Dutch China desk 2018 Seminar 31st of May

31 mei 2018
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30 mei 2018
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We are proud to invite you to our first Dutch China desk Seminar 

Cross country businesses between China and the Netherlands are becoming common. However, there are different legal frameworks and vastly different business cultures between the two nations. Would you like to understand what the challenges are of doing business in China? How you can overcome the cultural differences? And how the Dutch government can support your business in the Netherlands or in China? If so, this seminar is interesting for you. We have invited China experts to discuss a variety of topics on how to build a better bridge between the Netherlands and China.

Become inspired by Wilbert Hartmann, CEO of Keytec, who's organisation has grown into a successful multinational. Wilfred Chiu, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton in China, Beijing. Wilfred has extensive inbound and outbound investment experience regarding the Chinese market. This has significantly benefited clients making investments in the Greater China region. Martin de Graaf, representative of the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the Dutch Tax Authorities, will highlight the other side, the steps to take for Chinese organisations who are seeking to relocate to the Netherlands.  


31st of May 


13:30 Registration and welcome

14:00 Opening & introduction
Frank Ponsioen - CEO/chairman at Grant Thornton in the Netherlands
Jin Chen - director Dutch China desk at Grant Thornton in the Netherlands

14:45 Doing business in China
Wilfred Chiu - senior tax partner at Grant Thornton in Beijing, China

15:40 The success story of Keytec in China
Wilbert Hartmann - CEO of Keytec

16:15  Break

16:45 The role of the Dutch Government
Martin de Graaf - representative of the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the Dutch Tax Authorities

17:30 Close 
Wilfred van der Lee - lead partner Dutch China desk

17:45 Networking drinks and Chinese walking dinner 


  • Frank Ponsioen: CEO/Chairman of Grant Thornton in The Netherlands
  • Jin Chen: transfer pricing manager at Grant Thornton in the Netherlands & director of the Dutch China desk at Grant Thornton
  • Wilfred Chiu: partner of Grant Thornton in China
  • Wilbert Hartmann: CEO of Keytec International
  • Martin de Graaf: main contact person for potential foreign investors at the Ministry of Finance
  • Wilfred van der Lee: partner and business unit leader for Transaction advisory services at Grant Thornton in the Netherlands


Grant Thornton
De Passage 150
1101 AX  Amsterdam

Parking is possible in the garage and exit tickets will be provided.


Participation is free of charge.

Event informatie

Bedrijf: Grant Thornton

Datum: 31 mei 2018

Inschrijven voor: 30 mei 2018

Type event: Seminar

Doelgroep: Interested

Locatie: Amsterdam