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Sweet visit to Fryslân

During a visit to the province of Friesland on March 1, 2019, Ambassador Hoekstra went to Jirnsum, where he visited the factories of Concorp , the third-largest confectionary company in the Netherlands. Founded in 1960, Concorp is a 100 percent family-owned business with an annual turnover of 60 million euros and 150 employees. Concorp brands include ...
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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 will visit Curaçao for “The Road to GES2019 Caribbean”

Press Release- U.S. Consulate General Curaçao The Government of Curaçao and the U.S. Consulate General Curaçao are excited to announce that Curaçao will host the Road to GES Caribbean event on March 14-15, 2019 in Willemstad, Curaçao. The Road to GES events are a series of signature events in anticipation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019, which ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2019

Issued on: March 1, 2019 During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the countless women whose courage and resolve have contributed to the character and success of our Nation and the entire world. The equal opportunity of women in every facet of daily life is an essential feature of a free and prosperous society. This month, ...
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Ambassador Hoekstra visits the Province of Groningen

On February 28, 2019, Ambassador Hoekstra visited the province of Groningen. His trip included a tour of Groningen Seaports and its operations in Eemshaven and Delfzijl. In Eemshaven he met companies in the energy, chemical, and data management sectors, and was given a tour of the largest wind farm in the Netherlands. A later visit to the ...
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