Texas is resilient!
Greetings!

On November 1 st, the Houston Astros won their first World Series in their 56 years of existence. The city celebrated and showed once more how resilient and strong Houston stands in their recovery from Hurricane Harvey. And of course, we celebrated with them. Images of a united city, joining forces to rescue a woman’s hat that fell off during the celebrations are going viral on social media worldwide and shows the real can-do mentality of the Houstonians.

A lot happened in the meantime in our office as well. Our month was very successful with a lot of different events and activities. We kicked-off our ‘Connecting the Dutch’ quarterly series at Suitsupply, presented at ‘The Road 2 North-America- US and Canada’, the National Export Event and the ‘US water event’ in the Netherlands. Read all about it in this newsletter!
NBSO's Trading Post
A trading post was an establishment where the trading of goods and the exchange of information took place. The trading post of the NBSO serves the same purpose; connecting the Dutch in their demand and supply, knowledge sharing and the exchange of news and advice. Today on NBSO's trading post: a unique philanthropical investment opportunity in Burkina Faso.
The Dutch in Texas
In every news letter we make sure a Dutch company is in the limelight. This week we would like to introduce you to Royal Vopak, the world's leading independent tank storage company.
NBSO Active: Breakbulk Americas 2017
From Oct 17-19, Breakbulk Americas 2017 made many Dutch company find their way to Houston once more. The Port of Rotterdam was present with a Dutch delegation consisting of Jumbo Maritime, Condor heavy services, Van der Vlist, LV Shipping, Broekman Logistics and Share Logistics. In general the event was better visited than last year and many promising connections were made.
NBSO Active: Connecting the Dutch
On 10/24/2017 we kicked off our new series of ‘Connecting the Dutch’. Dutch tailor maker Suitsupply welcomed us in their beautiful store in Upper Kirby with their success story and generous food- and drinks buffet. Many new connections were made between familiar and new faces; we can look back on a very successful first edition.
NBSO active: National Export Event 2017
During the yearly National Export Event the NBSO had very fruitful workshops and with new and familiar faces. Good to see the sense of entrepreneurship in the Netherlands!
NBSO active: Road 2 North America
The NBSO hosted a workshop on Texas during Road 2 North-America in the Netherlands, an initiative from the Chamber of Commerce and RVO (www.rvo.nl). There were a lot of attendees especially interested on doing business in Texas.
NBSO Active: US water event
 
As a joint initiative from NWP (Netherlands Water Partnership) , Arcadis , Delft University of Technology Embassy of the Netherlands in the United States , and NBSO-Texas , the US water event on Hurricane Harvey in Houston took place on November the 9 th . Personal reflections, key finding on the recovery process and reflection on pre-a post Harvey works in Texas were shared during this meeting. Also, the discussion on how to cooperate as Dutch Water Sector took place during this session.
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