Eindhoven General Meeting

We are delighted to invite you to our General Meeting on 24 - 25 September 2021 in Eindhoven (Uden), the Netherlands.

The event will be hosted by our members of Jolles & Ko Accountants B.V.  and will be held at

Van der Valk Hotel Uden – Veghel
Rondweg 2
5406 NK UDEN

How to get there?
The hotel is located in Uden and a 20-25 minute taxi ride from Eindhoven Airport. If you fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you can reach Eindhoven by train (about 1 hour 30 minutes, the train station is next to the airport) and then take 15-20 minute taxi ride to the hotel.

Registration and hotel booking are now closed (as of 16 September 2021).


Thursday, 23 September 2021

19.00                  Informal dinner for those arriving early: Restaurant Oonivoo
     Markt 1A - 5401 GN Uden
     Bus leaves at 18.45 from hotel
     (food and drinks not included in conference fee)


Friday, 24 September 2021:  EuropeFides General Meeting

Full day seminar (open to members and guests)   -  Meeting Room 5

09.45 – 10.15    Welcome coffee and registration

10.15                  Introduction by President, Fokko Jolles

10.20 – 10.45    Presentation on the Netherlands - Eindhove  - Uden
                            Jolles & Ko Accountants B.V.

10.45 – 11.15    Doing Business in the Netherlands - Immigration, Labour and Tax Law
                           Leon van Baal, Migrantic

11.15 – 11.45    Setting up a Business Paperless
                           Daniel Ohmann, Ohmann Notariaat

11.45 – 12.30    Successful Collaboration Between Members - Case Study
                           Dr. Michael Borman, bdp Group - Cesare Zanotto, Epyon  - Alessandro Atzeni, Atax

12.30 – 13.30    Lunch at Hotel Restaurant

13.30 – 15.00   Keynote: Happiness at Work – Bart de Bondt

Bart De Bondt changed course and left his job as CEO of ING Insurance Belgium. He opted for a new life mantra and immediately implemented it in his personal life. ‘If you want to experience happiness in your life, make sure that what you do is because of who you are – and not the other way around.’ His personal choice of life also made him think about the classic business operations in which the focus is on growth figures and higher and higher turnover figures. Happy employees perform better, that is his starting point. In his keynote, Bart De Bondt shows the way for this turnaround.

About the speaker:
Former CEO of the ING insurance company, he is now managing director of YouthStart Belgium, executive coach, speaker, and guide of management teams. Strives to ensure greater happiness at work. When Bart De Bondt (1964) was studying political and social sciences, he dreamed of working as a journalist but ended up in the world of banking and insurance. He spent 20 years working in the business world, ultimately becoming CEO of ING Insurance. In 2009 he completely swerved course and became a writer and management coach.
At present, he tours the length and breadth of Belgium and the Netherlands, passionately advocating his vision on the turnaround that many companies will have to make. ‘If the new generation of employees is to feel attracted to companies, then companies will have to put people’s happiness first.’
Bart De Bondt is a passionate keynote speaker. His lectures are unusually startling and direct, and always make a deep impression.


15.00 – 15.30    Coffee break   -  Lobby of Conference Room

15.30 – 16.15    Burnout: The full picture - Carsten Tripler        (Virtual Presentation)

Carsten Tripler looks at burnout from a wholistic perspective which includes the emotional, mental and physical dimension. Burnout is mostly described as a work-related stress syndrome which has an effect on our mental and emotional wellbeing. While this is true it is only part of the reality. Understanding the full picture of burnout and including key indicators on the physical dimension helps recognizing early signs of burnout and regain energy, motivation and  establishing a new healthy balance in life. Carsten Tripler is GM of IPM Consulting GmbH- Synet Group  a global provider for Leadership Education, Cultural Change and Digital Transformation and will provide input on the topic through the lens of his personal burn-out experience.

16.15 – 17.00    Subsidies and Government Grants in the Netherlands   -  Frank de Winter, TDW Advies

17.00 – 18.00    Meeting of the Management Committee (Board Members Only)

Evening Programme (open to everyone)

18.30 – 21.30   Cocktail Reception at the Jolles & Ko office
    (Bus leaves the hotel at 18.15 and will return at 21.30)

Jolles & Ko Accountants B.V.     
Verlengde Velmolen 2b
5406 NT UDEN
Tel: +31 413 24 54 52


 Saturday, 25 September 2021

Morning programme

 9.00 – 9.15         Presentation of potential new member: ANY Partners, Turkey and Moldova

 9.15 – 10.30      General Assembly (members only)

 10.30 – 10.45    Coffee break

 10.45 – 12.30    Visit De Maashorst (bring good walking shoes with you)  more info here
                             Bus leaves at 10.45h

 12.45 – 13.30    Lunch at Hotel Van der Valk

Afternoon and Evening Programme

 13.30 – 17.30    Networking afternoon  (open to everyone)

    Visit ’s-Hertogenbosch for a boat tour.
    Bus leaves hotel at 13.30 and returns at 17.00.

 19.00 – 22.00   Dinner at Ristorante Bella Italia (open to everyone).
   Bus leaves hotel at 18.45
   Ristorante Belle Italia - Kerkstraat 39, 5401 BD UDEN; Tel +31 413 26 08 96



Thursday, 23 September 2021

19.00                   Informal dinner: location tba (food and drinks not included in conference fee)

Friday, 24 September 2021

 13.30 – 16.00    Guided visit to the Chagall Exhibition at the Krona Museum.
                             Departure from Hotel lobby at 13.30

 18.30 – 21.30   Cocktail Reception at the Jolles & Ko office
    (Bus leaves the hotel at 18.15 and will return at 21.30)

 Saturday, 25 September 2021

10.30 – 12.30    Visit De Maashorst (bring good walking shoes with you)

 13.30 – 17.30    Networking afternoon

Visit ’s-Hertogenbosch for a boat tour.
Bus leaves hotel at 13.30 and returns at 17.00.

 19.00 – 22.00    Dinner at Restaurant Bella Italia. Bus leaves hotel at 18.45