Presentation by Maarten Camps on Dutch Top Sectors Policy


The Embassy of the Netherlands in Estonia and the European Commission Representation in Estonia are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Maarten Camps, the Secretary General of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, on the Dutch “Top Sectors policy” followed by a discussion and a networking reception on Thursday, 9 March at 15.30 at the EU House (Laikmaa 15, Tallinn).

In terms of surface area and population size, the Netherlands is not a particularly large country. Nevertheless, the Netherlands has the 18th largest economy in the world and the 6th largest in the European Union. In solving global challenges, the Dutch focus lies on measures for all businesses and nine key sectors in particular. During this interactive presentation Mr Maarten Camps will share how in times of global, social and economic challenges, the Dutch continue to find ways in which innovation and entrepreneurship can continue to grow.
What drives competitiveness and productivity?

Effectively organizing public-private partnerships 
Solving societal challenges


15.30 – 15.35 Welcome by Keit Kasemets, Head of Representation, European Commission Representation in Estonia
15.35 – 15.45 Welcome by Anne Sulling, Member of Parliament and former Minister for Foreign Trade of Estonia
15.45 – 16.25 Presentation by Maarten Camps, Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, followed by a discussion
16.25 – 16.30 Opening of a photo exhibition – Karen van Stegeren, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Estonia
16.30 – 17.00 Networking reception

The occasion will be used to open a photo exhibition about Dutch Top Sectors. The exhibition, which will be open to the public in the EU House until May 2017, represents both the traditional aspects of the Netherlands (e.g. Kinderdijk windmills) as well as the economic sectors the Dutch excel in (e.g. water management, horticulture, design). 

Time: Thursday, 9 March from 15.30 to 17.00
Place: Laikmaa 15, Tallinn (EU House)
Language: English, no interpretation
Entrance: free