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Established in 1997

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.

Upcoming

Events

Join us for our Joint Business Council 'Confessions of an Entrepreneur' event which will take place on Tuesday 25th June 2024 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City from 6:30 PM onwards.

Join us for an exclusive New Members Roundtable at the Residence. Introduce yourself and your services, get to know the Economic Team at the CG and learn what services it offers for Dutch entrepreneurs. Don't miss this opportunity to connect and grow @ the Residence CG, Dubai on 12th June 2024 from 8:00 AM to 10 AM.

Driven by capital flows, digitalization and globalization, real estate markets are rapidly expanding to the UAE and broader Middle East. To further these discussions and examine how trends are manifesting themselves in the region, the Netherlands Business Council UAE, Sociëteit Vastgoed and Pandora Properties are hosting an exclusive breakfast session of thought leaders in the heart of Dubai’s business district.

In the aftermath of COP28, where global leaders converged to address climate change, and amidst the ongoing energy crisis, understanding the geopolitical landscape has never been more critical. This event aims to delve into these pressing issues, fostering dialogue and insight into the challenges and opportunities ahead and what this means for the Middle East's energy and climate path over the next 5-10 years. Together with the Belgian, Polish, Finnish and Norwegian Business Councils we warmly welcome you to join our event with our distinguished speaker Robin Mills.

Apr 25, 2024 07:00 PM
Networking Cruise

We would like to invite you to our Networking Cruise. Join the members of the Canadian, Swiss, and Netherlands Business Council on a voyage that's all about creating valuable connections while having a good time.

The Economic Development Board of Mauritius, in collaboration with Dubai Chambers, cordially invites you to the Mauritius - Dubai Business Forum. Date: 25 April 2024 Business Forum: 09:30 AM – 12:00 Noon Networking & Lunch: 12:00 Noon – 14:00 PM Location: Waldorf Astoria DIFC

Would you like to know more about the latest export trends of Dutch companies around the world or the geopolitical outlook for the coming year for international companies worldwide? The Netherlands Business Councill UAE, part of the NL Business Hub Network and NLinBusiness.com, would like to invite all Dutch entrepreneurs, SME’s and other companies from The Netherlands to attend our webinar Trends in Export & Global Outlook

We are pleased to announce our first joint lunch event with the Dutch Sustainability Group (DSG). During this NBC Luncheon event, leading Dutch companies will present their tangible Sustainability contributions demonstrating country, sector and local impact. After the presentations, you are invited to join us for a complimentary lunch and networking.

Join us for our Joint Business Council Green Iftar for A "GREEN RAMADAN" experience where tradition meets innovation in line with UAE's Year of Sustainability and Hilton's Campaign using locally sourced ingredients and zero waste cooking techniques. The event will take place on Thursday 4th April 2024 at Al Waha by Conrad Dubai from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

We cordially invite all Netherlands Business Council UAE members to join us at the annual General Assembly 2024, elevator pitches and networking on Monday, 18 March at 7 PM GST.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming event: LinkedIn Strategies, which will be held on Wednesday 13 March from 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade Centre - DIFC - Dubai.

We are happy to invite you to our next Business over Breakfast Event: Scale Up Your Business, which will take place on Thursday 7 March at 8 AM.

Join us for a fabulous night of networking with members of AmCham Dubai! Connect with industry partners and members from NBC and AmCham in a vibrant atmosphere designed for meaningful conversations and collaboration. This free networking event takes place on Tuesday 5 March 2024 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Buffalo Wings and Rings Cluster U, JLT, Dubai.

The Netherlands Business Council UAE, in partnership with DLA Piper Middle East, would like to invite you to our next Monthly Networking Event: Federal Corporate Income Tax Update, which will be held on Wednesday 21 February, from 7 PM onwards.

BeNeLux Business Council is delighted to unveil His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri will be one of our distinguished keynote speakers at the upcoming Partnership Summit. Seize this unparalleled opportunity to gain insights from a true industry leader. "The Partnership Summit: Elevating Business Collaboration in Abu Dhabi", which will take place on Wednesday, 21 February 2024 from 9:30 AM to 16:00 PM at Yas Conference, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

We would like to invite you to our next Business Over Breakfast event Elevate, Integrate, Innovate: Unleashing the Power of AI in Quantum Leadership, which will take place on Wednesday 7 February, from 8 AM onwards.

Jan 31, 2024 06:00 PM
UAE Inheritance Laws

BeNeLux Business Council is inviting its members for a talk with Mohammed Marria from Just Wills (JW Legal Consultants LLC) on "UAE Inheritance Laws", which will take place on Wednesday, 31 January 2024 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Haibu Space, Abu Dhabi Mall.

This workshop examines key aspects of corporate structure in different industries and the recent structuring trends. It also spots light on the different jurisdictions available for incorporation in UAE and highlights the key considerations and legal forms of entities. Time: 08.00 AM - 1.00 PM Venue: Online - Dubai Chambers Main Office Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2024

In collaboration with more than 25 Business Councils in the UAE, we invite all members to join the Back to Business Intercouncil event on the 17th of January 2024, from 6.30 to 9:00 PM at Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm, Jumeirah.

Jan 10, 2024 07:00 PM
New Year's Reception

On the occasion of the start of the new business year, the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Dr. Carel Richter & the Chairman of the Netherlands Business Council UAE, Mr. Arnoud Govaert, have the pleasure of inviting you to the traditional New Year's Reception.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Hadef & Partners, is pleased to invite you to a webinar on “Construction Contracts and Disputes”, on Tuesday, 09 January 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM GST via Zoom.

We would like to extend our invitation for you to join our online event along with the NLBusinessHubNetwork, an event as a follow-up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai. This coming Tuesday, December 19 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM GST via Microsoft Teams.

Dec 13, 2023 11:00 AM
New UAE E-Commerce Law

Dubai Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Al Tamimi & Company, is pleased to invite you to a webinar on the “New UAE E-Commerce Law”, on Wednesday, 13 December from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM GST via Zoom.

NL Business Hub Network partner The Netherlands Business Council UAE and DLA Piper Netherlands would like to invite you to our COP28 networking event, which will be held on Thursday the 7th of December, from 7 PM onwards and will be hosted at the residence of the Netherlands Consul General in Dubai.

You are cordially invited to attend the COP28 Business Breakfast, organized by VNO-NCW and NL Business Hub Network partner the Netherlands Business Council UAE (NBC). Join us on December 7th from 8.00 AM to 10.00 AM at the Residence of the Consul General in Dubai, for a unique opportunity to gather, network, and exchange ideas on the challenges and opportunities related to climate mitigation and adaptation.

On behalf of the NLinBusiness, we are pleased to invite you to a webinar on “International Business Worldwide”, on Thursday, 30 November from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CET.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming Elevator Pitches and Networking Event, which will take place on Wednesday 22 November at 7.00 PM at the Radisson Hotel Dubai Damac Hills.

We would like to invite you to our next Behind The Scenes Event: DGRADE Site Visit, which will take place on Tuesday 21 November at 9.30 AM.

As the COP28 is approaching rapidly, we would like to share all information with you, so that you can make the best out of COP28 during an online call via Microsoft Teams on Monday, November 20 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM GST.

Op maandag 13 november van 1 - 2 PM GST (10.00-11.00 uur CET) nodigen wij u, namens VNO-NCW, van harte uit voor de 4de en laatste (hybride) bijeenkomst over COP28.

Nov 09, 2023 12:30 PM
[Webinar] Green Logistics

Ben je actief of geïnteresseerd in duurzame logistiek en wil je je grenzen verleggen? Meld je dan nu aan voor het interactieve webinar over duurzame logistiek in de EMEA regio (Europa, het Midden-Oosten en Afrika)

On behalf of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the virtual workshop on "Building Cyber Resilience in a Complex and Interconnected Digital World", on Tuesday, 07 November from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM GST via Zoom.

And now for something completely different: The Big Benelux Mangrove Tree Planting It’s time to roll up your sleeves, walk the talk, and show the world what the BeNeLux countries can achieve in fighting the negative effects of climate change when they work together. This event is made possible due to a historic collaboration between the Belgian Business Council, Belgian Club Dubai, the Netherlands Business Council UAE, the Benelux Business Council Abu Dhabi, and Belgolux.

Along with the other Business Council, we would like to invite you to join the Ras Al Khaimah Networking event on Friday, 3 November from 7.00 PM to 9.30 PM at the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa.

On behalf of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the Global Expansion Series Event, on Monday, 30 October from 2 PM to 5 PM at the 13th floor of Dubai Chamber (Main Office).

Dubai Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE), is pleased to invite you to a virtual workshop on the “New Mechanism for Achieving Emiratization Targets”, on Tuesday, 24 October from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM GST.

On behalf of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, is pleased to invite you to participate in the 13th National Dialogue for Climate Action (NDCA) under the theme “The Retail Industry: Shifting to a Responsible Consumer Behaviour” this Monday, 23 October from 9 AM to 2 PM at the 13th floor of Dubai Chamber HQ.

Oct 20, 2023 09:30 AM
External: Start Up & More

On behalf of the Lebanese Business Council, we are inviting you to attend the Lebanese companies networking exhibition "Start Up & More" on Friday, October 20th from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM, held at the Sofitel Downtown Hotel, Dubai.

We would like to invite you to our Battle of the Business Councils Golf Tournament, which will take place on Friday 20th of October at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira.

We would like to invite you to our next Business Over Breakfast event Neuromarketing: How to influence choices and behaviour, which will take place on Wednesday 18 October, from 8 AM onwards.

On behalf of the BeNeLux Business Council and The Netherlands Embassy & Consulate, we are inviting you to attend the "Responsible Business Conduct session" on Thursday, October 12th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, held at Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi.

Op 12 oktober van 4.15 - 5.30 PM GST (14.15-15.30 CET) nodigen wij u van harte uit voor de 3e (hybride) bijeenkomst over COP28.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE), is pleased to invite you to a virtual meeting on the “Work Experience Program Pilot (WEPP)”, on Tuesday, 10 October from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM GST.

We would like to invite you to our next Monthly Networking Event: Commercial Debt Recoveries and Credit Risk Mitigation, which will take place on Monday 9 October from 7:00 to 9:30 PM.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites you to the webinar with the topic of ROAD TO COP28: Opportunities for Businesses to Move the Needle, on Wednesday, 4 October from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM GST via MS Teams.

Did you miss the Big Inter-Council Networking last August? Don't worry because we have another Inter-council Networking event that awaits you. Date: Tuesday, 03 October 2023 Venue: Atlantis the Royal Time: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm Fee:  Members 180 AED | Non-Members 230 AED

Along with the BeNeLux Business Council and the association of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UAE, we would like to invite you to the ADIPEC Breakfast session on Tuesday, 3 October from 7.30 AM to 10.00 AM at the Pearl Rotana Capital Center, Abu Dhabi.

Together with The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), we are delighted to invite you to our upcoming event, "Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain." This hybrid event will take place on Wednesday September 27th from 5.00 PM to 8.30 PM.

On behalf of the BeNeLux Business Council and H.E. Gerard Steeghs, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UAE, we would like to invite you to the "Back to Business" Networking Event this coming Thursday, 21 September from 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM at the Netherlands Residence, Al Khalidiyah Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites you to the webinar with the topic of E-commerce: Your Growth Engine, on Thursday, 14 September from 10:00 to 11:00 AM GST. Date: Thursday, 14 September Time: 10.00 AM - 11.00 AM GST Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 60mins

Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites you to the webinar with the topic of Digital Payment: Tools to Accelerate Your Growth on Wednesday, 13 September from 10:00 to 11:00 AM GST. Date: Wednesday, 13 September Time: 10.00 AM - 11.00 AM GST Venue: Online - Microsoft Teams Duration: 60mins

We would like to invite you to our first breakfast event after the summer break: Business Over Breakfast: Reach Your Full Potential, which will be held on Wednesday 13 September, from 8 AM to 10 AM at DoubleTree by Hilton Business Bay.

In vervolg op de bijeenkomst op 6 juli jl. nodigen wij u van harte uit voor de 2e (hybride) bijeenkomst over COP28 die plaatsvindt op dinsdag 12 september van 10.30 – 12.00u CET / 12.30 PM - 2.00 PM GST.

On behalf of NLinBusiness, we would like to invite you to the International Business Day 2023, which will take place on Thursday, September 07 from 12.00 PM to 5.30 PM at Sparta Stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

We would like to invite you to our next Behind The Scenes Event: Unilever Site Visit, which will take place on Tuesday 5 September at 10 AM.

On behalf of the BeNeLux Business Council, we would like to invite you to join a workshop on CCUS and H2 Business Towards Net Zero – Opportunities and Challenges this coming Tuesday, 05 September from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM held at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi.

This webinar will highlight the legislative basis of corporate tax and the implications of the law’s implementation on businesses in the UAE. Date: Wednesday, 30 August Time: 11.30 AM - 12.30 PM GST Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 60mins

After the summer slowdown, we are looking forward to getting together with members and guests from 20 Business Councils from Dubai and the Northern Emirates for the Biggest Inter-Council Networking event for 2023. Date: Thursday, 24 August 2023 Venue: Address Hotel Dubai Marina Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

This webinar examines key issues of leasing and managing commercial properties in Dubai, which is paramount for any business operating in the Emirate, from basic lease agreements for Flexi offices and virtual offices to more complex matters such as multiyear commercial leases. Date: Wednesday, 12 July Time: 11.30 AM - 12.30 PM GST Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 60mins

This legal event examines key issues of intellectual property in a franchise business and highlights some commercial factors to be considered in a franchise business. Date: Wednesday, 21 June Time: 11.30 AM - 12.30 PM GST Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 60mins

This webinar will provide the participants with the latest developments of bounced cheques and the amendments to the provisions of the UAE Commercial Transactions Law that came into effect in January 2022. Date: Tuesday, 20 June Time: 12.00 - 1.30 PM GST Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 90mins

On behalf of the Dubai Chambers, we are pleased to invite all NBC members to participate in the "In Focus East & West Africa" business event. Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023 Location: Dubai Chambers (Main Office) 13th

We would like to invite you to our last event before we all take a well-deserved summer break. Together with the Finnish Business Council and the Norwegian Business Council, we are hosting the Workshop and Networking Event: How to leave work behind and get into holiday mood with ease, which will take place on Tuesday 13th of June, from 6.30 PM onwards at the Radisson Blu, Dubai Waterfront.

On behalf of our Dutch Sustainability Group, and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai, we would like to invite you to our next event Road To COP28: Opportunities for the Dutch Private Sector, which will be held on Friday 9 June from 9 - 11.30 AM.

This webinar will provide the participants with the latest developments and current processes under the Bankruptcy Law. Date: Thursday, 08 June Time: 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM GST Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 90mins

Jun 01, 2023 05:00 PM
UAE Inheritance Laws

BeNeLux Business Council has the pleasure to invite the NBC members for a talk with Mohammed Marria from Just Wills (JW Legal Consultants LLC) on "UAE Inheritance Laws", which will take place on Thursday, 1 June from 5 PM to 7 PM at Haibu Space Co-Working Abu Dhabi Mall.

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC, are delighted to invite the NBC Members to the second edition of the Make it in the Emirates Forum, which will take place from May 31 to June 1, 2023, at the Abu Dhabi Energy Center (Auditorium).

The event will explore themes of Climate Mitigation, Adaptation & Resilience, and Finance, and hear from leading organisations within the region who have already made exciting commitments and progress. This event hopes to mobilise efforts and raise ambition in climate action as we bring the community together to pave the road to COP28. Date: Monday, 29 May Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Venue: Dubai Chambers (Main Office) Registration: FOC

The workshop is part of an ongoing partnership between the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and MOHRE to support the private sector in understanding and achieving Emiratization requirements. The session will focus on how Emiratization targets are calculated. Date: Thursday, 18 May Time: 10.00 AM - 11.00 AM GST Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 60mins

Together with The Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) trade association, we would like to invite you to our next Business Mixer, which will take place on Wednesday 17 May from 7 -9 PM.

On behalf of Albwardy Damen, we would like to invite you to the next Behind The Scenes Event: Albwardy Damen Site Visit, which will take place on Monday, May 15 from 10.30 AM to 12 PM at their shipyard located at Sharjah Hamriyah Freezone.

The UAE issued the Economic Substance Regulations in 2019 and followed by an updated guidance on relevant activities by the Ministry of Finance to help businesses to demonstrate economic presence in the UAE. This webinar will examine the latest developments and provide guidance with respect to the economic substance regime and compliance requirements. Time: 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM GST (9.00 AM CET) Venue: Online - Zoom Duration: 90mins Participation Fee (Excluding VAT): - Dubai Chambers’ Member: AED 150/- - Members of Business Group and Council: AED 200/- - Non-Profit Organization: AED 250/- - Non-member: AED 300/- * 10% discount available for groups of three or more Registration: Kindly register on or before the 9th of May. Registration link will follow.

On behalf of TenCate Grass Middle East, we would like to invite you to the next Behind The Scenes Event: TenCate Grass Site Visit, which will take place on Wednesday, May 10 from 8 AM to 10 AM at their manufacturing plant located at National Industries Park, Jebel Ali.

Together with the Belgian Business Council and the Finnish Business Council, we are hosting the networking event The AI Revolution: Impact on Marketing, Organisations and Legislation, which will be held on Monday 8 May from 7 PM onwards, at the Pullman Dubai Downtown.

IMTITHAL is a specialized awareness program offered by The Dubai Department of Finance (DOF) in collaboration with KPMG Lower Gulf to Dubai-registered small and medium businesses in relation to the details of the UAE federal Corporate Tax Law (CT law) to support the Dubai-registered businesses that contribute to the UAE economy. IMTITHAL is a one-day, in-person awareness programme offered in Arabic and English by DOF, in collaboration with KPMG and Dubai Chamber for the first phase. Date: 04 May 2023 Location: Dubai Chambers (Main Office)

Together with Climate Fresk we are happy to invite you to the Workshop: Understand Climate Change, which will take place on April 27th at 8.30 AM at Bake N More Cafe and Factory - Al Quoz Dubai.

We cordially invite all NBC Members to join us at the webinar Exit Taxes, which will take place on Wednesday, 26 April 2023 at 1 PM GST (11.00 CET). Time: 1 PM - 2.30 PM Venue: Online Fee: Members FOC Registration: Kindly register on or before the 25th of April. Registration link will follow.

The SMCCU Ramadan Iftar will take place in the wind-tower house in the heart of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, the historical Emirati neighbourhood. The evening begins with the Athan (the call to prayer) followed by the breaking of the fast with the Emirati hosts. Guests can enjoy Arabic coffee and dates and then take a moment to watch your hosts pray, before a delicious array of Emirati dishes, served for Iftar. During the event, guests are invited to ask any questions they may have about Ramadan and the culture of the UAE. After Iftar, a visit to the Diwan Mosque is done while walking through the historical street, before returning to SMCCU house for dessert and tea. Date: 17 April 2023 Location: (SMCCU), Al Bastakiya

The Netherlands Business Council UAE, would like to invite you to our next Monthly Networking Event: More Impact, Less Input, which will be held on Wednesday 12 April, from 7 PM onwards.

We are happy to invite you to our next Business over Breakfast Event: Doing Business in the UAE: A practical guide to overcoming main cultural differences, which will take place on Wednesday 5 April at 8 AM.

We cordially invite all Netherlands Business Council UAE members to join us at the annual General Assembly 2023, Elevator Pitches and Networking Event on Monday, 20 March 2023 at 7 PM GST.

We would like to invite you to our next Business over Breakfast: Commercial Contracts in the UAE, which will be held on Wednesday 15 March, from 8 AM onwards.

Are you interested in the energy sector in the Arabian Gulf? Looking for business opportunities in renewable energy, clean energy fuels, hydrogen, solar & wind, energy storage and batteries, carbon capture & storage/utilization, refining efficiency? Please join the mission that will be organized  by IRO to Qatar & Oman, 12-15 March The globa

We would like to invite all NBC Members to the International Women’s Day Breakfast, which will take place on March 3rd at the Hyde Hotel.

On behalf of The Benelux Business Council, we are pleased to invite all NBC members to this event organized by the International Business Women’s Group of Abu Dhabi (IBWG): Developing a Positive Mindset, Boost Your Energy as a Leader.

Feb 16, 2023 07:00 PM
Quiz Night

Are you ready to use your general Benelux knowledge to win fantastic prizes? On behalf of The Benelux Business Council, we have the pleasure to invite you to a challenging and fun evening – to show off your command of Benelux facts, meet new people, and walk away with some champagne/dinner vouchers/inspiration. Come join us for a fun night filled with questions and prizes, with quiz masters Johan and Joe. To register, visit: https://www.beneluxbc.com/event-5161075

On behalf of the BeNeLux Business Council, we are pleased to invite all NBC members to an on-site information session on Friday, February 10th, at 1pm.

We would like to invite you to our next Monthly Networking Event: Economic Outlook 2023, which will be held on Monday 6 February at 7 PM.

Together with Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, Dubai Airport Freezone and the Embassies of the Netherlands in KSA and UAE, we are happy to invite you to our Halal Webinar: Addressing the 2 Trillion Dollars Halal Market Opportunity. The Halal market is experiencing robust growth rates. In 2021, the Muslim population spent 2 trillion dollars on Halal products and services, of which 1.2 trillion dollars were destined to consume Halal foods. But not everything is food. Other sectors, such as Halal cosmetics or pharma, are also registering strong growth rates, and have reached valuations close to 70 and 100 billion dollars, respectively. The total expenditure on Halal products and services is expected to grow to 2.8 trillion dollars by 2025.

The Netherlands Business Council UAE, in partnership with DLA Piper Middle East, would like to invite you to our next Monthly Networking Event: Federal Corporate Income Tax, which will be held on Monday 30 January, from 7 PM onwards at the Media One Hotel, Dubai

In collaboration with more than 15 Business Councils in the UAE, we invite all members to join the Back to Business Intercouncil event on the 25th of January 2023, 6.30 PM at Meydan grandstand, Dubai turf lounge, 4th floor.

We are happy to invite you to our next Business over Breakfast Event: The New UAE Labour Law - Practical Issues, which will take place on Wednesday 25 January at 8 AM.

Jan 11, 2023 07:00 PM
New Year's Reception

On the occasion of the start of the new business year the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Carel Richter & the Chairman of the Netherlands Business Council UAE, Mr Arnoud Govaert Have the pleasure to invite you to the traditional New Year's Reception

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites all NBC members to the Perspectives from the Presidency of COP28 UAE and the Private Sector in Dubai on Thursday, 15th December at Dubai Chambers Building from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites all NBC members to the Legal and Practical Bill of Lading and Letter of Credit – Seminar on Tuesday, 8th December at Dubai Chambers Main office from 8:30 AM to 17:00 PM.

The NBC members are invited to join the webinar “Driving biodiversity -important for your business | COP15” that will take place on 7 December from 12-13 hrs CET.

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites all NBC members to the In Focus: Central Asia – Explore . Engage . Expand on Wednesday 7th December at Dubai Chambers 13th Floor from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

On behalf of the Belgian Business Council, the Netherlands Business Council, Wallonia Export and Investment Agency (AWEX) and Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) we would like to invite you to a presentation and panel discussion with experts on Sustainable Building at the Radisson Blu Canal View.

The NBC members are invited to join the Networking & Breakfast session with a topic of "The Evolving Nature of UAE Government Affairs". Time: 8.30AM - 10:30AM Date: 23 November 2022 Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites the NBC members to the CEO Dialogue: Increasing impact and enhancing value through stakeholders’ engagement in sustainability on Monday, 21st November at the 13th Floor -Conference Hall Dubai Chambers Main Office from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Join us for the next Intercouncil Networking Event.

On behalf of the N-Sea Group, we invite you to the first Dutch Offshore Roundtable Breakfast organized by the Netherlands Business Council (NBC) on Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 08:00 AM.

We are looking forward to celebrating our 25-year milestone with you and we are happy to invite you to the  Netherlands Business Council 25th Anniversary Gala Event, which will take place on Friday, November 11, 2022.

On the 10th of November, The Netherlands Business Council UAE, in cooperation with The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Islamabad, will host the next Business over Breakfast Event: Doing Business in Pakistan.

The NBC members are invite to join the ADIPEC Hydrogen Breakfast session. Time: 7.30AM - 10:00AM Date: 01 November 2022 Location: Pearl Rotana Capital Center, Abu Dhabi

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites all NBC members to the Dubai Chamber's Workshop: “The New UAE Commercial Law". Date: 27 October 2022 Venue: Dubai Chambers ( Main Office)

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce invites all NBC members to the Dubai Dialogue: Embedding Sustainability Across the Supply Chain on Tuesday, 25th October at Ritz Carlton-DIFC from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

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.

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.

Qatar is getting ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With this huge event bringing in a surplus of tourism and investment as well as boosting positive sentiment across the country’s business landscape, the looming question remains – what lies beyond 2022? Join us at this event where our panelists will explore the many possibilities that are available with Qatar and leave having a better understanding of "how to". The event is brought to you by CBD Corporate Services and OCO Global.

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

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.

Sep 27, 2022 08:30 AM
UAE Corporate Tax

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)

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

May 24, 2022 04:30 PM
Advancing Climate Solutions

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 PM
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 PM
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.

Apr 06, 2022 06:15 PM
Intercouncil Iftar with a view

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 office@nlbcuae.com 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.

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).

Dec 09, 2021 10:00 AM
Doing business in Jordan

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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:

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).

Apr 11, 2021 04:00 PM
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.

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

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

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".

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

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.

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.

'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).

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.

Nov 18, 2020 03:00 PM
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.

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.

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