NRBC evening Rome on 7 March 2018 commercial business growth services and e-commerce in Italy

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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.

For more information please contact us at:

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Rome 22 May – how innovative real estate projects can requalify an urban area & stimulate the local economy

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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:
We look forward to seeing you next week in Rome!


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NRBC Evening Rome with The Student Hotel

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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.


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News from Tessa Vrijmoed of Beyond the Colosseum (in Dutch language)

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Published on 05 March 2017 on You Tube

Het Colosseum voorbij: lezingen voor scholieren op locatie in Rome

Als classica verhuisde Tessa Vrijmoed in 2008 naar Rome. Destijds was ze pas afgestudeerd en trok haar het ‘nieuwe en spannende’ van het buitenland aan. Ook uw leerlingen staan op het punt een belangrijke keuze te maken: wat gaan zij doen na hun diploma?

In een interactieve lezing vertelt Tessa hoe het is om als twintigjarige je vaderland achter je te laten en zonder enig contact een nieuw leven op te bouwen. Het actuele leven in Rome fascineert haar nog iedere dag: ze beschrijft het in haar columns op en meerdere keren per week op haar nieuwsplatform Beyond the Colosseum.
Wat doet een Romein als hij twee mensen op straat ziet zoenen? Waar komt het nonchalante gedrag van werknemers in de publieke sector vandaan? Is Marcello Mastroianni’s filosofische opmerking voor de Trevifontein in La Dolce Vita nog altijd actueel? Waar moet je op je volgende bezoek naar Rome absoluut naartoe?

Dat zijn zomaar wat vragen die aan bod zouden kunnen komen tijdens haar presentatie. De leerlingen zullen niet alleen maar hoeven luisteren. Ze worden aan het denken gezet door typisch Romeinse situaties en ze leren wat romanesco, het Romeinse dialect waarin het Latijn soms nog duidelijker zichtbaar is dan in het Italiaans.

Hebt u interesse in een dergelijk programma als u straks met uw leerlingen in Rome bent? Neem dan contact met Tessa Vrijmoed op voor meer informatie omtrent tarieven en reservering: info@beyondthecolosseum

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Pecha Kucha NRBC Networking evening in Florence on May 24th!

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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 on Tuesday 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/herself and his/her work in the English language. MAX time per person is 3 minutes, similar to the Japanese method called Pecha Kucha!

Following the Pecha Kucha introductions, Angela Mannaerts (President) and Godelieve Cooymans (Vice President) will explain the objectives and the future of the NRBC.

The evening continues with a typical Italian Apericena

Time: 19.00 hours

Ristorante – Gin bar ‘I CINQUE SENSI’
Via Pier Capponi 3/Ar
50132 Firenze – Italia
Tel +39 055 5000315
Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa
Navigator GPS: 
Lat. 43,779087 – Lng. 11,267903

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:

The location disposes of a garage parking for up to 4-5 cars.

Public Transport:

The buses that pass close to the location are buses 11 and 17, leaving from the Central Station. Get off at the Piazza Savonarola stop and then just take a 5 minutes’ walk (cross the square diagonally and then continue until halfway the Via Pier Capponi).
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Kings day celebration in Rome

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Kings day celebration for all Dutch people in Rome and surroundings in the middle of the nature but nearby Rome, with:

  • Dutch treats i.e. pannenkoeken, stroopwafels, poffertjes, bitterballen
  • Vrijmarkt i.e. books, dvd, toys
  • Dutch games as koekhappen, ezeltjeprik, spijkerpoepen

Furthermore: activities and games with donkeys for adults and children with Damiano Biscossi of the Donkey project.

From 15:00 until 18:00 o’clock. Dress code: orange!
Registration needed before 20, please indicate the number of people (adults and children), and eventual interest in a sellers place at the Vrijmarkt.

Entrance fee: € 12, 50 p.p.

Did you already renew your NRBC membership for 2016?
In that case, you only pay €7, 50!

We will provide the registration desk with the updated member list.

The Kings day celebration will not be canceled in case of bad weather.
Organization: Nederlands-Italiaanse VerenigingNRBC, the Dutch School in Rome ‘t Kofschip.
Supported by the Dutch Embassy, the Friezenkerk, the Dutch Praatcafé in Rome and

When: Saturday 30 April 2016 at 15:00 hours
Where: La Fattoria di Chiara e Arianna
Via del Cantelmo 43
5 minutes from the GRA, exit Pisana

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NRBC evening in Rome 19 November 2015 Communication: Improve your image staying true to yourself

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On November 19th, 2015, in Rome we welcomed Karin Jironet, co-founder of InClaritasand Juliette Kouters and Renee van Zandvoort of Imago Su Misura.

Karin Jironet
She is co-founder of InClaritas, a foundation for future governance, that guides global organizations towards greater cohesion, harmony andimpact and specializes in applying spiritual principles to the problems of modernity, as these can be found in boardroom dynamics. Among her clients she can count on important banks as ABN-AMRO, ING, and the Dutch Central Bank.
Dr. Jironet is an internationally published author of articles and books onnew approaches to organizational development as well as on the daily practice of leadership.

The Art of Personality
People around the world tend to agree that personality is not restricted to outer expression only, but, that personality flows forth from within. It is when you express yourself coherently with your inner feeling of ‘me’ that makes others perceive you as authentic. In this workshop we will play with ways of bridging your inner life and images of yourself with its outer expressions.

Imago su Misura
Juliette Kouters and Renee van Zandvoort of Imago Su Misura offer a wide variety of services to enhance your personal style, color, identity and image.Imago Su Misura offers consultancy services as well is functioning as aninternational training institute. Online and offline. They focus on the people within companies and organisations.

Do you work in your outfit, or does your outfit work for you?
Research proves that clothing has an effect on the psychological mindset. Someone who is formally dressed, feels more competent, creative and rational than his colleagues in casual outfits.
During this lecture you will learn how you can make your identity and qualities visible in your clothing.
How would it be if your clothes and image express who you truly are?

After the presentations there was time to personally talk with them enjoying a rich Italian Apericena.

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