On November 26th, 2020, our Annual Luncheon should have taken place. Unfortunately, due to current Covid 19 restrictions, that was not possible. Instead, our Netherlands located members received a hand delivered gift package containing Canadian goodies to enjoy in the comfort of their home.
It also marked the kick-off of our new monthly Lightning Talks - short presentations of various topics of interest to our members. We began with a welcome from our Chair, Sandra Brandenburg, followed by some reflections of the past year from the Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Lisa Helfand. Two presentations followed. The first was from Martin Reelick, President of RCL 005, who told us about the work of the Royal Canadian Legion in the Netherlands.
NCCC member Michael Henry, of Houser Henry & Syron LLP, discussed the results of their 2020 mid-market report and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on mid-sized businesses.
Jan Westra of Priva also shared information about a project partly funded by the Provence of Zuid Holland and Greenport NL. The project (only available in Dutch), looks at 4 scenarios of what the future might look like 10 years after the global pandemic.
Our next event will take place on Friday, 11th December at 16.00