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Netherlands Trade Development Programme


This programme is open for recruitment.  Please keep an eye out on social media for details on the registration event.


Netherlands Trade Development Programmes

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Trade Development Programmes to the Netherlands are delivered by NITC.

The next trade visit to Amsterdam is arranged for January 2017.


What is on offer ?

The programmes offer business orientation, trade (export and import) and best practice opportunities. Each participating business will benefit from a bespoke programme of assistance specifically tailored to meet their export and trade development requirements. This will include one-to-one company
meetings, confirmation of individual company objectives, targeting and itinerary planning, information and advice on developing business in the target markets.

Ultimately companies will receive assistance to identify new business opportunities, with a series of individual business appointments to take place during the market visit to Amsterdam.

The cost of the programme including research, matchmaking, direct return flights and 2 nights accommodation in Amsterdam is £500 - 600 per company (depending on flight / accommodation).

The project is part funded by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund.

What the companies say?


“Very relevant programme with excellent meeting arrangements”
David Buchanan, B&H Precision Belting

“NITC provide targeted sales leads at the right level with the right companies, more than a foot in the door – they get you a seat at the table – the rest is up to you.”
Albert Hamilton, CARD Group

“Through the Council’s trade visit, Momentum Motorsport has already taken its first order in less than a week from taking part in the trade visit. I would highly recommend any company to spend the time and effort in focusing their market efforts using NITC. Momentum hopes to build on the newly found partnership and look forward to the future with 3 specialists in the Netherlands.”
Jonathan Hardman, Momentum Motorsport


“It is great to be on a programme that delivered so well. It is a great programme, well organised,well prepared and hit the nail on the heat the first time - Well done!”
Lester Manley, Trailblazer

“All the meetings arranged were of good quality. The contacts were very relevant to our market and appeared to be some of the key players in the market and, in fact, our most interesting contact also operates outside the Netherlands, in Belgium and Northern France."
Leonard Hamilton, Decor Ireland

“Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Trade Development Programme to The Netherlands was a great experience. Delighted with the meetings as they were all beneficial and with the right decision makers.”
Jude Cassidy

“I would advise any company thinking of starting to export to the Netherlands, or who wish to increase their already existing business in the Netherlands, to stop thinking about doing it. Stop thinking about doing it and just do it. If you truly believe your business, product or service has the potential to work in Europe, don’t waste any more time, give the NITC guys a call."
Mike Brennan, MDS