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Short article and radio interview in Dutch language on BNR news radio with NRBC President Angela Mannaerts and NRBC Vice President Godelieve Cooymans.
For the Dutch article and the radio interview please click here: https://lnkd.in/gQKBYCQ
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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Member Leontine Streefkerk brought this event to our attention and we are pleased to share it with you. Everybody is very welcome at the first Soft Opening Party of the SaSa (Sanna/Sardinia) Art Gallery in San Pantaleo (Sardinia) and during the entire season. SaSa Art Gallery will regularly host cool events!
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From 31 May till 28 June 2018 the NIKI Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence hosts the exhibition “The Creative Hand. Aart Schonk (1946-2015), a Dutch Sculptor in Tuscany” in cooperation with the nearby Villa Torre di Sopra.
Please find the invitation to the vernissage and reception on Thursday 31 May in Florence below and send your RSVP directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yesterday we enjoyed a very nice tour at the Florence Openartcode, with personal presence artist Jacques Demotier and explanation of Dr Vito Abba. Beautiful artwork, very diverse and wonderfully colorful. Then tour of Palazzo Gaddi/Arrighetti, the antique rooms from 1586 … and the roof terrace!
We wish to thank @studioabba and DA @palazzogaddi and Leontine Streefkerk for a great day!
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We have rescheduled a date for our joint visit to Florence for the big Contemporary Art Exhibition in the spaces where Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Ammannati and Vasari were working during the Renaissance. After the success of the 2017 exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris and at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 52 international artists from OpenArtCode (among which the Dutch artists Eva Beumer and Marianne J. Jansen) will show their works in the Salone di Donatello of the Basilica di San Lorenzo, from 19th April to 8th May 2018.
NRBC member Leontine Streefkerk, Art Management Consultant for SaSa-Art is working together with Dr Vito Abba, curator of the Exhibit, to organise an exclusive tour for the NRBC.
Close up ‘Germinazione’ from Stefano Sanna
Program Thursday 3 May
Individual arrivals NRBC members at the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Piazza San Lorenzo, Florence), go to the Salone Donatello behind the courtyard after the ticket office (no entrance fee to visit the art exposition) to start strolling and discovering at leisure.
16.30 p.m. (punctually please because the exhibit closes at 17:30) Dr Abba will give our group an enriching and entertaining explanation about the artists and their works.
After the tour, we walk together to the 4 * Palazzo Gaddi hotel (Via del Giglio, 9) which is perfectly located between the art exposition and the railway station Santa Maria Novella for a nice Italian aperitivo. Hopefully, (thumbs for good weather!) on the roof terrace for the spectacular view.
Costs are 15 € for a prosecco or wine or 10 € for a beer or glass of soft drink with various snacks served.
Would you like to join us? Available places are limited! Please confirm to: email@example.com
Here some teasers for the event!
Facade Basilica San Lorenzo)
Courtyard Basilica San Lorenzo to be crossed for access to Salone Donatello
Opening speech by Dr. Vito Abba
Group picture OpenArtCode Artists
Leontine with artist William Braemer from Miami and Ida de Simone who runs the SaSa Art gallery in San Pantaleo, Sardinia
Opening day flow
NRBC member Elena Speranza Moll & Leontine Streefkerk with Dutch artist Marianne J. Jansen near her work. Marianne would have loved to be present at the NRBC event, but unfortunately has some other engagements abroad.
8) Overview corridor with statue of Agneta Gynning and impressive door wall panels lit by LED light from Sandra Muss
Entrance hotel Palazzo Gaddi
Wistaria in the courtyard of Palazzo Gaddi, an oasis of peace in the hectic city, located between the train station of Santa Maria Novella and the Exhibit in the Salone Donatello of the Basilica di San Lorenzo, less than 5 minutes from both locations.
View from the 5th floor of hotel Palazzo Gaddi, imagine what the view will be from the panoramic roof terrace (one floor higher up)…?
The OpenArtCode Florence Exhibit stays opened until 8 May, daily, (so also on Saturday unlike what is mentioned in the flyer) from Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:30 (latest entry 17:00) & Sunday 13:30 – 17:30, festive holidays April 25th and May 1st as well, free entryFollow us on
The NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club organized a club meeting at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador in Rome.
Inspiring speakers Olaf Bussink (https://www.teamitalia.nl) and Godelieve Cooymans (Proaxxes Srl www.proaxxes.com ) held presentations on E-commerce in Italy and opportunities in the Dutch-Italian commercial business sector.
The speakers are not only involved in giving advice to Italian counterparts on business opportunities with the Netherlands, but also in commercial development of Dutch products’ sales and services in Italy.
After the presentations there was time to network with the NRBC members and new attendees, both Dutch and Italian, while enjoying a buffet-dinner offered by the Ambassador.
We are pleased to invite, on behalf of Ambassador Joep Wijnands and his wife Carmen, all members of the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club, who have paid their membership for 2018, to the King’s Day reception, which will be held on Thursday 26 April at the residence of the Ambassador.
If you would you like to receive an invitation for the reception, please let us know before 31 March sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you not yet a member of the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club and do you wish to become one? Please contact us at email@example.com
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We are pleased to announce an interesting networking evening with the topic “Business development and e-commerce in Italy” to be held in Rome. The speakers will be Vice President Godelieve Cooymans of Proaxxes Srl and Olaf Bussink of E-taly Srl.
Godelieve will discuss the activities of her company, which are inter alia providing commercial business growth services in Italy to foreign companies and to Italian SME’s on the global market place.
The services delivered by Olaf are similar to those of Godelieve but for e-commerce companies that wish to operate in Italy. Olaf will also tell us about the fast-growing Italian e-commerce market and illustrate some particularities such as the fact that Italians are starting to order goods with their telephone.
The presentations will be followed by a buffet-dinner.
The NRBC evening will take place on 7 March at 19.00 hours. Only members can attend the evening.
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