The Board is extremely pleased to announce a special evening to be held in Rome on 13 November 2019 regarding a much debated and current topic: Brexit.
We have been able to invite two very interesting speakers; Miles Johnson, Financial Times’ Bureau Chief in Rome, who will speak about the recent history leading up to Brexit, the current developments, the position of the UK post Brexit and the future of London as one of Europe’s financial centers, plus Laura Travaglini, trade advisor of the employers’ association Confindustria, who will illustrate various scenarios and operative implications for EU companies that export to the UK (including customs’ issues).
The evening will be held on 13 November next. For information and registration send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 8 November.
On 24 October 2019, the Board of the NRBC was largely represented at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Dutch Praatcafé in Rome. Special speaker of the evening was Mrs. Marry de Gaay Fortman, Partner of the known law firm Houthoff, President of the Dutch association “Stichting Topvrouwen” and author of the book “Verdrink geen dooie eend”. The subject of her talk was: “De Kunst van de Beminnelijke Doeltreffendheid” (The Art of Amiable Effectiveness). Marry spoke about her career as a woman in a men’s world. The most important suggestions were: don’t waste energy on negative situations or sleepers – “dead ducks” – and never underestimate the power of amiability.
As said, the Dutch Praatcafé is celebrating its 30th birthday this month, so it was also a very festive evening. Certain persons received a Praatcafé award, such as NRBC Treasurer Claudia de Regt for all she has done for the Praatcafé and the Dutch community in Rome during the last 20 years.
We thank the organiser of the Dutch Praatcafé, Marius
de Gaay Fortman (and also his wife Sonneke), for the kind invitation and for a
great and inspiring evening, which was also the perfect occasion for meeting
new people and catching up with old friends!
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 Italian 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.
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!
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