Have a look at our 35th Anniversary celebration dinner !
Last Wednesday, on the 22nd of June 2022 we celebrated our 35th Anniversary at Palácio Seixas in Cascais with a Black Tie Dinner.
a great night to celebrate...
Our president Nuno Pinto de Magalhães welcomed the guests at the beautiful plaza of the Palace. We were pleased to also welcome the Deputy Head of Mission, Mrs. Esra Sen in representation of our honorary Chairwoman, Ambassador Nienke Trooster. Our member Sergio Neves provided live music during the evening with his duo Bedoit. From both the Netherlands and Portugal, longstanding and recent members were present, and we were especially pleased to welcome some of the founding members and companies. All undoubtedly play or played a role in turning this community into a dynamic and collaborative network. Also for those members that could not be with us, but who are part of our great history: Thank you all!
Have a look at the photo's here. If you have any photos of that night, please feel free to add them to the link.
A special thanks to our Liaison Officer Thomas Hall de Beuvink of Beuvink Consulting who was the host and leader of the organization of this festive event, as well as the sponsoring companies:
a bit of our history...
The Chamber was established in 1986, the year in which Portugal entered the EU. At the time, the agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the EVD, and some Dutch multinationals decided it was a good time to establish a Chamber of Commerce between the 2 countries, with the aim to increase trade between the 2 countries. Since then, much water has passed under the bridge and many things have changed, but the initial objective still stands. Today, the Chamber continues to represent Dutch companies that want to export or invest in Portugal and the other way around, Portuguese companies that want to extend their business to the Netherlands.