April 7, 2021 – 11.00 – 12.30

By Mr. Klaus Meyer-Cabri, Vice president Eurojust

As we cannot foresee how long the restrictions for meetings and gatherings in groups will be maintained we decided to organise our spring meeting online with a presentation on

Cybercrime and current trends. We are honoured that the vice-president of Eurojust, 

Mr. Klaus Meyer-Cabri, has accepted our invitation to address us on the importance of this extremely serious and hot topic. Eurojust helps national authorities cooperate to combat organised crimes involving more than one EU country and to make use of available cross border investigations tools. Eurojust also hosts the European Judicial Cybercrime network. 

An invitation to our members and invités will be sent by mail.

MR. Kees Jan Rietveld – Appointed as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles, 2020

With roots in Rotterdam, started his professional career in 1988 with General Electric, who he served for 13 years in various commercial, marketing and senior management positions in the UK, Benelux and Hong Kong. Since 2001 Kees Jan is has been an entrepreneur, initially as Managing Partner of a advertising and market research firm (VDM-Dataview).  As off 2006 he started his own agency, aptly named Buro Rietveld ( professional communication services to a wide range of B2B and B2C clients with inhouse creatives, designers and communication strategy experts. Additional professional ventures include an telecommunications infrastructure development company (Mabin), investments in various e-commerce scale ups, techfunds and StartupBootcamp in Amsterdam. 

As board member, Kees Jan endeavor to spend time and energy on helping other organizations and institutions with their ambitions such as Theater Walhalla, Zangexpress, Classic Young Masters, Vokaal Talent Nederland,  Comite ter Behartiging van Nationale Belangen and Stichting KinderOncologie Rotterdam.

Postponed due to the Covid 19 restrictions


November 27, 17.00 – 21.00
The Hague

The Annual Meeting will be followed by the Annual Dinner, and will be held this year in the Hague.

Please save the date, detailed information and an invitation is following.  


July 24, 15.00 – 17.00h
Jachthaven Hillegersberg, Rotterdam

An informal summer meeting at Jachthaven Hillegersberg, a private venue in Rotterdam. Followed by a farewell drink honouring Gert Zandsteeg and Ehsan Turabaz, two of our distinguished board members whose term as board member is finished.  As appreciation for their valuable contribution within the association the board will offer, on behalf of the association a nice art work made by a Dutch artist.

An invitation to all our members is sent by mail.

POSTPONED MEETING – APRIL 15th, 2020 Much to our regreat the meeting at the Port of Rotterdam has to be postponed until further notice, due to the actual mesures to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.

PRESENTATION / BREXIT – experts meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Port of Rotterdam / Havenbedrijf

Brexit, the transition period: Presentation by:  Roel in het Veld, 

EU Customs Policy Lead at National Office Dutch Customs, Brexit coordination

Insight in the transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements and the way the current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

The Post Brexit:  Presentation by: Mark Dijk,

Manager External Affairs, Port of Rotterdam

New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021. The meeting, followed by a Lunch.

MR ELISEO DE LA FUENTE GONZALEZ Honorary Consul of Ecuador, new Chairman Union des consuls a Rotterdam et La Haye

During the Annual Meeting, October 2019 the members of the association have chosen as the new Chairmen of the association, Mr Eliseo de la Fuente Gonzalez. Mr Eliseo de la Fuente Gonzalez, Honorary consul of Ecuador is since many years an active member of the Board, the last few years as the association treasurer.  Mr Eliseo de la Fuente lives and works in Rotterdam as managing partner of De la Fuente Advocaten.