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  • 17 Jan 2020 12:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On 16th January 2020, together with the Embassy of Canada, we held our annual New Year Kick-off at the Ambassadors Official Residence. During the festivities, we awarded our first Lucky Loonie of the year to Don Paauwe of Canuck Dispensing Equipment.

    Don Paauwe, HE Lisa Helfand, Sandra Brandenburg
    Left to right: HE Ambassador Lisa Helfand, Sandra Brandenburg, Don Paauwe

    Refer a New Member and Receive Your Own Lucky Loonie!

    Your membership and support are vital for the continuation of the NCCC. In 2017 we celebrated 25 years of being registered with the ‘Kamer van Koophandel’.

    As a non-for-profit organization, members provide us with the resources necessary for events, networking and other important work that we do on behalf of our members. To ensure a vibrant and active Chamber for the next 25 years, members finding new members will be rewarded with a Lucky Loonie.

  • 03 Dec 2019 11:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    26th November 2019 was the date for our Annual Luncheon and Award Ceremony. Following positive feedback from last year regarding the food, location, parking and atmosphere, we once again chose the waterside restaurant Plantage 87.

    A proud Eveline van Sandick, CEO of Attached - language intelligence, received our Business of the Year Award, which was presented by the Canadian Ambassador, H.E. Lisa Helfand, during a ceremony sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Already doing business in Canada and about to open an office in Toronto, their North American adventure has only just begun. "We consider the award a huge encouragement for the path we have chosen and look forward to the next steps on our road of international expansion" said Ms Sandick. Besides the award, Ms Sandick also received a return flight to Toronto from KLM.

    Congratulations also went to Jessie Brockhoff of Handelsroute, winner of the Young Professional & Entrepreneur Award. Jessie has worked on a number of bi-lateral missions between Canada and the Netherlands. Although she has family in Canada, she very kindly chose to donate her free ticket from KLM to a Canadian WWII veteran who will be coming over next May for the 75th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of the Netherlands in Groesbeek.

    This year we also gave a special 'Lifetime Achievement Award' to KLM for reaching the amazing milestone of 100 years of flying! The award was presented to Harm Kreulen, Senior Vice President, Commercial Division Benelux.

    A Lucky Loonie was awarded to Judith Baguley who works for the Trade Commissioners department at the Canadian Embassy.

    New members Margriet Dekkers of the University of Twente and Saskia van Steijn from WestJet were welcomed and presented with an NCCC plaque.

    We were all treated to a free copy of a new book, What is Water?: How Young Leaders Can Thrive in an Uncertain World by Kayvan Kian.

    All the pictures from the event can be found here.

  • 10 Oct 2019 16:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is our great pleasure to welcome the new Ambassador of the Canada to the Netherlands, Her Excellency Lisa Helfand.
    On October 9th, H.E. Ms. Helfand was received by H.M. King Willem-Alexander to present her credentials.
    We would like to wish Ms. Helfand very successful and fulfilling years in the Netherlands.

    Foto: http://koninklijkhuis.nl

  • 27 Sep 2019 11:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last week was a busy week for the NCCC. Sadly, we had to bid farewell to Ambassador Nolke. During our Patrons Dinner, we presented her with a gift and flowers and thanked her for all her support. We wish her all the best as she prepares for a well-earned retirement.


    Mayor Jim Watson and the City of Ottawa hosted 2 wonderful events in Den Haag and Amsterdam. The tourism folks did a great job and lots of people were talking to me about going to visit there in the near future. High Tech and Innovation clusters featured Cybersecurity and Autonomous Driving amongst others, showing how attractive the area is. Well done!


    The 75th anniversary of the start of Operation Market Garden saw thousands of people visit a WWII base camp set up in Schijndel. The event was marked with a week of parades, remembrance ceremonies, concerts and parachute drops. Amazingly, one of the veterans, former UK paratrooper Sandy Cortmann, took part in the jump at the ripe old age of 97!  #friendship75


       
       


  • 31 May 2019 18:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Individuals and Corporate Members of the NCCC are supporting the Faces To Graves foundation.

    WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

    The organisation was set up to pay tribute to those young Canadian soldiers who lost their lives so far away from home fighting for our freedom. In May 2020 we will mark the 75th anniversary of liberation at the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Most of their comrades and fellow soldiers who are still living are not able to make the trip over from Canada to do this any longer. So it is up to us to remember them.

    When you realize that there are 2590 names on the headstones and 1029 names of missing soldiers on the Memorial Wall, you begin to feel the enormity of their sacrifice. And not to forget the headstones of unidentified casualties with only the words: ‘Known unto God’.  We would like to recognize every single soldier by a photo and the story of his life, so they will never be forgotten.

    Photo credit Julie Allen

    Please feel free to share the attached brochure with your Canadian connections to spread the word and find more soldiers and their families. Faces To Graves.pdf

    If anyone is interested in volunteering their time or would like to make a donation to support the work, please contact the office.

    Many thanks

    Julie Allen

    Photo Credit Julie Allen

  • 12 Feb 2019 11:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    During the visit of Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands to Canada in  October 2018, The Embassy of the Netherlands to Ottawa, the Consulate General of the Netherlands to Toronto, the NCCC and handelsroute.nl co-organized a bilateral trade event. During this event PM Rutte from the Netherlands, Parliamentary Secretary Omar Alghabra, Ambassador Sabine Nölke and several business leaders explained how the bilateral trade between our nations benefit from CETA.


  • 28 Jan 2019 13:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NCCC is pleased to welcome the following new members;

    Bruce Ferguson, Fourkind BV
    Hans van 't Woud, BlackShore
    Wesley van Breda, Sweco Nederland
    YuriSchaap, Schaap Interim Food Services

  • 10 Dec 2018 13:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NCCC is pleased to welcome the following new members;

    Emmanuel Polman
    Rens Vermue, The Farm Route BV
    Brock Clermont, Clermark Equestrian Inc.

  • 06 Dec 2018 10:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Magnet Forensics, winner of this year’s NCCC Business of the Year Award.

    The Award was presented to Marco de Moulin by H.E. Ambassador Nolke during the NCCC Annual Luncheon on 13th November.
    Magnet Forensics Inc are based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and are a global leader in developing digital investigative software for smartphone, cloud, and computer examinations. Their flagship product, Internet Evidence Finder, has become the standard for digital investigations related to terrorism, child exploitation and cybercrimes. Their products are used by over 2,500 agencies across 92 countries, primarily serving the public sector. The company was founded in 2011 and has grown to 85 FTE. Magnet Forensics is included in the PROFIT 500 listing and was ranked 9th place in its first year. They recently acquired the Dutch company Tracks Inspector, which offers an intuitive, web-based solution that puts digital investigations into the hands of detectives, analysts, and case officers, enabling easy review of digital evidence early in an investigation and allowing forensic specialists to conduct targeted forensic analysis. Magnet Forensics adds a robust review platform for non-technical stakeholders of an investigation to its product portfolio and has opened its main European office within the Hague Security Delta, including a technical department providing new jobs in the near future.
    Read more here

    Further congratulations go to Hans van ‘t Woud, Founder of Blackshore, this year’s winner of the NCCC Young Professionals Award.


    The Award, presented by NCCC Chair Sandra Brandenburg, recognises individuals up to 35 years old, who have advanced (or are in the process of) the relationship between Canada and the Netherlands.
    BlackShore
    is a Geospatial Information and Data company that uses satellite imagery and a gaming interface to solve problems. They use the ‘power of the crowd’ to deliver fast and accurate translation of satellite, aerial and microscopic data into functional maps and analysis. For example, immediately after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippine island of Bantayan, BlackShore launched Cerberus on Facebook. The game went viral and 1200 players produced operational maps of the island in record time. The maps were shared with relief support teams from Cordaid; a development organisation involved in disaster response. While enjoying the game in itself, people also got a sense of fulfilment by taking part in the relief efforts in the Philippines.

    Through the crowdsourcing game Cerberus, players are able to detect houses, people, roads, rivers, and other features on the raw images provided to them. From identifying refugees stranded near the end of a dried river bed or diseased crops, to the rate of deforestation in the Amazon, the projects are varied and diverse. They work with companies on illegal fishing, agriculture, emergency rescue and relief, defence, environmental monitoring, telemedicine and planetary exploration.

    During the pre-lunch networking, members and guests were invited to taste some of Canada's bounty. Products from Maple and More were available for sampling. Please visit their website if you wish to purchase their products for yourself or as corporate gifts.

    For more photos from this wonderful event, please visit http://nccc.trade/Annual-Luncheon-2018

  • 09 Oct 2018 21:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On October 25, 2018 Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands will visit Canada to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada.


    Parallel to this visit, a business program for companies from the Netherlands will be organized. The program will be hosted by The Embassy of the Netherlands to Canada and The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto, in close collaboration with the NCCC.

    Before joining the Prime Minister in Ottawa, the delegation will visit Toronto on October 23rd and 24th for a business program and individual meetings.

    After visiting Toronto, the delegation will travel to Ottawa where more individual introductions will be made. Following that, the delegation will join Prime Minister Rutte for a bespoke event. This event will be recorded and made available online. During this event selected companies will be asked to share their bilateral trade experiences. The day ends with either an optional Woman In Tech or Climate Adaptation event.

    Sponsorship opportunities for the recording are available for NCCC members. For more information, please contact Julie Allen
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