Province of Zuid-Holland traditionally organizes a Chinese New Year reception at the beginning of the year. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, a physical reception is currently not an option. Instead, together with InnovationQuarter and Dutch Sino Business Promotions, an online Chinese New Year reception will be organized in the afternoon of 25 February, one day before the Lantern Festival, the closure of the New Year Celebrations.
The King’s Commissioner Jaap Smit and new Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. TAN Jian are invited to deliver keynote speeches. Upon two keynote speeches, Miranda van den Ende from TomatoWorld will give a presentation about the sustainable food production of the Dutch horticultural sector, and Xiaoling Sun from InnovationQuarter will give the other presentation about the general facts of Zuid-Holland Province, in order to let Chinese guests and residences here have a better impression of the region.
After all speeches and presentations, thanks to the function of Zoom meeting, guests will be allocated to a few small chat rooms for chitchat. We want to use this way to create an atmosphere of a physical reception as much as possible.
The reception will be ended by an online quiz about Zuid-Holland. The top three winners of the quiz will be given a small gift box, sponsored by InnovationQuarter and TomatoWorld.
Please find the detailed reception program below.
Province of Zuid-Holland and partners wish you all the best in the Year of OX!
Date: 25 February 2021
Time: 15:30 till 16:30 CET TIME
3:30 – 3:35 Welcome speech by Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner in Zuid-Holland
3:35 – 3:40 Keynote speech by Chinese Ambassador H.E. TAN Jian
3:40 – 3:50 Presentation: Sustainable food production in the concept of Dutch horticultural sector — Miranda van den Ende from TomatoWorld
3:50 – 4:00 Presentation: Facts about Zuid-Holland Province — Xiaoling Sun from InnovationQuarter
4:00 – 4:10 Small groups chitchat
4:10 – 4:25 Online quiz about Zuid-Holland Province
4:25 – 4:30 Prize-giving to the top 3 winners of the quiz