Embassy of The Netherlands and NRBC organize networking event with Manifesta in Rome
We are pleased to announce that the Embassy of The Netherlands and the NRBC are organizing an evening in Rome with Manifesta on 25 September 2017.
Manifesta is a Dutch foundation that organizes a European Biennial of Contemporary Art and changes its location every two years (see manifesta.org). Manifesta 12 will be held from 16 June until 4 November 2018 in Palermo. The City of Palermo was selected by Manifesta because it represents two important themes that identify contemporary Europe: migration and climate changes and how these themes impact the European cities.
Only members who have paid their 2017 membership will be allowed to attend.
Last Friday, 9 June, Association Salviamo La Barcaccia, of which NRBC members Angela Mannaerts and Claudia de Regt are board members, consigned the beloved Bee fountain (Fontana delle Api), designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and located at the corner of Piazza Barberini and Via Veneto, to the City of Rome, after a restoration of approximately two months.
This gesture would not have been possible without the help of the Dutch company Koninklijke Woudenberg and its subsidiary Meesters in, that sponsored the restoration together with Salviamo La Barcaccia and worked together with the local company CBC to produce this fantastic result. All this under the technical guidance and coordination of another NRBC member, Ing. Leonardo Delle Chiaie, who acted as Clerk of Works (Direttore dei Lavori). The legal work was performed by Angela Mannaerts and some of her colleagues, including NRBC members Romina Protto and Ilaria Giuliani.
The speakers at the inauguration ceremony where the Vice Mayor and Councilor for Cultural Affairs, Luca Bergamo; Councilor of Cultural Affairs for the historic center, Cinzia Guido; Superintendent of Rome’s monuments, Claudio Parisi Presicce; the Dutch Ambassador, Joep Wijnands; Louis Camps, Managing Director of Koninklijke Woudenberg; and Angela Mannaerts, President of Salviamo la Barcaccia.
At the end of the ceremony, Koninklijke Woudenberg invited the numerous spectators, in collaboration with Eataly, to a toast, combined with wonderful slow food hamburgers, at the l’Hamburgheria of Eataly, located next to the fountain.
Last Tuesday May 23rd, members of the NRBC were invited for the ‘Sneak Peek Hard Hat Tour’ through The Student Hotel, to be opened this autumn in Florence.
Later this year, infact, The Student Hotel will be unveiling a seriously cool project: a game-changing hotel and co-living hybrid, with 370 hotel rooms for business and leisure travelers, expats, global nomads and students, complete with an in-house gym, rooftop pool, co-working spaces, bar-restaurant, and much more.
With nine hotels built, eight under construction, and 41 to be open by 2021 The Student Hotel aims to be the world’s largest Complete Connected Community for co-living and co-working. Florence is the first opening of this amazing concept in Italy. More Italian cities will follow in the next future, such as Rome, Bologna and Torino.
Before the start of the Hard Hat Tour, an interesting presentation on the concept was given by Frank Uffen (Director of Partnerships, The Student Hotel) and Marc Sampietro (Regional Operations Director TSH Italy). Pre-tour drinks and bites were perfectly organized by NRBC member Miriam Welsing and her team of the company MIRacoli.
MIRacoli has for this occasion managed to use a private courtyard within walking distance of The Student Hotel, transformed into a colorful reception area, entirely in the colors of TSH.
After the delicious drinks and bites, guests in small groups were personally guided by the staff of TSH to and through the impressive complex under construction of the ‘Palazzo del Sonno’ in Viale Spartaco Lavagnini, including a roof top swimming pool with a breath-taking view on Florence and the surrounding hills.
The Student Hotel in Florence will open its first student rooms this autumn, while the official opening of the entire building is planned for spring 2018.
On May 22, 2017, the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club, organized, in close collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Rome, a very interesting and successful networking evening at the residence of his Excellency, Ambassador Joep Wijnands.
The topic of the evening was behow innovative real estate projects can requalify an urban area and stimulate the local economy.
We are honored that we had the following important speakers among us:
– Frank Uffen, Director of PartnershipsofThe Student Hotel (TSH). TSH is currently themost active Dutch real estate developer in Italy. Mr. Uffen illustrated us shortly howconcepts like TSH (hybrid hotel/student residence)can stimulate theeconomyin acity district. The Student Hotel is currently working on new locations in Bologna, Florence and Rome.
– Carlo De Vito, PresidentofFS Sistemi Urbani(the real estate company of the Italian railways). Mr. De Vito showed us redevelopment proposals of the seven “railway areas” in downtown Milan from various international architecture firms, including Mecanoo, a well-known Dutch architecture firm based in Delft, the Netherlands.
–Alessandro Belli, Head of Tourism Real EstateofCDP Investimenti SGR S.p.A. Mr. Belli presented briefly the role of his fund management company (which is owned by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA, ACRI and ABI) as a potential partner for (i) the Italian public administrations (in order to boost tourism by investing in infrastructure), (ii) hotel management companies (to support growth through the separation of Opco’s/Propco’s and to favor new openings), and (iii) institutional investors (to jointly invest in tourism real estate).
– Paolo Desideri, partnerof the architectural firmABDR. Prof. Paolo Desideri shared three innovative projects realized by his firm in Italy, among which the new high-speed railway station of Rome Tiburtina. NRBC member Gijs Pyckevet, who works at ABDR, has actively participated in the design of this project.
– Adolfo F.L. Baratta, Associate Professor in Architecture Technology, Department of Architecture of the Roma Tre University. Prof. Baratta gave us a brief overview of the development of the Erasmus program in numbers of students moving within Europe in relation to student housing available in the various European cities and the Italian legal framework for the (co)financing of student residences.
Slides of the speakers’ presentations can be requested by sending an e-mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
The NRBC thanks Ambassador Wijnands and his wife Carmen for their hospitality and having contributed in a major manner to a very successful and wonderful evening at their residence in Rome.
We are very pleased to announce that the next NRBC evening will take place on May 22th.
The topic of the evening will be how innovative real estate projects can requalify an urban area and stimulate the local economy.
We are honored to have the following important speakers among us:
– Felix Hillen, Managing Director of The Student Hotel (TSH) and Frank Uffen, Director of Partnerships of TSH. TSH is currently the most active Dutch real estate developer in Italy. Messrs. Hillen and Uffen will illustrate us shortly the TSH concept.
– Carlo De Vito, President of FS Sistemi Urbani (the real estate branch of the Italian railways).
– Alessandro Belli, Head of Tourism Real Estate of CDP Investimenti SGR S.p.A.
– Paolo Desideri, partner of the architectural firm ABDR.
Please note that this NRBC evening is a closed event which is only accessible for members and that available places are limited.
If you would like to participate, for more details please send an RSVP to: email@example.com
At the end of the annual BiciRoma cycling festival in Rome, from Friday May 5th to Sunday, May 7th, on Sunday the Orange Cycle Tour (La Pedalata Arancione) will start again at Piazza del Popolo, in collaboration with the Dutch embassy.
Participation is free, no registration is required.
For € 10 you get a kit with backpack, t-shirt, bandana, roadmap and pencil, and a refreshment on the go. Order online kits and see cycling routes here.
Program: 9:00 pm: gathering and cornetto party. Eventually pick up kit.
9.15 pm: Speeches by, among others, Ambassador Joep Wijnands
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 09:00
Where: Piazza del Popolo, Rome
Since Aprile 2017, the Dutch embassies and consulates in the world have a common global website. Information about Italy can be found on www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/landen/italie, with information on travel, living, working and business in Italy.
We are very pleased to announce that the next NRBC evening will take place on May 22th.
This evening, the top management of The Student Hotel, currently the most active Dutch developer in Italy,will illustrate us shortly how concepts like TSH, can stimulate the economy in a city district. We also plan to invite Italians to speak about urban development projects in Italy. More information will follow.
Please note that this NRBC evening is a closed event which is only accessible for members.
We are pleased to announce the first NRBC evening of 2017 in Florence exactly one month from today!
The evening will take place on 24 March and the theme of the evening will be “Europe“. In those days, it is, after all, 60 years ago that the basis for Europe was formed and that the Treaty of Rome was signed.
Information on location and speaker(s) will follow soon.
With reference to the “Save the Date” we sent out earlier, we are happy to confirm the details of the next networking evening that will be held in Florence onTuesday May 24th!
Theme: What is the goal of the NRBC and who are its members?
The idea is that every present member will give a short introduction of him/herselfand his/her workin the English language. MAX time per person is 3 minutes, similar to the Japanese method calledPecha Kucha!
Following the Pecha Kucha introductions, Angela Mannaerts (President) and Godelieve Cooymans(Vice President) will explain the objectives and thefuture of the NRBC.
The evening continues with a typical Italian Apericena!
We will have two rooms at our disposal, including a covered terrace, where, in case of good weather, we can enjoy our Apericena!
Fees per person: € 25.00 all in for members and € 35.00 all in for guests. If still due, you may consider to take the opportunity to provide for the settlement of your annual fee at the entrance (€ 35,- per person for 2016).
We look forward to seeing you in Florence!
RSVP before or on Friday, May 20th, sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The location disposes of a garage parking for up to 4-5 cars.
The buses that pass close to the location arebuses 11 and 17, leaving from the Central Station. Get off at the Piazza Savonarola stop and then just take a5 minutes’ walk (cross the square diagonally and then continue until halfway the Via Pier Capponi).
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