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Meet the International Counselors - The Netherlands | 2004-Sep-16

Meet the International Counselors - The Netherlands

News Release: September 16, 2004

On Thursday, September 16, 2004, the Washington Network Group and the International Gateway convened a business briefing that examined investment and export opportunities in the Dutch market. Presentations and prepared collateral materials provided attendees with tangible advice and specific recommendations that companies can use to pursue business in The Netherlands.

Following panel presentations and Q&A time (90 minutes), there was a networking reception with Dutch beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres held in the International Gateway.

Panel Speakers:

Rene van Hell, Royal Netherlands Embassy - Minister, Economic
Allison Turner, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency - Director
Mark van Casteren, Loyens and Loeff - Partner
Penelope Naas, U.S. Department of Commerce - Director, Office of European Union and Regional Affairs
Anne Grey, U.S. Commercial Service - Director, Virginia Export Assistance Centers
Bill Stokes, Washington Network Group - Chairman (moderator)

Who's Leading Europe? The Netherlands!

The Netherlands currently holds the Presidency of the European Union, and remains an economic power and innovative partner in Europe. Come learn why one recent U.S. President called The Netherlands "a little country with a big footprint." The Netherlands has been cited as:

• "Best place to do business in Europe 2004-2008" - Economist Intelligence Unit
• "Most Open to Foreign Investors" - OECD
• "Best-in-Class" for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices - Ernst & Young
• #2 in Europe on Globalization Index - Foreign Policy magazine
• Third largest foreign investor in the United States - U.S. Department of Commerce

This event was convened under the WNG's "Meet the International Counselors" monthly briefing series. Our partner for this program is the International Gateway, a joint initiative of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. In addition, we are pleased to have support from the U.S. Commercial Service's Export Assistance Centers serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

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