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Malaysian Dutch Business Council

The Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) is all about providing business services, representation, and networking.  We forge business ties between Malaysia and The Netherlands. Established in 1996 by Malaysian and Dutch companies, MDBC is a private, well established, trade support organisation with over 250 member companies. It is considered one of the most active councils in Kuala Lumpur and in Malaysia as a whole.

With the audacious goal of becoming the full fledged service provider for all members and businesses with Malaysian – Dutch links, the MDBC achieves its high standards through the successful execution of its three objectives (Business Services, Representation, and Networking).  Our core values are to be Entrepreneurial, Independent, Accessible, Responsible, and Service Oriented.

BUSINESS SERVICES:
MDBC provides business services and information to our members.  MDBC assists members and newcomers to the Malaysian market on issues related to setting up a company or a representative office here.  MDBC keeps members updated on the latest developments in the business world and members’ news through our quarterly magazine (the MDBCONNECTS), the organisation of informative & educational events and through this website, electronic newsletters (the e – Update), and e mails.  MDBC also publishes a Business Directory every 18 months.

REPRESENTATION:
MDBC serves as a link to other bilateral Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce.  We participate in a dialogue amongst European Union member states in Malaysia and in EU – related programs.  We also have established relations with various government institutions.  The common business interests of our members, as well as individual needs of companies, are voiced through MDBC to the appropriate authorities in Malaysia.  The Council also looks into combined efforts for representation at exhibitions and into commercial partnerships with Malaysian and Dutch government authorities on behalf of our members.

NETWORKING:
Through our regular (monthly) events, members are able to develop good business contacts with the Dutch – Malaysian business community in Malaysia, as well as with other foreign companies, Malaysian counterparts and government bodies.  On an annual basis, MDBC members receive several dozen event – invitations, including signature events such as the MDBC Sustainability Awards and the Human Resources Forum.  Numerous social networking events are organised together with other Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce to further extend networking opportunities.

Together with the Economic Department of the Netherlands Embassy and industry associations, the MDBC will, whenever possible, participate in Trade Exhibitions, Dutch missions to Malaysia, and matchmaking sessions.  At exhibitions, MDBC members are invited to present their products and services within a larger “Holland Pavilion”.  We also support Malaysian missions to The Netherlands.