During the annual Orange Ball in Warsaw, the Netherlands Polish Chamber of Commerce formally joined the global network of NL Business Hubs. Through this partnership, Dutch entrepreneurs are now assured of a high quality business network in Warsaw, one of the fastest growing business markets in Europe for Dutch SMEs. Warsaw is the third City of Opportunity, besides Bogota and Kuala Lumpur, and is now part of the NL Business Hubs network that NLinBusiness coordinates.

“The connection of the NPCC to our network, makes doing business in Poland again a lot easier for SME entrepreneurs,” says Edo Offerhaus, managing director of NLinBusiness.

Offerhaus: “You not only have a good business club in Poland that can help with important networking, matchmaking and knowledge about the Polish business market, but through the close cooperation between NPCC and the Dutch Embassy in Warsaw we create a powerful package of soft landing services in Poland.”

Coen Meijer, chairman of the board of the NPCC adds: “The partnership with NLinBusiness gives VNO-NCW, MKB-Netherlands and 240 trade associations in the Netherlands a connection to our network and vice versa. This benefits all parties. ”

Sanne Kaasjager, head of the economic department of the Dutch Embassy in Warsaw is also very pleased with the cooperation: “There is great potential in Poland which remains a challenging market for Dutch companies. This way we join forces with public and private parties both in Poland and in the Netherlands and we can reach out and operate together for more Dutch entrepreneurs. ”

With a symbolic signing and presentation of a plaque, NLinBusiness and NPCC sealed their cooperation. Elro van den Burg, managing director of the NPCC is very happy about this: ‘We, as a third business council and first official partner in Europe of the NL Business Hub network, see it as a clear recognition of our strength and quality as NPCC. It is important not only for our existing members, but also for newcomers who want to use our services. We have next to Warsaw also NPCC-chapters in Gdansk, Lodz, Poznan, Wroclaw, Krakow and Szczecin and the Dutch entrepreneurs therefore can benefit from a network that effectively covers the whole of Poland.”

More than 300 attendees witnessed the ceremony, which took place during the Oranjebal of the NPCC, the annual flagship event of the chamber attended by a large portion of the members and their partners. Several companies invite business associates to attend the party and to enjoy the traditional Indonesian rice table. At the invitation of NLinBusiness and the Dutch embassy also a number of companies in the Dutch e-mobility industry were present, a sector in Poland that attracts much attention, but is not yet easily accessible.

Erik Koppe, project manager at Allego: “a few months ago we were introduced by the Dutch Embassy to Polish market participants who wish to contribute with us in the transition to electric driving. This event gave us a unique opportunity to work with our partners Alfen and Leaseplan to enter into contact with key government players and parties from industry, such as ING and FPPE. We can now supplement our proposition with the corporate leasing market and expand our network further. We are very pleased that our embassy and NLinBusiness offered us this opportunity”. Jeroen Oats, International Business Manager at NLinBusiness: “I think this is a great example of how public-private partnerships indeed can help a specific business cluster. The network of the embassy, NLinBusiness and the event of the NPCC: it all came together very nicely.”

Do you want to know what Poland offers you as an entrepreneur, NLinBusiness and NL Business Hub network are always here for you.

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