Activities

About DMBC and available dutch business support programmes discussed in regions of Moldova

The Dutch Moldovan Business Council is presenting available business support programs oppened for application for Moldovan companies during the 9 informative sessions planned to be organized in the regions of Moldova. The sessions are organised in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry based on a Cooperation Agreement signed on 6th of September 2016. For more information please contact:

– Dorin Rojnevschi, DMBC business development manager, +373 69900719, drojnevschi@dmbc.nl.

– Marin Roscovan, DMBC business development manager, +373 69449522, mroscovan@dmbc.nl.

 Trade Mission Water Sector Moldova

The Dutch Moldovan Business Council warmly invites you to participate on the trade mission to Moldova from the 4th until the 6th of March. The mission is focused on opportunities for Dutch companies and institutions in the water technology and management sector. More information can be found here (Dutch)

Biofach 2015

In February 2015 the Biofach took place in Nürnberg. The Biofach is the world’s leading trade fair on organic food. In collaboration with the EaP Green Program (implemented by the OECD, UNECE, UNEP and UNIDO), GIZ Moldova and IFOAM, the DMBC has organized an Moldovan/Armenian pavilion on which six Moldovan companies could promote their organic products. It was for the first time that a Moldovan pavilion was realized for the Biofach. The following Moldovan companies participated on the Biofach:

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Trade mission livestock and agro processing sector

The Dutch Moldovan Business Council organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bucharest a trade mission for Dutch representatives in the agriculture sector from the 28th of October until the 31st of October 2014. At the trade mission 14 Dutch companies participated from the livestock and agro processing sector. The target of this trade mission was to explore the opportunities that both Dutch and Moldovan companies could benefit through collaboration in the agricultural sector. In order to tap into the whole potential of Moldova, the DMBC organized a tailored matchmaking program for every participant. After the meetings with the representatives from the agricultural sector, the Dutch companies were invited the next day to visit the Moldovan firms in their respective locations. The individualized meetings had a positive effect as they resulted in some amount of follow-ups at the end of the trade mission. Artikel foto 1 Artikel foto 2

Fact Finding Mission Agro processing and Livestock opportunities in Moldova

From the 18th until the 22th of August two experts, affiliated with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, visited Moldova for a fact finding mission in the field of livestock and agro-processing. The two experts Mr. Jos Jongerius (livestock) and Mr. Wim Tacken (agro-processing and horticulture) were assisted by the Dutch Moldovan Business Council. Objective of the visit was to identify business opportunities in these sectors in run –up of the trade mission that will be organized by the DMBC in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. The date for the trade mission is from the 29th of October until the 31st of October 2014. Meeting with Minister2.0 Meeting with the Moldovan Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry, Vasile Bumacov (on the right). On the left Mr. Jongerius and Wim Tacken supported by Dr. Robert de Groof (Vice-Chairman DMBC, Consul (h) at Consulate of the Netherlands in Moldova)


III. The First DMBC Business forum in Chisinau

Date: 18 July 2014 Topic: Dutch-Moldovan Business and Trade. The advantages of Collaborating with the Netherlands Audience: Moldovan Companies (IT, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Livestock, Energetics) Speakers: DMBC Vice-chairman Mr Robert de Groof; Mr Wim Broekers; Mr Luc van Engelen; Mr Eugen Tataru; DMBC Project Manager Mr Mihai Avram. nr2C nr2C nr2C nr2C nr2C



II.Opening of the Moldovan Consulate in Amsterdam

Date: Friday, 17th of January Dirk Terwel, Chairman of the DMBC, was granted the title of Honorary Consul of Moldova in the Netherlands, Amsterdam In the morning, the Minister of External Affairs and European Integration, Natalia Gherman, along with The Ambassador of Moldova in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Emil Brenici, came to the Consulate office. nr1C Dirk Terwel, the Honorary Consul, welcomed them and told them a bit about his own activity and how he became so involved with the Dutch Moldovan Business Counsel. Later, the Honorary Consul, invited Mrs. Gherman and Mr. Brenici on a canal-boat tour of Amsterdam and lunch. nr2C At 15.00 was the start time for the Consulate opening Event, which took place at Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. About 60 persons attended the event: I. Representatives of other Embassies and Consulates (Romania, Ukraine, France, Columbia, Russia, Italy, Guatemala); II. Dutch businessmen that have worked in the past with Moldova or want to invest in Moldova in the near future; III.Ronny Bechman, from ‘Invest in Moldova’ IV. Representatives from Moldovino (Official Moldovan Wine dealer in Belgium and the Netherlands, who also sponsored the wine for our event) V. Others nrc4 La 15.15 Dna. Gherman, Dnu. Brenici au fost primiti de Dnu Terwel. nrc3 There were a total of 6 short speeched at the begining of the ceremony by Mrs Gherman, Mr Brenici, Mr Dirk Terwel, Mr Robert Degroof(Consul of Netherlands in Moldova); as well as Mr. Ronny Bechman and Mr. Phillipe van Houtvin from Moldovino. At about 16.00 the formal part of the event was over and everyone was invited to have some snacks and Moldovan wine. There was a live music band playing Moldovan music. People were socializing; the atmosphere was warm and hospitable – very typical for a Moldova related event.

Contact the Moldovan Embassy in the Netherlands here.


I. Business Trip to Bucharest

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Date: 10-12 December 2013 Scope: There are about 4000 Dutch companies registered in Romania. This was as a result of companies to near-shore and benefit from Romania’s cheaper labor and resources. Our objective was to find out what were the most attractive features of the Romanian Market, that attracted Dutch companies. As well, what kind of assistance can we as DMBC provide to Dutch companies that intend to relocate in Moldova, a similar emerging market. Agenda: 10.12.2013 – Meeting with Robin van Rozen, country manager of Phillips. 11.12.2013 – Meeting with Jan Willem Kivits, Managing Director of Dairy company Friesland Campina – Meeting with Dutch Romanian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) Board members (Presentation about our activity as DMBC and future collaboration) – Attendance at NRCC networking Event 12.12.2013 – Meeting with Huub von Frijtag Drabbe, Economic Counsellor at the Dutch Embassy in Bucharest. Photo source:   NRCC website