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WBII Festive Lunch 2019

  • 12 December 2019
    12:00 - 15:00

WBII is delighted to announce our 2019 Festive Lunch

Once again we are delighted to welcome you all, members and non-members and (female) guests to our yearly Festive Lunch!

An opportunity to rejoice and celebrate the achievements of the year (business and others) and the bond that unites us and maybe start voicing goals for 2020.

3-course Festive lunch including aperitif, one drink during lunch and a hot beverage after lunch. We can offer vegetarian, meat, fish, and gluten free.

When: Thursday, December 12, 2018, 12.00-15.00
Where: Brasserie Zinq at the Hotel School,  Brusselselaan 2, The Hague
Dress Code: Festive
Price: €35 incl.


Jennifer Ril: December, time to come clean!

The last 20 years Jennifer has been passionate about creating commercial business development. She has collected experience in Germany, USA and in the Netherlands. Jennifer has worked with multinationals but also with family owned companies. More than 10 years ago, Jennifer came from USA to live in the Netherlands. She was born in 1974 in Germany. So all languages in the regions BENELUX and DACH, such as German and Dutch, are accessible to her.

Ambassador  Ms. Adia Sakiqi

Ms. Adia Sakiqi, born in 1977 in Tirana, is currently the Ambassador of Albania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the OPCW in The Hague. She read Philosophy and Political Science at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy (2003) and in Public Administration – EU Policy (2004). Ms. Sakiqi started off her career as simultaneous court interpreter for ICTY (2002-2004), UN in The Hague, to later combine her communication career also with high level simultaneous interpretation assignments for European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Europe (2008-2012). She continued her career in communication and diplomacy at the Albanian Mission to EU in Brussels (2004-2008). From 2008-2010, Adia Sakiqi worked for as Project Manager for Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen (civil society organization in the field of migration) in Brussels. From 2010-2014, Ms. Sakiqi was the G-Consultancy representative in Brussels working as communication consultant on Western Balkans, EU Affairs, International Relations as well as political speech writer and public speaking consultant.  


We will be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco, Pronol, Veneto, Italy

Voorgerecht / Starter
Gerookte zalm, gebakken coquille, gamba, romesco
Smoked salmon, panfried scallop, gamba, romesco sauce

Hoofdgerecht / Mains
Hertenbiefstuk, cèpes boter, schorseneren, paddestoelen jus
Venison steak, cèpes butter, black salsify, mushroom sauce

Nagerecht / Dessert
Appel Tarte Tatin, chocolade truffel, panna cotta ijs
Apple Tarte Tatin, chocolate truffle, panna cotta ice cream

Vegetarian Menu

Bieten granola bokkesprong geitenkaas witlof en truffel creme
Beetroot granola, ‘Bokkesprong’ goat cheese  chicory and truffle crème

Gegrilde kastanje, champignon, ricotta gnocchi, tomaten saus
Grilled chestnut, champignon, ricotta gnocchi, tomato sauce

Appel tarte tatin, chocolade truffel, pannacotta ijs
Apple tarte tatin, chocolate truffle, panna cotta ice cream

The main menu can also be gluten free, please make your selection when ordering! Any other dietary requirments, please contact the restaurant on the details below.

A choice of white (Val de Vid, Vedejo, Rueda, Spain), red wine ( Claro, Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec, Valle Central, Chile) or a soft drink will be served with your meal, and a hot drink after.

Places are limited this year, so register as soon as you can!

Please contact the Hotel School directly no later than December 1 regarding specific considerations, such as food allergies. The email address is: Zinq@hotelschool.nland reference should be made to the WBII Festive Lunch on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Zinc Restaurant. If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Lambert.

In accordance with GDPR legislation, we are informing you that it is customary for photographs to be taken of and an article written about our events. If you do not wish to be in any photographs, or you do not want your name listed below as a guest, please inform the WBII.

Guest List:

  •  helen argyrou
  •  Johanne Bade
  •  Michelle Baird
  •  Ilaria Bussi
  •  Natalie Carstens
  •  F. T. Chien
  •  Manuela Damant
  •  Marianne Eisma
  •  Dymphna Elsink
  •  Moran Greenwald
  •  Cigdem Guven
  •  Lisa Hall
  •  Lana Heidar
  •  Julie Jones
  •  Lamprini Kiosse
  •  Charlene Lambert
  •  Ugne Marchionno
  •  Nancy Mayer
  •  Anna Molnar
  •  Teresa Moynihan
  •  Caroline Orthlieb
  •  Jo Parfitt
  •  Jane Pocock
  •  Jennifer Rill
  •  FuTsay Seegers - Chien
  •  Jet Sichterman
  •  Deborah Valentine
  •  Ilona van der Woude
  •  Darina Veen
  •  Esther Velzen


Brusselselaan 2, Den Haag, Zuid Holland, Netherlands


Hotel School, Brusselselaan 2, The Hague

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