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Youri Goudswaard, Program Manager Amsterdam Trade at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Germany x the Netherlands Integrated Waterfront Transformation Day

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How do you transform a former port area into a lively urban waterfront district? Hamburg and Amsterdam can learn a lot from each other on this subject. Space&Matter, KCAP, Amsterdam Trade & Innovate and Netherlands Business Support Office Hamburg are pleased to invite entrepreneurs to a interactive programme about the German and Dutch approach to integrated waterfront transformation. Join us on 11 October 2019 on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam, which will be docked in Hamburg.

Youri Goudswaard's picture Event on Oct 11th
Youri Goudswaard, Program Manager Amsterdam Trade at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Join the Dutch delegation to the Smart Cities conference in New York!

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Join the Dutch delegation to the Smart Cities conference in New York!
From 7 to 10 May a delegation of Dutch smart city entrepreneurs and experts will visit the Smart Cities conference in New York (SCNY).

Mayor Aboutaleb will be the mission leader and one of the main speakers at the conference.

The main themes from the Dutch delegation will be circular building, circular urban development and urban mobility.

The aim of the mission is to strengthen collaborations and partnerships between the Dutch ecosystem and organizations in New York; and to present the Netherlands as THE number one country in these areas by providing Dutch companies the opportunity to showcase their smart city solutions.

By joining the program you will get access to the conference and workshop(s) and you can be part of the Holland Pavilion. Other elements of the program include site and company visits, several pitching event, matchmaking events and networking opportunities organized by the Dutch Consulate General in New York.

Also, we would like to know from you what elements you would like to have included in the program and what partners you would like to get in contact with. Please call or e-mail us if you are interested to join.

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Youri Goudswaard, Program Manager Amsterdam Trade at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Interactieve avond over duurzaamheid met Eerste Vicevoorzitter van de Europese Commissie Frans Timmermans

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‘Als we de manier waarop we kunststoffen produceren en gebruiken niet veranderen, is er tegen 2050 meer plastic dan vis in onze oceanen.’
Op 15 maart 2018 deelt de Eerste Vicevoorzitter van de Europese Commissie Frans Timmermans in Tivoli Vredenburg, het podium met bijzondere gasten zoals jonge duurzame ondernemers, muzikanten en artiesten.
Tijdens een speciale editie van de Citizens’ Dialogues gaat Frans Timmermans met die ondernemers, innovators én iedereen in het publiek, graag in gesprek over de duurzame ambities van de EU.
Hij is benieuwd naar jullie ideeën. Hoe moet die toekomst er volgens jou uitzien? Wat zijn de grote uitdagingen die voor ons liggen? Wat zijn de kansen? Hoe gaan we samen de wereld verduurzamen? En welke rol moet Europa spelen?
De avond wordt afgesloten met een gezellige borrel. Kom je ook?
De voertaal van de avond is Nederlands. Voor Engelstaligen is vertaling beschikbaar.
Verzeker jezelf snel van een plek en meld je aan via deze link.
Belangrijk: vergeet niet je ID mee te nemen!
De Citizens’ Dialogues is een reeks van gesprekken die de Europese Commissie organiseert in alle landen van de Europese Unie. Tijdens deze bijeenkomsten bieden we inwoners van Europa de gelegenheid om in gesprek te gaan met politici van de EU over het soort Europa waarin ze graag willen wonen en wat hun verwachtingen van de Europese Unie zijn.

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Youri Goudswaard, Program Manager Amsterdam Trade at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Trade mission to China with PM Mark Rutte

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Do you want to do business in China? Then join the trade mission to China from 8 to 13 April 2018. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, Minister for Medical Care and Sport Bruno Bruins and State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven are hereby present.

Hans de Boer, chairman VNO-NCW, acts as a business mission leader. Prime Minister Mark Rutte receives the trade mission in Guangzhou during the Holland Trade Dinner, and the other ministers travel with the economic missions to the other cities.

The focus of this mission will be, amongst other thems, on Smart & Green Mobility, Intelligent Traffic Systems and Waste Management & Circular Economy. Find out more and sign up via the website link.

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Youri Goudswaard, Program Manager Amsterdam Trade at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Join us @ SXSW

Are you a Dutch creative, startup, city or entrepreneur specialized-or interested in Smart & Liveable cities?
Want to share you brand-new ideas and vision about Urban Living with an international audience during the South by Soutwest festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, USA?
Then we are looking for you!

What is SXSW?
The South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) is a unique festival and conference gathering of the Interactive, musicand creative industry, which is held from 9-18 March 2018 in Austin, Texas, USA.
In recent years, SXSW has become a launching platform for successful companies like Twitter and Foursquare. Fortune Magazine called SXSW “the single best place in the creative innovation world to build relationships and to get to know people.” In 2017, SXSW equipped 421,900 people from 95 countries with a platform for achievement, inspiration and discovery. New this year is the official SXSW program is the Cities Summit, which is held March 12 & 13.

New Dutch Wave grants a stage during the SXSW Festival for Dutch companies, startups, creatives, agencies, artists and bands to present themselves to a large and international audience. You will get inspired, given the opportunity to make new connections and to do business. The amount of networking opportunities is mind-blowing. The Cities and startups that participate in SXSW are not only leveraging the conference for its massive audience, but also for a captive media opportunity, and the ever-changing nature of the industry!

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Trade mission to Vietnam and Malaysia

From 4-9 February 2018, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, is visiting both Vietnam and Malaysia.
When considering doing business in Southeast-Asia, this economic mission provides a good opportunity to learn more about these two important and growing economies. Innovation plays an important role in sustaining the economic growth in Vietnam and Malaysia and both countries are therefore looking for partners to develop new products and concepts. Especially in the field of urban planning and smart cities, this mission provides interesting opportunities for Dutch businesses, for instance in smart city Ho Chi Minh and at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur.

For more information on the mission, doing business in Vietnam and Malaysia and registration, please go to

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