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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for further information on the exhition and here for more information on the NIKI Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence!
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