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    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 70D Langegracht, 2312 NV Leiden, Netherlands

    The fastest growing tech conference in North America will take place in Toronto from 20-23 May. NCCC member Handelsroute.nl will organize a business trip where this tech conference is central, but also where networking events, individual introductions, market entry information and company visits are on the program.

    To optimally prepare your visit to Collision, the Canadian Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands Canada Chamber of Commerce and Handelsroute.nl are organizing a briefing and networking event on 23 April in Leiden.

    You are very welcome if you go to Collision or are considering going to Collision. We would like to let you know how you can maximize your return on your visit to the conference and Toronto. 

    What is Collision? 

    Collision is taking place for the 5th time this year, but for the first time in Toronto. This tech conference brings together more than 25,000 participants from 120+ countries. The first 100 speakers have already been announced. The tech conference brings together CEOs, startups, multinationals, investors and the media. 

    Toronto: The place to be in tech!

    Toronto has the largest tech scene in Canada and is third on the list of the whole of North America. With more than 18,000 tech companies, Toronto has put itself firmly on the map as a tech hub. Toronto is expected to have more technology jobs within 2 years than Silicon Valley.



    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 14:00 - 18:30
    • Brouwerij Pronck, Langegracht 70D, Leiden

    The 2019 NCCC Annual General Meeting and Company Visit will be held on 23rd April at the Brouwerij Pronck in Leiden.

    Annual General Meeting

    The AGM will run from 14.15 - 16.00 and is open to members only. The meeting will be followed by a tour of the brewery. The brewers will tell you everything about beer, the brewing process, ingredients, and so on. When you login and register as a member, you will be automatically registered for both the AGM and the brewery tour.  

    • 14:00 uur            Arrival and welcome by Brouwerij Pronck
    • 14:15 uur            NCCC AGM meeting @ PLNT The White Box
    • 16:00 uur            Tour/Rondleiding Brouwerij
    • 17:15 uur            Netwerk borrel
    • 18:30 uur            End/Einde

    COLLISION 2019

    During the tour part of the programme, another event will run concurrently. This briefing event, organized by the Canadian Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands Canada Chamber of Commerce and Handelsroute.nl is for guests and companies interested in doing business in Canada and who wish to attend the Collision event in Toronto in May. More information can be found here.

    • 15:45 uur            Ontvangst en welkom Brouwerij
    • 16:00 uur            Presentatie Canadese ambassade bij PLNT @ The White Box
    • 17:15 uur            Netwerk bijeenkomst
    • 18:30 uur            End/Einde

    Please spread the word within your network to companies that may be interested.


    Parking is available at a number of locations within a few minutes walk from the location. Public transport brings you less than 1 minute walk from the brewery.

    At the end of the afternoon, we will have a networking session where both groups will have the opportunity to mingle, make new acquaintances and of course, sample some of the brewery's finest ales.


    Your vote is needed to ensure that the business of the NCCC is properly conducted and recorded. If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please sign the proxy form and send it to the office before the meeting.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Julie Allen
    On behalf of the Board of Directors 

    • 20 May 2019
    • 23 May 2019
    • Toronto, Canada

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    "North America's fastest-growing tech conference"

    Collision brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry.

    Join them in Toronto in May 2019.

    What is Collision?

    Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its fifth year, Collision has grown to over 25,000 attendees. Following the lead of our European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.

    Inc. has said we run “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference”;
    The Wall Street Journal that “the giants of the web assemble” at Collision;
    USA Today that Collision is “the anti-CES”.


    This year over 25,500 people will come to Toronto for Collision. We’ll be joined by the CEOs and founders of the world’s biggest companies, as well as some of the most promising new startups, influential investors and leading journalists.


    We live in uncertain times for tech and business. At Collision, we welcome the people who are tackling the big challenges facing industry today. Our stages cover topics ranging from data science and content to autotech and environmental sustainability.

    Discover Collision's 16 tracks.

    Your ticket grants you access to all tracks taking place at Collision. Get your tickets here.

    Collision 2019 will be held at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada on May 20 – 23.

    • 22 May 2019
    • 23 May 2019

    Empowering Sustainability

    On the 22nd and the 23rd of May, Europe will meet Gelderland and Gelderland will meet Europe.

    During the two-day international conference Empowering Sustainability you will meet other European partners, innovative start-up and scale-up hubs and clusters from various European regions. Together we will set to work to accelerate innovation in sustainability. How to deploy the strength of entrepreneurs? Identify opportunities. How can the government support these opportunities? The conference is the time to be inspired as well as a next step to European cooperation with other entrepreneurs, authorities and education institutes.

    • Be inspired and listen to key note speakers from business & industry, science and government including:
      • Prof.dr.ir. Louise O. Fresco, President Executive Board Wageningen University & Research
      • Alberic Pater, Manager Sustainability, Ikea Nederland and many others
    • Meet entrepreneurs, administrators, policy-makers and innovation hubs from the Netherlands and Europe;
    • Check the international cooperation corner and participate in the partner search;
    • Closely look into themes that matter: food, health, energy, industry, government as accelerator;
    • Learn from sustainable projects and remarkable locations in Gelderland;
    • Be surprised by Olympic top sports location Papendal and top chef Eric te Velthuis.
    The conference offers you a unique opportunity to start a genuine dialogue with European partners and work together on innovation and a sustainable Europe.


    Chairman of the day Diana Matroos (TV host, journalist) Language: English

    Day 1: Papendal
    13:15 arrival (shuttle service)
    14:00 informal start/getting acquainted with like-minded participants and/or those with different views

    15:30 start of plenary programme with key note speakers and interaction
    18:30 work sessions
    19:30 network dinner

    Day 2: locations throughout Gelderland
    09:00 introduction of themes, expectations, questions, desired ‘outcome’
    10:00 transport by bus and 'storytelling'
    11:00 work visits Gelderland. Themes: Food, Health, Energy, Industry and Government with good practices and exploration of future cooperation
    15:00 transport by bus
    15:30 closing and farewell drinks

    Dinner on day 1 and lunch on day 2
    Possibility to stay overnight with breakfast service in Hotel Papendal
    Transport from and to Arnhem Central Station
    Transport during the work visits on day 2

    Potential participants can state the reasons why they would like to receive an invitation by email to EER2019@Gelderland.nl.
    If you know any people in your network that simply have to be there, please point this event out to them. Because of privacy legislation, you cannot share their data directly with us. 
    We aim for a balanced composition of participants. Therefore, we may not be able to grant all applications.

    Conference participation is free of charge. The conference is for invitees only: you only pay for travel and accommodation expenses.

    Mark 22 and 23 May 2019 in your calendar and attend the International European Region Conference Empowering Sustainability. You will receive the official invitation in April with registration option, details on the work sessions and further information.

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 25 Jun 2019
    • Waterloo, Canada

    Bent u actief in de Life Sciences & Health- sector en geïnteresseerd in Canada? Ga dan van 18 tot 25 juni mee met de handelsmissie naar Canada, georganiseerd door Oost NL in samenwerking met Roessingh R&D, Sint Maartenskliniek en Universiteit Twente. De missie is een goede gelegenheid om uw bedrijf of kennisinstelling te introduceren en uw marktkansen binnen de LS&H-sector in Canada verder te verkennen. In de omgeving Toronto in Canada zijn meerdere toonaangevende instituten, ziekenhuizen en ondernemingen op het terrein van de revalidatie. Er zijn veel innovatieve concepten en producten op dit gebied.

    Voor wie?

    De reis is geschikt voor Nederlandse ondernemers, bestuurders, onderzoekers en artsen van ziekenhuizen, kennisinstellingen die actief zijn in de topsectoren Life Sciences & Health, High Tech Systems & Materials en ICT.

    Thema’s van de reis

    Bij zowel revalidatie als smart aging zijn robottechnologie, sensoring, gaming, A.I. en eHealth oplossingen belangrijke toepassingsgebieden. Met name gecombineerde  chronische aandoeningen en preventieve maatregelen zoals b.v. lifestyle en gedragsmodificaties zullen belangrijke onderdelen zijn van de reis.

    Meer Info.

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 25 Jun 2019
    • Waterloo, Canada

    Are you active in de Life Sciences & Health sector and interested in doing business in Canada? Join us from the 18th till the 25th of June on a trade mission to Canada. The trade mission is an opportunity for your company or knowledge institute/research centre to introduce yourself in Canada and explore the possibilities further. The Toronto area houses a number of renowned institutes, hospitals and companies that specialize  rehabilitation. There are many different innovative concepts, products and applications in this field.

    Target audience

    This is a trade mission is for Dutch entrepreneurs, CEO’s or CTO’s, researchers and medical doctors of hospitals and knowledge institutes/research centres active in the sectors Life Sciences & Health, High Tech Systems & Materials and IT.

    Theme of the trade mission

    This is a dedicated trip for the rehabilitation sector. Smart aging, robotics, sensoring, gaming, artificial intelligence and eHealth solutions are important application areas. Multiple chronic illnesses and preventive measures like lifestyle or behaviour modification play an important role in this mission.

    Provisional program

    Waterloo June 18-20
    Our visit to Waterloo focusses on technological innovations that improve the lives of elderly people living unassisted. The goal is to exchange knowledge and to get a better understanding of the circumstances that scale up technological innovations to market ready products. And to explore which possible collaborations have an positive on this.

    In Waterloo we’ll visit the renowned Research Institute for Aging, https://the-ria.ca/ and the Waterloo Med Tech Centre, that connects industry and health care, focussing on scaling up from innovation to a market ready products: http://www.waterloomedtech.com/

    There will be an information market (Tech Readiness Market) and a symposium organised together with the University of Waterloo (a long standing partner of the University of Twente).

    Toronto June 21-25

    In Toronto the focus will be on rehabilitation medicine to improve the quality of care offered to patients based on knowledge derived from scientific research, the application of technological and other innovations and networks within the healthcare system. Achieving the greatest possible autonomy and participation for these patients is one of our core aims.

    RehabWeek, the world’s largest conference on rehabilitation, takes place in Toronto. Participants of the trade mission can visit the Rehab Week.

    In Toronto we’ll visit one of world’s leading rehabilitation and research clinics in the world: The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI). TRI will host us a whole day with a range of different activities. There will be a symposium on the latest developments  and innovations from the TRI and the Netherlands. There will be a visit to the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratorium. There will be opportunities to meet Canadian companies and investors during a matchmaking event.

    More information

    Do you have additional questions? Then please contact

    Greetje de Kleuver
    Senior Advisor Life Sciences and Health International
    +31 6 52 41 38 04


    Belqis Askaryar
    International Trade Development 
    +31 6 14 97 95 34

    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 27 Jun 2019
    • Brightlands Campus, Greenport, Venlo

    Where Agrifood meets Innovation

    The Agri Food Innovation Event is a focused business, technology and research platform, unique in bringing together European and global companies from the entire agrifood supply chain (from farmer to enduser, with customers, producers, retailers and researchers). The location, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, is in a region in which the agri-food business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world; where food innovation is in the entrepreneurs’ DNA.

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    The two-day Agri Food Innovation Event (June 26-27, 2019) includes four dedicated conferences Healthy Nutrition Conference, Vertical Farming Conference, 3D Food Printing Conference, Smart Farming Conference, Central expo, and a Networking dinner.

    Who should attend?
    Food Industry | Food retail | Farmers | Growers | Agricultural industry | Technology suppliers (corporate, start-up) | System integrators | Governmental bodies (Local, Regional, National) | Project developers | Finance / Consulting | Food Logistics | Research institutes | Universities | NGO’s | and more

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • TU Delft

    Save the date: Tuesday 10 September

    On Tuesday 10 September the photonics community will gather for the only Dutch event in photonics: DutchPhotonicsEvent. This unique Dutch event will take place at the TU Delft.
    As you may expect from us the program will be very divers, consisting of a conference, exhibition, workshops, Women in Photonics Lunch, Poster Prize, B2B matchmaking, networking and more.

    We look forward meeting you on Tuesday 10 September!

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 18:30
    • Official Residence of the Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands
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    This exclusive event is only open to Patron members in good standing. The invitation will be sent from the Embassy to our regular contact. However, another member of your company may attend instead (upon prior written agreement).

    The dinner will be hosted by the Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands, at her Official Residence. The NCCC Board will also be in attendance. More details will follow directly from the Canadian Embassy.

    • 26 Nov 2019
    • TBA

    Save the date!

    The NCCC Annual Luncheon will be held 26th November 2019. We warmly invite you to see to new business opportunities, expand your network and meet with fellow-members, while enjoying a wonderful lunch. Share the added value of your products and services or special offers with potential buyers. Applaud our award winners and toast their success.


    Date November 26, 2019

    Time 12:00-12:30 hrs. Members Market Place (sample tasting and special offers from NCCC members), welcome drink

    12:30-14:30 hrs. Luncheon, Award Ceremony, Networking

    Place of venue: TBA

    Dress code Business Attire


    The Annual Luncheon is an excellent event to bring valued clients or staff members, or introduce any potential members you might know. Not only will it enhance the networking opportunities for all, but guests may also deduct the cost for the Luncheon from their membership fee for 2020 when they sign up at the event. For each new member signing up, you will earn yourself a ‘Lucky Looney’. Click here to learn more.

    Registration will open once the venue has been confirmed.

    If you wish to book a company table of 6 or 8, please contact the office.

    We look forward to welcoming you!

Past events

28 Mar 2019 Handel met Canada en de voordelen van CETA
07 Mar 2019 Ryerson University Lecture by Dutch Architect Sandor Naus
24 Feb 2019 RC Show - Toronto
22 Feb 2019 Behind The Scenes - Meet The Dancers and Artistic Director - Backbone
19 Feb 2019 2019 Invest in Holland Luncheon
14 Feb 2019 The 2019 Dutch Economy and Investment Climate
31 Jan 2019 New Year Kick-off and Networking Borrel
24 Jan 2019 Backbone - Dance From Canada
15 Jan 2019 Circular Economy Summit
08 Jan 2019 DUTCH START UPS @ CES Las Vegas
07 Dec 2018 Spirit Tasting Event for Professionals
30 Nov 2018 Informatiebijeenkomst innovatieve land- en tuinbouw in Canada
26 Nov 2018 Netwerkevent Road2USA&CanadaXL
13 Nov 2018 Annual Luncheon 2018
06 Nov 2018 Tap Into Canada at the Lisbon Web Summit
01 Nov 2018 Auditing With Artificial Intelligence - Canadian Speaker
23 Oct 2018 28 Grams of Happiness & Dutch Design Week Tour
22 Oct 2018 Ontario Water Innovation Week and World Water-Tech North America Summit
17 Oct 2018 Meet The Canadians In Aviation: Networking Reception At MRO Europe 2018
11 Oct 2018 NordicTalks event - Diversity & Inclusion
11 Oct 2018 Discover the Artificial Intelligence Advantages of Canada
03 Oct 2018 MAP Expo 2018
02 Oct 2018 Join the Canadian mission to Cyber Security Week (CSW)
30 Sep 2018 Photonics Application Week - Eindhoven
26 Sep 2018 Nationaal Vertical Farming Symposium
25 Sep 2018 2018 Patrons Dinner
20 Sep 2018 Interessante Event van de Swiss Business Club
19 Sep 2018 ICC seminar 'conflicts in the construction and engineering sector'
14 Sep 2018 Golf Tournament
13 Sep 2018 Prepare your company for Brexit
13 Sep 2018 Meet Canadian companies during IBC
13 Sep 2018 Canadian Health Food Association - East
27 Jun 2018 ICC Seminar - Mediation in zakelijke geschillen
20 Jun 2018 2018 Canadian Water Summit
14 Jun 2018 ICC Seminar - Sanctions, Export Controls and Logistics
11 Jun 2018 “The 4th industrial revolution - DLT 101 (aka blokchain)”
09 Jun 2018 Jubilee concert for the Centennial of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
30 May 2018 Fluevog Shoes - Opening VIP Party with Canadian John Fluevog
17 May 2018 CSCMP 2018 European Conference
19 Apr 2018 Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
18 Apr 2018 OpenText Innovation Tour 2018
17 Apr 2018 High Tech Campus Tour and Company Visit
28 Mar 2018 International Matchmaking at Limburg Unlimited
28 Mar 2018 Foreign Direct Investment: extra energy for economic expansion (E4)
23 Mar 2018 Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
20 Mar 2018 Think Canada Global Business Summit
14 Mar 2018 Achieving a Business-friendly Environment in the EU
08 Mar 2018 Cirque du Soleil presents OVO in Antwerp
06 Mar 2018 Food & beverage missie voor de cruise sector
22 Feb 2018 Canadian Food Health Association Expo 2018
15 Feb 2018 The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Entrepreneurs Café
06 Feb 2018 ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2018
01 Feb 2018 NCCC VIP Presentation & 2018 Kick-off
24 Jan 2018 Dual Citizenship - Being Undutched
18 Jan 2018 Nederlands Paviljoen op de Polagra Premiery 2018
08 Jan 2018 HORECAVA
01 Jan 2018 Canadese Inuit Kunst
04 Dec 2017 Canada Mission - Holland International Distribution Council
24 Nov 2017 Go Abroad Fair in the Netherlands
17 Nov 2017 Annual Luncheon
08 Nov 2017 Hurricane Irma Relief - Charity Event for St. Maarten
06 Nov 2017 Road2NorthAmerica XL
28 Oct 2017 Innovatiemissie Smart Mobility naar VS en Canada
03 Oct 2017 European Utility Week
02 Oct 2017 Economische Missie Naar Canada
29 Sep 2017 WORLD OF TASTE Tourism and Gastronomy Festival
28 Sep 2017 Special VIP event - Mr. Pierre-Marc Johnson
26 Sep 2017 Agricultural Bioscience International Conference
15 Sep 2017 Sofian Audry and Samuel St-Aubin present their installation VESSELS
14 Sep 2017 IBC 2017
12 Sep 2017 Webinar – European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation Masterclass
08 Sep 2017 Exhibition - The Other Architect
01 Sep 2017 Embassy Festival
23 Jul 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
10 Jul 2017 Enterprise World 2017
06 Jul 2017 Workshop CETA: Handel met Canada en voordelen van CETA
06 Jul 2017 Handel met Canada en de voordelen van CETA
05 Jul 2017 Cirque Éloize’s newest creation - Saloon
29 Jun 2017 Canada: Reaching Across the Pond in Times of Change
26 Jun 2017 The European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies (EIRASS) 2017 Conference
15 Jun 2017 Navigating Changing EU Data Privacy Regulations and Compliance Challenges
15 Jun 2017 “The World Needs More Canada”? Changes and Challenges in Contemporary Canadian Culture and Society
13 Jun 2017 Global Petroleum Show
12 Jun 2017 Starting your international business with Road2TheWorld
04 Jun 2017 Dutch Tall Ships Sail to Canada
01 Jun 2017 Cybersecurity - it affects you and here is how and why
31 May 2017 Managing compliance risks; know your customer & due diligence
18 May 2017 NCCC Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs – After Work In Rotterdam
12 May 2017 Canadian Tulip Festival
08 May 2017 Cyber Security Networking Reception
07 May 2017 Viering 150 jaar Canada / Gelderland Meets Canada
06 May 2017 The Canada 150 TD Environmental Design Competition Final
02 May 2017 SIAL Canada with EU Business Delegation
19 Apr 2017 International Robotics Week
12 Apr 2017 Company Visit & NCCC AGM
29 Mar 2017 MAP-EXPO. The Global Marketplace for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
22 Mar 2017 The Rural Summit 2017
16 Mar 2017 Canadian singer Melissa Lauren at jazzcafé Regentenkamer
16 Feb 2017 Innovation for Health 2017
11 Feb 2017 Emigration Expo 2017 Houten
09 Feb 2017 Cyber Security Awareness
06 Feb 2017 Integrated Systems Europe 2017
10 Jan 2017 NCCC New Years Cocktail Reception
06 Dec 2016 CETA Seminar: What Does It Mean For You?
04 Dec 2016 Innovatiemissie e-Health Toronto & Boston
08 Nov 2016 NCCC Annual Luncheon 2016
08 Nov 2016 TCI Global Conference - Global Changes - Challenges for Innovation Clusters
07 Nov 2016 Canadian ISP Summit
05 Nov 2016 IamExpat Fair
19 Oct 2016 Think Canada: Global Business Summit
23 Sep 2016 Bosch Dreams - Until 4th November
19 Sep 2016 Global Forum
19 Sep 2016 Green Building Festival
12 Sep 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Premieres 2 Dutch Film Directors
08 Sep 2016 International Broadcasting Convention 2016
24 Jun 2016 Hightech en Agrifood in Canada
23 Jun 2016 La Fête nationale du Québec à Bruxelles / De nationale feestdag van Québec in Brussel
23 Jun 2016 Canadian Water Summit
17 Jun 2016 Building your Business in the Netherlands
14 Jun 2016 Cybersecurity and Anti-Bribery - Are you secure? Do you comply?
08 Jun 2016 Canada Summit
07 Jun 2016 Canada Green Building Council Conference
22 May 2016 Trade Mission: Toronto & Winnipeg
18 May 2016 Blue Cities 2016
09 May 2016 Flavours of British Columbia
19 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting Only
19 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting & Air Canada Company Visit
02 Feb 2016 Building your Business in Canada: Opportunities in Soft Landing

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