Welcome!

News Feed Item

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan to Lead Trade Delegation to U.S. April 1-April 16

Visits to NYC, Boston, San Francisco and Baltimore With Goal to Enhance Economic Ties and Promote Amsterdam as European Business Hub

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/31/14 -- Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and a delegation of the Netherlands economic development and trade officials will visit New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Baltimore April 1-April 16. The goals are to strengthen economic ties and promote Amsterdam as a European business hub. During the visit, the delegation is expected to meet with business leaders and elected officials to cultivate greater opportunities for U.S. companies to conduct business in Amsterdam. Coinciding with the delegation's trip, the historic Clipper Stad Amsterdam will dock in the ports of Baltimore, New York and Boston. Guests will be invited on the state-of-the-art ship that will host a range of programs and events. The Clipper is currently traveling up the East Coast before heading back to her home port in Amsterdam.

"Amsterdam is already home to 770 American companies, and we see a great opportunity to increase that number in the coming years," said Mayor van der Laan. "San Francisco, New York City, Baltimore and Boston are all major centers for economic development and innovation. The goal of our visit is to fortify our long-lasting friendships, grow our commercial relations and to brief the U.S. business community on doing business in the Netherlands. Our city offers a launch pad to do business throughout Europe as well as globally."

The visit aims to strengthen the already strong ties between the U.S. and the Amsterdam region. American companies account for 30 percent of the employment created by companies in the Amsterdam region which translates to 48,000 people. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Netherlands has been the top recipient of U.S. foreign investments for five consecutive years, and the Netherlands is the third largest investor in the U.S.

BALTIMORE
The delegation's visit to Baltimore will include a forum hosted by North Holland Vice Governor Jan van Run and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) on April 1 aboard the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. The event, "Going global through the Netherlands," will highlight the Netherlands as a launch pad for U.S. companies to expand into Europe. In addition, historian Russell Shorto will discuss the historic ties between the Netherlands and the United States. The delegation will also meet with Baltimore city officials.

SAN FRANCISCO
On April, 8, The City of Amsterdam and Cisco will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to build an Internet of Everything program for Amsterdam and provide new services to its residents to make the city more livable and sustainable by connecting more people, processes, and data to the internet.

Later that day, the mayor will launch Project Senior Vitality at the Curry Senior Center with its Director, David Knego, and San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim. The program builds on a successful Dutch model, where socially-isolated seniors were provided with a tablet and a one-on-one coach, who provided training over a period of three months. The program is designed to start with Curry Senior Center residents and grow to the surrounding Tenderloin community. That evening, the mayor will visit Dutch Basecamp where U.S. start-ups are scheduled to pitch executives from Dutch multinationals including KLM, Port of Amsterdam, ABN/Amroand Alliander. Works from Dutch Design Week and fashion technology will also be on display.

NEW YORK/BOSTON
On April 11, Mayor van der Laan plans to tour Sabey Data Centers and participate in a press event with Sabey Data Centers President John Sabey to announce the launch of AMS-IX New York. AMS-IX New York is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange modeled after AMS-IX in Amsterdam, which is distributed over 12 data centers serving more than 600 IP networks globally, making it one of the world's largest Internet exchanges. In Boston, Mayor van der Laan and Deputy Mayor Gehrels plans to hold a series of meetings with members of the business community aboard the Clipper Stad Amsterdam.

Amsterdam has a service-driven economy with a large number of companies in the ICT/technology, creative, fashion, financial, transport and life sciences sectors. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area ranks fifth in the world for top locations for ICT/tech companies to launch, and more than 20,000 companies in the sector employed over 100,000 people. In addition, more than 2,600 fashion-related enterprises currently call Amsterdam home. And due to its strategic location in Europe, the city serves as an important logistics center for distribution. U.S. companies with a presence in Amsterdam include Exxon Mobil, Twitter, Warner Bros., J.P. Morgan Chase and Microsoft.

The Stad Amsterdam is a three-masted clipper nearly 88 yards long and whose design was inspired by the 1854 merchant trading vessel De Amsterdam. As a training vessel and passenger ship, Clipper Stad Amsterdam travels the world annually. For more information, visit stadamsterdam.nl.

Mayor van der Laan plans to lead the delegation that will also include Amsterdam's Deputy Mayor Carolien Gehrels. van der Laan has served as Amsterdam mayor since July 7, 2010. For more information about the City of Amsterdam, visit amsterdaminbusiness.com.

Amsterdam: a responsible capital
Amsterdam is a city with a strong international profile that fosters economic growth. Van der Laan: "The international policy aims to strengthen Amsterdam as an international city: economic, governmental, social and cultural; through trade missions, acquisition, twinning and European lobby; through collaboration and knowledge sharing. The purpose of this trip is that Amsterdam, as a relatively prosperous city, strives to employ a fair degree of reciprocity in its international policy and, in doing so, behaves as a responsible capital city."

Contact:
Perry Krasnove/Tiffany Townsend
(Vine Communications)
(212) 705.8757
Email Contact

City Hall, Amstel 1
1011 PN Amsterdam

P.O Box 202
1000 AE Amsterdam
Telefoon 020 552 2117

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"We have several customers now running private clouds. They're not as large as they should be but it's getting there. The adoption challenge has been pretty simple. Look at the world today of virtualization vs cloud," stated Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How are Big Data and IoT related? In his session at @BigDataExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will explore the interplay of Big Data and IoT. He will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. He will then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety,...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, showed how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningful f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
Vidyo, Inc., has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. As a member of the Alliance, Vidyo will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of an open and royalty-free AOMedia Video codec, AV1. Vidyo’s contributions to the organization will bring to bear its long history of expertise in codec technolo...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tintri VM-aware storage is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 6 of the Fortune 15 have said “No to LUNs.” With Tintri they mana...
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, will discuss recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model f...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Robert Doyle, lead architect at eCube Systems, will examine the issues and need for an agile infrastructure and show the advantages of capturing developer knowledge in an exportable file for migration into production. He will introduce the use of NXTmonitor, a next-generation DevOps tool that captures application environments, dependencies and start/stop procedures in a portable configuration file with an easy-to-use GUI. In addition to captu...
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...