Joint Meeting EU Delegation with the Department of Agriculture

By DCCP on 04/29/2019 - 09:00 in The EU Delegation to the Philippines

Joint meeting with the Department of Agriculture, hosten by the EU Delegation to the Philippines to discuss pertinent issues related to market-access and accreditation. Further in attandence will be representatives of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), as well as the EU's regional SPS expert. 

Attending on behalf of DCCP will be DCCP Board Member Ms. MaryAnn Sayoc of East-West Seed.


By DCCP on 04/27/2019 - 20:00 in DUSIT THANI HOTEL

Ready for King's Day 2019? Clear your agenda on April 27 and head to Dusit Thani in Makati!

As per recent traditions, KLM will fly in the Hermes House Band '97 to kick off the party. Dutch snacks and Heineken beer will be taken care off - but also wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. So dust off your Oranje-outfit and join this night out where all nationalities are welkom.

Every Dutch-man or woman knows how to appreciate early-bird tickets, so make sure to grab yours while it lasts!


SheDecides Philippines Launch

By DCCP on 04/26/2019 - 19:00 in Dr. Wine, Makati

DCCP attended the launch of the SheDecides Philippines chapter - an NGO initiated by former Minister Liliane Ploumen, which was held at Dr. Wine with the support of the Netherlands Embassy. 

SheDecides Philippines is a growing local movement of SheDecides, a global movement promoting the fundamental rights of adolescent girls and women. 

Netherlands Embassy King's Day 2019

By DCCP on 04/25/2019 - 18:30 in Netherlands Residence, Manila

Reception by the Dutch Ambassador at the Netherlands Residence in celebration of King's Day 2019. 


By DCCP on 04/11/2019 - 11:30 in DUSIT THANI HOTEL


APRIL 11, 2019 1130-1500 AT DUSTI THANI MANILA



FOR TICKETS ; pls contact or cell : 0961-3311056




By DCCP on 04/11/2019 - 08:30 in EU De;egation Office, 30F Tower-2 RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue

Director Magda Kopcynska, of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the EU Commission, will be visiting Manila on 10-11 April 2019 for meetings with MARINA, Department of Foreign Affairs, and Department of Transportation.  This visit takes place in the framework of the Philippines’ compliance with the STCW Convention, which has been the subject of EMSA inspections and Commission assessment for some time now. 

In this context, Director Kopcynska has expressed interest in meeting with EU industry stakeholders during her visit. Therefore, we would like to invite DCCP Maritime members who might have an interest on this ongoing assessment to an information meeting with Director Kopcynska  on Thursday 11 April at 8:30 am,  at the EU Delegation. 

For DDCP Maritime Members intersted in this event confirm your attendance to Ms Therese Yosuico ( ).

Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
30/F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200, Philippines
Tel. +63 2 8595120

King's Day Party 2018

By DCCP on 05/05/2018 - 20:00 in Dusit Thani

The Kings Day party on May-5 at Dusit hotel was a resounding success. The evening was opened by former DCCP
President Matthijs van der Lely after which a record six hundred orange clad fans danced the night away on
music of the Hermes House Band and DJ Mick Martinez. “The best party ever”, some proclaimed. True? If you
were not there, there is no better way to judge than through the video (Click here). A great thank you to the
organizing committee and sponsors of this event. See you all in 2019!

European Networking Night

By DCCP on 02/28/2018 - 18:30 in New World Hotel Makati



6:30 PM- 10:00 PM | 28 February 2018 | New Worlds Makati Hotel

Member: Php 1,900 | Non-Member: Php 2,300 | Walk-in: Php 2,500



The EU-Philippine Business Network in partnership with Advantage Austria, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the German Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (GPCCI), the Italian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCPI), NordCham Philippines, the Philippine-Netherlands Business Council (PNBC) and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines will be hosting the European Networking Night on 28 February 2018 from 6:30 PM to 10 PM at the New World Hotel Makati.

The event aims to bring together the Chambers’ network of businessmen. It will offer an ideal platform for the guests to grow their network, share their expertise and develop business opportunities.

This edition of the European Networking Night is done in conjunction with the launch of the “Doing Business in the Philippines Booklet”, which will be launched during the same day. 


For registrations please email Frances at

For more details, call (02) 8451324

Data Privacy Luncheon

By DCCP on 02/28/2018 - 11:30 in Makati Diamond Residences

Greetings PNBC members and Friends!



The Philippines- Netherlands Business Council, in partnership with French Chamber of Commerce ( CCI France) , would like to invite you to our Data Privacy Luncheon on February 28, 2018, 11:40 AM to 1:45 onwards at the Leviste- Dela Rosa-Paseo  Makati Diamond Residences where we have speakers from the National Privacy Commission and Ocampo and Suralvo Law Offices to discuss the Data Privacy Act's  implementation, implications and best practices it may have on your firm or you personally. To register kindly click this link  - for event page


Or email Frances Lugtu at

2018 Calendar of Events

By DCCP on 01/18/2018 (All day) in PNBC

Greetings PNBC/ DCCP Members and friends!


Greetings PNBC/ DCCP Members and friends!


We would like to present our Calendar of Activities for 2018,

stay tuned for more activities where we meet to connect, learn, share and grow.

We would like to present our Calendar of Activities for 2018,

stay tuned for more activities where we meet to connect, learn, share and grow.

DCCP Welcome Back to Manila Drinks

By DCCP on 01/11/2018 - 19:00 in DCCP

 A toast to the first year of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Good food, Champagne and friends.

Tax Reform Forum

By DCCP on 11/28/2017 - 12:00 in Tower Club Makati

On Tuesday, the 28th of November, the Philippine-Netherlands Business Council, in cooperation with the European Chamber of Commerce Philippines and the EU-Philippines Business Network, held a Tax Reform Forum luncheon in Tower Club Makati. Present were PNBC, ECCP and EPBN members, as well as other people curious about the proposed tax reform. The invited speaker for the forum was Assistant Secretary Ma. Teresa Habitan from the Department of Finance, who discussed the different causes, effects, and outcomes of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN.

TRAIN’s main objective is to make tax collection more effective and have the rich give a bigger contribution while the poor benefit more from the government’s programs and services. The vision of the Department of Finance for the Philippines is to lower the poverty rates over the next few years and eradicate it completely by the year 2040. To do so, the Philippines needs to raise certain investments such as sustainable borrowings, budget reforms, tax and customs administration reforms and reforms in the tax policy. Additionally, the government should also implement economic reforms such as securing property rights, improve food security, enhance competition and simplify regulations. Throughout the forum, Assistant Secretary Habitan went through the different elements of TRAIN, and explained the specific changes being done in each, as well as its impact on those affected. These elements were Personal Income Tax (PIT), Estate and Donor’s Tax, Value-Added Tax (VAT), the Excise Tax on Petroleum Products and Automobiles, and the Tax of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. She also explained that this tax reform was designed to make the tax system of the Philippines simpler, fairer and more efficient for all.

Nearing the end of her presentation, Assistant Secretary Habitan shared three key messages. The first was that the tax reform, when seen as a package, provides benefits for 99% of the Filipinos. The second was that what’s more important than the tax and its reforms, is how the collected money is spent to benefit poor Filipinos. Her final message was that the tax reform is an investment in our future. Though there are short-termed challenges, this investment benefits everyone in the long-term.

To learn more about the specific policy changes and schedule of the reform, you may visit the Department of Finance’s website:

Special Members Meeting

By DCCP on 11/06/2017 - 19:00 in Ambassador Marion Derckx's Residence


4th Speed Networking Night

By DCCP on 09/22/2017 - 18:00 in Makati Diamond Residences

Dear PNBC Members and Friends,

The Philippines-Netherlands Business Council would like to invite you to our:

4th Speed Networking Night

on 22 September 2017, at 6-10 pm

Makati Diamond Residences

This year will be of much more interesting arrangement as participants experience and enjoy a night of expanding their business network at every four (4) minutes!

The Speed Networking Night is a joint event of the Chambers of Commerce of Germany France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

We will be having discounts for Hotel rooms in Makati Diamond Residences for SNN guests and a raffle prize of 2 tickets from ETIHAD Airways!

We are still looking for sponsors for this event. Interested to know more reach out to Frances Lugtu at

Wine Appreciation Night

By DCCP on 08/24/2017 - 18:00 in Premium Wine Exchange

Greetings from Philippines-Netherlands Business Council!


Experience good company and good wine in an Inter-Chamber Wine Appreciation Night on Aug 24, 2017 6-9 PM at Premium Wine Exchange, Makati City.

Start the night with a special wine training/tasting session care of the experts from Premium Wine Exchange. Enjoy a sampling of 6 wines from 3 different regions in Canada, Spain and France. Learn about the basic wine appreciation, regions and history while indulging your personal senses. 

                                                                                      To register email or 831-63-74 to 77 loc. 106

Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Networking Night

By DCCP on 07/19/2017 - 19:00 in Century City Mall Events Hall

As a bilateral business organization that recognizes the important role of the next generation in shaping the business landscape in the country, the Philippines Netherlands Business Council (PNBC) is partnering with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Young Professionals Committee (ECCP-YPC) to organise an Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Networking Night. This event is co-organized by the American, Australia New Zealand, French and Nordic Chambers of Commerce.


The event will take place on Wednesday July 19 at 6:00pm at the Century City Mall Events Hall. Our guest list will consist of more than 250 participants including urban millennials, startups, SME owners, corporate executives, thought leaders, business VIPs, tastemakers, and innovators.


We are looking for sponsors: if you are or your organization is interested in sponsoring this event as a cash or raffle sponsor please see attached sponsor package invites. If you have more questions, please reach out to Luuk or Frances for more information.


If you have your own group of Young Professionals you want to bring to the event, please let us know. As part of the sponsor package you will receive complimentary tickets. As a PNBC sponsor any additional attendees above the complimentary tickets can join the event at the member rate.


For further inquiries please email Frances Lugtu at

Rethinking Infrastructure Building

By DCCP on 07/06/2017 - 08:00 in Ballroom B, The City Club Alphaland Makati

This event aims to give an overview on the current situation in the government's infrastructure development plan considering the real needs in sectors of Water, Healthcare, Education and Agriculture within the local LGUs. Further the forum shall attempt to find an innovative approach to infrastructure building in the Philippines with suggestions, available instruments and potential solutions. 

All these initiatives would not be possible without the support our members, our active partners and sponsors. The Chamber offers interesting opportunities to collaborate towards the success of our events. In this regard, we would like to extend the opportunity for your company to serve as one of our cash sponsors.


If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Ms. Frances Lugtu at

Sustainability of Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines

By DCCP on 06/08/2017 - 11:30 in Dusit Thani Manila (Mayuree Ballroom)

We would like to invite our members and partners in the forthcoming Joint Economic Briefing: Sustainability of Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines on June 08, 2017, Thursday, from 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM at Dusit Thani Manila. (Mayuree Ballroom).


Registration fees are PHP 1800 (Members) and PHP 2200 (Non-Members). Registration will start at 11:00 AM**


This event is in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in The Philippines - La Cámara and the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


For registrations, kindly e-mail

**Limited slots available. Pre-registration is required and will follow a first-come, first-served basis.

PNBC Kingsday

By DCCP on 04/29/2017 - 20:00 in Dusit Thani

The Philippines- Netherlands Business Council (PNBC) has successfully organized the memorable Kingsday “Oranjebal” event on Saturday April 29 at Dusit Thani in collaboration with the Dutch Club Philippines, and the support of all members and sponsors KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Heineken, BDO, Philips, Bounty Fresh, EastWest Seed, ED&F Man, and Avior Marine. Dusit Thani opened their doors at 8:00pm for guests, while DJ Brusje already welcomed incoming guests in the tent with 80s hits and the Heineken ladies started serving free-flowing beer to our guests. President Matthys van der Lely opened the evening with an enthusiastic speech, welcoming the Ambassador of the Netherlands Embassy, PNBC members and sponsors, and other guests to this promising orange evening before introducing the HERMES HOUSE BAND on stage.

Kingsday Oranjebal has been stated by attending guests to be one of the most successful and enjoyable Filipino-Dutch parties organized in decades. A total number of over 300 guests attended, celebrated, ate, drank, and danced all night with the lively and entertaining performance of the Hermes House Band and DJ Brusje.


For more information about the PNBC, please get in touch through or For domestic affairs please contact and for international affairs please contact

Sinterklaas 2016

By DCCP on 12/01/2016 - 18:00 in TBA

Dinner Networking and Social Evening


Join us for this fun traditional dinner with our PNBC members and other attendees!


Attire: Business

3rd Speed Networking Night

By DCCP on 09/29/2016 - 18:00 in Fairmont Hotel

Organized by the French, German, British, Spanish and Dutch chambers and councils

PNBC Networking Event

By DCCP on 08/24/2016 - 18:00 in New World Makati Hotel

Sponsored by: DSM Nutritional Products Philippines

Php 500 for non-members

PNBC Opens New Doors in 2016

By DCCP on 06/27/2016 - 16:00 in New World Makati Hotel

On June 27, our first event was held at the New World Hotel Makati, where President van der Lely delivered a speech highlighting the board election last March 30 and the centuries-old bilateral trade relationship between the Philippines and the Netherlands, among others.

The Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Philippines, H.E. Marion Derckx, who opened the event, delivered a short speech on the Dutch trade mission coming in October and the role of PNBC in this initiative. 

Before the conclusion of the event, prizes were given away to lucky attendees by generous sponsors: umbrellas and flowers from East-West Seed and roundtrip ticket to Amsterdam from KLM.

PNBC Company Event with Alaska

By DCCP on 05/02/2016 - 18:00 in Alaska

Mr. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation and Philippines' 2007 Enterpreneur of the Year, shared the inspiring history of Alaska Milk Corporation and his experiences on cross-cultural collaboration with the Netherlands in partnership with Royal FrieslandCampina.

PNBC Rabobank Business Forum

By DCCP on 03/31/2016 - 18:00 in Rabobank

Rabobank shared with PNBC members its view on the rational behind the huge volatility in financial markets, as well as what it means for the global economy, financial markets in Asia and companies active in the Philippines. "Thin Ice" was the title of the presentation held by Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific, Rabobank.


By DCCP on 03/02/2016 - 18:00 in PEZA

Atty. de Lima provided a briefing on the benefits of doing business within PEZA business zones.