10/12/20 - DBN Draait Door Bali
On December 10, DBN hosted the third edition of ‘DBN Draait Door’. A live stream talk show inspired by a TV-show in the Netherlands, hosted by DBN co-founder Erik ten Have.
This edition, the focus and spotlight were on 3 inspiring Bali-based entrepreneurs, who have been hit extra hard by the pandemic due to their businesses being highly dependent on tourism. They shared their experiences on how they have managed to sustain their businesses by finding (new) ways.
- Eelke Plasmeijer: Owner and Founder of Locavore Bali, an innovative modern cuisine concept with local produce to support sustainability in its community.
- Andre Idema: Owner and Founder of Red Carpet Champagne Bar Bali, a small high-end champagne bar in the heart of Seminyak.
- Stijn van Leeuwen: Owner and Founder of Sensorial Management Group Indonesia, a hospitality- and leisure environments concept development firm focusing on community and sustainability.
Due to sickness, unfortunately Andre Idema had to leave the talk show early. Therefore, Gustave de Kok, Owner and Founder at PT Indofungi, a company that produces post-organic exotic mushrooms, jumped in on the spot and kept the conversation going.
We also invited some Bali-based entrepreneurs both DBN members and non-members to join the evening live. Two of our sponsors, AQUA-Danone and Multi Bintang sponsored the evening with Reflections water and Bintang and Heineken beer.
Many thanks to all for the great talk and the insights about the situation in Bali.
20/11/2020 - Networking Breakfast | World Entrepreneurs’ Day
On Friday November 20, 2020, the Dutch business community celebrated the ‘Day of the Entrepreneur. As DBN we organized a small-scale entrepreneurial breakfast at KOI Restaurant in Mega Kuningan. Alain Cornill, owner of KOI, kicked-off the event with an inspiring talk about his entrepreneurial experience in Jakarta and how he is surviving in these challenging times. After that, while enjoying a delicious croissant, we discussed our businesses challenges as also current business opportunities.
Our first in-person event in eight months time was a great success with a small group of inspiring entrepreneurs. Thanks all for joining us and thanks to Alain Cornill for having us at KOI.
17/11/2020 - Second Virtual Coffee Corner with New Members
On November 17, we organized DBN’s second virtual coffee corner to meet & greet DBN’s new members. In October and November quite some new people joined DBN. Some of these members just recently moved to Jakarta.
In DBN’s virtual coffee corner, both the new members and the DBN board members got the time to introduce themselves. The board also answered questions and gave a small introduction on DBN. It was nice to shortly see and speak to our new members and welcome them to DBN.
5/11/20 - DBN/ADCN Webinar: Building Back Better
On November the 5th DBN proudly hosted the monthly ADCN Webinar with a very special guest: Paul Polman.
Paul Polman, former global CEO of Unilever and Co-Founder of IMAGINE, spoke about building back better for a green, inclusive and resilient recovery in ASEAN. He shared how this is a unique moment in time and space that we can leverage to double-down on sustainability. Mr. Polman believes that the corporate world should lead the way, while working together closely with governments, NGO’s, youth organizations and other stakeholders. He inspired us to take action and shared some concrete ways in which any business, large or small, can contribute and make a difference.
Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia, provided an insightful opening speech, while Corine Tap, SVP Danone Water for South East Asia & President Director Aqua Danone Indonesia, was poised and on-point as moderator of this session.
Many thanks to Paul Polman, Corine Tap and Vincent Piket for delivering such an inspiring webinar. Now let’s get to work to build back better.
13/10/2020 - Virtual Coffee Corner with New Members
On October 13, we organized DBN’s first virtual coffee corner to meet & greet DBN’s new members now that we still cannot organize face to face events. In August and September, in total 8 new members joined DBN. Most of these new members have already been in Indonesia for several years and now felt the need, more than ever, to connect with DBN and its network. In DBN’s virtual coffee corner, both the new members and the DBN board members introduced themselves. The board also answered questions and gave an intro on DBN. It was nice to shortly see and speak to our new members and welcome them to DBN.
08/10/2020 - DBN Draait Door
On October 8, DBN hosted the second edition of ‘DBN Draait Door’. A live stream talk show inspired by a TV-show in the Netherlands, hosted by DBN co-founder Erik ten Have.
This time, the spotlight was on 3 inspiring companies that have been offering good services despite COVID-19:
- Robbert Deusing, founder of Titik Pintar, an educational technology company that is offering an application to make learning fun for kids at elementary school age.
- Innandya Irawan, founder of Carbon Ethics, an NGO that aims to inspire and enable climate action while improving the livelihood of communities through community-based-Blue Carbon Ecosystem conservation.
- Krishnan Menon, CEO and founder of BukuKas, a fintech start-up helping SMEs to grow their business.
Many thanks to our three inspiring guests for their insights and stories, and our moderator for a successful second edition of DBN Draait Door.
23/09/2020 - Webinar: Predictive Simulation and Digital Twin
On Wednesday September 23, DBN hosted a webinar on Predictive Simulation and Digital Twin, in which Bart Brink, Global Director Digital Twin at Royal Haskoning DHV was our guest speaker. This sharing session focused on how leading companies are using this core technology of the Industry 4.0 revolution to gain new foresight that has previously not been available to decision-makers.
This webinar delved into what Predictive Simulation is and how it can be used to create highly visual and accurate digital twin models of dynamic, real-life assets, systems and processes to drive operational and investment decisions. Bart Brink shared his vision and use cases on Digital Twins in industry and how they will change the way we plan and work.
28/07/2020 - Webinar | Expanding Business during a Pandemic - with De Heus Indonesia
On the 28th of July, DBN hosted a webinar about expanding business during COVID-19, in which Kay de Vreese, Managing Director at De Heus Indonesia, one of DBN’s sponsors, was our guest speaker. In this webinar, Kay spoke about the recent acquisitions of De Heus in Indonesia including the key take outs and learnings.
We would like to thank Kay de Vreese for his time and insightful presentation.
29/06/20 - Webinar | The Future Of Travel After COVID-19
On the 29th of June, DBN hosted, for the first time, a regional webinar in cooperation with the ASEAN-Dutch Chamber Network. The six chambers within ADCN take turns to host ADCN-webinars and these webinars are open to view for all ADCN chamber members.
Our guest speakers were Roland Coppens from Air France-KLM and Menno Stokman and Jasper Heslinga from the Centre of Expertise Leisure Tourism & Hospitality (CELTH). CELTH started the webinar by giving insightful information on the implications of COVID-19 on travel now and in the future. After zooming in on four explorative scenarios published by CELTH, Roland took over and he illustrated how Air France-KLM deals with the COVID-19 situation in the SEA & Oceania region.
We would like to thank Roland, Menno and Jasper for their time and insightful presentation and Erik ten Have for moderating this digital ASEAN gathering.
04/06/2020 Webinar | with the Dutch Embassy
On June 4th DBN hosted a DBN-Member-only-Webinar with the Dutch Embassy Jakarta as guest. Ms Ardi Stoios – Braken, Deputy Ambassador, Mr Joost Nuijten Deputy Economic Team and Mr Franklin Nesvadba, Head of the Consulair Team were present in the one hour webinar on behalf of the Embassy.
Ms Ardi Stoios – Braken, opened the webinar after which Gustaaf opened the floor to questions as the webinar was mainly a Q&A session. We had anticipated many questions related to the current economical situation but the majority of the questions were related to Immigration. Both by DBN members on the ground and DBN members currently out of Indonesia, who shared their concerns on how to obtain a new stay and/or work permit while not in Indonesia. Most questions could be answered on the spot by Mr Franklin and those that needed a bit more looking into were answered at a later moment offline.
A webinar without a flyer and without any photo’s yet a webinar that clearly served a purpose and one that was highly appreciated by DBN members.
07/04/2020 Webinar | COVID-19 and my business
On Tuesday April 7, DBN hosted its first webinar with the topic: COVID-19 and my business, in which Mike Broomell, CEO of Colliers Indonesia, shared his experiences on previous crises and what lessons he learned from these crises that will help to handle the current crisis. After that, there was a panel discussion with three experts:
- Labor: Indra Setiawan, Partner at ABNR
- Legal: Frédéric Draps, Partner at Ashurst
- Tax: Jaap Zwaan, Partner at KPMG Indonesia
After the panel discussion, there was room for some questions from participants.
10/03/20 - Economic Mission to Indonesia | Various Events
The second week of March was marked by the highly anticipated Dutch Economic Mission to Indonesia led by King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.
Day 1 of the Dutch Trade Mission, DBN, together with the Economic Department of the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta, Co-hosted a lunch for Mr Peter Potman, Deputy Director-General Foreign Trade at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Over lunch, Corine Tap, Joos Louwerier, Charles Vincent, Sander Kokke, Jochanan Senf, Jaap Zwaan, Joost Nuijten and DBN Chair Sandra van Hellemond, updated Mr Potman on the economic situation in Indonesia and shared with him the art of doing business in Indonesia.
Day 2 of the Dutch Trade Mission was a special day for DBN as we signed a MoU between the Dutch Business Network Indonesia (represented by DBN Chair Sandra van Hellemond) and NLinBusiness (represented by Edo Offerhaus) on future cooperation to support Dutch Businesses looking to trade with and/or set up in Indonesia. Hans de Boer (Chairman VNO/NCW), whom prior to the signing was updated by DBN Vice-Chair Gustaaf Reerink on the current situation of doing business in Indonesia, witnessed the signing.
In the evening DBN Treasurer Matthijs Wiggers had the honor to be on stage celebrating the newly signed MoU in the official presence of Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigrid Kaag, Hans de Boer (Chairman VNO/NCW) and the Indonesian Minister of Trade Agus Suparmanto.
During the Trade Lunch on the second day (10 March) of the Dutch Trade Mission, DBN together with Nuffic Neso Indonesia and NLinBusiness, invited 22 Jakarta based service suppliers to connect with delegates of the Mission in the Shangri-La Hotel. The service providers were able to answer questions on different services – e.g. Legal, Tax, Finance, HR & Business development – that new investors in Indonesia may need. Nanya Burki, Board member DBN and Head of Business Development & Partnerships Nuffic Neso: “By bringing Holland Alumni into the trade relationship we showed our contribution to human capital development in Indonesia.”
26/02/20 - DBN Draait Door | Cliff Go, Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn and Sandra Pompe
On 26 February DBN hosted a ‘first’ with ‘DBN Draait Door’. A talkshow, inspired by De Wereld Draait Door, hosted by DBN co-founder Erik ten Have. This first edition hosted 3 guests:
– Cliff Go, organizer of the upcoming Formula E race in Jakarta
– Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn, founder of Forestwise
– Sandra Pompe, Coordinator for the Economic Mission to Indonesia in March 2020.
It was an inspiring evening, with thanks to our talk-show guests and talk-show host and the 40+ viewers.
04/02/20 - Dutch Business Breakfast | Stopping Plastic Pollution in Indonesia within a generation | Arthur Neeteson
Arthur Neeteson, leads SYSTEMIQ’s national-level plastic work in Indonesia. He has set up the National Plastic Action Partnership in Indonesia, an initiative of World Economic Forum for which his team has developed a comprehensive overview of Indonesia’s plastic situation (report to be launched in March) and set up a CEO- / DG-level public-private cooperation platform.
Indonesia is one of the countries that ‘leaks’ most plastic waste into the world’s oceans – a function of its long coastline, high population and the fact that 61% of waste goes uncollected. At the same time, Indonesia is seen as one of the countries where change is happening. The President targets a 70% reduction in ocean plastic leakage by 2025 and dozens of private and non-profit initiatives have sprung up across the archipelago. During this breakfast, Arthur shared unreleased data about the plastic situation in Indonesia today. Drawing on fieldwork that has brought household waste collection to >40,000 people in the last 18 months, and on national policy discussions, Arthur offered suggestions for how to achieve a 70% ocean plastics reduction in 2025, and for how to eliminate plastic pollution within a generation.
We would like to thank Arthur for his insightful presentation.
30/01/20 AGM | NY Drinks
When DBN was founded, in March 2018, we decided to have short & transparent AGM’s. That’s why the two AGM’s we had so far have only been 30 minutes and all financials fit a few slides.
Gustaaf Reerink (Chairman 2019) wished all a successful 2020 and gave a short recap on 2019, Matthijs Wiggers (Treasurer) presented DBN’s financials, Corine Tap (Chairman of the European Business Chamber) gave a short presentation on EuroCham after which Gustaaf handed over the chair to Sandra van Hellemond. Sandra (Chair DBN for 2020) her first act was a very crucial one: opening the dinner buffet. The evening was a DBN members-only evening.