Justine van Buttingha Wichers

Justine van Buttingha Wichers
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31 March 2022 Reconnecting with DIBA

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on Mar 20, 2022 7:15:55 PM
It has been a long wait, but we are delighted to be able to invite you to meet us in person again. Ambassador Adriaan Palm has generously offered to host the event at the Embassy of the Netherlands and our focus for this informal evening is reconnecting with each other.

22 June and 6 July | Workshop cultural challenges in Dutch-Irish business

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on Jun 13, 2021 5:07:26 PM

Intercultural competences represent a critical success factor for international business practice. Avans University of Applied Sciences and GrowEurBusiness, in association with INBA and DIBA, have launched a research project to investigate how to develop the key skills needed to succeed.  What are the cultural challenges in Irish-Dutch business relations?  How can you overcome them?


23 June 2021: The future of air transport in Europe

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on Jun 7, 2021 10:43:02 PM

Last Wednesday we hosted our Future of Air Travel in Europe webinar with Michael Cawley: Non-Executive Director Ryanair and Hans Heerkens: Founder and former Chairman at Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft.

6 May 2021: Ireland's bright future in renewables

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on May 7, 2021 7:34:42 PM

DIBA and the Netherlands Embassy in Ireland yesterday hosted another great Dutch Irish Business Breakfast Briefing

5 February 2021: The office of the future

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on Feb 5, 2021 12:11:32 PM

Together with the Netherlands Embassy in Ireland we hosted today an early morning roundtable discussion on the office place of the future.

26 November 2020: How to rapidly and profitably grow your business

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on Nov 6, 2020 3:34:51 PM

The topic of our November virtual event was how to grow your business during the COVID pandemic, win new customers and continuously engage and delight so the honeymoon never ends.

The expert speakers from HubSpot spoke not only about adapting your business to offer the right product through the right channel at the right time. They also spoke about your company culture becoming increasingly more important for consumers because today what you buy is often not as important as who you buy it from.

The presentations and a video replay are available for you to view below.

15 October 2020: Where to Find Jobs & Prospects in COVID-19 Times

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on Oct 1, 2020 6:50:30 PM

On 15 October DIBA hosted a virtual event in which expert speakers Han de Jong, the former Chief Economist of ABN AMRO Bank and Arjan Vissers, Senior Manager Strategy & Operations of Indeed shared their views on the sectors which are best to sell to and seek jobs, whether we should all hunker down until the COVID-19 storm passes, and what 2021 has in store.

Guests were welcomed with a short speech from his Excellency Mr Adriaan Palm, Ambassador to the Netherlands Embassy in Ireland, who spoke about the initiatives in place to drive growth between our two countries. With some 40 guests attending and many questions posted through the chat, it was an engaging and successful event.

The presentations and a video replay are available for you to view below.

DIBA Enterprise Ireland / BLCC - 17th June 2020

by Justine van Buttingha Wichers on Jun 10, 2020 7:55:35 PM

Our last event was the New Years Reception at the Ambassador's residence. It was very well attended indeed and all of us were very appreciative of the hospitality shown by the Ambassador. Your DIBA board has not been sitting still since then and we are hoping to host two or three more events this year, assuming of course that we are allowed to do so.