Dutch Business Association Turkey

Our ultimate objective is to build bridges between Turkey and the Netherlands

The Dutch Business Association Turkey (DBA Turkey), Hollanda İşbirliği Derneği is a non-profit Association, founded in 2019, with the objective to promote, enhance and support business and investments between the Netherlands and Turkey. We connect the professionals of our Dutch and Turkish members during high level forums, presentations, monthly webinars and networking events to exchange information, knowledge and best practices across different industries. Our ultimate objective is to promote bilateral business.

We are active in Istanbul and the Aegean region (Izmir)

We participate in the quarterly Chamber Corner Events, organized by the Chambers of Commerce of Germany, France, Belgium/Luxemburg, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Austria and Switzerland. These events offer an international network opportunity with businesses that are active in these countries.

Our Chairman represents the DBA at the bi-monthly Chamber Luncheons, which are organized by the Presidents of the above mentioned Chambers of Commerce. During these luncheons, important subjects like customs, education and agriculture are discussed at European level.

We cooperate closely with the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul and the Dutch Embassy in Ankara for our strategy and activities and regularly organize events together.

More recently, we started working together with NLinBusiness, an initiative of the Dutch employers’ organizations VNO-NCW and MKB Nederland. NLinBusiness works closely together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the sector associations FME, Evofenedex and Koninklijke Metaalunie, as well as with other interest groups, top sectors, knowledge institutes and the Dutch business community. NLinBusiness seeks to support Dutch SME’s in their first steps abroad by setting up NL Business Hubs in 40 big cities around the world. This cooperation with NLinBusiness ensures that our members are connected to a worldwide network and a vast base of business partners, business knowledge, best practices and events.