Who we are

The Dutch Business Network is a network of entrepreneurs & professionals, whom all have a link to The Netherlands, who meet regularly to learn, network and provide support in doing business in Indonesia. Our (virtual) events vary from monthly business breakfast meetings with inspiring guest speakers to yearly Herring parties, round table discussions, company visits and webinars.

All events are conducted in English and take place in Indonesia, mainly in Jakarta, and are open to members free of charge. Non-member guests can join most events upon payment of an event-fee.

Check our event page for upcoming events and sign up for our newsletter to get updates on events and other interesting news regarding our network.

What our members say

A small overview of what our members have to say about DBN Indonesia:

Lars Schaumann - Country Manager Indonesia at Vopak - Founding Sponsor -

Within a short period of time the Dutch Business Network has become a very relevant platform and business relationship multiplier for Dutch, international and local companies in Indonesia.

Next to organising cross industry and service sector events, trade missions, trainings on trending economic, regulatory and/or other relevant matters, the DBN is capable of providing assistance and guidance to small, medium and large MNC companies on a comprehensive range of topics, such as but not limited to access to key authorities, government bodies and other important institutions.

For the company representatives on the ground in Indonesia, the informal network is further more an important pool of collective intelligence to navigate the business in a growing, dynamic but at times also challenging and complex market environment.

We are a very satisfied and also proud founding member of the DBN and can recommend any company to become a member of this very hands-on and valuable business network.

Johan Boeijenga - CEO at PT. Lion Super Indo (AholdDelhaize) - Sponsor -

I can thoroughly recommend the DBN to any company, start-up or multi-national, local or international, with a link to the Netherlands. The DBN is a great example of a well-run and flexible network platform to exchange ideas and experiences, to learn and to search for support if necessary. The long term connections through the DBN are priceless. Don’t forget at the end we are, professionally and personally, stronger together in this exciting, challenging part of the world.

Pascal Caubo - General Manager at InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar -

It was a good decision to become a member of the DBN. The network gatherings we have had in Jakarta, as well as the WhatsApp group during COVID-19, and now the webinars, are extremely informative. So thank you DBN and keep up the great work!