Our mission, vision and strategy
2018 is the first year in which the Association of Dutch Business people (ADB) and Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DutchCham) combine their strengths and efforts, and are known as ADB-DutchCham.
ADB was established in 1990 as a networking association for Dutch professionals in Singapore. Until 2017, ADB offered a platform to share knowledge and experiences in doing business in Asia. Its mission was to inspire people through company visits; to encourage personal development through discussions and workshops; and to facilitate match making through events and publication of the ADB Magazine.
DutchCham was established in May 2008 and aimed to connect Dutch corporates in Singapore, to provide them easy access to business opportunities and knowledge and expertise, and to represent and promote their interests in Singapore.
After nearly three years of talks, two extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) were held in September 2017 in which the Members voted nearly unanimously in favor of the merger. And so ADB-DutchCham was born.