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NBC 2020 Awards Ceremony

  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 15:00 - 16:30

The Benelux Business Council would like to invite you to join The Netherlands Business Council's virtual Nexus, Water, Energy & Food event on the 18th of November to learn about Dutch Innovative solutions and celebrate the winners of NBC 2020 Awards in honor of the Expo2020. An expert panel discussion will highlight the business opportunities the Expo 2020 Dubai will bring and how important innovative Nexus solutions are to the region. During this special occasion the Netherlands Business Council UAE will officially be accredited by NLinBusiness and become part of the international network of Business Hubs around the world.


15:00 - 15:10   Opening, Stefanie Schachtschabel, Chair Netherlands Business Council  
15:10 - 15:15   Opening remarks Consul-general to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Hans Sandee
15:15 - 15:20   Opening Remarks Managing Director NLinBusiness Mr. Edo Offerhaus and signing of the NLinBusiness Accreditation agreement
15:20 - 15:40   Panel discussion moderated by Willum van der Hoogen, Director Expo 2020 related affairs at the Netherlands Business Council UAE
- Dr Abdalla Al Hammadi, Chief  Executive officer, Mohammed bin Rashid  Solar Park, DEWA
- Mr. Shaun Vorster, Professor Extraordinaire, University of Stellenbosch Business School
- Mr Gerard Gallagher, EY Partner, EMEIA Industry Leader- Energy, Ernst & Young
- Mr Naveed Ahmed, Senior Marketing Officer, Global Outreach & Demand Generation, DAFZA

15:40 - 16:20   Awards Ceremony                      
16:20 - 16:30   Closing

The journey of the finalists

On October 22, the nine finalists in the NBC 2020 Awards presented their sustainable innovations to the seven members of jury.

The finalists competed in three categories for the Boskalis Water Award, the LeasePlan Emirates Energy Award and the NLinBusiness Food Award.
In addition , there will be an overall winner who will receive the Shell Nexus Award. This winners will win a time slot during the Expo2020 event happening next year! And a full Start-up package, including office space, visa & license at the Dubai Airport Free Zone.

NLinBusiness Accreditation!
After years of working on improving the business environment in the UAE, NLinBusiness is accreditating the Netherlands Business Council for all its hard work! The accreditation will be witnessed by Netherlands Consul General in Dubai Hans Sandee and will be signed during the ceremony. This means that the NBC will now be part of one of the 40 Business Hubs around the world!

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