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NL Business Hubs in Asia & NLinBusiness: Beyond China

June 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,


Join us on Wednesday, 28 June for an online event focused on diversifying your manufacturing beyond China.  This event is organized in collaboration with TMF Group, the various Dutch / Benelux bilateral Chambers of Commerce and “NL Business Hubs”: Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and NLinBusiness. The event aims to support Dutch / foreign investors in China with their decision making about diversification beyond China – also known as “China +1”. 

Date:  Wednesday, 28 June 
Time:  15:00 – 17:00 hrs (Malaysia) / 09:00 – 11:00 hrs (Europe)
Platform: Zoom

At the plenary session, the distinguished global – level panel will provide a macro – level overview of the current global developments, focusing of China and the dynamics in the APAC regions.

The business leaders of TMF, Jan Willem van Drimmelen (Chief Commercial Officer, TMF Global) and Shagun Kumar (Regional Head of APAC) will present the most recent results of the yearly “Global Business Complexity Index” – GBCI.


  • Jan Willem van Drimmelen
    Before joining TMF Jan Willem spent 12 years at Intertrust Group where leadership roles included Global Head of Corporate Clients, Global Head of Sales and Head of North America.  After Intertrust, Jan Willem worked with the former CEO to establish Create Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Amsterdam. Prior to 2007 he worked in structured products at merchant bank Kempen & Co and as an International Tax Attorney with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  Jan Willem obtained his Master’s Degree in Tax Law from the University of Leiden. He is a Director on the Board of the Netherland America Foundation and Co – Founder of the annual Netherland America Friendship Gala.
  • Shagun Kumar
    Shagun joined TMF Group in 2015 as India Managing Director and thereafter became the market leader for Southeast Asia, which went on to deliver as a top – performing market. He has led Business Development for Asia Pacific since October 2021 and was promoted to Head of Region in May 2022.  Prior to joining TMF Group, Shagun’s career spanned both consulting and functional finance, having worked at Arthur Andersen, General Electric, Microsoft, and Grant Thornton. He sits on the board of several multinational corporation clients as an Independent Director. Shagun received a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and post graduated as a chartered accountant. He is also a certified Six Sigma black belt and holds a professional degree in bartending.

During the break – out sessions, the speaker panels that have been assembled by the local chambers of commerce in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand, will shed their light and expertise on what the key factors are to be successful in these separated markets. All participants can choose either one breakout session to join, or “roam” all three breakout sessions. All sessions will be recorded.

As an investor, whether you’re just exploring your options or ready to invest in foreign markets, this webinar will provide valuable information and best practices for companies of all sizes. All sessions will be interactive, giving you the chance to ask questions to seasoned experts and connect with businesses in the target markets.

The event will be conducted live via Zoom.  Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your options for diversification beyond China!



Please note: MDBC will NOT be handling registrations for this event.  To register, kindly click on the button below.


June 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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