[2015-12-11] DUJAT December Dinner at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Our Annual December dinner was organized on December 11 at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam.
The dinner was opened by Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman of DUJAT and he welcomed our 180 guests.
At the beginning of the dinner H.E. Japanese Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mr. Masaru Tsuji gave a toast.
We are very honored that we could receive the speech of Judge Hisashi Owada of International Court of Justice as a guest of Honor.
Speech by Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman of DUJAT
Speech by H.E. Japanese Ambassador Mr Tsuji
Speech by Judge Hisashi Owada
During the dinner, the 5th “Deshima Netherlands Awards” were awarded to two Japanese companies. The Award in the category ‘well-established’ was won by Omron Europe BV and in the category ‘new investment’ was won by Omori Europe BV.
>>>read more about the 5th Deshima Netherlands Awards
The Deshima Netherlands Awards were introduced in 2007 by DUJAT and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA). The awards are held every two years, recognizing successful Japanese companies in the Netherlands in two categories, ‘well-established’ and ‘new-comer’. A judging panel assessed each company based on the following criteria: national and regional economic impact, innovation, sustainability, community relations and interaction with the Dutch business community and investments made in the Netherlands.
Mr Hans de Boer, Chairman of VNO-NCW, also a member of the DUJAT’s Honorary Committee presented the Deshima Netherlands Award 2015.
Speech and Award winning ceremony by Mr Hans de Boer, Chairman of VNO-NCW
From left to right: Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman of DUJAT, Mr. Hans de Boer, Ms. Maureen Geeraths, Sales Director of Omori Europe BV, Mr. Jeroen Mulder, Managing Director Omori Europe BV, Mr. Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner at Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, Mr. Hiroyuki Usui, CEO of Omron Europe BV, Japanese Ambassador Masaru Tsuji, Radboud Molijn, Managing Director of DUJAT and Mr Frans van Lanschot, Honorary Consul General of Japan.
Omron Europe BV – winner “Well Established”
Mr. Hiroyuki Usui, CEO of Omron Europe BV
Omori Europe – winner “new investment”
Mr. Jeroen Mulder, Managing Director Omori Europe BV
The past winners:please click here