What is the NL Business Hub network?
NLinBusiness supports Dutch entrepreneurs in their ambitions to expand internationally. To achieve this, NLinBusiness is actively building a network of NL Business Hubs in 40 identified high growth regions; so – called Cities of Opportunity. These hubs consist of strong networks of already well – established Dutch entrepreneurs and local service providers. The Hubs offer local support to Dutch companies as they enter new foreign markets.
Together, all these NL Business Hubs form the NL Business Hub network.
MDBC is a proud member of this network. Together, we inform, inspire, and connect international entrepreneurs around the globe. As an NL Business Hub, we support you with entering a new market as we know the market and its opportunities. We work closely with experienced local service providers, Dutch Embassies, Consulate Generals, and local governments. By means of this strong, public – private network, we can support you with services such as: visa applications, job matching (Career Membership), business development, branding, hot desking, virtual offices, market exploration, network events, (online) seminars, legal services, and matchmaking.
MDBC has been accredited by NLinBusiness. In order to obtain this quality mark, it is a requirement that the NL Business Hub is a “not – for – profit” organisation with the mission to strengthen the trade relationship between the Netherlands and foreign markets. NLinBusiness also assesses the membership composition, governance structure, as well as the quality, transparency, and service portfolio of the organisation.
In 2019, MDBC was the second Dutch Chamber in the world to receive the NLinBusiness quality mark in an accreditation ceremony attended by the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Stef Blok.
l to r: H.E. Stef Blok (then Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs), H.E. Karin Mössenlechner (then Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Malaysia), Zainul Rahim (Chairman, MDBC), Edo Offerhaus (then Managing Director, NLinBusiness), and Marco Winter (Executive Director, MDBC). Taken at the Accreditation Ceremony, 2019.
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In 2023, MDBC was among the first to be re – accredited by NLinBusiness.
l to r: Remco Koster (Vice – Chairman, MDBC), Marco Winter (Executive Director, MDBC), Edo Offerhaus (then Managing Director, NLinBusiness), and H.E. Jacques Werner (Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Malaysia)
More information about NLinBusiness
NLinBusiness is the one – stop – shop platform for Dutch entrepreneurs with international ambitions. They help in ensuring your entrepreneurial journey runs smoothly, by showing the opportunities for your specific business and by linking you to the right contacts and partners. Are you looking for practical, local support? Then please know that you can reach out to them, 24 / 7 on their platform, www.nlinbusiness.com, or at one of the NL Business Hubs in our selected Cities of Opportunity.
NLinBusiness is an initiative by the Dutch employers’ organisations VNO – NCW and MKB Nederland. They work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the trade associations FME, evofenedex, and Koninklijke Metaalunie, as well as with other interest groups, top sectors, knowledge institutes, and the Dutch business community.