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Articles & Press releases

Opportunities for business development - the Blue Gold Innovation Fund

Article and interview with Professor Désirée van Gorp, Universiteit Nyenrode, Ga voor outsourcing kijken in de Next 11

Launch BM Energy, a joint venture company of Bangladesh and the Netherlands, News Today

Article and interview with Martine van Hoogstraten, Head of Economic Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka: 'Dutch Investment in Bangladesh', Bangladesh Business Magazine

Article and interview with Dutch company Dutch Bangla Pack Ltd.: 'Bangladeshi FIBC for Europe', Bangladesh Business Magazine

Article and interview with Dutch company Royal IHC: 'Bringing Dredging Efficiency to Bangladesh', Bangladesh Business Magazine

Article and interview with Dutch company JJH Textiles: 'No Shouting at Workers by Managers', Bangladesh Business Magazine

Article and interview with Dutch company Seafood Connection: 'Seafood Connection: Bagda and OSP', Bangladesh Business Magazine

Article and interview with Dutch company Impel IT Solutions: 'Look Peter, I think this is clumsy', Bangladesh Business Magazine

Nederlandse ambassade neemt voortrekkersrol in transitie van hulp naar handel, Nyenrode Newsroom

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation released its fourth request for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to commercialize agricultural technologies in smallholder markets in Feed the Future countries. You can find the expression of interest through the Partnering for Innovation homepage at the following link: Partnering for Innovation

Dutch company I am real article: 'Juicing Honestly', Bangladesh Business Magazine

Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the Netherlands, Water Pilgrimage in the Netherlands, Diplomat Magazine

Foreign investors: Board of Investment launches online application procedure for visa, work permits and representative offices, the Daily Star

Trade mission participant Dr Ten: radio interview with MKB service desk

Royal HaskoningDHV: Massive Flood Protection Project Under Way in Bangladesh

Dutch businesses keen to invest more in Bangladesh, the Daily Star

Dutch investors praise Bangladesh, Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh, land of opportunities, Diplomat Magazine

Bedrijfsleven positiever over ambassades,

Waardering ondernemers voor werk van ambassades, Financieel Dagblad

Ambassadeprijs 2014 naar Bangladesh en Senegal, VNO-NCW

Ambassades Dakar en Dhaka winnen exportprijs, De Telegraaf

Bangladesh en Senegal winnen Ambassadeprijs 2014, ANP

Bedrijfsleven prijst ambassade om handelsbevordering Bangladesh, Newsroom Nyenrode

Dutch Trade Missions Promoting Bangladesh, SD Asia

Creative Software & IT Mission to Digital World (SoftExpo) 2015, Bangladesh (in Dutch)

Top Dutch ICT companies keen to outsource services from Bangladesh, The Dhaka Tribune

Netherlands want to make Bangladesh IT outsourcing hub, The Financial Express

Investors find ‘renewed enthusiasm’ in Bangladesh, BD News 24

The investors of the Netherlands showed keen interest in developing deep seaport in the country, The Dhaka Tribune

GraphicPeople and SoundICT sign memorandum of understanding SoundICT

SoundICT participating in Bangladeshi trade mission 25 – 28th May 2014 SoundICT

Nyenrode and NTFIII Bangladesh ITO&BPO trade mission B2B Bangladesh Next

Bangladesh, an exciting investment Startup Dhaka

Business facilitation? That’s development, too BIG BLUE Communications

Doing business in Bangladesh BIG BLUE Communications

Soundbites Trade Mission ICT & Logistics to Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 2014)

LC Packaging Business in Bangladesh BNR Nieuwsradio (Dutch)

Exodus because of good workplace: interview with LC Packaging De (Dutch)

Outsourcing is a win-win situation: interview with Mister Clipping De (Dutch)

Industry 'assails'Bangladesh De (Dutch)

Lisman: HP replaces human hands in Bangladesh De (Dutch)

Good Trade Mission for Datawatt (press release in Dutch)

Dutch trade mission to Bangladesh lay foundation for sustainable success in business (press release in Dutch)

CBI organises kick-off workshops for a new garments programme in Bangladesh, CBI, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kansen voor Nederlands MKB in Bangladesh, NUzakelijk

Kansen voor ICT en logistiek in Bangladesh, De Ondernemer

Nyenrode houdt logistieke handelsreis Bangladesh,

Zoden aan de dijk in Bangladesh, Cordaid

Bangladesh Business Event, Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Nyenrode Bangladesh Event, ICT-Kring Delft

Dutch trade mission agro-food and water to Bangladesh a big success (press release in Dutch)

Delegation of Dutch companies visits Bangladesh, news from the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dutch team visits Barisal PROOFS project, the Financial Express, Bangladesh

Trade Mission to Bangladesh organized by the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka and Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh

Nederlandse handelsmissie naar Bangladesh groot succes, Food & Nutrition

Grote uitdagingen voor Bangladesh bieden ondernemers kansen, Agro & Chemie Ondernemers Platform, the Netherlands

Logistics, the next frontier, the Daily Star, Bangladesh

Sustainable Trade and Investment in Bangladesh: For Business, By Business (PDF), the International Correspondent, the Netherlands

Handelbevordering met Bangladesh: For business, by business,, the Netherlands

Nyenrode and Netherlands Embassy, news from the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Program news

Fenedex/VNO-NCW Embassy Prize 2015 goes to Dhaka

Every two years the private sector votes on the quality of economic services provided by Dutch Embassies worldwide. We are proud to announce that the prestigious Embassy prize was awarded to our Embassy in Dhaka this year. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands thanks all clients and businesses that have provided valuable feedback and have cast their vote in our favor. The Embassy team is grateful for the recognition and will give follow-up to all the recommendations made.

All Sector Trade Mission, September 2014

Nyenrode Business Universiteit and the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka recently invited 14 Dutch companies to participate in an all sector trade mission to Bangladesh. The delegation was led by Christiaan Rebergen, Deputy Director General International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While in Bangladesh the Dutch delegation was offered individual company meetings and visits throughout the four day long program. The companies further had an opportunity to meet with various trade organizations and key political and developmental players. Overall, the aim of the trade mission was to encourage sustainable partnerships between the two countries. The highlights of the trade mission are documented in the above film.

ICT & Logistics Trade Mission, April 2014

Nyenrode Business University and the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka invited 11 Dutch companies to Bangladesh to explore partnerships in the IT and logistics industries. While in Bangladesh, the companies had an opportunity to meet with trade bodies, government, and potential business partners. Overall, the aim of the trade mission was to encourage partnerships between the two countries. The below video report gives an impression of the succesful visit.


Bangladesh Business Event

Several Dutch companies have already discovered the potential of Bangladesh, developing their software or ensuring reliable freight transport services in for example the textile industry. To further highlight business opportunities in the growing Bangladeshi market, Nyenrode Business Universiteit organized a Bangladesh Business Event with a focus on the ICT and Logistics sectors. Please find herewith a short report on the event.

Sector Reports published

For those businesses looking to set up in Bangladesh: Nyenrode Business University in cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy has just completed two market scans focusing on the ICT and logistics sectors and their potential for Dutch investors. Both reports can be downloaded here.

Water & Agro-food Trade Mission

From 11th until 14th September, 2013 thirteen Dutch companies and organizations travelled to Dhaka to explore business opportunities in the Bangladeshi agro-food and water industries. Nyenrode in cooperation with the Embassy organized this Water and Agro-food Trade Mission for the Dutch private sector.

The below video report gives an impression of the succesful visit. A written report can be found here (PDF).