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Dongzhi Event 2019

Celebrating Dutch Successes in Hong Kong!

Join our annual Dongzhi event for:

  • The Festive Presentation of the Hong Kong Shooting Star Award 2019
  • An Update of the situation in Hong Kong by our Consul General Mrs. Annemieke Ruigrok
  • Video Interview with Director of major Dutch company in Hong Kong.
  • Oysters from Zeeland!

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For non members, the participation fee is € 25 per person (ex VAT).

Nov 21, 2019

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM GMT+1

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Dongzhi Event 2019
Landgoed de Wittenburg 1
Wassenaar, Den Haag, The Netherlands

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  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PMRegistration and Welcome Drinks
    5:00 PM - 5:10 PMOpening Speech by Mr. Hans Poulis

    Hans Poulis

    Chairman at Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association

    5:10 PM - 5:15 PMRemarks by Ms. Fiona Chau, Deputy Representative of the HKETO, Brussels
    5:15 PM - 5:20 PMRemarks by Representative of the HKTDC
    5:20 PM - 5:35 PMDutch trade with Hong Kong and China by Mr. Bart Jan Koopman

    Bart Jan Koopman

    Managing Director of EvoFenedex

    5:35 PM - 5:55 PMSpeech by Mrs. Annemieke Ruigrok

    Annemieke Ruigrok

    Consul General at Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    5:55 PM - 6:05 PMPresentation of the "Hong Kong Shooting Star Award"

    Annemieke Ruigrok

    Consul General at Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    6:05 PM - 6:20 PMAcceptance Speech of the Winner of the HK Shooting Star
    6:20 PM - 6:40 PMTestimonials of Dutch Companies in Hong Kong
    6:40 PM - 8:00 PMNetworking Reception with Oysters from Zeeland


Hans Poulis was elected Chairman of the NHKBA in April 2015.

In 2018, Hans was elected as Vice Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide, representing the HK Associations in Europe.

Annemieke Ruigrok took up her post as Consul General to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 22 August 2016. She also serves as Consul General of the Netherlands to the Macao Special Administrative Region.

Annemieke studied History, International Law and Russian at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and joined the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986. 

Bart Jan Koopman was appointed as managing director of Evo Fenedex in January 2016.

Before that date he was managing director of Fenedex from 2010 - 2015.