Important information about Trade Mission Vouchers
Trade Mission Vouchers
The Dutch Government has introduced a voucher system for participation in trade missions, a so-called 'Trade Mission Voucher'. This Trade Mission Voucher can be used by SME's to cover (part of their) participation fee for trade missions. The Trade Mission Voucher has a max. valueof EUR 1500,- (ex. VAT).
Some of the conditions that apply to the mission voucher include:
Company must be an SME (as defined by the Dutch Government),
The destination country must be a relatively new market for the company,
The trade mission or trade fair must be mentioned on www.internationaalondernemen.nl.
Most of NABC's (regular) trade missions are published on internationaalondernemen.nl and hence, the Trade Mission Voucher can be used for these missions.
From 1 October 2016, the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO), has created new subsidy rules for “Voucher Internationaal Ondernemen” (International Entrepreneur Vouchers), effecting the dispersal of mission vouchers. The conditions qualifying a person for a voucher have been amended and tightened, and the conditions for the ‘collective activities’ for which a voucher can be requested have been as well.
The following change may affect those participating in NABC trade missions:
Only trade missions with a matchmaking element will be eligible for a voucher. Fact finding missions that are carried out for the purposes of collective business visits will not be eligible for a mission voucher.
Beginning 1 October 2017, the voucher will be valued at 50% of participant costs as calculated by the organiser, at a maximum of 1,500 euro excluding travel, lodging and value-added tax (btw).
Conditions for SMEs (MKBs):
The maximum export revenue of the business is 25% or
The business hasn’t been registered for longer than three years at the Chamber of Commerce.
Between October 1-3 2019, the second edition of Poultry Africa will be held.
This NABC supported event, will be the basis of a trade mission to Kigali, Rwanda. On October 1 a leadership conference is held, which will be opening the convention. Following this, on October 2 and 3, the main expo days, participating companies will have set up their own information stands to display their businesses. At the same time during the day, technical best practice seminars are held. For more information regarding the Poulty Africa 2019 Expo, you can visit the website.
More information regarding NABC's trade mission will be added shortly.
Are you interested in learning more? Contact Dennis Acquaye with your inquiries.
Join the NABC trade mission to Uganda between 8 and 13 December 2019.
This mission will be specifically set up for the Spices sector. Dutch companies can join us on this trip, to be introduced to Ugandese spice farmers and the relevant local institutions and government agencies.
The exact programme is still being discussed between NABC and multiple parties.
Are you already interested in learning more about this trade mission? Contact Dennis Acquaye for more information.
In the past NABC has organized the following trade missions:
Holland Pavilion at Nigeria Agrofood Plastprintpack 2019
March 26, 2019
For the second time, NABC and East West Trade & Consulting (EWTC) will organize a Holland Pavilion at the Agrofood Plastprintpack expo 2019 in Nigeria.
From the 26th to the 28th of March 2019, the AgroFood Plastprintpack expo will return to the Landmark Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. The fifth edition of this trade show on Agricultural, Food Processing & Packaging Technology and Food & Hospitality will feature local and international companies and investors from all over the globe.
This is a call for all Dutch companies in Agrofood, Processing, Packaging, Printing and Plastics with an interest in the Nigerian and West African market to exhibit at the Holland Pavilion at the fair. The Holland Pavilion offers you an unique opportunity to promote your business, meet other industry professionals, and strengthen business partnerships.
If you are interested in participating, please sign up before Friday 14 December 2018 by sending an email to Anitra van der Kraan: firstname.lastname@example.org or click on 'register now'.
Cooperation NABC with VIV Worldwide - VIV Asia 2019 in Bangkok
March 13, 2019
NABC welcomes African Livestock Associations and African companies working in the livestock sector to participate in an Industry leader program at the VIV Asia 2019 (13-15 March 2019). Our main target is the connection of the African stakeholders with the Dutch (livestock) sector. The program will focus on the main issues addressed by the participants and challenging the African livestock sector (like feed formulation, processing,branding or value adding). For more information feel free to contact Hilde Duns via email@example.com or Daphne Meijer-Willems via firstname.lastname@example.org about the options to be involved or to connect your contacts to join this program!
HortiFresh Trade Mission to Ghana 11-15th of March
March 11, 2019
As part of the HortiFresh West Africa programme, NABC and Inclsve will organize an outgoing horticulture trade mission to Ghana from the 11-15th of March 2019. The program will focus on farmer inputs, soil improvement and value addition in the fruit and vegetable sector, processing and packaging. The trade mission will link up to the HortiFresh Business Platform Meeting in Accra during which between 75-100 Ghanaian companies and stakeholders from the fruit and vegetable sector are united.
Furthermore, the program will include field visits, networking cocktail, B2B meetings and Matchmaking.
More information will follow. In case you are interested to partake or wish to receive more information, please contact Anitra van der Kraan: email@example.com
NABC is organizing an Inspiration Mission to Tunisia for vegetable growers. The one-week journey, to take place between February 24th and March 1st, 2019, will be led by Mr. Jan Mulder, who himself has many years of experience in greenhouse horticulture in North-Africa. Mr. Mulder has successfully set up the Grow Group, and is willing to share his experience with fellow growers interested in expanding internationally. The mission shall also visit Dutch tomato company Desert Joy, which grows cherry tomatoes on 25 hectares, and will be co-led by Mr. Ben Zwinkels of AfricInvest and NABC. More information: Arne Doornebal.
The Organic Africa Pavilion Study Tour is the ideal way for African companies that are not yet certified or not yet exhibiting in the OAP to get the most out of their visit to the BioFach 2019. The Biofach is the World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and it will take place between the 13 and the 16 February 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany. For this high level event, NABC will partner up with ProFound to organize Organic Africa Pavilion Study Tour along with the Organic African Pavilion (OAP).
Companies that are not yet certified will be introduced to the organic market through learning sessions and a tailored visit of the fair with our network of European buyers and traders, and a day tour to meet with companies around Nuremberg.
Companies who are certified but not yet exhibiting will have, in addition to the above, the chance to find new business opportunities through a tailor-made B2B meeting session.
The World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food: BioFach will take place on 13 – 16 February 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany. For this high level event, NABC will partner up with ProFound to organize the Organic African Pavilion (OAP) and Organic Africa Pavilion study tour.
The Organic Africa Pavilion (OAP) is an unique place for African exporters of certified organic products to find new business opportunities with buyers, agents and partners during the expo. The pavilion creates a quality image of African organic suppliers and their products and connects them to high-end markets.
The Organic Africa Pavilion:
• Builds the image of Africa as a unique supplier of high-quality organic products
• Generates new business for exhibitors and improve their existing business
• Generates investments in the organic sector in Africa
• Builds capacities of exhibitors and supports organisations
• Offers a platform for cooperation between exporters
The Organic Africa Pavilion study tour is the ideal way for African companies that are not yet certified or not yet exhibiting in the OAP to get the most out of their visit to BioFach. For more information on the Study Tour, please click here.
Are you looking for potential buyers or would like to learn from certified organic companies at the world’s leading trade fair for organic food? Join us for the Organic Africa Pavilion and study tour in 2019!
Companies that are interested in joining the Organic Africa Pavilion, make sure to send a mail to Adriane Razafindrafito: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on the Organic Africa Pavilion, click here.
Mission to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire with focus on Horticulture and Agrofood
November 18, 2018
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
If you work in the agrofood and / or horticulture sector and want to do business in Côte d'Ivoire, then join the trade mission to Côte d'Ivoire and Holland Lounge at the AgroFood West Africa from the 18th to 23rd of November 2018. RVO is organizing this trade mission, supported by NABC. The AgroFood West Africa takes place from the 20-22 November at the Radison Blue Hotel Abidjan Airport. The Holland Lounge is a shared stand of 48m2 in which the Dutch delegates can present themselves.
Next to the Trade Fair participation, the trade mission includes 2 days of horticultural company visits, reception, B2B Matchmaking and Holland Lounge Program (PSD activities). For more information and registration via the RVO website, please click here.
In case you are interested in an individual stand next to the Holland Lounge, we also offer 6m2 stands in cooperation with EWTC, please contact email@example.com
From 11 - 16 October 2018 a poultry trade mission will be organized to Tanzania. Part of the trade mission will be the visit to the Poultry Trade Show in Dar es Salaam (12 - 13 October 2018), and 4 days of company visits in Arusha, Moshi and Dar es Salaam (o.a. layer and broiler farms, feed mills and abattoirs). Please contact Daphne Meijer-Willems via firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or more information.
NABC will organize a spices trade mission to Madagascar from September 17 - 24, 2018. The primary goal of the mission is to introduce Malagasy and European spice companies to each other. Activities include seminars, company & field visits, business dinners and matchmaking activities.
The trade mission will consist of meetings with Malagasy partners including producers/ processors of spices & herbs, associations, logistic partners, quality bureaus, banks and government authorities. Please contact Anitra van der Kraan via email@example.com for more information or register via this website.
The NABC, in collaboration with SNV, will be organizing the Holland Pavilion at the 14th edition of ESADA's African Dairy Conference & Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, from the 20th to the 24th of August. For years NABC has facilitated a Holland pavilion at ESADA, positioning the Dutch dairy sector as the suppliers of choice for all those participating. The cost is € 1,880 euros and will include a number of benefits - refer to the following document for more information! The deadline to register your company for the Holland Pavilion is April 30th, please contact Myrthe van der Gaast if you'd like to participate!
European Parliament Trade Mission to Niger
July 16, 2018
Are you interested in doing business in West-African countries, the NABC would like to invite you to join the out-going Trade Mission organized by the European Parliament to Niger from 16 to 18 of July 2018.
President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajiani will lead the political and economic delegation. The anticipated Niger Business Forum includes a B2B matchmaking, a meeting European companies active in Niger and a meeting with several government ministers responsible for the trade & investment promotion.
From 19 until 22 June 2018 a poultry trade mission to the Netherlands will be organized by VIV worldwide, Dutch Poultry Centre and NABC. The main goal of the trade mission is to visit the VIV Europe which will take place from June 20 – 22 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Livestock & Horticulture Trade Mission to Zimbabwe, with a smart cities/ mobility track
June 04, 2018
From 4 until 9 June 2018 NABC and SANEC will organize a livestock (poultry, dairy, beef and pork) and horticulture trade mission to Zimbabwe in cooperation with our local partner BancABC Zimbabwe which is part of Atlas Mara. We have also partnered up with Advier, Emficon and CDFTrust to offer a third track on smart cities and smart mobility, with the sub themes: spatial planning, traffic, logistics and energy (more information below).
The trade mission will include field visits to a.o. poultry and dairy farms, feed millers, fruit and vegetable producers (greenhouse farms), fruit and vegetable and livestock processing facilities. The smart cities track will have a meeting with the Director of Railways (the rest of the program is still under development). During the trade mission a Livestock and Horticulture Seminar and Matchmaking session and Network Reception will be organized by BancABC /Atlas Mara (find the tentative program here). These sessions will give you the opportunity to meet and greet with the local Zimbabwean Business community and explore new business opportunities.Read more about the opportunities in the poultry, dairy, beef, pork, fish and horticulture sector in Zimbabwe via this link.
This trade mission can be combined with the Avi Africa in South Africa organised by the SAPA (for the livestock participants).
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Track 3: Smart Cities/Smart Mobility
Cities all around the world struggle with questions on how to deal with Smart Cities, how do we need to change the policy, how to (re-)develop cities, et cetera. Also Harare has to deal with these dilemma’s and is in desperate need of innovation. But there is also a big chance for innovative entrepreneurs.
In the heart of the South African continent, Zimbabwe has a strong starting position to become a leading country in this development of whole South-Africa. The high density of smartphones can support travel pattern research but also gives the possibility to implement 'Smart City and Mobility' as a 'service concept'. There is a low depreciation of infrastructure and a growing demand for human and freight transport in Zimbabwe and the countries around Zimbabwe. Additionally, there are good possibilities for solar and hydro energy and no boundaries on old-fashioned policy, regulations and systems. New and innovative thinking will be needed to create integral energy, urban and infrastructure development.
Trade mission participation fee for all tracks: € 1250,- (excl. VAT) for NABC and SANEC members and € 1500,- (excl. VAT) for non-NABC members
(You can make use of a missionvoucher and retrieve half of the mission fee if your application fits the voucher requirements.)
Is your organisation active in the circular-waste economy (bio, and construction and demolition waste)? Are you interested in doing business in South Africa? If so, then, join the planned trade mission to South Africa from 22nd to 25th of May 2018.
The mission “Biomass Valorisation & Circular Economy Western Cape South Africa mission” is jointly organised by The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) in cooperation with Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (RWS) and Green Cape from South Africa. The mission aims to link Dutch companies to opportunities in South Africa’s nascent Waste Economy based on the insights emerging from Green Cape’s “Waste Economy Market Intelligence Report 2017” . The mission program includes B2B meetings and matchmaking with South African companies within this sector, field visits to South African waste management facilities and masterclasses.
The trade mission is specifically aiming for companies and stakeholders:
- that offer knowledge, (technical) expertise, systems and processes and technology in the circular economy, circular waste with a focus on construction and demolition waste.
- that are in biomass valorisation (residues and waste from the agro- and processing sector).
- other companies with an interest in these sectors.
Cost: Free of charge. (flight & accomodation at own expense)
Are you a Dutch company active in the Agro Food sector, specifically in Agrologistics, processing and packaging, join the trade mission to Nigeria in March.
Location: Nigeria, Lagos Date: 25-30 March 2018 Costs: 450,- euro per participant
Commissioned by RVO and the Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria, NABC and GMV/FME will organize an outgoing Agrofood & Agro-logistics Trade Mission to Lagos, Nigeria from the 25 to 30 March 2018. Part of the mission will be the visit of the Agrofood Plastprintpack Exhibition at Lagos (27-29 March). This trade fair incorporates an Agrofood and a Plastic, Printing Packaging exhibition all under one roof; resulting in an interesting opportunity for Dutch companies operating within all the steps of the value chain: Agriculture, Food & Beverage Technology, Food & Hospitality, Food Ingredients, Bakery & Confectionary, Plastic, Printing and Packaging. With almost 2,000 professional visitors in 2017, the Nigerian AgroFood Expo is the perfect place for Dutch companies to meet industry professionals, share the latest trends and technologies, and strengthen business partnerships.
Click here for an impression of last year's exhibition in Nigeria!
Join our multi-sectoral trade mission to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 19to 24 February 2018.
Participating companies will take part in the two-day AFRICALLIA business event, including B2B matchmaking with companies from all over West Africa and space to promote their business in the Holland Pavilion. In 2016, more than 378 companies from all over West Africa participated in the event. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce of Burkina Faso will be able to organize local company/institutional visits on demand.
Because of support of the Dutch Embassy in Mali, the participation fee for this mission is only 400 euros (Including entrance fee to AFRICALLIA - normal price 800 euros -, matchmaking and Holland Pavilion, welcome dinner & reception, Excluding flight, hotel, and local expenses).
The first ever Invest in Mali Forum will be officially opened by the president of Mali and includes high-level conferences and panels, tailored B2B meetings with key local and international stakeholders, site visits, high-level discussions with major international economic and financial players, exhibitors and a Village of Mali’s Regions. The aim is to showcase how the country and its economy are primed for success and ready to reclaim its role as an economic hub in West Africa. We will set up at Holland Pavilion at the Forum. Other already confirmed foreign delegations include France, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Refer to the following brochure for more information!
Holland Pavilion at the Agrofood West Africa, Accra, Ghana
December 04, 2017
Invitation to exhibit at the Holland Pavilion @ AgroFood West Africa (5-7 December) in Accra, Ghana. The Holland Pavilion (60m2) will be organized by GhanaVeg, NABC and GNBCC as part of an outgoing horticulture mission to Ghana from 4-7 December. The combined pavilion will have different stands for Dutch companies and other relevant stakeholders in the fruit and vegetable sector. Companies can exhibit innovative Dutch products and techniques from greenhouse technology to fertilizers, seeds, storage and processing machinery to agri-business services and ongoing business projects in Ghana and other West-African countries.
From the 29th of October till the 4th of November 2017 a trade delegation from Francophone Africa will visit the Netherlands. The mission will focus on the Water, Energy and Logistics sectors.
A high-level delegation of over 80 participants from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has already been confirmed. In addition, also companies from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Tunesia have been invited. The delegation will be confirmed by mid September.
On the 1st of November the Francophone Africa Business Forum (FAB Forum) will take place in the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. The FAB Forum has a full-day programme including fascinating speeches, panel-discussions, workshops and match-making.
On the 31st of October the delegation will participate in technical workshops and on the 2nd of November the group will split up for company visits per sector.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the full mission programme, conditions to participate, if you wish to organise one of the workshops during the FAB Forum, take part in the match-making, invite the delegation for a company visit, or any other questions related to this mission.
From October 1st until October 6th 2017 a Poultry Trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda will be organized by the Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with VNU Exhibitions and the Dutch Poultry Centre. Part of this trade mission will take place at Poultry Africa 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The participants of the trade mission will have free entrance to the Leadership Conference of the Poultry Africa 2017. Also the congres, lunch on October 4 and 5, netwerk cocktail and entree to the exhibition are included. In Uganda and Rwanda several company visits and matchmaking sessions will be organized.
GhanaVeg, The Netherlands-African Business Council and GNBCC will organize a horticulture trade mission from the Netherlands to Ghana from June 12th to 16th. The mission is open to all Dutch companies directly or indirectly active in the fruit&veg sector, that would like to set up or extend business activities in the Ghanaian fruit and vegetables sector. Ranging from companies active in fruit & vegetable trade, input-supply, processing-, irrigation- and greenhouse technology, packaging material & machinery and many more. The GhanaVeg mission leader will be Rubert Konijn (International coordinator) from the Topsector T&U. Interested companies can apply now by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
A trade mission to Senegal, focused on the oil, gas and maritime sector, will take place between the 16th and 19th of May in Dakar. This mission follows just four weeks after our multi-sectoral trade mission which is held mid-april.
The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) and Nederlandse Export Combinatie (NEC) are organizing this mission for RVO in close collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Dakar.
The potential of Senegal has been more than demonstrating during the Business Day and you can find all the presentations that were done to highlight the country here.
Interested in joining the mission or looking for more information? Please contact Faustine Lescanne, Program Manager at NABC: firstname.lastname@example.org or +31 6 14 13 87 48 - Or register directly on the RVO website.
It is our pleasure to invite companies interested in exploring trade opportunities with Niger on a trade mission from 6 till 10 March 2017 to Niamey. This is part of a longer term programme between NABC and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bamako, Mali, aimed to strengthen business ties between the Netherlands and Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. As such, the mission follows up on a business forum held in the Netherlands from 28 August till 1 September 2016. This multisectoral trade mission - with emphasis on the agriculture, water, energy and logistics sectors - is however also open to companies who were not present at the forum.
During the information seminar about Niger, organised by NABC on the 9th of February, it was made clear that plenty of business opportunities can be found in Niger. The powerpoint slides of the presenters, indicating some of these opportunities, can be found here.
Since this mission is sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bamako, companies can join the mission for a sharply reduced fee of Euro 250,-
The tentative programme is as follows:
Monday 6 March: Flight to Niamey and opening dinner (with the Dutch Ambassador and economic attaché in Mali, as well as a representative of the local Chambre of Commerce, CCIN)
Tuesday 7 March: Presentations from CCIN and the Export Promotion Agency, networking & matchmaking
Wednesday 8 March: Company visits
Thursday 9 March: Follow-up meeting and company and institutions visits
Friday 10 March: Arrival at Schiphol in the morning
Interested in taking part in this trade mission? Register now! Registration deadline:Wednesday 22 February
For more information, please contact Maloe de Reuver:
+31 6 51 09 36 55.
Organisers: The Embassy of the Netherlands in Bamako (Mali) and The Netherlands-African Business Council Location: Niamey, Niger Departure: Monday, March 6 Team: Marina Diboma (Mission Leader) & Maloe de Reuver (Mission Coordinator)
NABC will organize a Trade Mission to Nigeria in cooperation with the British Business Council for Africa and Asoko Insight. The focus sectors are Agribusiness, Construction & Manufacturing, and Renewable Energy.
Asoko Insight as matchmaking & local program partner
AsokoInsight's core business make them a perfect partner to take care of local matchmaking and the trade mission programme.
Britsh Council for Africa
For the past 60 years, BCA has been creating a powerful network Today, the Business Council for Africa (BCA) network supports over 250 companies and entrepreneurs operating across the continent. BCA members will join this trade mission to Nigeria and form an Anglo-Dutch Delegation.
The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) has organised a trade mission to Tanzania focusing on spice and herb argiculture. The primary goal of the mission is to introduce Tanzanian and European spice companies to each other. Activities include seminars, company & field visits, business dinners and matchmaking activities.
The trade mission will consist of meetings with Tanzanian partners including producers/ processors of spices & herbs, logistic partners, quality bureaus, banks and government authorities. Please contact Daphne Meijer-Willems via Daphne.email@example.com for more information.
The NABC will welcome an incoming mission from Kenya 23-27 October 2016. The content will focus on the transfer of knowledge and exchange of experiences in the agro-logistics, urban planning and development of greenports. The focus of this mission is to inspire and inform Kenyan parties on an integral approach to sustainable urban planning. The Netherlands serves as a good example of agriculturally-based industries in a rapidly urbanising context. Contact Jan Maas directly with questions.
The Regional Agro Industrial Network (RAIN), ‘Planning for the food value chain’ outlines how the project focuses on leveraging economic development in relation to rural agriculture and urban industries by improving the food value chain with regional agro-industrial networks. Learn more about RAIN with this brochure outlining the intermediate project summary here.
Due to insufficient applications for the business development mission to Ghana (orgininall scheduled for 10-14 October) and a NABC is working together with Wageningen UR, IFDC, GNBCC to organize specific matchmaking tours for four companies within the GhanaVeg program. The NABC will not be providing any logistical assistance, so companies who wish to utilise NABC's services will do so once they have already arranged a trip to Ghana independently. The GhanaVeg Business Platform brings together key service providers, producers, processors, traders, wholesalers and retailers in the vegetable sector in Ghana.
GhanaVeg facilitates the development of the vegetable sector in Ghana by B2B matchmaking between Dutch and Ghanaian partners and financial support for innovative pilot projects in the vegetable sector.
The 12th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition (AfDa) will be held 31st August - 2nd September 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. Over 700 delegates (policies and decision makers) from more than 50 countries within and outside Africa will discuss critical issues in the dairy industry, and the Netherlands will host their own pavillion during the exhibition.
There will be eight topical sessions covering strategic information on the global dairy industry outlook, trends, future projections, practices opportunities and challenges. In addition, policy issues impacting dairy industry development, trade competitiveness and value chain sustainability will also be discussed.
Delegates who attend the African Dairy Conference and Exhbitition with NABC, receive a reduced fee. To learn more about prices and registration, contact Jan Maas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mackenzie Masaki (email@example.com) directly or call the NABC head office: + 31(0)70 304 3618. Registration will not be done through NABC, but will done directly via the AfDa website.
With visa requirements taken into consideration, the deadline for registration is 25 July.
In collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Mali and the Chamber of Commerce of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger the NABC is organizing an incoming mission comprised of Agribusiness companies from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
The incoming delegation of West African agribusiness companies will be in the Netherlands from August 28th to September 1st in order to create new, mutually beneficial relationships between Dutch and Burkinabe, Malian and Nigerien actors.
This delegation will consist of private and public organisations active in the livestock and horticulture sectors, and will also include agribusiness investors and members of the financial sector. The programme will include plenary sessions, a matchmaking session, a technical workshop, a finance seminar, and multiple company visits.
There will also be a valuable training session provided by Bidx on Monday, 29 August. The session will guide participants in creating their own entreprenuerial ecosystems, which is an essential process for any growing SME. Please see more information about Bidxhere.
You can view a complete list of participating African companies here.
In addition, there will also be an Economic Forum corresponding with the incoming trade mission on 30 August in Amsterdam. Register here for the event.
In 2015, 60 companies from these three countries already came to the Netherlands, resulting in the creation of several new business partnerships and the ratification of lucrative contracts. The 2016 mission will use the momentum generated by this success to create new business relationships.
Agribusiness, maritime & offshore trade mission to South Africa & Mozambique
August 26, 2016
In close cooperation with Wageningen University, the Zambezi Valley Development Authority, the Dutch Embassy in Mozambique, and SANEC, NABC will organize a trade mission to South Africa and Mozambique from the 26 August to the 1st September 2016. The key focus areas are Agri-business and Maritime & Offshore, and more specifically, port development and gas related infrastructure.
Participants will attend the 52nd annual FACIM trade fair in Maputo. It is considered one of the largest and most dynamic trade fairs in Africa, where nearly all sectors are represented, making it a privileged meeting place for the international business community.
On a more general scale, this trade mission will be carried out to introduce and familiarize Dutch companies with the opportunities in Mozambique’s agribusiness sector and meet with a number of businesses active in multiple sectors. Those who travel with the mission will engage with both government (public) and private sector stakeholders of Mozambique’s growing port development and gas sectors. The key objective is to lay a foundation for future investment and trade opportunities between the Netherlands and Mozambique.
A Poultry, Processing and Meat Trade Mission to Kenya will be organized from May 23 until 27 by the Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with the Dutch Poultry Centre, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi and the African Agribusiness Academy. During the trade mission the delegation will attend the AIPEX 2016 in Nairobi. Deadline for registration is Friday May 13, 2016!
Van 19-20 april 2016 organiseert het FME export platform Dutch Energy Solutions samen met de
Nederlandse ambassade in Doha en EIN enterprise een sectorbrede handelsmissie naar Qatar
voor Nederlandse toeleveranciers in de gastechnologie.
AFRICALLIA 2016 - West African Business Development Forum
24-26 February - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
One week to go before AFRICALLIA 2016 kicks off! In close cooperation with the Dutch embassy and the Burkina Faso chamber of commerce, our NABC colleague Marina Diboma (Head of external Affairs and International Cooperation) will lead a Dutch delegation of nine companies to participate in this two yearly matchmaking event. The Dutch participants are active in the following sectors: heavy machinery, transport & logistics, investment, agribusiness, and microfinance. During the matchmaking forum, they will have 15 customized business meetings with managers, directors and CEO’s from a great variety of West African countries. In addition, informal matchmaking will continue during the gala, cocktail, and evening dinner. On behalf of NABC, the Dutch embassy and the Burkina Faso chamber of commerce, we would like to wish the participants a very successful mission!
The Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dutch embassy in Mali and NABC would like to invite you for AFRICALLIA 2016. This multisector Forum is focusing on developing businesses in West Africa. It offers the unique possibility to choose companies from West Africa that you would like to meet.
In November 2015, NABC (in cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy, SPARK, RDB, PSF, AgriProFocus and Greenport Holland) will organize a Livestock & Horticulture trade mission to Rwanda. With a GDP growth of more than 7%, a stable government and fast economic growth, the Rwandan market is full of opportunities. This mission will focus on livestock and horticulture, with separate programs for the two sub-sectors. During the mission we will organise visits to the larger processors and farms, as well as meetings with government officials and international development organisations. The horticulture group will also attend the AgriProFocus conference 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' from 25-27 November in Rwanda.
International Mali Mining & Petroleum Conference & Exhibition
November 16, 2015
6thInternational Mali Mining & Petroleum Conference & Exhibition
In close cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Bamako and the Malinese Chamber of Commerce, NABC invites you to participate in the 6th biannualInternational Mali Mining & Petroleum Conference & Exhibition.
We regret to inform you that registration is now closed as maximum number of participants has been reached.
Participation fee: for free (incl. side events, excl. flight and hotel)
Agrofood & Horticulture Trade Mission to Nigeria, 4-7 November 2015
FME and NABC will organise an outgoing trade mission to Nigeria, focussing on the agrofood & horticulture sectors. This visit, from 4-7 November 2015, will include participation in the large trade fair AgrikExpo, as well as personal matchmaking-sessions with interesting busines contacts or possible clients, company visits and networking events.
We invite all companies, organisations, investors and knowledge institutes with an interest in Nigeria to participate in this trade mission and contact us for inquiries.
Combi Poultry & Processing Trade Mission to Nigeria and Ghana
November 03, 2015
Combi Poultry and Processing Trade Mission to Nigeria and Ghana
From November 3 - 12 the poultry and processeing trade mission to Nigeria and Ghana will take place. Below more information of the components of the programme.
On November 3 and 4, NABC, Dutch Poultry Centre (DPC) and VIV Worldwide will organize a Holland Pavilion at the Nigeria Poultry Show in Abeokuta. After the show, from 5 - 7 November we will organize company visits in and around Abeokuta and Lagos.
From 8 - 12 November we will continue the poultry and processing trade mission to Ghana, where we, in cooperation with GNBCC, will organize matchmaking sessions and company visits in and around Kumasi and Accra on behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra.
The mission leader of the poultry and processing trade mission to Nigeria and Ghana will be Paul van de Ven, ISA Hendrix Genetics. It would also be possible to participate on just one component of the combi trade mission. Please contact Daphne Willems via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FME and NABC organize on behalf of RVO.nl and the Dutch Embassy in Ethiopia a trade mission oilseeds and pulses from 5 to 9 October 2015 to Ethiopia. This trade mission aims to improve knowledge transfer and to identify investment and trade opportunities in the area of oilseeds and pulses. Please register for this trade mission via the website of RVO.nl: http://www.rvo.nl/oliezadenethiopie
Business Opportunity Report - Oilseeds and Pulses 2015
More information can be found in the Oilseeds and Pulses Business Opportunities Report released by NABC and FME on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). Please open the report via this link.
From 23-25 September, NABC will organize a visit to the 11th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition in Nairobi.
The conference and exhibition will be organised by ESADA (Eastern and Southern African Dairy Association), and will be the leading Dairy industry-defining event of the year for Africa.
NABC will have a Dutch Dairy Pavilion on the exposition promoting Dutch Dairy expertise, knowledge and high quality products for the Kenyan market. An excellent opportunity for you to meet all relevant actors in the Kenyan dairy sector in just two days!
Profiles for exhibitors include dairy- and milk processing equipment, feed manufacturing equipment, dairy breeding organisations, and veterinary supplies.
From September 7-11 NABC organizes a horticulture trade mission to Ghana, open to all companies directly or indirectly active in the fruit & vegetables-sector. Business opportunities are identified for companies active in fruit & vegetable trade, supplying of seeds, fertilizers & other input-supplies, processing-, irrigation- and greenhouse technology, packaging material & machinery and many more. The trade mission-program includes fieldvisits, a business platform attended by over 150 horticulture companies & organisation and personalised matchmaking with relevant companies & organisations.
NABC proudly presents to you a set of interesting business cases in Mozambique’s agriculture sector, all of which are the result of extensive local research by our partner Wageningen UR -CDI in cooperation with their local partner Zambezi Valley Development Agency. The agri-business cases focus on five sectors: potatoes, horticulture, aquaculture, dairy and poultry. All cases are available for interested companies, and a business development trip to Mozambique will be organized from August 31 till September 4th. to enable direct follow-up on the cases or Mozambique in general. You are invited to join this mission free of charge , and get the chance to see the opportunities first hand, with a visit to FACIM, one of the biggest exhibitions of Southern Africa and matchmaking and networking opportunities in the Zambezi Valley!
Visit Horticulture business-delegation from Rwanda
June 16, 2015
Den Haag, Netherlands
NABC is happy to announce that from June 15-19 a horticulture business-delegation from Rwanda -including the Rwandan Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources Mrs. Gerardine Mukeshimana- will visit the Netherlands. This incoming mission is being organized in close cooperation with SPARK, GreenPort Holland, VDS-Acampo, and EKN Kigali.
Herewith, we cordially invite you to attend the coordinated business-to-business (B2B) session on June 16th from 09.30-12.00 and an informal networking lunch afterwards.
CIEE Energy and Waste Management Conference Algeria
June 08, 2015
Algiers, Sheraton Hotel, Club Des Pins, Algeria
NABC is participating to the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment, 8-9 June 2015 at Sheraton Hotel- Club des Pins, Algiers.
In the coming decades, the energy sector will face a set of increasingly complex and strongly interlinked economic, geopolitical, technological and environmental challenges. World energy consumption is expected to increase by 41% between 2014 and 2035, mostly driven by emerging countries with China and India in the lead, while fossil fuels still largely dominant. 95% of growth in energy demand, worldwide, comes from emerging economies.
In this perspective, Symbiose- Communication- Environment is organizing from 8 to 9 June 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment. This Conference – Exhibition will bring together more than 500 participants and 30 exhibitors.
Within this framework, NABC organizes a Trade Mission with Dutch companies and stakeholders. The objective is to promote the Dutch Business and present the Dutch Expertise in the Energy and Environment sector.
NABC is pleased to inform you about the Trade Mission to Kenya from June 8th – 11th 2015. The trade mission will be multisectoral and is therefore open to all companies. Kenya offers a variety of business opportunities as it is the fourth biggest economy in Sub-Sahara Africa. Most profitable sectors are: Mining, construction, infrastructure, maritime, ICT, Energy and healthcare.
The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) organizes a Trade Mission within the framework of the International Exhibition of Water Equipments, Technologies and Services “SIEE Pollutec" from 24-27 May 2015 in Oran, Algeria.
Activities during mission:
- Participation to the exhibition with a Dutch Pavilion
- Company visits
- Matchmaking sessions and seminar
- Meet local business organizations and relevant ministries
- Cultural activities (movie projection and music concert)
Within the framework of the Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF), NABC organises the Dairy Processing mission to Ethiopia from the 26th of April until the 1st of May. This mission includes bilateral tailor-made meetings and visits,matchmaking sessions and, of course, the celebration of King's Day at the Royal Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa. We cordially invite you to join this mission and explore your business opportunities in Ethiopia!
From 24-27 February, NABC organizes a trade mission to Khartoum, Sudan. This mission is partly facilitated by the Dutch Embassy in Khartoum and the Embassy of Sudan in the Netherlands.
We cordially invite you to join this mission and explore your business opportunities in Sudan!
The mission will focus on agro-food and agro-logistics (including, water (irrigation); port-development; shipping) but is also open to companies active in other sectors. NABC and its partners offer you a diverse programme including bilateral meetings; company visits and a networking reception.
Register via the website or contact Quirine de Graaf (email@example.com) for more information and registration
NABC will organize a visit to the Sudan Poultry Expo, which will take place from 25-28 February in Khartoum.
The Sudan Poultry Expo is a leading specialized exhibition for the poultry industry in Sudan. Profiles for exhibitors include poultry equipment, feed manufacturing equipment, feed additives, poultry breeders, veterinary supplies, slaughter house and meat processing equipment.
A number of companies have already indicated interest in participation, and NABC will organize a short program with the fair as the central activity. Please contact Daphne Willems via Daphne.Willems@nabc.nl for more information or registration.
For more information about the Sudan Poultry Expo follow this link.
The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) organizes a Dutch Trade Mission within the framework of the International Exhibition of Transport, Logistics and Mobility “Algeria Infrastructure" from 23-25 February 2014 in Oran, Algeria. Stand B02.
Activities during mission:
- Company visits
- Matchmaking sessions and seminar
- Meet local business organizations and relevant ministries
Délégation commerciale du secteur maritime des Pays-Bas versla Côte d'Ivoire
February 08, 2015
Abidjan & San Pedro, Ivory Coast
La délégation commerciale du secteur maritime des Pays-Bas se rendra à Abidjan et San Pedro du 8 au 12 Février 2015 prochain. Elle vise à identifier des partenariats potentiels entre les Pays-Bas et la Côte-d'Ivoire dans le secteur des infrastructures et de la logistique maritime.
A business delegation of Dutch companies in the maritime and logistics sector will visit Abidjan and San Pedro from February 8-12, 2015 and aims to identify potential partnerships between the Netherlands and Ivory Coast in the maritime infrastructure and logistics sector.
Incoming multi-sectoral mission Ghana 8-13 Februari '15
February 08, 2015
Business seminar 'International Business Opportunities in the vegetable sector in Ghana' and Meet & Greet with 14 horti-culture companies from Ghana.
NABC and FME will be welcoming an incoming multi-sectoral delegation from Ghana between the 8 and 13 of February.
We will be hosting 23 GCCI members from various sectors looking to purchase products, materials, equipment and who want to gain sector knowledge. On Tuesday 10 February, 14 companies from the vegetable sector will be present at the Tuinbouw Relatiedagen. During this day there will be an informational seminar followed by a matchmaking session with the Ghanaian companies.
Please note that the registration for the matchmaking is closed. You can still register for the seminar and meet the Ghanaian companies during the lunch and/or the drinks.
Sectors: Agri-Food, Construction, Garments
Please register via FME via the following LINK in case you are interested in meeting with the construction and/or garments delegates. Register via this website if you are interested in meeting the Agri-Food delegates.
Company profiles from the Agri-Food delegates can be found on the "factsheet" tab.
From February 2-5, Dutch Trade Minister Lilianne Ploumen will lead an economic mission to Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. NABC actively supports this mission, as it offers an excellent opportunity to explore business opportunities in a high level setting.
"Last December I participated in a trade mission to Cameroon, organized by The Netherlands African Business Council.This was not my first trade mission but this was definitely the one best organized!
In one week time we visited Yaoundé (capital city with government institutions), Douala (main economical center) and Kribi (deep see port with a new container terminal). During this trip we enjoyed a good balance between visits to government institutions, presentations from local stakeholders, visits to companies, two networking receptions and several Business to Business sessions. There was also time to leave the group and to visit some own (potential) clients. All together a very effective 1 week trade mission, resulting finally in several good business leads.
I like to thank the two ladies who headed this mission, Marina Diboma and Quirine de Graaf, for their very professional approach and good organisation skills." Guus van Bilsen, director/owner LIBITCO BV
From 7-12 December, 2014, NABC and the Honorary consulate of the Netherland in Cameroon organized a multisectorial trade mission to Cameroon. This mission was partly facilitated by the Embassy of Cameroon in the Netherlands, the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT) in Cameroon and CCoLA (Centre for Collective Learning and Action).
Please find here a brief summary of the trade mission in Cameroon, which visited Cameroon's 3 main cities: Yaounde, Douala and Kribi and some testimonials.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - NABC Trade Mission to Liberia (23-25 November)
November 23, 2014
Unfortunately, due to the current situation in Liberia, this business trip is postponed until further notice.
NABC is very pleased to inform you about our business trip to Liberia! This will take place from 23rd untill the 25th of November. This business trip is organised by the NABC in close cooperation with SPARK. It is open to all companies active in various sectors. NABC will ensure that entrepreneurs from all sectors will be served accordingly.
Spices, Herbs and Aromatics Trade Mission to Ethiopia
From November 23 until November 28 a Spices, Herbs and Aromatics Trade Mission to Ethiopia will be organised by NABC on behalf of the AgriBusiness Support Facility (ABSF) and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations.
Activities during mission:
- company visits in Ethiopia;
- field visits to spice/herbs processors and spice/herbs growing areas in Ethiopia; - match-making sessions and seminar; - meet local business organizations and relevant ministries.
NABC invites you to join our business trip to the beautiful Cote d'Ivoire! This trip will take place January 2015. The business trip is organized by the NABC. The main focus is on the Maritime sector, although as Cote d'Ivoire has an ample of opportunities and therefore companies from other sectors are more than welcome to join our mission. NABC will ensure that entrepreneurs from all sectors will be served accordingly.
From 2 - 7 November 2014 NABC and the Dutch Poultry Centre (DPC) will organize a poultry trade mission to Nigeria. VIV Worldwide will provide the participants with a stand at the Nigeria Poultry Show.
Activities during mission:
- Conference and exhibition attendance for two days;
- Stand for two days at the Nigeria Poultry Show; - Company visits in Lagos and Ibadan; - Field visits;
- Match-making sessions and seminars;
- Meet local business organizations and relevant ministries.
NABC is very pleased to inform you about our trade mission to Mauritania! In cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Senegal, also accredited for Mauritania, this mission is organised from the 26th until the 30th of October. As Mauritania offers plenty of opportunities in different sectors, this mission will focus on Fishery, Agriculture, Mining and the Maritime sector. However, companies from other sectors are also more than welcome to join the trade mission. NABC will ensure that entrepreneurs from all sectors will be served accordingly.
From 28 September - 3 October, NABC, FME and NWP receive a Ghanaian delegation of companies, NGOs, Knowledge INstitutions and government representatives active in the WASH sector. The delegation comes under the high patronage of H.E. Hon. Julius Debrah, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.
Teh objective of the mission participants is to form partnerships with Dutch parties and collaborate for the Third Call of Proposals for the Ghana Wash Window (GWW) which opens by the end of September.
Business trip to the Congo & DRC: Pointe Noire, Brazzaville & Kinshasha
September 21, 2014
Pointe Noire, Brazzaville and Kinshasa, Congo
With great pleasure NABC is pleased to inform you about our next business trip to the Congo & DRC, taking place from the 21st to the 26th of September 2014. This business trip is organised by the Netherlands African Business Council, in close cooperation with the German-African Business Association, and is open to all companies active in various sectors. Together with our partners, NABC will hence ensure that all sectors will be serviced accordingly.
From 21-26 September NABC is organising a dairy trade mission to Kenya. This trade mission is open for all companies and organisations active in the dairy sector (from farm level to dairy processing). Whether you want to explore opportunities for your company in Africa for the first time or whether you are already doing business in Kenya, NABC will organize a tailor made programme depending on your wishes. Furthermore, this trade mission will happen during the Dairy Africa Conference which provides you with an excellent opportunity to meet all relevant actors in the East and Southern African dairy sector.
June 16, 2014: Mali-Netherlands Business Forum & Business 2 Business (B2B) meetings
Your opportunity to meet the Malian Private sector
On Monday June 16, NABC organizes a Mali-Netherlands Business Forum and a Business to Business session (20-minute individual appointments) with the Malian delegation at the NH hotel in The Hague. You are more than welcome to attend this business forum and to participate in the Business to Business session in the afternoon.
The Mali-Netherlands Business Forum is part of the incoming trade mission from Mali, organized by NABC -in close collaboration with API Mali (Agence pour la Promotion des Investissements au Mali) and the Dutch Embassy in Bamako. This incoming mission takes place from June 16-20 and is the perfect follow-up of NABC’s trade mission to Bamako, Mali, November 2013. This incoming mission aims to facilitate the establishment of new business partnerships between the Malian and Dutch private sector.
The delegation visiting the Netherlands consists of more than15 Malian companies active in the following sectors: Agriculture (fruit/vegetables); Livestock; Food & Beverage; Transport & Logistics; Cooling; Renewable Energy; Construction & Mining. Please click here for an overview of the companies and their profile/objectives.
NABC would like to inform you about our upcoming trade mission to Ghana. This mission is organized between June 15-20 as a part of the GhanaVeg project. This project aims for further professionalization of the value chain for vegetable production and consumption in Ghana by means of linking Dutch companies to Ghanaian business partners.
The deadline for registration will be on Sunday the 25th of May.
NABC is pleased to inform you about our very first trade mission to Djibouti! This mission is organized from 12-15 May by the NABC in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The focus of this mission is on Port Development and Agri-Logistics, yet companies from other sectors are also more than welcome to join the mission. This mission gives your company the opportunity to explore it’s business opportunities in Djibouti as the aim of the mission is to connect the Dutch companies with their Djibouti counterparts, from both the public (government authorities) and private sector (companies, cooperations).
On April 6 -12 a delegation of 20-30 representatives from agribusiness companies out of Uganda will be in the Netherlands for a trade mission. This incoming mission is organized in cooperation with FME, the Dutch embassy in Kampala and RVO.
Please click on the button below to register for the match-making of April 8 (Hoenselersdijk)
We are pleased to inform you about the Trade & Investment Mission to Kenya and Ethiopia from March 9-15, 2014. This mission is a joint EU initiative and results from our collaboration with our partner from the Business Council for Africa UK, The Eastern Africa Association (EAA).
NABC will organize an outgoing trade mission to Ethiopia in the framework of the Strategic Partnership, Dutch Dairy Development Partners.
This mission aims to identify the opportunities on the dairy sector as well as to engage on matchmaking sessions with local farmers and stakeholders, in order to develop potential business partnerships.
The deadline for registration is Sunday the 25th of May.
The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) and the Government of Equatorial Guinea are proud to present to you the Golden opportunity to explore your business opportunities in one of the richest countries in Africa: Equatorial Guinea. Besides, we offer you the opportunity to visit The Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), and attend BUILD Africa - an Infrastructure Summit.
After a period of instability in Mali and with positive economic prospects, NABC was very happy to have the opportunity to work with the Dutch Embassy in Bamako, Mali to organize a trade mission to Bamako, Mali from November 3-6, 2013. The focus of the mission was on agriculture and our delegation (of 11 companies) consisted of companies active in poultry, livestock, vegetables, fruits, consultancy and machinery (not limited to the Agriculture sector).
Together with the Royal Netherlands Navy and supported by the Netherlands Embassy, NABC organized the Lagos Business Forum in the Port of Lagos on 15 October. This successful Forum was attended by 27 Dutch companies and 35 Nigerian companies. The following the Embassy Reception was also held at the deck of the HNLMS Rotterdam on 16 October.
In the autumn of 2013 the Netherlands-African Business Council works closely together with the Royal Dutch Navy and the several Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to organize a serie of trade missions to West Africa.
The complete PDP undertook a trade mission in May for tours around the harbours of Tema and Takoradi. Focal point was meeting local stakeholders as the PDP, a first acquaintance with the PDP and its approach, and invitations for collaboration.
A first for NABC; An African bank approached us to organize a general trade mission for their customers to come to the Netherlands. From 12-18 May a group of more than 35 Ugandans joined this trade mission.
The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) has taken part in the MFS II Project for Liberia, which has been initiated by the United Entrepreneurship Coalition (UEC), and which takes place from January 2011 up to December 2016. The overall objective of this project is to reduce poverty, to create jobs and to improve the entrepreneurial climate within Liberia.