Trade missions, trade fairs and events

Each year, we organise several economic missions to countries all over the world, often led by a high-ranking government official. These missions provide opportunities to exchange knowledge and expertise. You can invest in existing and new partnerships and gain a deeper understanding of your target audience overseas. At home in Utrecht Region, we regularly organise events where you can connect with universities and research institutes, government organisations and businesses looking to grow internationally. 

Our goals:

  • supporting Dutch companies in exploring and entering foreign markets
  • encouraging collaborations 
  • connecting Dutch companies with potential international partners and clients 
  • sharing business networks and information through seminars, trade fairs and off-site visits 
  • opening doors for businesses with our government network

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Explore our upcoming trade missions and events

Smart City Expo Barcelona

 From 17-21 November, RVO and partners will be embarking on an innovation mission for Dutch organizations that are active in Smart Cities and that have the ambition to expand their business activities internationally. The annual Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona is the premier meeting place for companies, entrepreneurs, startups, cities, knowledge and research centres that are involved with Smart Cities.

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Guangdong and Hong Kong

In collaboration with our partners, Utrecht Region is organizing an economic mission to Guangdong and Hong Kong, China from 10 to 15 November. This mission is organized for companies and knowledge institutions that want to take a first step towards China, or want to boost their existing partnerships.

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The Medica is the world's largest medical trade fair for medica. The fair will take place on 4 days from Monday 18 November to Thursday 21 November 2019 in Düsseldorf. Utrecht Region will be present at the Holland Pavilion. 

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