A Chairman's Welcome | January 2018

A Chairman's Welcome | January 2018

January 17, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of the British Business Club Düsseldorf


May I wish you all a very Happy New Year and a warm welcome to the British Business Club Düsseldorf (BBCD) website to all our members, friends, sponsors and other visitors. You can find out a lot about our club by exploring our website, viewing our club brochure here and seeing what events we are planning and have held. Nearly all of our events are open to non-members. If you are a non-member and wish to go on our mailing list for news and event, just drop us a line on the enquiry form at the bottom of our website.


The club had a full and varied programme of events in 2017 and plan to make 2018 just as eventful. Some 26 of us are going to see the Willy Russell play, Educating Rita, on 28 January, performed by the English Theatre Düsseldorf at the Theater Museum.


Some of our members are joining the British Chamber of Commerce Germany (BCCG), Region North Rhine-Westphalia at an event entitled "Goldilocks or Rumpelstiltskin? Sustainable growth or false economic promises" at the HSBC Headquarters in Düsseldorf on the evening of 23 January. HSBC's chief economist, Stefan Schilbe, will be the speaker for the event. Many thanks to BBCG!


One of our main events of the year will be our Burns’ Night Celebration at the Industrie Club in Düsseldorf on Friday 9 February. For other events, see also our events section of the website.


We will also shortly be having a dinner with a speaker from the Hilden-based company, Qiagen, details still to be confirmed.


Our next Business Networking Lunches will be held on Friday 23 February 2018, Friday 27 April 2018 and Friday 29 June 2018 at the Hotel Nikko. We welcome up to three speakers for these networking events, so please let us know if you would like this opportunity.


This year is the 60th anniversary of the British Business Club Düsseldorf on 8 July.  We plan to hold a special celebration on the day, so please mark it in your diaries. More details to follow.



All the best for 2018!



Brian R Hicks


Honorary Chairman

British Business Club Düsseldorf

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