Monaco Economic Board completes “inspiring” trade mission to Amsterdam and The Hague

Representatives from 16 leading Monegasques businesses and B2B services travelled to the Netherlands last week for a “successful, inspiring and productive” trade mission that blended targeted meetings with networking opportunities and visits to some of the country’s largest enterprises.  

Between 21st and 24th November, the Monaco Economic Board (MEB) headed to Amsterdam, one of the “most economically dynamic countries in Europe”, for a trade mission that came on the back of an invitation from Florian Carquillat, the Deputy Director of the CCI France-Netherlands, dating back to April of this year. 

In total, 16 members of the MEB, including MonacoTech Director Sandrine Sauval and representatives from the Monaco Chamber of Renewable Energy and Ecology and the Société Monégasque de l’Electricité et du Gaz, took Carquillat up on his offer to discuss in detail the case-by-case relations between Monegasque companies and the Netherlands with a variety of stakeholders and decisionmakers, including representatives from the Embassies of Monaco in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the European Union.  

Alongside formalities, such as the signing of a cooperation agreement between the CCI France-Netherlands and the MEB, members were also taken on tours of the vast headquarters of and Heineken. At the latter, the MEB visitors were able to participate in a number of “targeted meetings” with Dutch entrepreneurs who had been “selected in advance for their interest in Monegasque companies”. 

The MEB also travelled to The Hague, visiting the Titaan innovation hub that was founded by Monaco resident Hendrik Halbe and the Campus@Sea site. This part of the trip culminated in a tour of the TotalEnergies headquarters.  

In all, it was a thoroughly “successful, inspiring and productive visit”, said a spokesperson for the MEB following the conclusion of the trip. 

Next up for the MEB will be a similar visit to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, which is planned for January 2024. 


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