• Steven Swennen posted an article
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  • Nikolaj Henum posted an article
    Exclusive company visit at Christian Hansen A/S see more

    On the 3rd of May 2017 Chr. Hansen -  the global bioscience company invited the members of the Benelux Business Club to an exclusive event at the headquarter of Chr. Hansen. Around 40 members and relatives joined the event.

    CEO Cees de Jong was opening the network event with an interesting speak of how it is to be a CEO of a C20 company in Denmark. Afterwards the staff of Chr. Hansen gave an insight into the company followed up by a trip around the company.

    At the end of the event everybody was invited for an exclusive buffet combined with networking


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    Review of a great event with Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas, William De Vijlder. see more

    Friday the 27 of January the Benelux Business Club and the French Chamber of Commerce in cooperation held the yearly economic outlook event at Skandia in Oerestaden.

    Chief Economist William De Vijlder from BNP Paribas was invited to give his take on what we can expect for the upcoming year.

    Around 60 people saw an enthusiastic and entertaining economist determine that we can expect a positive trend in the coming year. However one should bear in mind that the election of the new president in the United States and the entire Brexit all else equal will affect the world economy.

    The event was a breakfast event, so there was plenty of opportunity for the many participants to network before and after the presentation of William De Vijlder.

    About Chief economist William De Viljder

    After starting in 1987 in the Economic Research Department at Belgium’s Generale Bank William De Vijlder joined the Asset Management division in 1989. He was subsequently Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer at Fortis Investments. When joining BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2010, he became CIO and member of the Executive Committee. Since September 2014 he is Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas. William has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Gent (Belgium). Since 2008, William maintains a blog on which he regularly comments on the economic and market environment. He is also active on Twitter and in 2014 he has been selected to become one of the 500 LinkedIn Influencers worldwide. William is a regular columnist for several newspapers and makes regular appearances on financial TV channels.


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  • Nikolaj Henum posted an article
    Event review see more

    The 6th of December the Benelux Business Club hosted an entertaining event of what happens when two cultures meet – The Danish and the Dutch Culture.  Marieke Burgers, who is Dutch but married to a Dane gave som excellent examples. Why spell "krydder" with y, but pronounce it with ø? And why write Ishøj with ø, but pronounce it with o? Is a profanity like "for satan" really bad or okay to say as a foreigner when you're among colleagues? Why can’t Danes pronounce "Johan Cruyff" or "Europe" "correctly"? Why do Danes drop a syllable of many words that come from Latin or Greek, French and English?

    Besides Marieke's talk, Steven Swennen gave an insight into the ongoing transformation and what to expect from the Benelux Business Club in 2017 and forward.

    The event took place at an inspiring location in Christianshavn, The Rainmaking Loft, where many new entrepreneurs and promising start-ups are having offices. Due to it being a more social event a delicious buffet of finger food by Lele street kitchen was served together with beers from Denmark, Belgium and Holland

    Around 40 members attended the event.