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The Dragons Business Club and the Netherlands China Business Council organize a book presentation “Fabels over China” by dr. Jan van der Putten on Wednesday October 9th.


Date: Wednesday 9 October, 16.30 – 19.00 uur

Location: Kasteel De Wittenburg, Landgoed de Wittenburg, Wassenaar


For members of DBC this event is complimentary.

For non-members of DBC, the costs will be € 25 per person (presentation and the networking drinks)






About the guest speaker

Dr. Jan van der Putten was from 1968 to 2003 correspondent in France, Greece, Latin-America, Italy, Eastern-Mediterranean and China. He worked a.o. for the NRC Handelsblad, Volkskrant, De Groene Amsterdammer.

In 2003 he established “Eyes on China”. He is an author (a.o. De Groene en Argus) and speaks on radio and during events in the Netherlands about China and Israël. He wrote 11 books about China. His latest book is called: ” Fabels over China: Hardnekkige westerse misvattingen over de nieuwe wereldmacht.’’ And covers Western misperceptions about China.

Seminar: The Greater Bay Initiative

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Event 2 july









Tuesday 2 July, 14:00 – 21:30 hrs

Dragons Business Club in collaboration with the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Invest HK and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council have the pleasure of inviting our members to attend the seminar: The Greater Bay Initiative, a rival to Silicon Valley and Wall Street?

The Seminar, Cocktail and Dinner will be held at the Mainport Hotel by Inntel in the heart of Rotterdam on Tuesday 2nd July.

Seminar theme: The Greater Bay Initiative: a rival to Silicon Valley and Wall Street?

The goal of the Greater Bay Area initiative is to build a world-class city cluster across the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau region. By 2030, the region is expected to play a leading role in advanced manufacturing, innovation, shipping, trade and finance, not only in China, but in the world.

The line-up of speakers will give the participants insights in the current developments, innovations and opportunities for Dutch businesses in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.



14:00 hrs            Registration, Coffee and Tea

14:30 hrs            Seminar Session 1

15:45 hrs            Break

16:05 hrs            Seminar Session 2

17:30 hrs            Cocktail Reception

18:30 hrs            Dinner

21:30 hrs            End of Dinner


Seminar, Reception and Dinner –
Members of Dragons Business Club


(value 180 euro excl. VAT)

Seminar – non-members Complimentary
Seminar, Reception and Dinner – non-members Register via NHKBA

Registration in advance is required! To attend the Seminar: The Greater Bay Initiative Event, please kindly register in advance before June 28th 2019 (10am).

To register, please click here.
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Cancellation conditions / No-show In case you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know via e-mail: before 28th June 2019(10am). When you have not cancelled or notified us by so, we will need to charge the cancellation fees/ no-show fees of EUR 180,00 per person.

Mainport Hotel by Inntel
Leuvehaven 77

Accessibility & Parking

  • The venue is accessible by car and public transport
  • By car: different parking locations available close to the hotel
  • Metro station Leuvehaven < 250 meter

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday July 2nd in Rotterdam.

With kind regards,
Dragons Business Club




Christmas Charity Event 13 December 2018

Dragons Businessclub - Christmas charity event 2018We are delighted to announce that this year’s Dragons Businessclub Christmas Charity Event will take place on 13 December 2018. Following last year’s success, this year’s venue will be Kasteel de Wittenburg in Wassenaar. This wonderful and historical castle sets the scene for a spectacular Christmas Charity Event with entertainment, drinks and dinner.


Foundation Eline
The charity for this year’s event will be Eline Foundation. The objective of Eline Foundation is to support children in the Chongqing municipality in southwest China who have the intellectual capacities to finish middle and high school, but lack the financial means. Foundation Eline provides small scholarships to Chinese children to alleviate the costs of tuition, housing, daily subsistence and travel. More information can be found on



18:00 Registration
Drinks & appetizers
18:30 Welcome by the Dragons Businessclub
Three-course dinner
Charity presentations
Auction and Lottery
22:15 Networking
23:00 Closing


As usual, we will offer different sponsor packages and we invite you to donate items for the charity auction and lottery. All proceeds this evening will go to this year’s charity organization. Please send an email to: or contact: mrs. Nga Yau Wong, tel. 06-2026 7733.

Admission Fee

  • Members of the Dragons Businessclub: €55,- per person
  • Members of Guanxi or VNC: €80,- per person
  • Non-members: €95,- per person

Admission fee is including sit-down dinner, all drinks and one lottery ticket.
The admission fee can be paid in cash at the registration desk or via pin.

Registration in advance is required

To attend the Christmas Charity Event, please kindly register in advance before 10 December, noon.


In case you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know via e-mail before 10 December, noon.
If you cancel your registration after this date or if you have not notified us that you are not able to attend this event before that date, we will charge you for incurred costs of € 95, – per person.

Kasteel de Wittenburg: Landgoed de Wittenburg 1, 2244 BV Wassenaar
Free parking is available at the castle.

Please kindly indicate your preference for the menu and any special dietary requirements on the online registration form. The dress code for this evening will be festive.

We look forward to welcoming you on 13 December 2018 in Wassenaar!


Dragons Businessclub Christmas Charity Event 2018 is made possible by: (Sponsors)