Our intern Ana came up to me last week and said: only now I understand the meaning of your logo ! It is a tulip with the colours of both the Portuguese and Dutch flag. Why don't you say so on your website ? Well observed, so we decided to explain ourselves and our story better to you !
Many people find us via other people, since our Chamber has long - we are here since 1986 - been the primary source for entrepreneurs doing business between both countries. We have a great network and many people experience the solidarity of fellow entrepreneurs as a valid asset for exploring their business opportunities. No doubt your fellow members and our organisation can add value to your business as well. So why don't you join us today!
The Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce has been an excellent resource for our business. The Chamber provides multiple channels for business awareness and networking opportunities. Being a member of the Chamber has really made a difference in helping expand Exaud’s business visibility and growth in The Netherlands.
The added value of membership of the Chamber started briefly after my arrival in Portugal 2,5 years ago. Having access to a vast network of experts in different fields. Via the contacts in the Chamber I got in touch with areas I needed at that time.
For example: a real estate agency, investors in hotels, project developers in Algarve, discussing a joint promotional activity with a FMCG company, access to other business networks.
It is a continuous source of inspiration: you exchange expertise, information and knowledge: giving and taking. If you are active it can really benefit your business!
“Our company SAPEC makes use of the expertise of the Chamber to find investment leads for a big Port infrastructure project near Lisbon, called Blue Atlantic. The collaboration has been very pleasant. With a cooperative and proactive spirit contacts have been promoted with the right feeling for leads that could be potentially interested in the project. For one of our projects a very good solution has been identified. It goes without saying that SAPEC will keep seeking the advice of the Chamber to promote the projects we have in hands.”
TIAS international business study trip means experiencing Lisbon as if living a full life in one week. Amazing and insightful. Well managed by Marjon and the Chamber of Commerce team.
"Along 2014 the Chamber supported a leading Dutch corporate company in the manufacturing industry to verify the possibility of setting up a factory in Portugal. Possible locations, subsidies and employment opportunities were analysed and local visits took place.
We received the following reference:
"We have been working successfully together for many years and in 2014 Marjon and her team provided an excellent local support for a complex and large-scale investment project"
"We would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for liaising on our behalf with the Modefabriek fair in Amsterdam.
Thanks to your intervention the Modefabriek did everything within their power to help us further expanding our fashion brand in the Netherlands. We foresee our participation in the next edition of this special fair. This will help us in identifying new companies to contact and on how to market our brand".
"What an experience to go to college, meet entrepreneurs and the public sector of Lisbon and the municipality of Barreiro, help a museum and have lunch with the Dutch Ambassador at his residence. I came back motivated and full of ideas. The Chamber made it an unforgettable experience with their network and connections in all different segments. Thank you Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and TIAS Business School for these enriching moments".
Participant of study visit 2016 by TIAS Business School and the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
"We are currently in the process of establishing contacts in the Dutch market. Doing so we made a business trip to Netherlands with Mr. Armando da Cruz, to present our product "Youbeep" to retailers from Plus and Coop. They liked the concept and we feel that we can have an opportunity to trial and sell our product during the next months.
I would like to express my gratitude to the Chamber and to give a special thank you to Mr. Armando da Cruz, board member of the Dutch-Portuguese Chamber, for supporting us on this journey and for helping us through his network in Netherlands. We believe this support can help us open doors and move faster. It will create strong relationships that could become profitable for all in the future and can help future Chamber members to follow the same path."
"Getting acquainted with the Portuguese (business) culture was a true eye-opener to me. Portuguese people are internationally orientated, speak English fluently, are proud of their country and company and have a true entrepreneurial attitude. The guidance and support by the Dutch - Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the preparation towards our company visit to Heineken / SCC was tremendous. A life richening experience."
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