The start of a New Year and the start of a new board for the CNBPA. First of all on behalf of the whole Board, we would like to wish everybody a healthy and prosperous 2023!
2022 has been a year of major shifts and transitions, not only on a global economic scale but also within the CNBPA Board. We bid farewell to our President, Sebastiaan Postma. For the last 8 years, he worked relentlessly with his Board members to keep the CNBPA going, and especially during a global pandemic this was no easy feat. We are really thankful for their time, effort and commitment.
During the last AGM the new incoming Board has been given the mandate to build out the membership base, execute new activities and attract new sponsors. After consulting various stakeholders from the Canadian-Dutch business community and ample discussions within the board it was unanimously decided that a transformation from CNBPA to Holland House Canada should be the way to achieve this goal. This new, more ‘catchy’, modern name for our organization shows our dedication to increasing our relevance within the Canadian-Dutch business ecosystem and radiates the energy and ambitions of the new Board. Our new Board consists of familiar faces but also many new ones. The team is excited and committed to execute the new strategy and direction of the CNBPA. Please have a look at the Board page on our website to get to know the new Board members!
We have had brainstorming sessions in 2022 with multiple stakeholders to develop an updated strategy to ensure our organization is future proof and more impactful for our members. For 2023 our goal is to deliver more networking opportunities and deepen the Dutch - Canadian business relations. To be able to execute this strategy we will need to engage with sponsors and our network in both Canada and the Netherlands and broaden the scope of our services. The newly formed committees have been busy behind the scenes to build an appealing new program for 2023 and the sponsorship committee is ready to start approaching new sponsors this month, so stay tuned for some exciting news!
As you can see, the newly created Holland House Canada is entering a new phase and we hope you will join us on this journey. If you are looking to join us, simply click HERE and have a look at our membership options.
We're looking forward to seeing you again in 2023!
The 2023 Board
Holland House Canada
Working together to advance the prosperity for businesses and
professionals with Dutch interests