Unlocking Business Opportunities in the U.S. (Rotterdam, May 23)

donderdag 23 mei 2024

De Doelen, Rotterdam Schouwburgplein 50, Rotterdam


European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) NLinBusiness Rotterdam Partners MKB Rotterdam Ebury Internationaalverzekeren.nl VisaVersa TABS

Evenement data

Van 23 mei 2024 14:30 Tot 23 mei 2024 18:30

This is a good time for Dutch companies to consider entering or further expanding in the world’s largest market, either directly or via a partnership with a U.S. company.

The Biden Administration introduced among others the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to stimulate investments in U.S. infrastructure and energy projects. Also, various U.S. states have incentive programs for different sectors.


Our seminar on May 23 will share insights about opportunities, challenges and experience on doing business in the U.S. and explain among others how to benefit from the IRA and other subsidy programs.

This program is co-hosted by Rotterdam Partners, EACC Netherlands, MKB Rotterdam Rijnmond, and NLinBusiness.com. It’s meant for companies that are interested in the U.S. and who want to be further updated on the latest relevant resources available.

14.30 – 15.00: Walk-in visitors
15.00 – 15.05: Welcome 

  • Jorn Douwstra, Manager International Trade & Investment, Rotterdam Partners
  • Marcel Schulze, Executive Director, EACC Netherlands
  • Dirk de Bie, Business Development & Partnermanagement, NLinBusiness.com

15.05 – 15.35: Entering the U.S. market 

Get well-connected in the U.S.
“How the U.S. Embassy can assist your U.S. expansion plans and more information on the SelectUSA Investment Summit (June 23-26)”
- Philip Hammerstein, Sr. Commercial Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce at U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) - read publication here
“Opportunities for Dutch companies active in renewable energy, electrical vehicles and infrastructure.”
- Andrew Moffat, Acting Economic Unit Chief, U.S. Embassy

15.35 – 16.05: Putting the spotlight on a state level
Panel session on site selection: “What do U.S. states offer to Dutch companies when doing business in their market?”

  • Tanja Buist, Sr. FDI Consultant, SelectFlorida Benelux
  • Vick Verhaege, Sr. Advisor FDI, JobsOhio Benelux
  • Nicholette Ross, Site Selection Consultant, Global Location Strategies (Moderator)

16.05 – 17.15: U.S. Expert presentations
“A selection of EACC member specialists will explain the challenges and solutions which companies are facing when expanding into the U.S.”

  • ‘Organizing your backoffice when expanding into the U.S. market’ | Willem Wolfs, Business Relations Manager, TABS, Inc. 
  • ‘U.S. Tax law’ | Jan Joosten, Partner, Ferdinand Pierson LLP 
  • ‘Dutch tax considerations to expand to the U.S. successfully’ | Daniel Klein Velderman, Tax Partner, Archipel Tax Advice  
  • ‘How to build a team in te U.S.: Do’s and Don’ts | Florence van den Bergh, CEO and founder, VDB Executive Search 
  • ‘Foreign Exchange Risk Management, International Payments, Trade Finance’ | Duco Royaards, Head of Partnerships, Ebury 
  • ‘Visa Application Strategies’ | Hilde Cevaal, CEO, VisaVersa.

17.15 – 18.30: Networking Reception

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