Fernando Miguel Fernandes

SAPEC - ASSESSOR OF THE BOARD

“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.

Michel de Bruin | Managing Partner

EUNITE

"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"

Gerwin Nijeboer | Manager Government & Public Sector

EY

"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 

Vitor Ganchinho, owner

Go Fishing

I realized the potential of being part of the Chamber the day I was invited by the team to present ideas and go forward with initiatives, in which I had already thought about but, I have kept in a box - ideas that existed, but were not being developed. I was encouraged to materialize marketing operations that, in no other way, probably would never become more than a mere desire.

It is a privilege to have a support system like the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, based on an organization of truly interested, dynamic and open spirit people, that help its members to take the step forward to leverage its businesses, which in our case is related to nautical tourism.

Mirjam Buil |Managing Director & Owner

Davaca

"The Chamber of Commerce managed in a short time to get the opinions of experts about the Portuguese dairy products’ market and the best marketing channels. We obtained good contacts to sell our current product. The information we received also made us think about our future strategic development."

Dina Ornelas Cruz, Owner

Portipraia

My company Portipraia Lda produces and sells chocolates. They are called “Chocolates of Life” and are certified organic and vegan. However, we felt ready to expand to other markets and contacted the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber helped us managing contacts in the Netherlands and created a relationship of excellence. The working method was done in full transparency which was very good  because I was able to follow the whole process. 

I would like to thank all the work done by Mrs Florbela Cruz and Mr Robin Wetzels, who have been a real help! I’m confident to continue working with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the future.

Mark Huijsmans, General Manager

MIELE Portugal

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!

Sjoerd Kusters, Founder & owner

Totalprotex

Totalprotex sells workwear and PPE all over Europe. After deciding that we wanted to start local sales support in Portugal for the Portuguese market we contacted CCPH. The Chamber helped us to get our proposition published, managed contacts and handled local questions. CCPH provides services and handle tasks like getting financial reports, provide background information and smoothen the acquisition/relationship process.

We’re looking forward to continue to work with CCPH!

Robert Versteeg | Head of HR

Witlox Van den Boomen

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.

Pedro Mendes de Almeida, export manager

Miguel & Miguel

Being a Black Iberian Pork producer, with a high focus on exports, Miguel & Miguel approached the chamber due to their reputation and expertise, for the search of potential customers on the Dutch Market. The team, led by Mr. Wetzels, aligned very well with our business goals and provided our company with a Market Analysis of the Industry trends as well as important testimonials from Key Players. This has helped us to put in place a stronger and more focused strategy on our approach for this specific market. Their effort and commitment is evident from the great work they do! 

Hans van der Drift, Owner

INDUSTRIAL COOL SOLUTIONS

The companies Industrial Cool Solutions (PT) and FAS Technologie (NL), were brought together via the intermediary of the chamber in order to market the wetting agent product F-500 in Portugal. The Chamber was also of great help for making contacts to start the F-500 fire extinguish product on the Portuguese market. The contacts were coordinated by Robin Wetzels, Project Manager of the Chamber. Due to the contacts of the Chamber, we managed to realise a flying start, resulting in a good total score during the AlgaveSafe fair, 24-26 of May, at Portimão. Robin also arranged contacts with the relevant authorities, that are currently in the process of finding solutions for the wood fires. 

Thank you Câmara de Comércio Portugal Holanda for your intermediary.

Georg Tubalev, General Manager

EXAUD

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. 

Pedro Araujo |Owner

Seissa

"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".

Agnes Huttinga | Teammanager

Achmea Rechtsbijstand

Thanks for the great days. Very interesing company visits and case studies! It was super well organized.

Participant of study visit by TIAS Business School and the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

Ivã Costa - Managing Director & Owner

Costa & Costa

“We liked the efficiency of the Chamber in developing a Light Market scan which provided us in a short span of time insight in the distribution channels and our sales opportunities in the Dutch market. We also were provided with some potential businesspartners”.

Arno Storm | Execution Manager Operations

APM Terminals Rotterdam

"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."

João Neiva | Owner

Xhockware

"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."

Richard van Maurik

Rabobank

A greatly organized program!  Thank you once again for the hospitality, the organisation and the sharing of your knowledge of Portugal.

Participant of study visit by TIAS Business School and the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

Gerard Berends | Berends Interimmanagement en Advies

Great city, wonderful program and very well organised! Thank you Marjon and colleagues.

Participant of study visit by TIAS Business School and the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

Mário Henriques - Managing Director and owner

MHS Design

“ I strongly recommend to all those intending to bet on the Dutch market to go through the filter of this great team. 
Apart from the actual business case, their whole dynamics of bringing together different members is very enriching."

 

Heleen Steneker | Change manager Municipality of Venlo

One week to explore doing business in Portugal, provided a wealth of information and personally I learned a lot. A beautiful country with friendly people who take pride in what they do. The visits to the diverse companies were well organized by the chamber of commerce.The conclusion after one week: Portugal is the best kept secret in Europe. It was great! Thank you.

 

Dinis Ataíde | Managing Director

Portalex

"The partnership with CCPH has allowed us a much more focused, “culturally friendly” and cost efficient entry into a new market. The ability to blend business effectiveness together with the friendliness and availability of CCPH staff has been a fantastic experience."