fCN Trade Mission Paris

This time, in collaboration with Michelin, the Dutch embassy in Paris and Pernod Ricard, fCN organized a wonderful cultural and business program. The journey by Thalys started in style with a delicious champagne breakfast with croissants and pain au chocolat, including an fCN Journal. After arrival, a culinary lunch awaited us at Le Clarence, a... Continue Reading →

Visiting Keukenhof

On April 8, the flowers in Keukenhof were at their best and we were given a unique tour by the director of Keukenhof and also fCN member, Bart Siemerink. He took us through the operational management, the beautiful gardens and all the ins and outs about this famous park. Keukenhof is moving towards 2 million... Continue Reading →


Buenos Aires was the starting point for a great fCN mission full of new connections, company visits, culture, nature and adventure. The trip was full of with teambuilding and networking moments, as in Patagonia: walking on the Perito Moreno glacier, riding the rugged Ruta 40, hiking in the Torres del Paine national park and horseback... Continue Reading →

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 →

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