Exclusive Amsterdam networking event for Chinese investors
The exclusive dinner was sponsored by Huawei and took place in city church De Nieuwe Kerk, where guests could also enjoy an ongoing exhibition about the Ming Dynasty. Huawei decided to open an office in the Amsterdam Area in 2005. Since then, the company has grown significantly in both Europe and in the rest of the world.
Year of the Horse
Around 80 guests celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Horse at this network dinner on 23 January 2014. Among the guests were representatives of some of the largest Chinese firms that are currently doing business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, such as Huawei, Liu Gong, ICBC, China Southern Airlines and Hikvision. Mr. Li Fei, the Economic Counselor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China Commercial Section, was also present.
Some of the guests also gave speeches, such as Edwin van der Sar, the marketing director at Ajax. He spoke about the Amsterdam football club and China, highlighting this video clip of the football stars greeting their Chinese followers (embedded below) Vice Mayor Gehrels, Mr. Li Fei and Cathelijne Broers (the director of De Nieuwe Kerk and the Hermitage Amsterdam) also gave speeches during the celebration dinner.
Traditionally, Chinese New Year is the longest and most important Chinese festivity.