Angela Mannaerts, President of
the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club, had the honour to be invited by Samuel Pengel, Country
Manager Global Italy of Atradius, to participate in the event Women for Future organized by
the Marcegaglia Foundation.
Prominent personalities from
the entrepreneurial world met on Wednesday 2 October 2019 in an exceptional
location, the Italian Galleries in Piazza della Scala, one of the most
important museums in the central Milan area.
It was a special evening of
meeting, networking and solidarity in favor of the Marcegaglia Foundation
projects, in particular the new ECD Early Childhood Development Center in Rwanda, a center that
will welcome 100 children from 3 to 6 years and their mothers for educational
activities and prevention of malnutrition.
The gala evening was also an
opportunity to present the cultural and educational projects implemented by the
Marcegaglia group on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its activities.
Photo: Mrs. Angela Mannaerts
(President NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club and Mr. Johan O. Verboom
(Consul-General of the Netherlands in Milan)at the Women for Future event of the
On 26 September our Rome based member Eric van Craaikamp, Private Banker at SanPaolo Invest, co-organized an exclusive event at Palazzo Brancaccio “Sanpaolo Invest meets the companies: services and opportunities “, followed by a cocktail dinner.
Through the Private Wealth Management division of the Bank, useful services were presented exclusively to high level companies and their entrepreneurs as well professionals with undisputed ability who follow and advise these entrepreneurs and companies. This presentation was followed by the management’s launch of a new Private Equity Fund.
NRBC members Angela Mannaerts and Paolo Mascagna had the honour to be invited and wish to thank Eric for the possibility of participating in this successful and very interesting (networking) event.
Last Wednesday, NRBC Rome held its first event of 2019.
The very well attended evening was hosted by the Dutch Embassy’s Deputy
Ambassador, Mrs. Dewi van de Weerd, its Head of the Economic Department,
Claudia Pieterse, and the NRBC President, Angela Mannaerts.
Evert-Jan Breman, General Manager of Rabobank in Italy, held a
presentation with the title “Italian banks: A political or an asset problem?”
and Paolo Pizzoli, Senior Economist of ING in Italy, gave a presentation entitled
“Italy: Flirting with recession”. The presentations were followed by a lively
discussion with the participants, including representatives of other Embassies
and of Italian banks.
It was fascinating to look at this sector through the eyes of a banker
and a macro-economist. Some of the end conclusions were that the view on the
Italian banking system and its economy should not be too pessimistic: the amount of non-performing loans held by
Italian banks has been substantially decreased in the last years and Italy is
still, after Germany, the second largest manufacturing country of Europe.
We warmly thank Messrs. Breman and Pizzoli for their interesting lectures and Mrs. Dewi van de Weerd, Mrs. Claudia Pieterse and their colleagues of the Embassy for their hospitality.
the NRBC organized a meeting with the iconic women’s clothing designer from The
Netherlands before his show, that was part of the part of the international
fashion designers’ show of World of Fashion.
get-together, Addy will spoke about his career, his collections and his
feminine dresses, that are worn by stars all over the world and by members of
the Dutch Royal Family.
members and their guests attended subsequently the international fashion
designers’ show of World of Fashion, which started with Addy’s wonderful Out of
Africa collection. Addy found inspiration for such collection during the
journey to Uganda that he made after his good friend and muse, the singer and
TV personality Sandra Reemer, an Ambassador for the Liliane fund, had passed
was held in the beautiful Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome, a very elegant noble
palace built at the end of the 1800s.
Addy for the time he dedicated to us, his willingness to describe his career
and professional life to us and giving us the possibility to participate as
guests in the World of Fashion.
NRBC Florence organized for the Florence based members a very successful evening with Landmerk that took place in The Student Hotel in Florence. The presentation of Jordi Wiersma,
co-founder of Landmerk, turned, to the pleasant surprise of the participants, into a real…
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NRBC Florence organized for the Florence based members a very successful evening with Landmerk that took place in The Student Hotel in Florence.
The presentation of Jordi Wiersma,
co-founder of Landmerk, turned, to the pleasant surprise of the participants,
into a real workshop. Ideas were exchanged, new relationships were created as
well as collaborations around the activities of Jordi Wiersma and his
Landmerk is busy setting up a new training
course for professionals coming from the business world and for university
students and students in general. This fact gave the participants sufficient
material to think, suggest and discuss about during the animated dinner that
took place afterwards in the Bistrot of The Student Hotel. The participants
really appreciated brainstorming together and this was big fun!
We warmly thank Jordi Wiersma and his
colleagues of Landmerk for the stimulating evening and The Student Hotel
Florence for its hospitality!
We are pleased to announce the first Rome based NRBC evening of 2019 on 30 January next.
The evening, which will be hosted by the Dutch Embassy’s Minister, Mrs. Dewi van de Weerd, its Head of the Economic Department, Claudia Pieterse, and the NRBC President, Angela Mannaerts, will concentrate on the banks.
Evert-Jan Breman, General Manager of Rabobank in Italy, and Paolo Pizzoli, Senior Economist of ING Bank in Italy, will hold a presentation, in addition to representatives of probably one or two Italian banks.
Please note the date in your agenda and more information will follow in January.
We wish you a wonderful New Year and look forward to toasting with you to 2019!
On the evening of January 14, 2019, NRBC Florence will organize its first event in the New Year and of course also our Rome based members are most welcome!
Stichting Landmerkis the topic of the first evening and it will organize in October 2019 the course “Rhetoric in Florence”, during which a group of top students will be immersed in the spirit of the Renaissance by means of reading classical books and performing speaking exercises. This journey will be a combination of philosophy, rhetoric and major questions.
Jordi Wiersma, co-founder of Landmerk, will hold a presentation during the evening of January 14, 2019, explaining what Landmerk stands for and how his Foundation is involved in special rhetoric courses for top students: Landmark teaches young thinkers how to study, speak and write about big questions at a high level.
Of course, we will also raise a glass to the New Year on January 14! Information on the location will follow soon.
In the meantime
Save the Date!
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a healthy, successful and prosperous New Year!
For the English translation of the introducing article please read below.
Italian budget crisis also affects Dutch entrepreneurs BNR news radio, 26 October 2018
The unrest concerning the budget of the Italian government of Lega and the Five Star Movement affects not only Italian but also Dutch entrepreneurs. ‘The banks and insurance companies are under enormous pressure, and they have to raise four billion euros by prepaying advances on taxes,‘ says entrepreneur Godelieve Cooymans, owner of Proaxxes in Florence. Angela Mannaerts, lawyer in Rome and chairman of the Netherlands Roman Business Club, is also worried. “This already has a negative effect on the Italian economy.“Follow us on
Florence based member Leontine Streefkerk is thrilled to go to Rome tomorrow 5 July to receive another stimulating art award with Stefano Sanna and SaSa’s management Rainer Wadlich and Claudia Wente-Waedlich. Congratulations!
Come join the artist & management when awarded their prize… Leontine looks forward to seeing you there, drink at 17:00!
Exhibition at Palazzo Velli open on Piazza S. Egidio till July 8, free entrance!
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