NRBC evening about Brexit – 13 November next

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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 info@nrbc.it not later than 8 November.

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30th anniversary of the Dutch Praatcafé in Rome

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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.

Marry de Gaay Fortman


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.

Mr. Marius de Gaay Fortman and Mrs. Claudia de Regt

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! 

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Women for Future

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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 Marcegaglia Foundation.

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Sanpaolo Invest meets the companies: services and opportunities

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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.

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Save the Date Rome

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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!

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Save the Date Florence

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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 Landmerk is 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!



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BNR news radio interview with Angela Mannaerts and Godelieve Cooymans on the budget crisis in Italy

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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

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Leontine Streefkerk with Stefano Sanna and SaSa’s Management at Palazzo Velli in Rome for art award on5 July 17.00

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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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