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Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Learn about trade opportunities during the Canada Investment and Innovation Forum

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The Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands will bring together business development executives from Canada’s major cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, Waterloo, Toronto, Montreal, Québec City and the provinces: Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan, to meet with Dutch business leaders for informative discussions on Canada’s unique investment opportunities in innovative sectors.

Thisevent will feature distinguished Canadian speakers to discuss Canada’s economic fundamentals, its openness to trade with a focus on the business opportunities and advantages of CETA, the competitive advantages, capabilities, and investment opportunities in Canada’s innovative clusters, and the government support programs available for Dutch investors. Dutch business executives will also be invited to share their investment experiences in Canada.

Preliminary Agenda:
09:30 Registration and Networking
10:00 B2B Investment Matchmaking Session 1: Canadian cities & provinces with Dutch companies
11:00 Plenary session with presentations followed by a Networking Lunch
14:00 B2B Investment Matchmaking Session 2: Canadian cities & provinces with Dutch companies
17:30 End of the event

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Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Holland Pavilion at Nordic Edge

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Do you want to position yourself in the Nordics with your Smart City / Mobility Solution?
Then join us at the Holland Pavilion at Nordic Edge (www.nordicedge.org) this year in Stavanger, Norway. With over 4000 participants, 200+ exhibitors and more than 100 speakers, Nordic Edge is the largest and most important Smart City /Mobility event in the Nordics. At the Expo you will meet decision makers from cities and municipalities, change-making companies, startups, smart technology solutions for smart cities and communities. Making the expo a comprehensive marketing and communication platform to showcase your solution for smart cities and communities.

Together is better than alone! So join the Holland Pavilion, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Regional Business Development team, the Dutch Embassy in Norway and the RVO. Partially funded with public funds and partly through contributions from participating companies.

Interested? Then sign up here as soon as possible!
Questions? Contact: daniel.malmgren@minbuza.nl/ +46728564984

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Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Apply now for the World Smart City Awards and give your innovative proposal international recognition at the 2017 Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona!

The 7th edition of the World Smart City Awards will take place as part of the 2017 Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The aim of these internationally acclaimed awards is to recognize, promote and support innovative solutions or strategies that can potentially change citizen's lives by increasing efficiency, generating business and improving quality of life.

Cities, companies, entrepreneurs and startups, social innovators, research centers, universities, public and private organisations and consortiums are welcome to submit projects and initiatives that cover one of this year's tracks: Governance, Economy, Mobility, Society, Sustainability, Data & Technology, Circular Economy and Safe Cities.

There are three categories for the World Smart City Awards:

City Award
Cities that demonstrate established strategies, initiatives and policies developed for its citizens.

Project Award
Implemented projects that are already benefitting inhabitants in a specific smart city area.

Innovative Idea Award
Innovative, bottom-up concepts that aim to achieve sustainable integrated development in cities and can demonstrate feasibility of implementation.

Interested in applying? Deadline for your proposal is September 4th, 2017 23:59:59 CET. To register click on the link below.

Not interested in applying for the award but keen on joining the Dutch delegation of SME's going to the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona, please email Florentine@amsterdamsmartcity.com for more information. Or go to https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/smart-city-expo-world-congress-8e01ig1n

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Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Smart City Expo World Congress

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If you would have to pick one event to attend within the Smart City sector, make sure you attend this event! From city leaders, over startups and corporates to experts and researchers, they will all be in Barcelona to network and exchange knowledge on development of our cities. Since its first edition in 2011, the Smart City Expo World Congress aims to be the world-leading summit to collectivize urban power, to increase the strength of cities, to identify business opportunities, to establish partnerships and contribute to enacting common policies.

Just as last year, Amsterdam Smart City will be co-organizer of the Holland Pavilion at the Expo. Since we believe the Smart City Expo World Congress could provide great opportunities for our network. This year the Holland Pavilion will reflect 5 smart city themes: Circular, Mobility, Energy, Safety and Health. Within each theme, different projects will be presented at the pavilion. Alongside the pavilion a Dutch trade mission will be organized for companies that wish to use the Expo to explore business opportunities.

If you are interested in joining us on the trade mission to the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona please let me know by sending an email to Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra at florentine@amsterdamsmartcity.com.

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Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Trade mission to Canada

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Do you want to do business, collaborate or network in Canada? Then join the trade mission from 2 to 6 October 2017 organized by the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The trade mission will be led amongst others by VNO-NCW chairman Hans de Boer, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs Henk Ovink and by a governing body (to be determined),

During this mission, four themes are central:
1. Big data in care;
2. 'Resilient Cities': urban developments in water supply, urban planning and infrastructure;
3. Food supply;
4. Horticulture.

With these themes, Dutch companies can offer solutions to Canada's problems, such as floods, food supplies, aging, rising costs of care and climate change. With the aim of (further) cooperating with Canadian companies, expansion or investment in the Canadian market.

Please click on the link in this post for more information on this trade mission or contact Hanneke Bogaerts hanneke.bogaerts@rvo.nl

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Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Innovation mission circular economy

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From 24 to 29 September 2017, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), in collaboration with the municipality of Almere, the Netherlands Circular Hotspot (HCH) and the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO), organizes an innovation mission on circular economy in Taiwan. The objective of this mission is twofold, first to gain better insight into the circular economic developments in Taiwan and second to explore and / or exploit opportunities for long-term cooperation with Taiwan.

Increasing attention for circular economy in Taiwan
The Netherlands is known in Taiwan as a leader in the circular economy. A topic appointed by the new government in Taiwan as one of the national pillars. The Taiwanese government wants to make great strides in implementing circular principles and design strategies in the coming years, drawing on billions of euros for a sustainable future. The Netherlands houses a growing number of companies and knowledge institutions with unique circular innovations and can support Taiwan very well in transition to a circular economy, for example in the area of:

- Circular design and architecture
- Circular built environment
- Circular water
- Circular scan
- Circular procurement
- Circular training program

For whom?
As the Netherlands has developed a lot of knowledge and technology in the field of circular economy (and this is often missing in Taiwan), companies, knowledge institutions and other interested organizations can respond to the opportunities that are now available. We are starting from the Netherlands to build a multiannual cooperation with Taiwan on this subject. A first step is this knowledge and technological innovation mission.

Concept Mission Program
The mission program is under development and will be completed in the coming weeks, based on your possible participation and specific wishes. Currently, the concept program includes visits to Taipei, Taichung and Tainan for participation in various CE forums and matchmaking sessions. There are also various site visits and round tables (with local authorities) planned.

Relationship with Almere
The municipality of Almere has good relations with Taiwan, which takes place in the cities ties with Taipei, Tainan and Taichung. Mayor Weerwind will act as executive delegation leader during this mission.

Cost
The cost of participating in this mission is € 250, - per person.
Participation includes the collective program, transfers from and to program items, lunch and dinner as mentioned in the program. Excluded are travel and subsistence expenses (hotels and intercontinental flights) and all individual costs.

Interest and registration
Are you interested in cooperating with Taiwan in the field of Circular Economy and would you like to participate in this innovation mission? Then sign up via the registration form before Wednesday 15 August 2017. However, do not wait too long as the number of participants in the mission is limited. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation of your participation and will be contacted about your specific requirements regarding the program.

Do you have questions about the innovation mission or need more information? Send an email to innovationsmissies@rvo.nl

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