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Shortages in skilled labor, energy, housing and land for commercial development related to the right Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategy: Should we ignore, accept or embrace?

On Monday July 3, EACC Netherlands and its Premium Member Archipel Tax Advice co-host a roundtable session with Hilde van der Meer, Commissioner of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA).

We will continue last year’s conversation with the NFIA and our members on its strategic focus from ‘Volume to Value’. In particular, we will discuss the impact of aligning its Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) policy with deficiencies in the Dutch business climate.

As a heads up, this means the acquisition strategy is now merely focusing on attracting companies that contribute to the 3 main areas in transition. These are:

  • Climate & Energy
  • Digitalisation & Key Technologies
  • Circulair Economy


Consequently, NFIA will pivot its resources towards the following sectors (and niches):

  • Agrifood (alternative proteins) 
  • Chemicals (circular)
  • Sustainable energy (hydrogen)
  • High-Tech Systems & Materials (quantum)
  • ICT (AI)
  • Life Sciences & Health (regenerative medicine)


It will be interesting for our members to address these new insights with the NFIA and to discuss the impact on the competitive position of the Netherlands, compared to other European countries.

The session will be organized in a roundtable setting, while Archipel Tax Advice will host us at their offices in Amsterdam.


  • 16.15-17.00: Walk-in/coffee
  • 17.00-18.15:
    • Welcome & Moderation:
      • Daniel Klein Velderman, Tax Partner, Archipel Tax Advice
      • Marcel SchulzeExecutive Director, EACC Netherlands
    • Presentation & Discussion:
      • Hilde van der MeerCommissioner, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)
  • 18.15-19.30: Drinks Reception


Building: B. Amsterdam [B3], Johan Huizingalaan 400, 1066 JS, Amsterdam
Conference-room ‘The Sheryl’ is in building B.3 of B.Amsterdam (9th floor)

For Whom?
Professionals that support foreign companies in expanding their business and/or companies who are generally interested in the theme.

Register yourself and/or a colleague via the REGISTRATION BUTTON or by sending an email to and provide: first & last name, job title, firm, email address and any dietary restrictions. 

Kindly note that limited seats are available (members have priority).


Jul 03 2023


16:15 - 19:00


Archipel Tax Advice
Roemer Visscherstraat 43-45, 1054 EW, Amsterdam
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