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PIB Urban Challenges mission to China - H2O conference in Guangzhou

Published by DSBP, November 26, 2018

From 18 to 23 November, members of the Dutch-based Partnership International Business (PIB) Urban Challenges visited China (Beijing, Guangzhou & Shenzhen).

DSBP organized an H2O conference for the PIB members and Chinese counterparts on Wednesday 21 November in Guangzhou, with the working title "Water and Urban Develpoment". The mission and conference was supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, RVO & Sun Yat Sen University and focused mainly on Sponge Cities, Sustainability, Urban Green, water management, groundwater use, master planning & environment.


DSBP's director Floriske Deutman in conversation with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Published by DSBP, October 17, 2018

During his visit to the Netherlands on 15 and 16 October 2018, Premier Li Keqiang was received by the presidents of ten Dutch multinationals, such as ASML, Shell, KLM, and Philips, in a CEO Event in The Hague. Other guests included Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag. Chairman of the meeting was director Hans de Boer of VNO-NCW.

The CEO of Hoogendoorn, mr. Martin van Gogh, was asked to attend the meeting as well. He requested Dutch Sino Business Promotions’ director Floriske Deutman to assist him and translate for him during the one-on-one talk with premier Li Keqiang.


Province of Zuid-Holland mission to China - May 2018

Published by DSBP, June 30, 2018

From 12 until 19 May 2018, Regional Ministers Adri Bom-Lemstra and Jeannette Baljeu led a trade delegation to China. The immediate reason for the trade mission was the invitation to the Province of Zuid-Holland of its twin province, the Province of Hebei, as a ‘Guest Province of Honour' during the Langfang Trade Fair on 18 May 2018.

The trade mission's programme began on 13 May with a reception at the invitation of the Dutch Embassy in Beijing. Deputy Ambassador Bas Pulles received the delegation at the Ambassador's residence. The provincial delegation consisted of 2 sub-delegations: the horticulture group led by Regional Minister Ms Bom and the sustainable urban development group led by Regional Minister Ms Baljeu.
The delegations each had their own programme from Monday 14 May until the following Wednesday afternoon. The sustainable urban development group visited Beijing, Qinghuangdao and the Taolinkou reservoir; the horticulture group visited Yanqing, Nanhe and Xingtai.
After that, they jointly visited the Xiongan New Area and participated in various activities of the Langfang Trade Fair and the ‘Developing & Feeding Sustainable Future Urban Regions’ seminar.


Chinese ‘sponge cities’ mogelijke springplank voor Nederlandse ondernemers

Published by DSBP, April 18, 2018. (Copyright courtesy of RVO)

Een nieuwe Partners for International Business (PIB)-overeenkomst biedt kansen in China voor Nederlandse ondernemers en kennisinstituten. Het doel is om de Chinese stedelijke ontwikkeling te voorzien van oplossingen en verbeteringen op het gebied van ruimtelijke ordening en watermanagement.

Op 8 maart 2018 tekenden 5 bedrijven (Royal Eijkelkamp, NL Urban Solutions, Priva, Tauw en Nautilus) en 3 kennisinstituten (Deltares, IHS Erasmus en Wageningen Universiteit Research) en de Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland ( in Den Haag de overeenkomst voor samenwerking.

Sponge cities
Het partnerschap richt zich vooral op 'sponge cities' in China. Een sponge city verwerkt wateroverlast op een natuurlijke (en ecologisch vriendelijke) manier. Dit gebeurt bijvoorbeeld door asfalt te vervangen door moerassen of het aanleggen van waterdoorlatende stoepen.


PIB Urban Challenges – Integrated Sustainable Solutions signed at RVO in Den Haag

Published by DSBP, March 8, 2018

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Partners for International Business (PIB) "Urban Challenges – Integrated Sustainable Solutions" was signed and kicked-off at the office of the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) in Den Haag.

The newly formed PIB, consisting of 9 companies and institutions including Deltares, Eijkelkamp, Institute of Housing and Urban Studies (IHS), NL Urban Solutions, Nautilus, Priva, Tauw, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and coordination partner Dutch Sino Business Promotions (DSBP) signed the covenant with RVO in the presence of Mr. Gerard de Vries, Senior Policy Advisor at Rijkswaterstaat, and Mr. Henk Snoeken, Deputy Director of International Affairs at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment at RVO in Den Haag. Representatives of the PIB members celebrated the official kick-start of this PIB consortium after almost a year of thorough preparation. Members of the consortium are excited to further expand their current project leads in China and to approach to potential local partners in the coming future.


Dutch Sino Business Promotions contracted to setup ‘Elion Europe Technology Innovation Center’

in Zuid-Holland for China’s multi-billion Elion Group.

Published by DSBP, December 12, 2017

On Thursday 7 December 2017, at an official signing ceremony at the Provinciehuis of Zuid-Holland, in the presence of the King’s Commissioner to the Province of Zuid-Holland, Mr. Jaap Smit, the Chinese ambassador to The Netherlands, Mr. Wu Ken, and the founder and owner of China Elion Group, Mr. Wang Wenbiao, the China Elion Group signed three agreements that will establish their European presence in The Netherlands, and Europe.

After the opening speeches by the host, King's commissioner Mr. Jaap Smit, and honorable guests, ambassador Mr. Wu Ken and Elion's chairman Mr. Wang Wenbiao, the ceremony progressed into the signing of the three agreements. Two agreements were signed with existing Dutch companies. A merger and acquisition agreement with Verhoeven Milieu & Water and an strategic cooperation agreement with Nautilus Eco Solutions. The final agreement, and highlight of the ceremony, was signed between Dutch Sino Business Promotions (on behalf of Elion Group) and InnovationQuarter from The Hague for the start-up of the Elion Europe Technology Innovation Center, a development center focusing on ecological innovation technologies.


PIB Integrated Sustainable Solution on Urban Challenges & China's Vanke Group sign MoU

Published by DSBP, October 30, 2017

With the support of Dutch Sino Business Promotions, the commercial consortium of Integrated Sustainable Solution on Urban Challenges (a PIB program) signed cooperation MoU with one of the biggest Chinese real estate company Vanke Group

The MoU was prepared by DSBP and signed by consortium representative Dr Peter Scholten Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In recent years China’s urban development practice has started shifting its focus from city expansion towards inner-city renewal. City governments and planners are rediscovering the potential of historic city quarters as an incubator for new urban life and a highly valuable differentiator for city branding and marketing.


Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, visits DSBP

Published by DSBP, August 31, 2017

Rotterdam has always had the image of a Port City: big industries with low educated hard labour. However, this image is changing in the last decades, as well as during the leadership of Mayor Aboutaleb. He supports small, fast growing new companies - the new image of Rotterdam: professional and internationally oriented.

Mayor Aboutaleb visited Dutch Sino Business Promotions (DSBP) on the 25th of August. DSBP has frequently supported Rotterdam: director Nan Su has accompanied the Mayor during several visits to China, and DSBP Shanghai General Manager Rachel Zhou organised many events for Rotterdam in Shanghai in her previous function at the Rotterdam Commercial Representative Office (RCRO) in Shanghai. When the RCRO closed down in 2017 after 25 years, Rachel joined the DSBP team.


Former Minister and Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Ivo Opstelten, visits DSBP in their Rotterdam office

Published by DSBP, July 31, 2017

Ruim 10 jaar geleden heeft onze mede-oprichtster en directeur Nan Su, als vertaler in China gewerkt voor de heer Opstelten. Vandaag de dag is DSBP uitgegroeid naar een succesvol bedrijf met 6 medewerkers in kantoren in Rotterdam (NL) en Shanghai (CHN). Wij zijn heel trots de voormalig minister en burgemeester Opstelten vandaag te hebben mogen ontvangen op ons kantoor in Rotterdam en hem te vertellen over de positieve ontwikkeling die DSBP de laatste jaren heeft ondergaan.

For over 10 years, our co-founder Ms. Nan Su, has worked as a translator for Mr. Opstelten. Nowadays, DSBP has grown into a successful company with 6 employees located over offices in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Shanghai, China. We are very proud to have welcomed former Minister and Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Opstelten, in our office today to inform him on the positive development DSBP has gone through these recent years.


Dr2 Consultants and Dutch Sino Business Promotions join forces in Shanghai

Published by DSBP, July 27, 2017

Dr2 Consultants and Dutch Sino Business Promotions (DSBP) have established a close cooperation in Shanghai, China. Through this cooperation clients in both Europe and China will be able to profit from an even broader range of services and expertise.

The competences, networks and expertise of the two consultancy companies reinforce each other, so as of July 2017, Dr2 Consultants and DSBP will jointly develop new business and use each other’s strengths for a bright and successful future. Dr2 Consultants and DSBP will also share an office in Shanghai.


PIB Horticulture

Published by DSBP, May 4, 2017

The PIB Horticulture Cluster consists of seven leading Dutch companies in horticulture technology and knowledge, with a focus on providing adaptable solutions for the Chinese horticulture market.

As leading suppliers in the Dutch horticulture, we have joined forces to provide the best solutions for Chinese growers. Our philosophy is to adapt our technology to seamlessly fit the local market. Our aim is to assist Chinese growers to improve their production, quality and climate in their solar greenhouse, while making use of solar energy and soilless cultivation.
Dutch Sino Business Promotions is the liaison officer for this program. If you have any questions about this PIB, please contact DSBP at


How can Dutch expertise help build China's new Billion dollar Special Economic Zone

Published by DSBP, May 4, 2017

Why Xiong'An?

The Chinese Central Government has established several special zones since Deng Xiaoping in order to experiment with free-market oriented policies and to promote private and foreign investments. One of the main reasons for establishing this New Area is to broaden institutional reform, to promote, and focus on more environmentally friendly green cities in line with China’s 13th Five Year Plan. The establishment of this new area- with a focus on sustainability- could be a great opportunity for the Netherlands and Dutch expertise in the area of urban planning, water management and – midterm – high-tech agriculture, since 85% of the Baiyangdian Lake is located in this area. The Chinese government pays extra attention to water usage, focusing on sustainable development, and searching for new ways to create smart cities.