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Diplomatic, Economic and Academic Days, 10-12 May 2016 in the Netherlands

                                                          CIDIC (International Diplomatic and Consular Society)

                                                                European Centre for Economic Diplomacy


                                                          Diplomatic, Economic and Academic Days

                                                         10, 11 and 12 May 2016 in The Netherlands


                                               Under the High Patronage of HRH Princess Alexandre of Belgium

                                               With the support of the Foreign Affairs Federal Public Service and

                                                                the European Commission’s DG Growth


                                                                              In collaboration with:

H.E. Mrs. M. van den Heuvel, Dutch Ambassador in Belgium, H.E. Mr. Chris Hoornaert, Belgium’s Ambassador in The Netherlands, Mr. Pascal Goergen of FEDRA (Federation of European Regional Actors), Mrs Kris Dejonckheere, General Secretary of UNICA (European capitals’ universities network), Mr. Gunter Gaublomme, BDA/VUB Director (Brussels Diplomatic Academy of VUB), Mr. Jean-Philippe Mergen, BECI Director, the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister, the Dutch Minister of Economy, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Dutch Federation of Businesses NVO, the ING Bank, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), UNIZO and VOKA.

After the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, as part of the Dutch semester as President of the EU’s Council, CIDIC is organising a DEA (Diplomatic, Economic and Academic) Mission in The Netherlands on 10, 11 and 12 May 2016.

The Mission aims to bring together Dutch and Belgian entrepreneurs, businesses and universities in order to deliver real diplomatic, economic and academic scope for this Presidency.

Visits are planned in the following economic and academic sectors

  • Health & Life Sciences (Medical Delta Incubator at Delft, and Bio Science Park in Leiden)
  • Information & Communication (Security Delta Incubator at Delft)
  • Startups (Startup Delta Incubator at Amsterdam and Innovation Quarter at The Hague)
  • Aerospace (ESTEC, at Noordwijk)
  • Finance (ING Bank, at Amsterdam)
  • Universities (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam)

B2B meetings with the following sectors will be organised at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, in Amsterdam: 

  • Agri & Food
  • Chemicals
  • Creative Industry
  • Energy
  • High-Tech
  • Logistics
  • Water

The diplomatic part of our mission will be organised in collaboration with our Belgian embassy as well as our Belgian regional organizations represented in The Hague.

In order to promote European growth and a better understanding amongst European citizens, CIDIC is playing a unifying role between the institutions, businesses and academia by setting up this type of events in each country holding the semester presidency of the EU’s Council.

After The Netherlands, there will be DEA Missions in Slovakia in 2016, in Malta and the United Kingdom in 2017, in Estonia and Bulgaria in 2018, in Austria and Romania in 2019 and in Finland in 2020.

In order to support these DEA Missions, or take part in any of them, you can contact CIDIC through its president Baron Ernest de Laminne de Bex (0495 579 515), its General Secretary Mr. Christian J. Mouvet (0472 705 695) or its Steering Group Chairman Mr. Frederic de Pryck (0471 775 951).