Going Dutch

Going Dutch is a dedicated export development programme, designed to help Northern Ireland companies who have limited export experience outside of Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, focusing on winning business in The Netherlands.

Our next recruitment event will take place on Thursday 14 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Gasworks in Belfast. Registration is now open.

Register for the Going Dutch Programme recruitment event


The Netherlands is a good starter market for new and inexperienced exporters due to its proximity, relative ease of access, openness of trading culture and widespread acceptance of English as a business language.

By participating in the programme you will have the opportunity to develop the skills required for successful exporting, increase your export knowledge and to achieve your first international sales.

What you will get:

  • 1:1 Consultancy support from a specialist Trade Advisor based in Amsterdam
  • Individual tailored market research
  • Group workshops to address common export issues
  • Development of individual export sales presentation
  • An initial three day Group market visit to the Netherlands involving qualified meetings with potential customers or partners
  • Guidance on a follow-up action plan on how to develop the opportunities
  • Up to five further Invest NI supported individual follow-up visits to The Netherlands to develop sales/partners

Watch our videos and hear from Steven Murnaghan, Managing Consultant at NI Trade Consultants in the Netherlands and James Scott, Director of The AppBuilder a company who has participated in our Going Dutch programme.

For further information on the Going Dutch programme contact Sandra Kelly, programme manager.

* Please note that this programme is for Invest NI customers only and some criteria will apply.

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