18/04/2023 - DBN Breakfast Talk - The Ocean Cleanup and Indonesian Plastic Bag Diet Movement
Last May 9, we were pleased to welcome two ladies working on prevention of plastic pollution. Stacey Santoso from The Ocean Cleanup and Tiza Mafira from Gerakan Indonesia Diet Kantong Plastik
Stacey offered us a great overview of The Ocean Cleanup’s activities globally and in Indonesia. The Ocean Cleanup obviously started working on cleaning the great patches of plastic that are accumulating in oceans (the biggest one being 3 times the size of France!). Indonesia was their first location for catching plastics before they reach oceans via a river cleanup device.
Tiza’s main aim is preventing that single use plastics are used in the first place. With her NGO GIDKP she was the one pushing for plastic bag levies that later turned into plastic bag bans. Nowadays in over 200 cities and regencies plastic bags are banned in Indonesia. Just replacing it via other materials is not enough for Tiza: she currently works on promoting alternative models of consumption where packaging is reused and refilled.
One of these refill models was also applied to the DBN breakfast talk directly where the coffee was served in reusable cups from Indonesia’s start-up ALLAS
We want to thank Stacey Santoso from The Ocean Cleanup for finding the time for this insightful presentation during her visit to Indonesia, as well as Tiza Mafira from GIDKP for her inspirational talk. We moreover want to thank the Dutch Embassy Indonesia and the Erasmus Huis for hosting this event and all participants for their interest and the valuable questions asked during the Q&A.
18/04/2023 - DBN Breakfast Talk - Dutch Embassy and its role in Indonesia
Breakfast Talk with Dutch Embassy
Representatives from the Dutch Embassy joined the monthly ‘Breakfast Talk’ organized by the Dutch Business Network (DBN) in Indonesia to explain how the embassy can help set up a business in Indonesia.
They gave useful insights on economic diplomacy, trade promotion and investment in the fields of climate, circular economy, sustainable transport, agriculture, life sciences & health and water management.
Over 40 representatives from Dutch companies attended the successful breakfast talk. Arjan Dekker from Witteveen+Bos also shared some examples how the embassy assisted them to do business in Indonesia and make use of the provided instruments provided by the Dutch government.
Thank you Ardi Stoios-Braken, Natasja van der Geest, Robin van Boxtel and Nofalia Nurfitriani from the Dutch Embassy and Arjan Dekker from Witteveen+Bos for their time.
14/03/2023 - DBN Breakfast Talk - IKN
The DBN – Dutch Business Network Indonesia together with the Dutch embassy of Indonesia organized a breakfast meeting on the development of the new national capital of Indonesia, Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN), at the Erasmus Huis Library on Tuesday 14 March 2023.
Agung Wicaksono, Deputy Chair for Funding and Investment of IKN Authority, presented the developments of IKN and the business opportunities for Dutch private sector and knowledge institutions.
The breakfast meeting was well attended by over 60 representatives from Dutch companies and organisations in Indonesia (Royal HaskoningDHV, Signify and Witteveen+Bos), who were given the opportunity to ask questions and present their views. Afterwards there was time for reflection and discussion, while enjoying a freshly brewed coffee.
We want to thank Agung Wicaksono from IKN Authority & the Dutch Business Network and the Dutch Embassy of Indonesia, and look forward to increase the collaboration on Indonesia’s Smart and Sustainable Forest City!
07/03/2023 - DBN New Member's breakfast
On March 7, we invited our new members to a delicious breakfast @KOI Mega Kuningan to get to know each other and some board members.
During this breakfast both our new members and the board had the opportunity to introduce themselves. It was a joyful morning with interesting conversations.
Great to see such diverse people joining DBN. Since our last New Members’ Breakfast we welcomed 15 new members and 2 new sponsors.
Thanks all for joining and Philips & Barentz for your support.
14/02/2023 - DBN Breakfast Talk -UNHCR
We had the honor to host Damla Buyuktaskin from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency on our Breakfast Talk on the 14th of February this year.
The UNHCR strives to empower refugees to build strong social, economic and cultural ties with their host communities, and to strengthen their capacity to lead independent and fulfilling lives. The business community is one of the most important partners of UNHCR globally in terms of joint activities, advocacy and support.
Special Thanks for Damla Buyuktaskin for the detailed presentation and the Erasmus Huis for a great venue as always.
19/01/2023 - DBN New Year's Borrel
On the 19th of January, the Dutch Business Network organised a New Year’s Borrel welcoming the year 2023 with more than 70 members enjoying drinks and snacks from Koi Kemang on their rooftop terrace. During this occasion, our current chair Sander Halsema announced his stepping down and that his position will be taken by Marloes Moerman, together with Max van Laarhoven as Vice Chair. We look forward to organizing many inspiring DBN events in 2023!
A special thanks to Koi Kemang for a great venue!
02/02/2023 - DBN Sponsor Dinner
On the 2nd of February 2023, we welcomed all sponsors of the Dutch Business Network to our Sponsor Appreciation Dinner. We look forward to another great year full of inspiring network events for the growing DBN community in Indonesia!
Special thanks to Txoko Jakarta for accommodating us and to our founding sponsors East West Seeds, Multi Bintang, Royal Haskoning, Damen, and Vopak and our sponsors ABNR Counselors, Air France-KLM, Andriessen Consultancy, Atradius, Barentz, Colliers, De Heus, Friesland Campina, Lion SuperIndo, TOS, Van Oord, Vistra, Witteveen & Bos, Zeelandia, Zi – Argus