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Anglo-Dutch business leaders attend NBCC Services Seminar



NBCC members gathered on June 16th at the residence of the British ambassador in The Hague and on June 21st at the residence of the Dutch ambassador in London in an inspiring and collaborative seminar on the EU services market.

The services industry makes up for an important part of the economy. In the light of the EU referendum, the services market represents a big challenge for large and SME organisations. How can we make sure that trade between the UK and The Netherlands will continue to grow in times of disruptive change?

These and other questions were discussed with a panel of experts from Microsoft, The Port of Rotterdam, AIF, Uber, Vodafone and Happen.

Over 60 NBCC members collaborated to exchange views with the panel and with each other on this important topic. H.E. the Ambassador of the United Kingdom Sir Geoffrey Adams and the Chair of the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Anton Valk CBE opened the event on June 16th in The Hague. H.E. The Ambassador of the Netherlands Simon J.H. Smits and the Chair of the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Anton Valk CBE, opened the event on June 21st in London.

Insights were shared by Marcel Timmer Innovation Director Microsoft and Michael van der Bel CEO of Microsoft UK, Victor Schoenmakers, Director Corporate Strategy, Port of Rotterdam, Bart de Liefde and Andrew Byrne of Uber, Brenda Childers, CEO of Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Marcel Prins, Head of Enterprise Strategy Vodafone and Costas Papaikonomou, Co-Founder Happen - ensuring a rich debate bringing together experiences from these leading organizations.

The NBCC would like to thank the sponsors MHA McIntyre and Happen and all panellists for the great collaboration, and looks forward to the next NBCC seminar where the NBCC will focus on the implications of the Brexit. A seminar on sustainability and energy will follow later this year.


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