SDBP – Association
The SDBP is organized as an association under Dutch laws (vereniging). This enables us to benefit from the flexible Dutch regulations for legal entities. This provides for example the possibility for non-Dutch residents to be a member of the board and introduce electronic voting / video-(general) meetings. Membership is open for everybody that is sharing the values and mission of the SDBP. The SDBP provides membership for individual persons and corporate organizations.
The main revenue stream should come through the membership fee (individuals: € 30,- and corporate organizations: € 250). Other relevant revenue streams are sponsorships. A Participation fee for bigger, more important events (for non-members) also also charged. The SDBP is eligible for state subsidies, therefore we strive to welcome (a minimum of) 30 corporate members.
The SDBP was established on 31 July 2003. After its incorporation, the goal of the SDBP was to create a business linked networking social platform for Dutch ‘orientated’ and international interested business people living in Slovenia. The second aim was to encourage the formation of economic and international business network supported by social gatherings and business events.
Over the years the SDBP entity and its focus changed. The platform became even a more business-focused platform than a social platform and became more international oriented instead of only Dutch-Slovene. This was mainly due to the rapidly changing business environment and the financial crisis while members were looking for business opportunities outside their home-markets. The SDBP however remained strongly connected to its Dutch – Slovenian roots and stays in direct contact with the embassies of the Netherlands and Slovenia.
SDBP Today – Our Mission
We strive to be an active international business platform contributing to the progress of a balanced global society by sharing competencies and business opportunities through international networking and constructive dialogue. We encourage sharing knowledge, develop skills and competences, and discuss experiences and business opportunities. We highly value the new circular economy and support ideas of young professionals entering the (international) business environment.
The SDBP of today has become much more than “just another” international business platform. It is an active organization that offers a network of a set of members, from various countries, backgrounds and industries, but mainly focused on Dutch-Slovenian cooperation. We are a “club” of people that are truly interested in entrepreneurship, applying a cross-border mind-set and maintain personal relationships. The Slovene Dutch Business Platform is a volunteer, independent, non-political and non-profit association. Furthermore, it is a bilateral organization being present in both countries and which thus expresses the cross-border spirit of thinking.
We organize different formats of events – lectures, presentations and workshops given by well-known businessmen, politicians, industry experts, professors, sportsmen and other
prominent individuals. The aim of these events is to share knowledge and expertise, foster the skills, enable exchange of experiences and best practices, in order to support members and participate to the development of individuals, their businesses and/or organizations. These meetings are almost always accompanied by a session of networking. In this less formal part, members can share their ideas, contacts and discuss business opportunities.
Vereniging Slovenian Dutch Business Platform – SDBP (Association under Dutch laws)
- Address: Jacob Marisstraat 7, 3331 VE Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands
- Registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number: 53017412
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org