International Trade Day (cancelled)

Dear business partner,

We are sorry to inform you that the International Trade Day that was to take place on 11 October has been cancelled, due to a too low number of registrations. Those who have already registered will be contacted personally.

We hope to meet you at one of our other events in the future.


Het spijt ons u te moeten mededelen dat de International Trade Day die op 11 oktober a.s. zou plaatsvinden is afgelast in verband met een te laag aantal aanmeldingen. Degenen die zich al hebben aangemeld krijgen persoonlijk bericht.

We hopen u in de toekomst op één van onze andere evenementen te mogen ontmoeten.

Do you have international export ambitions to expand your network or look into new business opportunities? At the International Trade Day you will get to meet experts in international trade and the chance to learn about new markets. Representatives of the International Campuses of NHL Stenden will give you an inside look into the countries they are located in: Indonesia, South Africa, Qatar and Thailand. It is an ideal opportunity for you to discuss business collaborations, business experiences and to get informed how to start or expand your trade in these countries or in the region of Asia, Africa or the Middle East. Join other export companies, trade experts or support organisations and be inspired!

Date & time

11 October 2019
9:00 - 14:00 (CET)


NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Mill De Eendragt
Rengerslaan 8-10, Leeuwarden (The Netherlands)


Expertpanels including among others: Maurice Tax, Bright Spark; Andreas Ensing and Andre Regtop, Uniglobe Two Travel; Wessel de Vries, former sales manager at Friesland Campina and Joost Steppé, former Business Development Manager at Royal Utermöhlen.

Our international campus network

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09.00 – 09.30 

Walk in and welcome

09.30  – 09.45

Introduction by Klaas Wybo van der Hoek, member Executive Board NHL Stenden

09.45 – 10.15

Key note speech by Rick Linck, export director of the biggest beer brewery of the Netherlands

10.15 – 10.30

Pitches of the representatives of the four International Campuses of NHL Stenden

10.45- 11.15 

Parallel panel sessions: questions and discussions about e.g. business- experiences, opportunities ( Thailand and South Africa) ( Bali, Qatar)

11.30 – 12.00

Parallel panel sessions: questions and discussions about e.g. business- experiences, opportunities (Thailand and South Africa)  (Bali and Qatar)

12.00 – 14.00 

Meet & Match market; opportunity to meet and consult experts, discuss possible support, discuss possible assignments or projects for students at the international campus sites and network lunch: “world” buffet with local dishes of the regions of our international campuses.



Are you interested in bringing your export plans to the next level and explore business opportunities in South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Qatar or in the near regions? Please have a look at our website how we and all of our cooperation partners can support you. Register and join us on 11 October!

Learn more about our partners


“There is an increasing production, trade and cooperation across national borders. So the labour market for our graduates is becoming more and more international and intercultural. Organisations, companies and employees face a national and international environment, even within the boundaries of their own country or region. Therefore NHL Stenden offers an international multicampus for our students and the involved companies and organisations. We can use it as well for encouraging exchange of experiences, ideas, plans and stimulating ex/import. We are rooted in Leeuwarden, Emmen, Groningen, Meppel, Zwolle, Terschelling, Assen, Amsterdam, Qatar, Bali, Thailand and South Africa. Our representatives can give you an inside look in their experiences in these regions, discuss conduct of business or discuss business collaborations in these regions. We can also support you by involving students and staff on our locations abroad in projects  or assignments on e.g. market research, business plans or events."

Klaas Wybo van der Hoek, Executive Board NHL Stenden


“Are you looking for business opportunities, start or grow your business, form new partnerships or explore new global markets? WTC can inform you on starting export, market research or B2B partners research.”

Evert Jan Schouwstra, managing director WTC


“Do you have questions about innovation, growth, internationalization, business operations or financing? YnBusiness is a good starting point!”

Dennis Carton


“Export is not a walk in the park. It takes a clear strategy, well-designed tactics, a good team and endurance. The Oranjewoud Export Academy is partner for every entrepreneur who wants to play champions league in export. Our high level programmes prepare you ánd the next generation of exportmanagers for succes.”

Joyce Walstra


“The Netherlands Enterprise Agency stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, innovative and international business. We aim to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs, strengthen their position and help them realize their international ambitions with funding, networking, matchmaking, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations. At the same time, we contribute to sustainable growth of local sectors in developing countries by developing government-to-government projects and capacity building. Our goal: doing business successfully in a socially responsible way.” 

Linda Reijers


“The ITS foundation offers a platform in which entrepreneurs can address their internationalisation issues and where they can effortlessly make a choice between all providers of services that promote and facilitate internationalisation and export within the Northern Netherlands in general and Friesland in particular.”

Jan Jacob Hilberdink