The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises of 10 countries, with a population of over 625 million, and a combined nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of over US $2.8 trillion. If counted as a single entity, it would rank sixth in the world, making ASEAN a very attractive market. To facilitate regional business and leverage on the strengths of individual country chambers / councils, Dutch Chambers in the Southeast Asian region committed to collaboration under the title of The ASEAN Dutch Chamber Network (ADCN).
ADCN consists of six Dutch Chambers of Commerce (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), and represents a diverse range of Dutch Business, cutting across almost every commercial sphere from manufacturing and financial services, to Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), and high end electronics and communications.
ADCN is developing some common exposure, better streamlining of membership, and providing increased opportunities for respective members to attend events from Dutch Chamber colleagues that could especially be of interest for many regional representatives here in ASEAN. Read on to find out more about the individual chambers. To visit our regional Chamber events page, please visit nlib.bigdash.community/groups.
ADB DUTCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SINGAPORE (ABD – DUTCHCHAM)
ADB – DutchCham is the result of the Association of Dutch Business people (ADB) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DutchCham) combining their strengths and efforts in 2018. With this merger our goal is to strengthen the Dutch community and representation of all Dutch Businesses in Singapore. ABD – DutchCham evokes a stronger and united voice for the Dutch social and business community and anyone interested in the Dutch non – Dutch alliances in Singapore. Read more…
MALAYSIAN DUTCH BUSINESS COUNCIL (MDBC)
The Malaysian Dutch Business Council facilitates bilateral trade between Malaysia and The Netherlands but also assists members and newcomers to the Malaysian market on issues related to setting up a company or a representative office. MDBC serves as a link to other bilateral Business Associations, Chambers of Commerce, and various government institutions. MDBC provides you with the information you need to familiarize yourself with the local markets in Malaysia. Read more…
DUTCH BUSINESS NETWORK INDONESIA (DBN)
DBN is a network of entrepreneurs & professionals with a link to The Netherlands. DBN offers their respective members a platform to share knowledge and experiences in doing business in Asia. The mission of DBN is to inspire people through company visits; to encourage personal development through discussions and workshops; and to facilitate match making through networking events. Read more…
DUTCH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION VIETNAM (DBAV)
The Dutch Business association Vietnam is a non-profit organization active since 1999. DBAV actively promotes stronger business relationships between the Dutch and Vietnamese business communities through events and collaboration, as well as other active communities in Vietnam. DBAV raises awareness and provides support for the growing Dutch business community in Vietnam. DBAV maintains close links with the Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more…
DUTCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN THE PHILIPPINES (DCCP)
DCCP was founded by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PCCI) and The Netherlands Embassy in 2005 to promote economic and social relations, enhance business linkages with potential trading partners abroad, establish a strong channel of communication, and strengthen business networks. THEIR GOAL: To facilitate and accelerate the conduct of business activities and achieve a stronger partnership between the Philippines and the Netherlands. Read more…
For those looking even further into the world, to go global – we can connect you through the platform of NLinBusiness; an initiative of the Dutch employers’ organizations VNO-NCW and MKB Nederland. The platform is there to support Dutch SMEs to expand globally by connecting business hubs in ‘Cities of Opportunities’ where a local representation of the Dutch business community is connected.
For Bangkok, the NTCC is their sole partner. So if you’re looking to get connected with any other Dutch business communities in other cities around the world, you can do so via our partnership with NLinBusiness. It is also good to note that the organization also works closely with many relevant Dutch stakeholders, teaming up with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, top sectors, trade associations, knowledge institutes, and the Dutch business community, to name a few.
Find your city of opportunities via the NLinBusiness platform: www.nlinbusiness.com/steden.
Contact the NLinBusiness representative active in the NTCC community: