Ambassador Hoekstra visits the World Horti Center to discuss greenhouse farming

On May 1, the Foreign Agricultural Service in The Hague organized a visit of Ambassador Hoekstra to the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES ). The World Horti Center is a platform where business, education and government jointly innovate, connect, create, and inspire. It is an education institute for horticultural business and technology ...
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High-profile investors join Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

News item | 25-04-2019 | 09:56 https://www.ges2019.org/latest/news/2019/04/25/high-profile-investors-join-global-entrepreneurship-summit-2019 Today, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United States of America announced that APG, PGGM, Silicon Valley Bank, BlackRock, Atomico, Carlyle Group, Bank of America, WR Hambrecht Ventures, and CVC are among the investors planning to attend the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit set to take place in ...
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GES 2019: over 5,000 entrepreneur applications received to date

This June’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019 has so far attracted over 5,000 entrepreneur applications for 1,200 spots available. The selection has begun! GES 2019, June 4-5 in The Hague, will bring together 2,000+ world leaders in innovation, investment, entrepreneurship, and policy making. 1,200 of these participants will be hand-picked ‘next-generation’ entrepreneurs: companies from the US, the Netherlands and across ...
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Ambassador Hoekstra visits the Province of Flevoland

On February 20, 2019, Ambassador Hoekstra visited the province of Flevoland , the newest of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. The Ambassador kicked off the visit by meeting Flevoland King’s Commissioner Leen Verbeek in Lelystad. There he learned about Flevoland’s history, priorities, and challenges. Ambassador Hoekstra also informed the King’s Commissioner about the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) , which will ...
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Road2USA and Canada event in Tilburg

On November 26, 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley gave opening remarks at the Road2USA and Canada event, which was organized by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The event was held at the Willem II Stadium in Tilburg and promoted doing business in the United States and ...
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First Tech Sister Cities event in Eindhoven a great success.

On September 12 and 13, Dispatches Europe organized its first Tech Sister Cities event in Eindhoven, sponsored by U.S. Embassy The Hague. American investor Jonathan Blue, founder and chairman of Blue Equity, met with many representatives of Eindhoven’s tech and entrepreneurial communities. The main event, Mr. Blue’s talk called “Eyes Wide Open – How American Investors ...
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Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Mark Rutte

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2018 Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Mark Rutte President Donald J. Trump welcomed Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands to the White House yesterday. Both leaders note the relationship between the United States and the Netherlands ...
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Michigan and the Netherlands sign MOU to promote automotive innovation

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and the Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Mona Keijzer spoke before a group of automotive industry experts, Dutch and American business people, and government officials at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Netherlands and the State of Michigan on April 25 ...
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Ambassador Hoekstra visits Bier&cO in Amsterdam

On April 3, 2018 Ambassador Hoekstra visited Bier&cO in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s leading importers of U.S. craft beer. Here, the Ambassador and the staff of Bier&cO had a round table discussion about the market for craft beer. Stephanie Heijning category manager at Albert Heijn informed the Ambassador about the attractive and innovative packaging of craft ...
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American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) hosts welcome dinner honoring the arrival of U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra

On March 27, 2018, the Rotterdam Chapter of the AmCham hosted a welcome dinner on board the SS Rotterdam to honor the arrival of U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra. Among the guests were members of a bipartisan Congressional Delegation consisting of Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congressman John “Judge” Carter, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Congressman ...
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CDA remarks to Dutch entrepreneurs at the Road2NorthAmerica XL event

Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley on Monday spoke to Dutch entrepreneurs at the Road2NorthAmerica XL event. The networking event, organized by  Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – RVO.nl  and the  Kamer van Koophandel , supports Dutch companies wanting to do business in the United States and Canada. Crowley: Thank you, Mark.  Good afternoon, Madam Ambassador.  Good afternoon everyone.  I’m delighted to see so many of you at ...
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Remarks by the Vice President at the Swearing-in Ceremony of Commerce Secretary Ross

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 ...
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Remarks by CDA Shawn Crowley at American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands 55 Years Gala

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 ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Dutch talent Laura Klauss

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 ...
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Going for Gold Dinner: Celebrating U.S. – Dutch Trade

CG McCawley joined AmCham’s Executive Director Patrick Mikkelsen and others at this year’s Going for Gold Dinner featuring Royal Vopak CEO Eelco Hoekstra.  Click here to find out how AmCham promotes trade and investment between the U.S. and the Netherlands.
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Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley visits the city of Rotterdam

Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley visited the city of Rotterdam September 1, 2016. He met with Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb to discuss areas of mutual cooperation. During a visit to the Essalam Islamic Center, he discussed religious freedom and tolerance and had a tour with the Director and staff. The day ended with a tour of the ...
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