New York/Amsterdam — The newest chapter of the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) was formally opened with an inaugural board meeting on June 21st in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. “This is an important milestone for our trading and investment relationships with the United States,” said newly nominated Board President Myrthe Görtzen a Partner at the Dutch law firm AKD. “Every additional EACC network partner on either side of the Atlantic will strengthen our ability to build new and mutually beneficial business relationships.”
James Rosener the President of EACC New York commented: Ever since Henry Hudson sailed across the Atlantic to discover New Amsterdam economic relations between the Netherlands and the United States have been strong and growing. It is only natural that the first chapter in Europe outside of France is in the Netherlands. For our members in New York and elsewhere in the United States our growing network will help to continue to reinforce the position of the European American Chamber of Commerce as the premier business organization supporting companies doing business on both sides of the Atlantic
“I am delighted to learn about the opening of the Netherlands EACC chapter. The EACC is a valuable platform for transatlantic business relations, creating solid networking and business development opportunities, whilst also providing insightful events with a focus on European-American economic trends and foreign policy. An actual presence in the Netherlands will further strengthen transatlantic ties and enhance business opportunities. The economic relations between our countries go back 400 years and are in full swing, the Netherlands being the 5th largest investor in the USA and the most important gateway to the European market for American products and services” according to Dolph Hogewoning, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.
Founding Members of the European American Chamber of Commerce Netherlands (EACC NL) include: Lucas Bols, Deloitte, AKD, Gateway Business Support, Loyens & Loeff and NIPA Capital; General Members so far include: Houthoff and Stibbe. They are part of the larger EACC network which represents over 750 member companies on both sides of the Atlantic. More information about EACC NL can be found at www.eaccnl.eu.
The EACC started in Paris, France and the New York chapter was established in 2008 as the second EACC chapter in the United States, the first US chapter is based in Cincinnati. The network also includes representations in Princeton, NJ, the Carolinas, Lyon (France), Brussels (Belgium), and now The Netherlands. New chapters are under development in Florida and Washington DC, with other chapters being explored in Milan (Italy), Spain, Germany and Portugal.
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About the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York
The EACCNY has created a dynamic ecosystem to help its members succeed in their transatlantic business activities. Its trusted and engaged business network assists European companies as they launch and grow their U.S. operations, while also supporting companies from the Tri-state area and beyond as they export and/or establish operations in Europe.
The European American Chamber of Commerce® provides its members with access to transatlantic business opportunities as well as timely and relevant information, resources and support on matters affecting business activities between Europe and the U.S.
The goal of the EACC’s New York Chapter is to stimulate business development, and to facilitate networking and relationships between European and American businesses & professional organizations.
The EACC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-political business association that is 100 percent member funded. The EACC New York is part of a growing network of chapters in the U.S. and Europe: Cincinnati, New Jersey, Carolinas, Paris, Lyon, Brussels and Amsterdam. For more information, visit eaccny.com or follow us on twitter @eaccny