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Netherlands Business Council UAE

At the Netherlands Business Council UAE we connect people and knowledge, for the benefit of our members. As a close-knit business community we network, collaborate and inspire each other. We are here to support and represent your business interest in the United Arab Emirates.



The UAE introduced federal corporate tax which will come into effect in 2023 and will represent a significant change to the UAE tax environment and landscape. Let us join the training from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce Date: 27 Sept 2022 Location: Dubai Chambers (Main Office)

Ontdek de kansen voor uw bedrijf tijdens de Gulf Business Dialogue op 30 september 2022. Tijdens deze Business Dialogue gaan we in op marktkansen in de Golfregio: Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, Qatar, Bahrein, Koeweit, Saoedi-Arabië en Oman.

Join us for a day devoted to Women’s Wellness in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women & Wellness: 'FINDING BALANCE' In Partnership with: Al Jalila Foundation & Bliss Flowers Venue: The Address Marina Date: Monday 3rd October 2022

ACTVET is organizing an on-site information session for the interested companies on the 6th of October 2022. From 10:00 to 12:00 we will visit the innovation park where ACTVET will share more information on their vocational programs and show the site.

We would like to invite you to join our Monthly Networking Event, where we will be hosting several experts in the fields of cyber security, law and insurance practices.

A lot of things have changed in Dubai and the UAE over the past 25 years, and a lot of things will keep on changing. But there is one thing you can be certain of: the Netherlands Business Council will be there to connect people and knowledge, for the benefit of its members.

Join us for the next Intercouncil Networking Event.

On the 14th of September, The Netherlands Business Council UAE will organize the next breakfast networking event.

The opportunities for Dutch Companies to help the UAE reach its Sustainability Development Goals.

Nl Business Hubs cordial invites NBC Members to join the NL International Business Day on Friday, 9th of September in KAS in Woerden

Save the date for our next Intercouncil Networking Event!

BeNeLux Business Council with the collaboration with Canadian Business Council invites you to join for an webinar session on Slow movement with the topic "Slow Down, Power up" on Tuesday, July 5th 2022 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm via zoom.

As part of its effort to identify and facilitate business opportunities for its members, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with the Economic Development Board of Mauritius to organize a virtual business matching event in the Information Technology sector. Date: 29 June 2022 Location: Zoom Fee: Free

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites all NBC members to the Dubai Chamber Business Seminar: “Risks of Higher Inflation - Causes and Implications for the Local Economy”. Date: Wednesday, 15th June 2022 Time: 9:30am – 11:30pm Location: 13th floor Conference Hall, Dubai Chambers HQ Cost: Free

Please join AmCham Dubai and the International Business Council community for the opportunity to hear insights into the UAE government plan, post-pandemic with our hosts - The UAE Ministry of Economy. "UAE - Championing Global Recovery" with H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy, U.A.E.

Members of the Netherlands Business Council UAE are invited to join the Benelux Council's Webinar about Talk with Confidence and Clarity Date: 8 June 2022 Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Location: Zoom Fee: Free

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our next Business over Breakfast event on Wednesday, June 1st from 8.00 am till 9.30 am.

Who needs an staycation after a business hours? We are joining with four other business councils to the RAK Business Networking event. Joining us are the Swiss BC, Austrian BC, German BC, British BC and EXPAT Actual.

Members of the Netherlands Business Council UAE are invited to join the Benelux Council's Webinar about Advancing Climate Solutions 24 May 2022 4:30 PM - 6 PM Location: Zoom Meeting

Join the webinar with the topic "The UAE Bankruptcy Law" organized by the Dubai Chamber to be held on the 24th May 2022 at 11.00 AM - 12.00PM.

Invitation to join the monthly networking event on the 23rd of May about Business Start-ups in Dubai with former Minister of Finance in the Netherlands Jan Kees de Jager.

Join the webinar with the topic Second series of "Introduction to NAFIS program" Webinar organized by the Dubai Chamber to be held on 27th May 2022 at 11AM-12PM

Apr 22, 2022 09:00
Joint Ramadan Iftar

The Benelux Business Council have the pleasure to invite to the celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan and embrace the quintessence of the Holy Month – togetherness, 20 April at 18.45(UAE time).

On the 20th of April, The Netherlands Business Council UAE organizes a breakfast event with SkyneNFT 'What are NFTs and how can you generate infinite revenue streams through NFTs?'

Apr 13, 2022 12:00
General Assembly 2022

We cordially invite all Netherlands Business Council UAE members to join us at the virtual annual General Assembly on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at 12.00 GST During the General Assembly, the Netherlands Business Council UAE will present members the financial review of 2021, the proposed budget of 2022, the strategy of 2022 and the newly proposed Executive Committee for 2022. All members have the chance to vote whether you agree or disagree with both the budget for 2022 and the financial review of 2021 as well as the new Netherlands Business Council UAE Executive Committee.

During the holy month of Ramadan, it is a great opportunity to join an Iftar. Together with AmCham, Canadian Business Council Dubai and the British Business Group UAE we organize an Iftar with a view: at Jumeirah Towers you will have an incredible view on the recently opened Museum of the future.

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Dubai will host a trade reception on Monday 21st of March. Please send an email to [email protected] if you wish to receive an invitation for this reception.

The Netherlands Business Council UAE is delighted to invite all members to our Monthly networking event, the last event that NBC will host at Expo 2020. This event offers interesting and exciting face-to-face networking opportunities.

We invite all NBC members to join a Business Mixer on Thursday the 17th of March 2022. During this event you will have the opportunity to informally meet the participants from and VNO NCW-west and Jong Management who will visit Dubai.

In collaboration with Benelux Business Council, we cordially invite all NBC members to join the Networking & Breakfast with the theme "FTA Tax Audit & Corporate Tax Introduction in the UAE" on the 9th of March 2022 @08:30 - 11:00

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK Gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow March 7th @ Hyde Hotel

Members of the Netherlands Business Council are invited to join the Dubai Chamber Business Workshop titled "The New UAE Labour Law". Date: 24th February 2022 Time: 08:30 am – 12:30 pm Venue: Dubai Chamber (Main Office), 2nd Floor

Corporate Roundtable breakfast

Do you want to know more about the new corporate tax law that will be effective for financial years starting on or after June 2023 in the UAE?  Join us for a breakfast event on Wednesday, 23rd of February, 8 AM at  Hilton Garden Inn. Our member and specialist Ton van Doremalen will guide us through the changes and explain what impact it could have on doing business in UAE. We will be joined by a group of Dutch entrepreneurs from Gorinchem, The Netherlands, who are visiting Dubai.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Oman invites you to the Oman-Netherlands Day on Sunday, 20th of February 2022, from 15.00 hours, at the Netherlands Pavilion in Dubai EXPO.

The Netherlands Business Council UAE members are cordially invited to the 8th edition of the Gulfood Breakfast Briefing on 14th February, 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai chamber in collaboration with Etihad Credit Bureau would like to invite all NBC members to join a webinar about the value of credit information in the real estate sector.

During this breakfast event our specialist and NBC member Rita Jansen will explain the key changes in the new UAE labour law that shall take effect 02/02/2022.

This Monthly networking event is organized together with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for the Global Goals & Sustainability week at Expo 2020.

The NBC has the pleasure to invite our members to a special Sustainability Breakfast Session on CIRCULAR ECONOMY topic. Time: 08:30 - 10:30 Location: Pearl Rotana Capital Center, Abu Dhabi

The Netherlands Business Council and its members are cordially invited to the Dubai Chamber Business Seminar titled "The Road Ahead: UAE and Dubai Economic Outlook and Opportunities in Dubai Exports"

Monthly networking event for all members, in collaboration with Orange Sports Forum en Consulate General, with the companies participating in the NL sports mission on Monday, December 13 at the Netherlands pavilion.

The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai has the pleasure to invite the NBC members to an event to promote the economic ties between the Netherlands and Jordan and to provide more information on doing business in Jordan. Location: Jordanian and Netherlands pavilions at Expo 2020 in Dubai Date: December 9, 2021, Time: 10.00-14.00.

Dubai Chamber is organizing a business matching event during the Global Business Forum - ASEAN.  A face to face event to be held on 9th December @  Dubai Exhibition Centre - Expo 2020 Dubai. Free of charge (limited capacity, so first-come first-served).

Join this 30 minute webinar and learn al about the changing landscape of e-commerce with marketplace. The e-commerce landscape is rapidly evolving, shaping the current selling needs, pushing the revenue boundaries, and posing new challenges to brands and retailers. We are well acquainted with a classic distribution model, but how did the recent e-commerce trends change it?

Online discussion - The Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2021 theme of “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: Building an Inclusive Workplace” will focus on leveraging the benefits of a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Monthly Networking Event for all NBC-members at the Netherlands Expo Pavilion Join us for this event with an great line up of speakers and a panel of expert: Winka Dubbeldam, founding partner Archi-tectonics NYC LLC, renowned Dutch-American architect and academic, Marcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown, NBC corporate member with focus on delivering high quality sustainable workplace solutions and Karim El-Jisr, Chief Sustainability Officer at Diamond Developers, the company that created a new era in real estate specializing in building future and sustainable cities. Moderated by Anissa Abbou, NBC board member and NBC board member and Global Professional Specification & Agriculture leader at Signify

NBC's Business Mixer - Doing business in the UAE NL Trade Mission: Sustainable Urban Design

It is with great pleasure that the Netherlands Business Council UAE invites all members to the Grand Opening of Netherlands Expo Pavilion, at  Expo 2020 on the 7th of October, 2021. This Grand Opening event is fully booked We are able to add your details to a waiting list and notify you should a place become available.

Invitation to join for a Business Breakfast on Investment options for foreign companies in the UAE with BeNeLux Business Council AD and MBG Corporate Services UAE at the Dubai Exhibition Center.

Join us and find out more of the approach our multinationals in the Dutch Sustainability Group. They will share their experiences, views and present their sustainability projects in the region followed by a Q&A to answer any questions our members may have.

Due to an expected update in the upcoming 2 weeks for professional license and expansion relating to 100% foreign ownership. We have decided to move the webinar to a later date, so we can update you on the very latest developments. We will keep you informed on any updates . xx

Join us on our "Back to Business" networking event. T he first event of the new season that will see many interesting and exciting face-to-face networking opportunities. During a panel discussion our expert panelists will share their experiences, views and expectations on Supply & Logistic challenges followed by a Q&A to answer any questions our members may have

Join the biggest inter-council networking event and turn conversations into connections to build your business pipeline ahead of Expo 2020.

Join the Benelux Business Council in collaboration with the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi and the Perfect Balance for a live webinar on Food and Weight - How COVID has affected the way we eat and feel and what to do next!

Who will be crowned the smartest business council in the room? We are joining with ten other business councils to find out who is the smartest business council in the room? Competing against the Australian BC, Belgian BC, Canadian BC, Finnish BC, Malaysian BC, Pakistan BPC, Phillippines BC, Swedish BC, Turkish BC and Ukrainian BC.

Al Zahra Hospital, Bupa and the Business Councils Present: Women & Work Series: 'JOURNEY TO WELLNESS' In Partnership with: Brest Friends, Anfasic Dokhoon & Bliss Flowers

The UAE enjoys healthy historic ties with countries in Europe, specifically Belgium and the Netherlands. Treaty on Avoidance of Double Taxation and a Treaty on Investment Protection signed in March this year are expected to bolster trade and investment between Belgium and the UAE. Trade between the two countries has yet to reach its full potential although the latest figures indicate a positive trend. Organised by the Benelux Business Council Abu Dhabi

Organised by EU GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification

While enjoying a delicious breakfast at the luxurious Habtoor Palace Dubai at Al Habtoor City, we will explore the opportunities for the Netherlands Business Community in the UAE during Expo 2020.

The Netherlands Embassy in Riyadh, the Benelux Business Council Abu Dhabi and the Netherlands Business Council UAE have the pleasure to invite you to a webinar on Saudi mega-projects & new business legislation. - Registration Closed-

Challenges, Opportunities and ways forward. Organiser: EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification

The BBC cordially invites you to attend theLive Session on Zoom with Robyn Albers in collaboration with IBWG, AmCham, ABG, BBG, BBC and PBPC . This webinar will ensure that participants come away with specific tips to instantly improve the way they communicate publicly. They will receive tips to connect with confidence.

This webinar will focus on Commercial Agencies as one of the most common forms of business arrangements and will provide the participants with a practical understanding of the following:

Introduction & connecting mission participants to the (Dutch) business community in the UAE and Oman.

Attend a 1:1 virtual workshop to enhance your skills with a full-on exercise. CBC Dubai - Women in Business Workshop Series - Prepare to Win: Write you CV/Resume Right!

Joint Business Council webinar: All legal professionals of the NBC have been invited by the Canadian Business Council for a 1: 1 virtual networking with moderator Adel Khalaf and other legal colleagues in the UAE for a discussion on how to more forward. To strengthen your business ties and enhance your network.

The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce, NBCC invites all NBC members to join the webinar on Thursday 29 April 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 UK time, 15:00 - 16:30 NL time and 17.00 - 18.30 UAE time.

Nakheel organizes a special orange evening for all Dutch people in Dubai! Celebrate Dutch King's Day on The Pointe with dinner and drinks in one of the many restaurants while enjoying the dancing orange Fountains. Everyone is invited!

Recently, the UAE Cabinet approved amendments to the provisions of Commercial Transactions Law related to bounced cheques and issuance of cheques without sufficient funds which is expected to come into force in 2022 as part of the UAE Government’s continuous efforts to develop the legislative environment and legal frameworks.

The Benelux Business Council in collaboration with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Belgium, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in the UAE and the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the UAE have the pleasure to invite you for a panel discussion “Towards the next 50” on 21 April at 14:00 (UAE time).

The Netherlands is a country with a strong focus on export. The outcome of the upcoming Dutch elections (15-17 March) will significantly impact international business activities. This is why we are happy to invite you to the webinar. Please use the following link to register: https://go.nlinbusiness.com/l/707773/2021-02-16/y24dg

In addition to the updates from the NBC, renowned panelists will share their views and experiences on the important topic of our time "Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace".

Apr 11, 2021 04:00
General Assembly 2021

We cordially invite all our Netherlands Business Council UAE members to join us at the virtual annual General Assembly on Sunday, 11 April 2021 at 16.00 GST (14.00 CEST). During the General Assembly, the Netherlands Business Council UAE will present members the financial review of 2020, the proposed budget of 2021, the strategy of 2021 and the newly proposed Executive Committee for 2021. All members have the chance to vote whether you agree or disagree with both the budget for 2021 and the financial review of 2020 as well as the new Netherlands Business Council UAE Executive Committee.

Op 20 november wordt de Dag Van De Ondernemer, georganiseerd door onze partner NLinBusiness en MKB-Nederland. Hier worden ondernemers zoals jij (wereldwijd) in het zonnetje gezet. Dit vinden wij meer dan verdiend. Overal ter wereld gaat zakendoen momenteel anders dan normaal, dat is voor iedereen aanpassen en niet altijd even makkelijk. Wij hebben veel bewondering voor jou als Nederlandse ondernemer, die zich staande houdt in deze tijden.

Dubai Dialogue 2021 : Accelerating The Transition To a Circular Economy Date: 25th October 2021 Time: 09:00 am to 12:30 pm Venue: Dubai Exhibition Center, Expo

The Netherlands Business Council UAE and the BeNeLux Business Council have the pleasure to invite you for a Conversation with Skyne on 'Digital Marketing in rapidly changing times: 2020 and beyond'. 'In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity'. - Albert Einstein – Date: Monday 23 November Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Location: Zoom Webinar The customer journey and lifestyles of all people and businesses alike are changing. New dynamics, including working from home, and video calls, are demanding companies to adapt their digital marketing strategy. Join The Netherlands Business Council UAE and the Benelux Business Council in Abu Dhabi for insights into the best practices of digital marketing, digital opportunities, and the secret formula on how to get started or increase digital marketing efforts: connecting business offerings to the target audience. The webinar session is based on the daily experience of Skyne, a Dutch strategic branding agency in the UAE, in developing and managing digital marketing strategies for international businesses and brands. Speakers: Koen van Riel - Marketing & Strategy Director Skyne Roel Vos - Partner & Commercial Director Skyne Login to your account to register for this event.

'Agriculture is the largest consumer of the world's freshwater resources, and more than one-quarter of the energy used globally is expended on food production and supply'. (UN Water).

The Regional Business Development (RBD) team of the Netherlands Embassy in the Gulf region cordially invites you to an exclusive webinar on hydrogen in the GCC, organized in partnership with Qamar Energy (Robin Mills) and the presence of Hydrogen Experts Port of Rotterdam (Martijn Coopman), FME (Rogier Blokdijk) and Royal Vopak (Hans de Willigen).

Nov 18, 2020 03:00
NBC 2020 Awards

The Netherlands Business Council cordially invites you to join our virtual Nexus, Water, Energy & Food event on the 18th of November to learn about Dutch Innovative solutions and celebrate the winners of NBC 2020 Awards in honor of the Expo2020. An expert panel discussion will highlight the business opportunities the Expo 2020 Dubai will bring and how important innovative Nexus solutions are to the region. During this special occasion the Netherlands Business Council UAE will officially be accredited by NlinBusiness and become part of the international network of Business Hubs around the world.

Commercial contracts should help individuals and businesses to achieve goals, reduce risks and comply with laws. When drafters understand how agreements are constructed, negotiated and interpreted; their contracts can increase profitability, lessen the likelihood of disputes and strengthen relationships.

The maritime trade remains responsible for 90% of global trade. Shifts in consumer trends, such as the boom of e-commerce, though, requires intensified technology integration and innovation in the industry, which has remained fairly traditional in its approach and operations up until recently.

The Netherlands Business Council UAE hereby invites you to join the webinar ‘How to keep the motivation and interaction high within your team’ on Sunday 7 February 2021. During this webinar, we will highlight recent digitalisation, technology and future trends in how to work from a remote location. At the same time, best practices can be shared among the attendees

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Netherlands Business Council Membership is open to all Dutch companies, establishments, and professionals living in the UAE, those with a clear personal or business connection with The Netherlands, and businesses and professionals based in The Netherlands that are interested in doing business in the UAE.
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