Marcel Pinckaers (Foreign Agricultural Service) and Alec Boydston (Foreign Commercial Service) accompanied Kevin Oldenburg, CEO of Spokane, Washington based 2nd Sight BioScience, on a fact-finding visit to commercial greenhouse growers in the Westland region of the Netherlands. The visit included a meeting with Erik Helderman from Harvest House, one of the largest grower cooperatives in the Netherlands, specializing in salad
The Inclusion Leaders Network (ILN) celebrated its 1st anniversary March 2 with a reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley. The Dutch ILN was co-founded in March 2016 by two exchange alumni, Mpanzu Bamega and Ahmed Larouz, as a local spin-off of The German Marshall Fund of the United States‘ annual “Transatlantic Inclusion Leadership Network” (TILN)
Remarks by the Vice President at the Swearing-in Ceremony of Commerce Secretary Ross February 28, 2017 THE VICE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you for joining us. On behalf of the President of the United States, it’s my great privilege to administer the oath of office to a man who will become the 39th Secretary of Commerce for the United States
It is my pleasure to congratulate the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands on its 55 years of service to the business community. Though much has changed in the past half century, indeed in the past half year, AmCham has remained a constant motor of prosperity for American companies and for the Netherlands. The work of the Chamber is
On November 29 and 30, 2016, Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley visited one of world’s smartest regions; the Brainport Eindhoven region. The region is specialized in high tech and R&D, especially in Semiconductors and Automotive. The companies in this region account for 19 percent of the Dutch total R&D. Mr. Crowley met several companies and stakeholders to learn more about the
Yosef Safi Harb is former Aerospace engineer specialized in sensor design turned health entrepreneur. He is currently the Founder of Happitech. Happitech uses the sensors on your smartphone with no additional hardware to measure vital signs like heart-rate rate, heart rate variability to detect heart-arrtyhmias, stress, life expectancy and fitness levels. Happitech’s technology is currently integrated into a variety of
On November 15, 2016, Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley hosted a dinner for Dutch female entrepreneurs in honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), and to discuss important issues facing female entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. During the United Nation’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 (GEW, celebrated November 14-20), special attention is given to the challenges women face in doing business. GEW is a
On November 14 and 15, 2016, nine U.S. exporters of Specialty Food Products had one-on-one meetings with twelve importers during a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). This RTM was organized by Food Export USA Northeast in close cooperation with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service in The Hague. The exporters were welcomed by Chargé D’Affairs Shawn Crowley and briefed by Agricultural Specialist Marcel
This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week. We would like to celebrate this by highlighting Dutch talent! Laura Klauss recently won the public vote for the prestigious Dutch Engineer of the Year Award. Together with like-minded engineers, she co-founded Better Future Factory, a multi-disciplinary sustainable company focused on design, environmental issues and engineering. Better Future Factory finds and develops creative and
By visiting the operations of Foot Locker Europe in Vianen and Nike European Headquarters in Hilversum, Chargé d’Affaires Crowley wanted to show U.S. government support for American businesses in the Netherlands.
CG McCawley met with Amstelveen Mayor Mirjam van ‘t Veld and others at the Amsterdam in Business networking event at the iconic A’DAM tower. Are you a U.S. company looking to set up an office here? Click the link to learn more about what the metropolitan area is doing to attract investors and new business
U.S. Agriculture Attaché Susan Phillips, MEP Annie Schreijer-Pierik, and Minister of Agriculture Martijn van Dam celebrate the opening of the U.S. market for Dutch veal at the Port of Rotterdam.