The NABC would like to welcome you to our prestigeous annual African Ambassadors' Dinner, which will take place on Thursday the 4th of December.
The Ambassadors' Dinner provides the ideal networking platform for both African Ambassadors and Dutch private sector companies to share their experience, explore new connections and enhance existing business relations.
The program includes a set of diverse networking sessions, high-profile speeches, ulminating into an elegant dinner and it will end with some drinks.
Watch the short movie of the Ambassadors' Dinner 2013 on our Youtube Channel here.
This event is exclusive for NABC members.
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All the 180 tickets have been sold. You can still register, but you will be put on the waiting-list. Although you will receive an automatically generated confirmation of your registration, we will contact you if your registration will be completed. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
14:30-15:00 Arrival and Registration
15:00-17:00 One-on-One meetings between African ambassadors and Dutch private sector companies
17:00-18:30 Plenary Session
Welcome by NABC & Rabobank
Speech by Coert Beerman - Head of Region NL & Africa at Wholesale, Rural & Retail International
Speech by Bob van der Bijl - Managing Director NABC
Speech by Michiel Hijmans
Annoucement Winner "Doing Business in Africa"-Award
19:30-19:45 "Walking" First Course
19:45-21:30 Seated Networking Dinner
Coert Beerman has been appointed as of July 1st 2014 as Head of the Region NL & Africa at Wholesale, Rural & Retail International, where he will be responsible for the Wholesale activities in the Netherlands and Kenya.
Mr. Beerman started his career at Rabobank in 1983. In 1991, he served as Director / Chairman of the Board at several local banks and as a member of various committees and networks within and outside Rabobank. Since 2004 he has been the Chairman of the Board at Rabobank Rotterdam. In 2013, he was the programme director for the Visie 2016 programme, in addition to his role at Rabobank Rotterdam.
Michiel Hijmans: was born in Amsterdam on 22 April 1958. After completing his secondary education in 1978. He enlisted in the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1978 and retired this summer as commodore. Most of his career he spent at sea in various positions, including 3 commands of frigates. In 2011 he was in charge of NATO's Counter Piracy Mission in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. The last two years he served in Brussels dealing with security topics within NATO and the EU.
His current main business is for the company Westmark BV, where he is in the lead of the development project “Maritime Security Alliance”. This project concerns an integrated overarching non-lethal security system for vessels against piracy and armed robbery.
Address: Croeselaan 18, 3521 CB Utrecht
Parking: At location
Costs: € 50,- per person
This event is exlcusive for Members.
Confirmed Embassies so far:
22) Sierra Leone
24) Democratic Republic of Congo
27) Ivory Coast
Doing Business in Africa-Award
A couple of photo's:
Photo 1) Dinner time.
Photo 2) Matchmaking-Session
Photo 3) Key-note speech by Jan-Peter Balkenende
Photo 4) The African-knowledge game, also known as "Petje op/Petje af"
Mourad Dahmani, Economic Counselor of the Embassy of Algeria:
"It’s a good opportunity for us to promote the Algerian market and to meet Dutch companies."
Jan-Peter Balkenende, EY:
"The atmosphere is great, the speeches were fantastic, the people very enthusiastic. I had a great evening and it also underlines the fact that you have to do business in Africa and do it on a responsible basis."
Rose Makena Muchiri, Ambassador of Kenya
"I think it is very good and I believe that we should do this more often to make sure that we work closely together. This evening will boost the Dutch-Kenyan relations and will result in mutual benefit."
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