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Start your Own Business Seminar, WTC The Hague

16 November 2017


World Trade Center (WTC) The Hague
Prinses Margrietplantsoen 25,
2595 AM The Hague


The event is a fantastic opportunity for internationals who want to set up business in the Netherlands to gather information and get started. It takes place on Wednesday, November 16th in the World Trade Centre The Hague (WTC) and starts at 17:30.


Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) and WTC The Hague have joined forces again and organised three 45 minute seminars in one workshop where attendees can find out and learn about:

1. Business set up in the Netherlands: general differences between Dutchand other markets.

2. Legal considerations from a personal and business perspective.

3. Reality check – gain insights, tips and financial insights from those who have already set up.

4. Brainstorm and identify the actions you need to take to move forward.

5. Building your network – Dutch style.

Start Your Own Business enables you to learn, ask questions and network with people who have been there and done it as well as those who are on your same path. Interested?

Event Details

When: Thursday November 16, 2017, 17:30-21:30
Where: World Trade Center (WTC) The Hague – Prinses Margrietplantsoen 25, 2595 AM The Hague

Follow up: A follow up conference call with a Q&A session takes place on December 1st at 21:00 for 1 hour.

Registration fee: €55 (including BTW)
Registration and full payment are required in order to attend this seminar.

Attendees also have an opportunity to work for a day at the WTC Business Center, have a follow up consultation with Heffels-Spiegeler Advocaten and participate in TpEBO’s Take the Plunge! Programme.

Speaker Line Up 

Sinéad Hewson

She is head of TpEBO and managing partner of The Dendrite Group, specialises in high performance; leadership and communication. She is an active member of Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) in The Hague. Her workshop will give you an opportunity to brainstorm your business next steps and give you a realitycheck on setting up so you are inspired to go for it. She is an NLP trainer and facilitates challenging meetings for clients.

Ute Limacher-Riebold

Ute Limacher-Riebold is the owner of Ute’s International Lounge   where she helps internationals understand the culture and language and navigate their life abroad successfully. She holds a PhD in Romance Philology and specialized in bilingualism, verbal and non-verbal communication, and intercultural communication. She offers consultations and trainings in German, Italian, French, English and Dutch.
In her workshop you will learn how to find a networking format that best suits YOU, how to prepare for the event, how to get the most out of it and how to approach networking in a foreign country.

Lena Kröger
She specialises in German-Dutch matters of law, EU and intellectual property law at Heffels Spiegeler Advocaten.
In her daily practice, Lena advises companies with cross-border legal questions and conflicts.
She graduated in Comparative and European Law at the Hanse Law School, a cooperation between the university of Bremen (D), Oldenburg (D) and Groningen (NL) with a Dutch and a German Master Degree.

During her studies Lena Kröger completed internships with the cross-border organisation Euregio Rhine-Waal and the Dutch law firm Van Doorne.
Lena Kröger speaks German, Dutch and English.

She will give attendees guidelines on the legal aspects of setting up a business in the Netherlands at the Starters Seminar.

Marcel de Lijster

He works at Webster University and Down 2 Earth Dutch will co-present with Sinead Hewson and give insights on the financial aspects of setting up in the Netherlands. Marcel de Lijster recently started his own business and works with his TOP Fit program (FIT for Teams, Organizations and People) in which he looks at the FIT that organizations and people have with each other. Previously he worked at one of the largest banks in Holland as Manager Control. He has almost 30 years work experience to add to his knowledge of strategic management, organizational behaviour, change management and risk management.

Christine Dahl

She is an American lawyer living in The Hague, she leads the Dahl International Tax law firm. She attended one of the first Starters Seminars and established her business in WTC The Hague. She will highlight at the end of the session, her tips and  experience of developing her business from a start-up to a solid six-figure business.

Natacha Villedieu-Silvestre

Since 2011, she has engaged with entrepreneurs, making successful business set up and providing a secure administration support at Optirisk Solutions.

She is facilitating the organization of the SYOB events as well as WBII Professional Workshops. She will be happy to answer a wide range of your practical questions – on how to set up a business in The Netherlands – during the free networking time. For more insight, click on her visual : Born to be entrepreneur?


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