Dutch IT suppliers seek growth opportunities in Germany

Dutch IT suppliers seek growth opportunities in Germany

Dutch IT companies and startups are seeking out new markets and opportunities in Germany

The Netherlands has historically been a nation of traders. The period of the Golden Age, driven by the United East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, or VOC, in Dutch), gave the country wealth, influence and power. Now, in 2017, new IT opportunities promise growth for Dutch exports, with Germany a potential destination.That is the message from minister of economic affairs, Henk Kamp. The Dutch government official praised the business opportunities in Germany during a visit to the country earlier this year.

The stage was the international IT tradeshow Hannover Messe. There were no less than 140 Dutch companies and institutes presenting themselves.

“Germany is our most important economic partner, with an export value of nearly €100bn. Therefore we, in collaboration with the business community and trade associations, are constantly scouting for new opportunities,” said Kamp.

His encouragement for Dutch IT companies to go east is underpinned by a research report by consultancy KPMG. “This research shows that there are many opportunities in Germany for Dutch companies and knowledge institutions if they continue to invest in new, digital technologies,” said Kamp.

Read more: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450422749/Dutch-IT-suppliers-seek-growth-opportunities-in-Germany?utm_content=control&utm_medium=EM&asrc=EM_ERU_80077759&utm_campaign=20170718_ERU%20Transmission%20for%2007/18/2017%20(UserUniverse:%202391266)&utm_source=ERU&src=5652474