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Nederlandse City Lunches (NCL)
Nederlandse City Lunches (NCL)
Nederlandse City Lunches (NCL)
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Sinds 1991 worden toonaangevende Nederlandse sprekers uit het bedrijfsleven, de politiek en de journalistiek uitgenodigd om gedurende lunchtijd een inleiding te houden in het Dutch Centre in de Nederlandse Kerk nabij Bank in The City of London. Het is een uitgelezen gelegenheid voor Nederlandstaligen om informeel landgenoten, die in en rond Londen wonen en werkzaam zijn, te ontmoeten. De voordrachten worden gevolgd door een lunch.

De NCL commissie bestaat uit

Edwin Welman

Edwin left the Netherlands (Twente) in 2001 and, after several years in Chicago, London and Dubai, arrived in London for a second time in 2010. He is a senior director with ABN AMRO in the City of London and is familiar with the Anglo-Dutch business community. He is also a trustee for De Regenboogschool in London (since 2018) and the Dutch Church (since 2021).

Jean-Jaques van Helten

Jean-Jacques is a Dutch national who has lived in London since 2001. More recently, he has been based in Florence where, after thirty or more years in investment banking in Australia, the Netherlands and Asia, he is now a Fellow at the European University Institute and the Florence School of Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker and participant at international conferences on risk management and the author of several publications and articles on international finance.

Max Verploegen

Max Verploegen was born in the Hague and studied Economics & Finance in Rotterdam. He started his career at ABN AMRO Bank in London and currently works in the Venture Capital industry as Investment Associate at Blenheim Chalcot – UK’s leading technology and digital venture builder. His focus for NCL is connecting great minds and building the Anglo-Dutch business community. 

Yvette van Loon

Global Expansion Expert – Regional commercial director / member of management team. 

Stefan Bullivant

International Trade and Investment Adviser, The Netherlands-British Camber of Commerce.

Bertjan v.d. Lagemaat

Bertjan van de Lagemaat is a Trustee and member of the Programme a& Marketing Committee of the Dutch Centre, as well as co-organiser of the ‘Dutch Centre Talks’ series. Bertjan is the Minister of the Dutch Church in London.

Daphna Plaschkes 

Daphna started her career as a lawyer for the Ministry of Justice in The Netherlands and switched to her true passion, the arts, after a few years. She has been involved with the Dutch Centre since 2014 and is dedicated to bringing the best arts, culture and current affairs speakers from the Netherlands to audiences in London and across the UK.


Dutch Centre (in de Dutch Church)

7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA

(nabij Bank, Moorgate en Liverpool Street Underground Stations)

Joelle Steijnis

I'm excited to be part of the Dutch Centre team! I'm an Event Coordinator with a passion for bringing people together through cultural experiences. In my current role at the Dutch Centre, I manage all communication for our cultural events.
This includes creating content for the website, social media, and newsletters, as well as recruiting and training volunteers to help out at the events. As a Sponsorship and Raffle Donations coordinator I'm also actively involved in organizing the annual Dutch King's Day celebration in London. Prior to joining the Dutch Centre, I have over 10 years of experience in event management, marketing, and communications. I've worked with a variety of organizations, from the Netherlands Film Festival to the Nederlandse Reisopera. In all my roles, I've thrived on creating successful events and using communication to connect with audiences.


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