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The Changing Business Climates in the US, Europe and the Netherlands. Are we at a watershed?

In the United States and in the Netherlands, national elections are coming up. The latter will take place in a Europe with strained relations. There are voices within the EU for more resilience in regard to major themes such as increasing protectionism, war on tariffs, impact of technology and geo-political tensions.

While the economies are slowly reopening, with Covid-19 not yet fully under control, we will be addressing in this seminar:

  • How will the future of the Transatlantic relationship look like? Is the US the partner we believe it is?
  • How will the new European agenda impact the economic ties with the US and how would US companies active in Europe benefit from this program?
  • What role should the Netherlands play to remain interesting for foreign investments and to keep its businesses internationally competitive?

8 September 2020
Venue: Sociëteit De Witte, Plein 24, 2511 CS, Den Haag
Organiser: European American Chamber of Commerce Netherlands


17.00-17.30 Registration
17.30-19.30 Plenairy session

Welcome address: Myrthe Görtzen, President, EACC Netherlands and Partner, AKD

Keynote: Hans Vijlbrief, State Secretary for Finance – Tax Affairs and the Tax Administration

CEO-Panel discussion, followed by Q&A, with:

  • Huub van Doorne, CEO, Lucas Bols
  • CEO US company (tbc)
  • Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)

Moderation: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute.

20.00-22.00 Ambassador’s dinner
Dinner speech by former Ambassador to the US Henne Schuwer

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