Our mission, vision and strategy
2018 is the first year in which the Association of Dutch Business people
(ADB) and Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DutchCham) combine their
strengths and efforts under the name ADB-DutchCham.
ADB was established in 1990 as a networking association for Dutch professionals in Singapore. Until 2017, ADB offered a platform to share knowledge and experiences in doing business in Asia. Its mission was to inspire people through company visits; to encourage personal development through discussions and workshops; and to facilitate match making through events and publication of the ADB Magazine.
DutchCham was established in May 2008 and aimed to connect Dutch corporates in Singapore, to provide them with easy access to business opportunities, knowledge and expertise, and to represent and promote their interests in Singapore.
After nearly three years of talks, two extraordinary General Meetings (eGM) were held in September 2017, in which the members voted nearly unanimously in favor of the merger. And so ADB-DutchCham was born.
ADB-DutchCham that will evoke a stronger and united voice for the Dutch social and business community and anyone interested in the Dutch-Singapore alliances in Singapore.
The new organisation will represent almost 20 Orange members (mostly Dutch MNCs), 100+ Corporate members and 350+ Individual members, which results in a reach to 800+ professionals. Our individual members are (largely) working men and women (or looking for a job or network in Singapore) roughly aged between 25-55 years. Together with Dutch Drinks Singapore we target >50% of all Dutch professionals in Singapore.
With this merger our goal is to strengthen the Dutch community and the representation of all Dutch Businesses in Singapore. We believe together businesses can achieve greater success. By bundling the strengths of ADB and DutchCham we will have a deeper impact on the Dutch-Singapore business community and will bring more value to our members.
ADB-DutchCham will be committed to connecting businesses and creating business opportunities. It also aims to provide a platform for member companies to showcase their particular skills or knowledge in their area of industry to contribute and facilitate aspiring companies to set up their businesses in Singapore. ADB-DutchCham is also useful for individual members who are looking for a network in Singapore.
The new organisation will continue to focus on topics like innovation, sustainability and water management, as these are areas of excellence for the Dutch Business community in Singapore.