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The Corridor Magazine – 3rd Issue Launch

The INBCB proudly launched the third edition of our magazine, “The Corridor,” in the esteemed presence of the Consul General of the Netherlands, Ewout de Wit, and our members in Bangalore!

“The Corridor” stands as a beacon within the India-Netherlands Business Corridor, uniquely bringing together invaluable insights from industry leaders and stakeholders alike. In our previous editions, we delved into crucial topics such as sustainability and intercultural awareness. This edition, however, shines a spotlight on the paramount importance of partnerships.

As a business circle, we recognise our duty to foster partnerships and collaboration amongst our members. In this edition, we are honoured to present an array of insightful contributions from a variety of collaborators.

Roundtable Discussion for D&I

We had the privilege of co-moderating an exciting roundtable discussion with representatives from leading organisations such as Randstad India, Philips Innovation Campus Bangalore, United Breweries Ltd., IKEA India, NXP Semiconductors, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Koppert Biological Systems, and Signify Innovations Lab. Let’s not forget the distinguished guests from the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bengaluru, represented by Consul-General Ewout de Wit and Sujith Shyamanur.

Together, we dived into the crucial topic of diversity and inclusion (D&I), brainstorming innovative strategies to make real progress in these key areas.

This event was brought to life by Randstad in partnership with India Netherlands Business Circle Bengaluru (INBCB) represented by Rob Tholenaars, Monika Gogna Dr. (HC) Jamuna Ravi, Karthik Balachandran, and Vinita Bhatia, hosted by Viswanath Ps, Revathi Raghunath, and Eittee Gupta from Randstad.

Bicycle Ride Through Bangalore

We kicked off 2024 with a memorable bicycle ride led by none other than Bangalore’s very own Bicycle Mayor, Sathyanarayanan Sankaran. As we pedaled through the vibrant streets of Bangalore, Sathya shared fascinating insights into the city’s rich history, pausing at iconic landmarks like the old Post Office, the esteemed High Court, and the historic first engineering college.

Despite the challenges posed by infrastructural limitations, our ride underscored the enduring spirit of cycling in Bangalore. It’s inspiring to witness how community engagement and passion can overcome obstacles, promoting sustainable modes of transportation.

We capped off our journey with a delightful breakfast, fostering camaraderie and reflecting on the beauty and history of Bangalore. Here’s to many more enriching experiences and collaborative endeavours in the year ahead!

End of Year Social Event 2023

The INBCB wrapped up the year with a delightful event, graced by the esteemed presence of our Consul General of the Netherlands, Ewout de Wit, and the Deputy Consul General of the Netherlands, Anne Cremers. We reflected on the significant events of the past year, and recognised the evolving landscape we find ourselves in.

Meeting Dutch PM Mark Rutte at the Economic Mission 2023

INBCB had the privilege of meeting the Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte, whose Economic Mission 2023 to Bangalore underscored the importance of Indo-Dutch collaborative efforts, bringing together a significant delegation led by President Ingrid Thijssen of VNO-NCW. The Mission showcased the robust and diverse economic connections between the Netherlands and India.

Annual General Meeting 2023

The INBCB hosted its Annual General Meeting on 9 September 2023. The event featured a keynote address by Dr. Brinda V from ISRO, which provided valuable insights into the importance of collaboration and partnership in not only space but also in business, a core principle of our mission at INBCB: fostering business success through collaboration.

The interactive networking session led by Monika Gogna also played a crucial role in the event, allowing our members to connect in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. We believe that these moments of interaction lay the groundwork for meaningful partnerships.

As we look back on this day, we look forward to more opportunities for collaboration, growth, and shared success.

Launch of the "Veggie4School" Garden in Bengaluru

In collaboration with Miss-Collect, we witnessed a truly inspiring initiative to transform waste into value, benefiting food security, education, and women’s livelihoods.

Managing Culture & Conflict in Multinational Teams Workshop

Held by Nyāsa Solutions, this free workshop for leaders gave attendees practical tools and techniques to navigate cultural differences and resolve conflicts in a constructive way.

The Corridor Launch

The second edition of the Corridor INBCB’s homegrown magazine was launched by the Consul-General of the Netherlands for Sourthern India, Mr. Ewout de Wit.

Websites Workshop by Brand42

An interactive workshop about why your business needs a website in 2023 and beyond, and the elements that make it a business-generating machine.

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