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    • CommentAuthorTheNAF
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013 edited
    NAF-Biz New York Networking Event - Thursday, July 25, 2013

    To RSVP and purchase tickets, please click here:

    Dutch-American Entrepreneurs and Dutch Politics
    with Professor and Senator Peter Ester

    Peter Ester is a social science professor at Rotterdam University and a member of the Upper House of the Dutch parliament.

    He has published numerous books and scholarly articles on social and economic issues and on Dutch-American culture. He is a former Crown Member of the Dutch Social and Economic Council (SER). From 2008-2011 he was adjunct research professor at the Van Raalte Institute (Hope College, Holland, Michigan).

    Join us for a fascinating two-part presentation:

    The unique story of outstanding Dutch-American entrepreneurs
    Dutch-American entrepreneurs founded a number of highly successful companies: Amway, Prince Manufacturing, Meijer, Herman Miller, Waste Management, Blockbuster, AutoNation, and numerous others. What is the secret to their amazing success? In his most recent book, “Faith, Family & Fortune” (Van Raalte Press, 2012), Peter Ester focuses on the stories of a number of outstanding Dutch-American entrepreneurs and attempts to explain the cultural roots of their success. In his presentation, Prof. Ester will address the intriguing relationship between immigration, culture, religion and entrepreneurship.

    Recent political developments in the Netherlands:

    In the second part of his presentation, Professor Ester – also a Dutch Senator - will comment on recent political developments in the Netherlands. The current Dutch coalition government does not have a majority in the Senate. As a result, non-coalition parties have been able to obtain significant concessions from the government. In the Senate, Prof. Ester focuses on economic affairs, agriculture, social affairs and employment, finance, infrastructure, environment and Kingdom Relations. Prof. Ester will also share his experience in the inauguration of King Willem Alexander in April of this year.

    This event is made possible by the generous contribution of: Mrs. Petra van Lange, Mr. Kees van der Kraan, Prof. Guy Bauwen, Mr. Han Biemans, Mr. Jan van den Bosch and Dr. Elisabeth Minnemann.

    Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    666 Third Avenue, 19th floor (between 42nd and 43rd streets)
    New York, NY 10017

    Thursday, July 25, 2013
    6:00pm Networking Reception
    7:00pm Welcome and Introductions
    7:05pm Peter Ester presentation
    7:45pm Q&A
    8:00pm Reception continues
    8:30pm Closing

    $25--NAF members

    NAF-Biz New York Committee:
    Jacob Willemsen, Chair
    Mesut Celebi
    Yvette Daoud
    Jan Joosten
    Wouter Plantenga
    Erik Storteboom


    NAF-Biz New York is a platform for the exchange of international business management information, experiences and ideas among the Dutch professional community in the New York City area and U.S. professionals who do business with the Netherlands.

    NAF-Biz New York operates under the auspices of the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF). The board of NAF-Biz New York consists of Mesut Celebi (Nyox International), Yvette Daoud (Consulate General of the Netherlands), Jan Joosten (Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP), Wouter Plantenga (Intertrust Group), Erik Storteboom (Rabobank International) and Jacob Willemsen (TABS Inc.).

    NAF-Biz New York organizes networking events, with high level speakers who will discuss a topic or business case, intended to spark discussion and transfer valuable experience among NAF-Biz New York participants.

    To RSVP and purchase tickets, please click here:
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