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October 2015

Welcome to the October edition of the NCCA newsletter.

Last Friday saw the exciting kick-off of our first Quarterly Economic Breakfast. The inaugural edition was a sold-out success as members and new faces were updated by Deloitte Access Economics’ David Rumbens on the latest international and local economic developments, while enjoying breakfast at the beautiful Langham. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is a copy of David's presentation. Be sure to sign up fast for the next edition in Q1 2016!

Going from strength to strength, we have some exciting events lined up for you to finish the year with. In November, Peter Munnik from the Institute for Communication Management and Leadership will be the next presenter at our Networking for Business event series as he will share how everyone of us can ‘power through heavy workloads.’ November will also see the annual Cruise with the Europeans in Sydney’s beautiful harbor; organised by our German friends, NCCA members are able to join this premier networking event for people involved in European business in Australia at a friendly price.

Finally, we are excited to announce our special guests at our signature End-of-Year Dinner, held at the Langham Hotel on Thursday 19 November. This year, H.E. Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, the Dutch Ambassador to Australia, will be joined by high-profile chef Rob Kabboord. Rob has been a stalwart of the Australian hospitality industry and has recently been appointed Chef de Cuisine at Quay – Australia’s most decorated restaurant. Last year’s End-of-Year Dinner was a fantastic sell-out and we are thrilled to have again secured the Langham’s Alto Room for this signature event. More details can found in this newsletter.

To close this welcome off, I would like to note that September also saw the first Annual General Meeting of the new Board. Normally, the AGM is presided over by the President, but since I became the proud dad of a baby daughter the day before the AGM, the meeting was led excellently by the team. The AGM saw Board movements, with Michelle van de Merwe stepping aside to devote more time to exciting new ventures and May Battista and Ellis James coming on board as the newest members of the team. My appreciation goes out to Michelle for her time and efforts and welcome on Board to May and Ellis! Next to this, our Members were updated on the state of the association and I am happy to reiterate that the NCCA is in great shape with increasing membership numbers, many familiar and new events for our Members, and solid finances to back it all up. The NCCA has fantastic Members with many loyal supporters. I am very proud of the Board and the wider organisation in what we have achieved in the first year and we’re excited by all the opportunities in the coming year!

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

Upcoming events

NCCA Workshop: Powering through Heavy Workloads - 11 November 2015
This short workshop will help you boost your productivity. Peter will uncover tools and techniques that enable you to take control of email and power through heavy workloads. BOOK HERE

Cruise with the Europeans - 12 November 2015
Join the premier networking event for people involved in European business in Australia, there are only a few tickets left! BOOK HERE

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. 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 with a new photo courtesy of the NCCA to help promote yourself!
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.


KPMG Growth Intentions Snapshot 2015

We are pleased to share with you the KPMG Growth Intentions Snapshot 2015. The report gives an overview of how Australian SME's plan to grow their businesses and the common challenges they experience. For a copy of the report CLICK HERE
Invitation to the launch of Jopen Beer

Sunday 25 October will see the launch of Dutch Jopen beer in Cafe Bar "Nieuw Amsterdam" Hardware St in Melbourne from 3 to 7pm. For the early birds the first 25 beers will be on the house!
To check out all the different Jopen Beers go to: Jopen Beers.pdf

Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary

Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary is a short film that captures the story of Nick Tsiligiris, an 80 year old doughnut maker by Dutch born Rachel Morssink. Rachel was the offical NCCA photographer at our End of Year dinner last year. To find out more click here.

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