Great turnout on Monday's networking drinks with the Dutch trade mission to Australia. Lillian Mellink from the embassy, local entrepreneurs Marco Kuipers and Jan Ernst Antonides, delegation member Loek Hermans, president of DutchSA Frank Weits and many others enjoying a Belgium beer in great company.
From October 31 to November 4 2016, during the state visit of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima to Australia, an accompanying Dutch economic mission led by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, and Henk Kamp, Minister for Economic Affairs, also visited Australia.
South Australia welcomed an important, 95-strong delegation from The Netherlands this week led by Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen.
The delegation included representatives of key sectors of growth for both countries; agribusiness, horticulture, sustainable water management and logistics.
Members of the delegation met with key South Australian companies representing their sector interests.
The Dutch visitors attended a Smart City business event to learn more about Adelaide’s status as a Lighthouse City with Cisco. They also went to Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation precinct, to discuss opportunities for collaboration between Tonsley and companies from The Netherlands.
The Netherlands will be a key focus of the South Australia – Europe Engagement Strategy that is currently under development.
On Monday 9th May DutchSA and the Embassy of The Netherlands hosted an networking dinner for Dutch companies visiting the Ozwater2011 conference in Adelaide.
Guests from various visiting Dutch companies and industry organisations as well as SA companies with interests in the water industry exchanged views and experiences in an informal environment. Guest speaker Joe Flynn talked about the water industry in South Australia, its challenges, and the innovative projects and initiatives that are being undertaken, resulting in astonishing results in water efficiency. What followed was a very engaging discussion about opportunities and challenges between those present around the table.
A special thanks goes to local company Elwa (energy efficient hot water systems) for sponsoring this event.
We organise Business and Social events to connect Dutchies and South Australia