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Previous events: 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012
DBCK trip to Busan & Geoje 
- Visit to BNCT (Busan New Container Terminal) & SHI (Samsung Heavy Industries)

20 members joined the DBCK trip to Busan & Geoje on 2 November. The visit consisted of the visit to BNCT (Busan New Container Terminal) in the morning and the visit to Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje in the afternoon, where a mega project is going on with Shell to build the world-largest floating LNG platform.

In the evening the Dutch Embassy in Korea hosted a reception with Dutch community in the area to strengthen the ties with Busan area on the occasion of DBCK visit to Busan & Geoje.

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Friday, 14 September 2012
DBCK/HAMEL Season-Opening Reception

On the occasion of the opening of the season 2012/13, DBCK and HAMEL (Dutch social club) hosted a casual reception at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence, where more than 80 people attended.

Tuesday 19 June 2012
End-of-Season BBQ together with Netherlands Economic Mission to Korea


The end-of-season BBQ took place at the Ambassason 19 June 2012, where more than 80 people attended.   

At this event, there were special guests, namely the Netherlands’ Economic Mission to Korea. And Mr. Marten van den Berg, Deputy Director General for International Relations from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation also joined.

Tuesday 29 May 2012
DBCK Golf Tournament  : Dutch Open 2012 

The annual DBCK Golf Tournament, Dutch Open 2012 took place on 29 May at the Lakeside Country Club in Yongin. 


DBCK members and their business partners and friends made 14 flights in total and played golf together, followed by a outdoor BBQ. With the support of our generous sponsors, several prizes were awarded.

Wednesday 28 March 2012
Netherlands-Korea Trade & Investment Dinner (Hamel Trade Award ceremony)

On the occasion of the visit of H.E. Dr. Uri Rosenthal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Dutch Business Council Korea (DBCK) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organized a Netherlands-Korea Trade & Investment Dinner at the Westin Chosun Hotel on the 28th March 2012.


More than 150 guests are attended to this event. The dinner provided a unique opportunity to Korean and Dutch businessmen to expand their network and deepen existing contacts.


The winners of the Hamel Trade Awards are announced and the awarding ceremony was held; Control Union Certifications Korea (best successful Dutch company in Korea) and STX Haevy Industries (best Korean investor to the Netherlands) were awarded.


And a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were signed between Dutch and Korean organizations/companies.

Wednesday 7 March 2012
Special Evening with Mr. Wim Kok

On March 7th, 33 DBCK members spent a very special evening with Mr. Wim Kok, former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Netherlands Ambassador's residence.

In his speech, Mr. Kok touched upon the developments in social economy and political leadership. Q&A session and the buffet dinner followed after the speech.


Wednesday 15 February 2012
Wine Tasting at ChikoVino restaurant

One of long term DBCK members, Mr. Jack Damen, offered to organize a dinner and wine-pairing event in his recently opened Chiko Vino restaurant in Itaewon.


About 14 people participated to this event and during the 4-course dinner various wines, properly paired, were tasted and explained by Jack.


It was a tasteful and fun event where people could pick up some interesting details on wine!

Tuesday 10 January 2012
New Year's Reception

Monday 21 November 2011
Special Evening with Mr. Nout Wellink (former president of De Nederlandsche Bank)


On the occasion of the visit of Mr. Nout Wellink, the former president of De Nederlandsche Bank to Korea, the DBCK organized a special evening with him at the Netherlands Ambassador’s residence.


In his speech, Mr. Wellink touched upon the current developments in Europe in light of  his broad and long experience in the financial markets. Q&A session and the buffet dinner followed after the speech.