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Dragons Businessclub Event – Start Up China



Dragons Businessclub Event – Start Up China
Tuesday 27 June 2017
Venue: B. Amsterdam, Johan Huizingalaan 763A Amsterdam


Dear Madam, Sir, dear Dragons Businessclub Members,

Dragons Businessclub would like to cordially invite you to our event Start Up China at the B. Amsterdam.

B. Amsterdam is the biggest startup ecosystem in Europe. B. is a creative work space for innovation, education, and growth. Building a bridge between startups, creatives, and corporates and bring them together, setting up ways to connect with-, learn from- and grow with each other. More information:



17:30 Registration
18:00 Welcome by Dragons Businessclub
18:15 Introduction by B. Amsterdam
18:30 Key note speech by Mr. Carl Rohde, professor Future Forecasting and Innovation
19:30 Dinner and networking
21:00 Carriages


Professor Carl Rohde
Carl Rohde is professor Future Forecasting and Innovation.
He conducts the biggest trend research – the Cool City Hunt project- with 47 universities and about 10,000 students worldwide. Together they construct local and global validated trends for many industries and sectors. These validated trends are the building bricks for Serious Innovation and Concepting. In the Netherlands Rohde is professor Applied Sciences in Amsterdam and the Hague (hotelschool). He co-founded the biggest educational trends institute in the Netherland – International Lifestyle Studies at Fontys Universities. In 2012 the city of Shanghai awarded him as the first professor Future Forecasting and Innovation in China. Professor Rohde presents the trends from Sao Paulo to Shanghai.
More information:



Members Dragons Businessclub Complimentary
Members VNC and Guanxi EUR 38.25
Others EUR 45.00



Registration in advance is required!
If you have not registered in advance, admission fees of EUR 65.00 will be charged at the door.

To attend this Start Up China event, please kindly register in advance before 24 June 2017.

To register, please click here.

Cancellation conditions / No-show

In case you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know via e-mail before 24 June 2017.
If you cancel your registration or if you have not notified us by e-mail that you are not able to attend this event before the deadline, cancellation fees/no-show fees will be charged of the amount of EUR 65.00 per person.



B. Amsterdam, Johan Huizingalaan 763A, 1066 VH, Amsterdam


Accessibility & Parking

The venue is accessible by car and public transport. Parking is at behind the building at the parking deck. Exit vouchers of EUR 8.00 are available at the reception desk. A route description is enclosed in the registration confirmation.

We look forward to welcoming you on 27 June 2017 in Amsterdam!


With kind regards,


Dragons Businessclub

Event report: Dragons Cafe- Spring Networking Event

By Yidong Tao

On 4 April 2017, Dragons Businessclub organized a Dragons Café event at Eau Lounge in Rotterdam. Nearly 50 guests attended it and enjoyed a pleasant evening. Mr. Igor Nuijten, secretary of Dragons Businessclub, started the event with a warm welcome to the guests. The theme of this night was the role that Chinese talents play in the Sino-Dutch business. Three guest speakers gave presentations closely focused on the theme, and followed by a panel discussion. On this special night, the winner of the Dragons Business Award 2017 was also announced.



Presentations and Panel Discussion
Ms. Uling Hu, board member of Dragons Businessclub, hosted the presentation and panel discussion session. She first conducted a lively interactive activity with all guests. The guests expressed their agreement on the high demand for Chinese talents in the Sino-Dutch business. They also shared their own opinions and business experience.



Three guest speakers were introduced and invited to the stage. Mr. Henry Jin, business HR Leader of Cargill, shared his opinion on what kind of talents are needed in an international company, based on his 23-year HR working experience. Mr. Ming Luo, founder and managing partner of Synnray, stood from the perspective of job seekers and provided suggestions on how Chinese talents choose appropriate companies in the Netherlands. Ms. Valérie Hoeks, co-founder of China Inroads, has rich experience in supporting European companies to establish cooperation with Chinese partners. She emphasized the necessity of recruiting Chinese talents.

Following the presentation, the guest speakers and the audience continued a exciting discussion on the role of Chinese talents in the Sino-Dutch business._DBC0079


Dragons Business Award 2017
Dragons Business Award is designated to a member of Dragons Businessclub who has achieved significant success in the Sino- Dutch business. This year, GIA/Jiahe Shengde stood out amongst the nominees and became the winner of the Dragons Business Award 2017. Mr. Kurt Wu, the representative from GIA/Jiahe Shengde received the award from Mr. Michael Pronk (1421 Consulting Group, winner 2016) and thanked their excellent team in his speech.

The event ended with a dinner buffet. With the attractive night view of the Maas River and the Erasmus Bridge, the guests enjoyed tasty food and wine, whilst meeting new contacts and expanding their business network.