On 26 October 2016, the Czech Dutch Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) hosted jointly with the Polish Chamber of Commerce a networking event at the start-up brewery Kompaan in The Hague, the Netherlands. The event marked the start of cooperation between the CDCC and the Polish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
The event was opened by Katerina Veliskova, Secretary of the CDCC and Joanna Schuhholz, Executive Director, Polish Chamber of Commerce announcing the start of cooperation between the two Chambers and sharing some future plans. They were followed by Piotr Kobza, First Counsellor – Head of Political-Economic Section (Deputy Head of Mission) of the Polish Embassy in The Hague, mentioning successes of Central European entrepreneurs and business people in the Netherlands.
During the event the participants could learn more about the brewery Kompaan as well as crowdfunding as a practical and approachable financing option. The brewery KOMPAAN was established in 2012 thanks to crowdfunding which is an increasingly popular method of start-up and enterprise financing. Since then the brewery has grown and expanded. The beer bar currently offers one of the most extensive selection of draft beer in The Hague which visitors can enjoy in a relaxing, friendly and informal interiors of the brewery in a trendy and booming industrial area of city. During the event Jeroen van Ditmarsch, the co-founders of the brewery shared with the guests insights into how the brewery was created and how it expanded into today’s dimensions. While listening to an exciting story, the guests could taste some of the most popular Kompaan beers.
The event offered a pleasant informal environment for the Czech and Polish business community to meet and network. “The Czech Dutch Chamber of Commerce is excited about the cooperation with the Polish Chamber of Commerce. We can share our experience, work closely together and jointly organize some interesting business events in the future. And most importantly, it will offer a great opportunity for our members to further expand their network,” commented Katerina Veliskova.