Launch fCN Germany

In September, we celebrated the launch of fCN Germany in Munich with a networking event at BMW Welt. Among us were 50 members of fCN - Founders Carbon Network, all high end entrepreneurs, to do business with local partners and companies. Special guests were Paul Ymkers (Generalkonsul der Niederlande in München), Michael Käfer (Käfer), Beatrice... Continue Reading →

Antinori wine trip to Florence

The trip to Florence with a group of 27 members was a great culinary experience! This wonderful trip was put together with Bert de Boer from Activin, Chris Griffioen from Vintage 2.0 and Pearlcard and brought us to the enchanting Florence. Antinori certainly has new fans, because after a visit to the two beautiful domains... Continue Reading →


Last April, Founders Carbon Network organized a trade mission to Japan. A varied group of 35 fCN members joined this trip to ‘The land of the rising sun’. The fantastic program of this trip was compiled in combination with Tenzing Travel and Pearlcard. During this five-day program we have visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Many... Continue Reading →


Last week fCN hosted a successful Asia Lunch in Castle ‘de Wittenburg’ on an exquisite estate in Wassenaar. A large group of fCN members who are interested in business in Asia were present at this event. The main topic of the day was the opening of fCN Asia as well as the unveiling of the... Continue Reading →


On Tuesday the 13th of march, a particularly informative fCN Masterclass on Hospitality & Customer Care was given by Robert Guijt & Casper Overbeek. The Masterclass took place in the exquisite Pestana hotel, which recently opened in Amsterdam. The gentlemen gave their view on how to exceed customer expectations. In addition to the speakers, the... Continue Reading →

fCN breakfast at the Hermitage

The 25th of January 2018, Merlin Melles welcomed a prestigious group of fCN members to enjoy breakfast at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. This event is an archetypal tradition within Founders Carbon Network and commenced the 25th of March 2015. The fCN delegates are eternalized by means of a photograph which will be exposed across from leading... Continue Reading →


The kick-off of the world’s pre-eminent fair of fine arts, antique and design TEFAF was hosted on the 8th of March in Maastricht. During this early-access day countless art lovers, among whom many fCN members, were invited. TEFAF is widely acknowledged as the most prestigious modern and contemporary art organisation. Merlin Melles attended this spectacular... Continue Reading →


Founders Carbon Network started this significantly promising 2018 with a blast. On the 16th of January, our treasured fCN members were invited to enjoy deliciously selected food and drinks at Het Amsterdamse Proeflokaal in Amsterdam. This exceptional fCN gathering was a great success as all fCN members enjoyed connecting and mingling with one another. The delegates   reflected... Continue Reading →


On the 10th of January 2017, the CEO Powerbrunch was in light of the theme ‘To Infinity and Beyond”. During this edition, three Powerwomen shared their story about their boundless vision aimed towards the future. Merlin Melles told her inspiring story about Pearlcard with the topics dream, cross borders, learn, do and go as a... Continue Reading →

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