the Hill program
was launched in 2014. Aimed at Capitol Hill, the program is a joint
effort among the Dutch Caucus, the Netherlands Embassy, Dutch
corporate partners, and The Netherland-America Foundation to
strengthen our longstanding relationship on an economic, political
and cultural level.
As part of this effort, the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award
focuses on the entrepreneurial side of the bilateral relationship by
honoring an industry leader who has made a substantial
contribution to the US-Dutch economic relationship through an
entrepreneurial business spirit. The recipient of the prestigious
award will give a breakfast lecture at the Cannon Caucus Room on
May 15, 2015.
Dr. Werner Vogels, the vice president and Chief
Technology Officer at Amazon received the award last year. This
year’s awardee is Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.
The Holland on the Hill Heineken Award embodies the spirit of
Freddy Heineken, who as a young man was sent to the United
States in 1946 to develop his business skills. It was during that
period that he learned the innovative marketing techniques he used
to transform Heineken into one of the world’s most recognized
global brands today.
8:30 a.m. Start event, breakfast is provided
8:45 a.m. Welcome by Rep.William P. Huizenga (R-MI)
8:58 a.m. Ambassador Rudolf Bekink presents Holland
on the Hill Heineken Award to Mr. Polman
9 a.m. Lecture by Mr. Polman
9:30 a.m. Discussion with Mr. Polman via Facebook/
Twitter, moderated by Diane Brady
10 a.m. Closing remarks by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Please register through link below (source);
THE BRITISH-AMERICAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
in partnership with the
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
French-American Chamber of Commerce
Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
invites you to an evening reception and presentation with
Guest of Honor
European Union Ambassador to the United States
“The Future of Trans-Atlantic Trade"
DATE: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
PLACE: British Embassy Rotunda
3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
TIME: 6:00 pm - Registration and Networking
6:30 - 7:30 pm – Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 - Networking Reception
PRICE: $40/Per Member
(Wine and appetizers will be served)
Sponsorship Opportunity - $500 Level
- Four (4) complimentary reservations with reserved seats in front row
- Logo on succeeding invitations
- Recognition during remarks
- Signage at the Reception
- Recognition in the Newsletter
For online reservations click here.
Space is limited so reserve early! We expect this event will be sold out. Cancellations will be accepted until May 6th. For information, contact the BABA office on 202-293-0010. Reservations with credit card details may also be faxed to 202-296-3332.
Join Heineken for DC's premier Kingsday celebration!
King's Day is steeped (brewed?) in Dutch tradition, so celebrate with the Netherland's finest beer.
+ Free Dutch Snacks (while supplies last)!
Space is limited, RSVP Does Not Guarantee Entry Once at Capacity