Zoom along in Hong Kong

Start date

Thursday 8 Apr 2021, 12:00

End date

Thursday 8 Apr 2021, 13:00

Spoken Language

On behalf of the Dutch universities and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong we would like to invite you to a big NL alumni Zoom meeting on Thursday 8 April from 6pm - 7.30pm (HKT).

We have an interesting programme for you starting with a word of welcome by Arjen van den Berg, the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. We will continue with an inspiring keynote speech by Sjoerd den Daas. Sjoerd is correspondent for NOS Dutch News Service and an alumnus of the University of Groningen. He will share insights into his work in Hong Kong and will talk about press freedom in the region. 

After the keynote you will get together with your university in a break-out session followed by a plenary toast with all of you on this unique Zoom meeting.

There is ample time to ask your questions and reconnect with your alma mater, fellow EUR aumni, and alumni from other Dutch universities. 

If you are interested to learn more about our keynote speaker, you may view or listen to some of Sjoerd’s articles about the current situation in Hong Kong. Click on the following links to read a recent article for the NOS, watch a short video, and a podcast about the end of democracy in Hong Kong (all in Dutch).

Please find the preliminary programme below:
•    6.00 pm Opening by host on behalf of all Dutch universities
•    6.05 pm Welcome by Arjen van den Berg, Consul-General
•    6.15 pm Keynote by Sjoerd den Daas, Correspondent NOS News Service
•    6.30 pm Q&A
•    6.40 pm Updates from your alma mater (per university)
•    7.00 pm Central toast
•    7.05 pm Networking in small groups
•    7.30 pm End event

Alumni and alumni officers from the following universities will participate:
Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Maastricht University, Nyenrode, Radboud University, Tilburg University, University of Groningen and Utrecht University.

We have limited capacity in our digital meeting room. Please let us know that you are joining by filling in the form below before Monday 5 April. You will then receive the Zoom link on the day before the event.

We look forward to meeting you all on 8 April.

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