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Hispeed Session The Hague your Business City | Nov 5 ICP


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Hispeed Tour – Top sectors in The Hague

These parallel sessions will zoom into three sectors that make up our international city. Keynote speakers will address the various streams within each sector and highlight current trends and opportunities.

The Hague (your) Business City

The Hague region is a dynamic international business hub, where local and multinational players within the various business sectors come together. Top business sectors include Oil & Gas, Telecom, Space Technology, and Water Technology and Management. Reasons for starting a business or setting up headquarters in the region include the excellent infrastructure, international business climate, top quality educational facilities and the quality of life, combined with the favourable Dutch tax regime. The WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA) assists international companies with business location and expansion and can hence provide an all-round overview of the industries and their trends.

The Hispeed Tour will provide a brief introduction to the Business field and the various sectors that are active in The Hague. The attractiveness of setting up shop for small scale entrepreneurs in The Hague will be discussed and various educational backgrounds & career paths within the business sectors will be highlighted. A moderated Q/A session will address questions that shed light on the current (inter)national trends, the main challenges and ways to overcome them, the required skill-sets to enter this field and the availability of professional opportunities.

Keynote speaker: Marleen Zuijderhoudt

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Hispeed Session The Hague your Business City | Nov 5 ICP

  1. 1. The Hague (your) Business City WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency at: International City Podium November 5, 2013 14.30 – 15.30h Marleen Zuijderhoudt Managing Director 1
  2. 2. WestHolland Region 27 municipalities: The Hague, Delft, Leiden, Zoetermeer, Naaldwijk, Noordwijk 1,5 million inhabitants 3 Universities 2 Airports 2
  3. 3. Investment Promotion Agencies in NL
  4. 4. Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)
  5. 5. Results 2012 Total projects & jobs: WFIA: - 40 projects - 889 jobs NFIA: - 170 projects - €930 mln investments - 5.166 jobs 5
  6. 6. Why foreign investors? • 1% of all companies in NL is foreign • 15% of total employment • 34% totale turn over in NL • 24% of all new investments (30% in R&D) • 0,72 extra fte • Grow faster, less prone to bankruptcy • More highly educated staff • Higher salaries (+10%) • More time & money in training/education Source: NFIA, Buitenlands investeringen maken Nederlandse economie sterk – April 2013 6
  7. 7. WestHolland Services Free of charge advice and support: • Setting up a Fact Finding Program • Registration, Expansion & Relocation • Tax, legal & financial matters • HR staffing/foreign employees • Payrolling & accounting • Visa & permits • Networks & clusters • Key business and government contacts • Living (housing, schools, etc.)
  8. 8. Foreign Investors in WestHolland
  9. 9. The Hague Region Facts: 1.000.000 Inhabitants (50% in The Hague) 70.000 Companies (50% in The Hague) 500.000 Jobs (50% in The Hague)
  10. 10. Employment in Sectors: (Stadsgewest Haaglanden, monitor werkgelegenheid 2011)
  11. 11. IT & Telecom cluster • Focus on: – Telecom infrastructure – Software engineering – Gaming • IT & Telecom operators, providers and suppliers like: – KPN, Ziggo, T-Mobile, Siemens, AT&T, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Tech Mahindra • Education: – Delft University of Technology: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics Computer Science, and Incubation Programs for technology start-ups – Haagse Hogeschool: Academy for IT/ Telecom and Media – Hogeschool In Holland; dept. Associate & MSc International Communication Management
  12. 12. The Hague, International home of Telecom.
  13. 13. Oil & Gas Cluster: Focus on Upstream
  14. 14. Life Science & Biotechnology Life Sciences: the Leiden Bio Science Park: - Some 85 companies - 3.500 employees - Focus areas: • red biotechnology, • biomedical research, • drug developing companies, • service providers in drug development , • industrial biotech, • green (food/plants) biotech - Industrial Biotechnology: the Biotech Campus Delft. - Focus on creating a Biobased Economy - initiative of DSM Delft, Delft University, City of Delft and the Province of South Holland
  15. 15. Biotechnology
  16. 16. Security: The Hague Security Delta The security cluster has a strong focus on: • Cyber security • National security • Urban security • Forensic research • Critical infrastructure Over 300 security businesses (SME & Multinationals) Renowned research institutes • TNO • Netherlands Forensic Institute • Delft University of Technology HSD Campus – opening February 2014
  17. 17. The Hague Security Delta
  18. 18. Space industry in WestHolland Stakeholders in the Space sector: - ESTEC in Noordwijk, the scientific and technical heart of the European Space Agency - Space Business Park Noordwijk: - Delft University of Technology: Faculty of Aerospace Engineering - Hogeschool InHolland: Composietenlab - Holland Space Cluster
  19. 19. Space industry in WestHolland
  20. 20. City of Peace and Justice • 160 international institutions and organisations • 14.000 employees • 2013: 100 years Peace Palace • International organisations like: • International Court of Justice • Permanent Court of Arbitration • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) • International Criminal Court (ICC) • Eurojust and Europol • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) • March 2014: Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)
  21. 21. The Hague City of Peace and Justice
  22. 22. Q&A Thank you for your attention! More info on the topics discussed at: • • •