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Group of Seven Visit, Meet New TC's, Getting Back To Work and Mid-market Report Results

  • 14 Oct 2021
  • 15:00 - 18:30
  • Kunsthal Rotterdam

October Lightning Talks and Kunsthal Rotterdam Visit

Following the government announcement on Tuesday that the 1.5m distance rule has been rescinded, we can finally plan for an in-person event.

For our October Lightning Talks, we would like to combine the online portion with a visit to the Kunsthal Rotterdam which has just opened the Magnetic North Exhibition featuring the Canadian Group of Seven. We will have a guided tour of the exhibition at 3pm, the talks at 4pm (in-person and online) and then a networking drinks & snacks session at 5pm. This will be a great opportunity for our new Trade Commissioners to meet some members in person and for us to introduce our Dutch colleagues to some iconic Canadian culture.


15.00 - 16.00  Guided tour of the exhibit

16.00 - 17.00

Meet The New Trade Commissioners

Early in September, Sameena Qureshi returned to Canada to prepare for another assignment. On behalf of all the members, we would like to thank her for all her support and collaborative efforts during the last 5 years.
Although Sameena will be sadly missed, we are excited to welcome her replacement - Adam Barbolet. In addition, the summer also saw the return to Canada of Caroline Balduc. She has been replaced by Fanny Bousquet who will focus on Science, Tech and Innovation. Lets meet them and get to know them.

Transitioning Employees Back To Work

After a full year of working partially or fully from home, some people are tired and losing motivation whilst others are thriving. Many are convinced that they don't want to return to working at the office full time. Surveys suggest that a hybrid option of 2 - 3 days working from home is the preferred choice.
Can you accommodate that? Must you? What if you don't want that? How will you transition employees back to work and determine KPI's? How will your managers have to change how they manage employees? And what does that mean for your office equipment and buildings? In this session, find out what Bill Truelove from Carnival Corporation is doing to manage the transition and 'reboard' employees.

CEOs Speak - Resilience; Operating Business Beyond COVID

In the spring this year, NCCC member Houser Henry & Syron interviewed a number of CEO's and Directors, including some of our members, for their Mid-Market Report . The results are in.

Will there be a return to business as usual? Many interviewees noted their efforts to diversify their supply chains (many focusing on increasing the localisation of their supply network). Those with multiple sites improved their inventory management and procurement systems but will localisation continue? Will leaders continue to invest in new technology and automation? While some clearly expect that the opening of borders will revive some face-to-face activities, it is also clear that digital will remain a key part of the customer and partner interaction. But what will be the right balance? Find the answers to these questions and more in this online discussion.

17.00 - 18.30 The session will be followed by a borrel and informal networking.


Please bring your Museumkaart with you if you have one. Registration is necessary so that we can book the required number of tour guides and arrange catering.

NCCC members - Entrance, guided tour and borrel is free to NCCC members plus 1 guest.
Friends and guests - 10.00 Euros with museum card, 25.00 Euros without.

The event details are subject to change if the Corona rules change or require QR codes to enter the Museum.


NCCC members can register by contacting the office

Friends and guests can register here.

Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce | Morssingel 13, 2312 AZ Leiden| The Netherlands | +31 (70) 2210 555 | info@nccc.trade 

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