Want to learn more about the Netherlands: the gateway to Europe?

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The Dutch Consulate-General will host a complimentary breakfast session next week to help Australian companies learn more about the Netherlands – and its business opportunities.

This special event, in partnership with Exportia, PwC and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) will cover the following topics: 

  • Current developments in the European economy
  • Prospects for 2017
  • Sectors of opportunity for Australian companies
  • Advantages the Netherlands can offer as gateway to Europe

Ms Christelle Damiens, the managing director of Exportia Australia, will reveal how her company has generated multimillion Euros for Australian companies by setting up high performing distribution networks. Exportia assists Australian SMEs to successfully export their technology to Europe. 

The breakfast session will be held at PwC Melbourne next Wednesday, May 24. 

Breakfast Session Agenda


8am – 8.30am

Registrations (coffee, tea and breakfast items available) 


Opening Remarks and Sectors of Interest by Consul General H.E. Mr Willem Cosijn

8:45am – 9:30am 

Official presentations 

The Netherlands as Gateway to Europe

by Mr Elmar Bouma, Executive Director, NFIA 

Setting-up a Multi-Million EurosEuropean distribution

by Ms Christelle Damiens, MD, Author, Speaker, Exportia 

 Christelle (1)

Taxation and its changes in Europe

by Mr David Earl,Partner, PwC Melbourne 

9:30am – 9:45am  

Q&A and Discussion

9:45am – 10:30am

Networking and light bites 



PwC Melbourne

Level 19

2 Riverside Quay

Southbank VIC 


Dress Code: Business Attire

*Program subjected to changes. The event is complimentary. Please register to be guaranteed a seat.


RSVP and enquiries:

Adeline (NFIA)


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