Trade and investment promotion – not a match made in heaven!

In the last decade, we see more and more national and municipal trade promotion organisations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) joining forces by placing their services under one roof, meaning to cut down on financial resources and personnel, aiming at maximisation of FDI and export results. Quick question: is this truly the best thing […]

Bratwurst beats bami: Germany will become the new China.

The Netherlands is the proud host of approximately 11.000 establishments of foreign owned companies, representing a wide array of industry sectors and performing all possible business functions of the corporate supply chain. Those companies employ a mere 600.000 people. It is a well-known fact that North-American firms make-up for almost one third of these foreign […]