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November 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome

Welcome to the November edition of the NCCA newsletter.


As we’re getting to the tail end of the year, many of us will reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead to 2016. The NCCA is no different and we are eagerly anticipating our End of Year Dinner next week at the Langham Hotel to celebrate the Chamber’s successful year while looking forward to the many opportunities to come.


It is therefore with great pleasure that we have Rob Kabboord join us as our keynote speaker to give us a unique inside view into his fascinating world at the peak of the Australian dining scene. A fantastic Dutch success story, Rob runs the kitchen at Australia’s most decorated eatery Quay Restaurant, while owning and operating his critically acclaimed Merricote restaurant in Melbourne's Northcote. Furthermore, Ambassador H.E. Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok will provide us with an overview of the year ahead for Dutch-Australian relations, including the celebration of the first Dutch contact with Western Australia 400 years ago. The ‘Dirk Hartog Year’ will see many commemorations, celebrations and community activities taking place across Australia to celebrate our countries’ longstanding close relationship.


Next to the End of Year Dinner, last Wednesday saw the final Networking for Business event for the year with Peter Munnik from the Institute for Communication Management and Leadership (ICML). This event sold out pretty quickly as many of our Members were eager to find out how we can ‘Powering through Heavy Workloads’ in our busy daily lives. Similarly, there was great interest in the annual Cruise with the Europeans event as our ticket allocation sold out. The early feedback has been very positive as our Members enjoyed the cruise through Sydney’s beautiful harbour at one of the premier networking events for the European business community in Australia.


Looking forward to 2016, we are pleased to announce the first event of the new year will be New Year, New You; New Social Media Profile. Every recruiter will find his or her candidates in an online search these days, and while every one of us has a LinkedIn account, do you actually know how to profile yourself online in a professional manner? And are you still using that same holiday snap as your profile portrait? On January the 19th, we will help you create that impressive online professional presence. In cooperation with Randstad Australia, we will provide you with a hands-on workshop as well as a professional portrait to enhance your LinkedIn profile on the night. Details of the event can be found in this newsletter.


Next to this exciting new workshop, in February we will be organising our second Quarterly Economic Breakfast. After a great start in October, we are keen to continue this informative breakfast series and more details will be available soon!


As always, we hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and we look forward to seeing you at our next events.

Best regards,

Sander van Amelsvoort
Sander van Amelsvoort
President

 
 
Upcoming events

NCCA End of Year Dinner - 19 November 2015
The NCCA is hosting a luxurious dinner on 19 November at the Langham Melbourne. Enjoy drinks on the terrace, great food, sweeping views of the city and excellent company for an excellent price. Chef de Cuisine at Quay Restaurant Rob Kabboord is our guest speaker and will give us an unique inside view of his fascinating world at the peak of the Australian dining scene. Let's make it a night to remember. BOOK HERE

New Year - New You - New Profile Photo
A new year, perhaps some New Year's resolutions, maybe a new start or a new job, so why not update your social media profile.
We will help you create that impressive online professional presence. In cooperation with Randstad Australia, we will provide you with a hands-on workshop as well as a professional portrait to enhance your LinkedIn profile. On the night we will have a professional photographer on hand who will be taking profile photos. The photo shoot is free for NCCA Members. More details to follow soon.


 
 
Netherlands plans to reign in tax avoidance
 
Invitation to NCCA End of Year Dinner
The Dutch finance minister has said the Netherlands wants to make progress in clamping down on corporate tax avoidance during its EU presidency, after criticism of its sweetheart deal with Starbucks. To read more click here.

source: The Guardian newspaper

To book CLICK HERE
Planning a trip to the Netherlands?
Applying for a Dutch passport?

Are you a member of the NCCA? Did you know that as a member you will receive a fantastic rate when flying our Principal Partner Qatar Airways?

To find out more contact us today via info@ncca.com.au
As of 1 October 2015 the Consulate-General in Sydney is the only office in Australia where one can apply for a Dutch passport. Another change is that the assessment of your passport application is not done any longer at the Consulate-General. This part of the process has been transferred to the Netherlands. This means that if you apply for a passport in Sydney, your application will be taken into consideration in The Hague. The production of every new passport will continue to be done in Haarlem. The entire process takes at least two weeks.


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