The Netherlands Consulate General in Miami, United States

Ambassador Bekink Visits Miami to Discuss Trade with South Florida

Ambassador Rudolf Bekink makes his first visit to Miami Feb.6-8 to discuss trade possibilities with business and government leaders in South Florida.

The Netherlands is the third largest investor in the United States, and the sixth largest foreign investor in Florida; 14,400 Jobs are supported by investments of Dutch companies and 9,484 jobs due to Florida's exports to The Netherlands.

The Ambassador’s visits supports the work of the Dutch Miami Consulate General to strengthen existing relations and build new ones with Miami.

In the Greater Miami area, the Netherlands focuses on attracting further investments and trade, and encouraging cooperation in particular in the fields of maritime and water related issues, financial institutions, sustainable urban planning, and creative industries.

During his visit, Ambassador Bekink will discuss possibilities for strengthening the economic ties. He will hold meetings with key economic partners and investors as well as with the Dutch-American business community.

While in Florida, Ambassador Bekink will meet the Miami Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, as well as elected officials of the City of Miami and of Miami Beach. He will attend the Board meeting of the Beacon Council to get first-hand information on economic developments in the Miami Dade County and a networking cocktail reception for Ambassador Bekink at hosted by the law firm Greenberg Traurig.

Additionally, the Ambassador will host a dinner for the Trustees of the fast growing Dutch Chamber of Commerce, celebrating its first anniversary in February.

The Miami skyline, courtesy Queenofhearts820 via Flickr.