Business Club

The Dutch Canadian Business Club of Edmonton (DCBC) brings together entrepreneurs, professionals and persons with a Dutch Canadian Heritage or Business Connection with the Netherlands for the purpose of networking, business, educational and cultural development.

As a focal point for the Dutch Business Community in Edmonton, members are offered numerous benefits including:

  • Events featuring guest speakers on business related topics of interest to the Dutch business community
  • A list of its members  to enhance networking opportunities
  • A regular newsletter in the Dutch Touch
  • A business page on our website
  • An opportunity to socialize and celebrate Dutch tradition in Edmonton through social events

Board of directors DCBC:

President:

Harm de Groot (Metallurgical Engineer, de Groot Consulting Inc)

Vice President:

Frank M Stolk (Manufacturing manager E.Construction ltd.)

Secretary:

Barbara de Visser (Interior design Consultant)

Treasurer:

Rien Visscher (Manager Regulation & Risk Assessment Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corp)

Board Members:

Jerry Bouma (Toma and Bouma Management Consultants)

Henk ten Wolde (DWCC Dutch Western Canada Connections Ltd.)

Kees Prins (Architect Maltby and Prins)

PAST EVENTS:

2016:

September: Brian Dumsday from Economic Development Edmonton

December: Social

2017:

January 17:  Patrick Laforge: Yes You Can Dream Big, about the development of Rogers Stadium and the Ice District in Edmonton

March 21: Warren Bergen: How Venture Capital Works and How it Builds a Province

May 16: Marilyn Boehm: President of Alberta Food Processors

August 12: Ted Jan Bloemen Speedskater and World Record holder

September 19: Wade Carson Virtual Reality applied to Crane Simulators (in cooperation with Mmamoet)

and Willem Langenberg: Geothermal Exploration and Well Conversion

November 21: Kees Prins: 100 years the Stijl

December 12: social event

2018:

January 16: Bill van Veelen: Alberta Oil and Gas, “the Reports of My Death May Be Greatly Exaggerated

March 20: Rod Knecht Chief of Edmonton Police, Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis.

May 15: Malcolm Bruce, CEO of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board.

May 26: Combined meeting with DCBC Calgary in Red Deer at Sylvan Star, Cheese Tasting and Social

Sept 18: meeting was cancelled, but the board and members met with Dutch Business Group visiting Edmonton and region

Nov 20: Walker Rogers, Executive VP of Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation where he leads the Regulation and Risk Assessment team.

Dec 11: Social 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS:

January 15, Pearl Ann Reichwein and Rudi Peet, Goldsmith: Rocky Mountain Business and Adventure

PearlAnn Reichwein, Alpine Wanderlust: Adventures in the Shining Mountains

PearlAnn Reichwein is an associate professor at the University of Alberta. Her award-winning book Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974 explores mountaineering past and present. Recently she was a visiting researcher in Paris. Her talk will connect sport, tourism, and conservation in Alberta parks and beyond, featuring archival images and photos of her own ascents.  http://drpearlannreichwein.blogspot.ca  

Rudi Peet, Motorbikes and Diamonds: My Life as a Canmore Goldsmith  

Rudi Peet is a Canmore goldsmith and originated from the Netherlands. In 2018 his work was exhibited internationally at Dutch Design Week and locally in the Banff-Bow Valley. His unique jewelry accents weddings and life’s special moments. Rudi’s love of beauty runs from design work to a passion for motorbikes. He will speak about both in his life as a professional goldsmith.

http://www.rudipeetgoldsmith.ca/  

March 19: TBD, 7-9 pm

May 21: TBD. 7-9 pm

September 17: TBD 7-9 pm

November 19: TBD 7-9 pm

December 17: Social 7-10 pm 

 

Doing Business in the Netherlands:

The Netherlands, long Europe’s trading crossroads, is an obvious choice when it comes to finding the best place to locate a pan-European operation. The country’s pro-business environment creates a gateway to Europe that helps North American companies succeed throughout the continent. A wealth of world-class business partners are firmly engrained in its culture – corporations, universities and research institutes, labor force and government organizations who know how to deal with business challenges in today’s economy. For more information, follow this link: www.nfia.com

Member Benefits:

As a focal point for the Dutch business community in Edmonton, members are offered numerous benefits including:

Events

Featuring guest speakers on business related topics of interest to the Dutch business community

Members List

Enhance networking opportunities! Above link to member listing is password protected.

Connection

Become a member today! Enjoy the percs like a regular newsletter, networking opportunities, & social events.

Social Club

Opportunity to socialize and celebrate Dutch tradition in Edmonton through social events

Membership Application

DCC

13312 – 142 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5L 4T3