A team from the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco will travel from Portland for three days to discuss topics such as transportation, charging technology and sustainability.
There will be meetings with Dutch and American business and government officials. There will also be an opportunity for Dutch citizens to renew their passports in Portland later this week.
The Netherlands, with a small population but high foreign investment in the United States, is a European hub for technology and circular economy as well as outdoor and apparel. Oregon exports more than $371 million of her goods to the Netherlands, supporting more than 4,973 jobs for her in the state. In 2021, Dutch-US economic ties supported an estimated 955,000 US jobs.
Consul General Dirk Jansen: “The Netherlands and Portland share a passion for innovation, technology and cycling. Nike’s European headquarters are in the Netherlands, and KLM/Delta Air Lines connects PDX to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Businesses such as Philips and Tony’s Chocolonely all feel at home in Portland, plus almost 100,000 people in Oregon are of Dutch descent, which explains why the Netherlands and Beaver State share strong ties. We look forward to strengthening this friendship on our first visit to the Portland area.”
Consul General Jansen and his team will meet with Portland officials to discuss sustainable mobility, electrified transportation and more. Then cycle through the city and visit the Portland Art Museum, which hosts Dutch design collective Polymorph in November.
The diplomatic corps will also meet with Greater Portland Corporation and the Oregon Institute of Technology, and visit Electric Island, one of the first public charging stations for large electric trucks. They will also meet with Rocsys, a Dutch self-charging company in Portland.
For more information, please contact Sietze Vermeulen, Consulate General of the Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 415-866-5572
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