The sessions turned out to be very fruitful for both parties; many connections were made and follow-up meetings were planned. "The embassy session was a very useful, intense speed date experience which gave me a fleeting glimpse of the state of the art and the challenges and opportunities in particular countries for our services in floating urban development. A great way to get quick replies, find out about the direction that the countries are moving in, and get ideas for follow-ups," explains Vicky Lin, Project Coordinator at Blue21. Also Mees Rijs, Business Developer at Nelen en Schuurmans, shares this positive experience: "I am positive about these 1:1 sessions; it is a great way of getting to know the embassy employees. During the meetings, we have identified several next steps we could take to expand our business.
NWP aims to co-create innovative and future-proof solutions. Together, we are a strong collaborative alliance of more than 180 of the most entrepreneurial and innovative companies, renowned knowledge institutes, involved NGOs and experienced governmental organisations. NWP does this by fostering proposition and project development for members, developing explicit membership products and services, and strengthening the members’ network through acquisition of new members and partners. Our Member Meet-up sessions are part of our strategy and they offer a means to connect important stakeholders of the water sector with each other.
Would you like to expand your business abroad as well? Let us work together and drive our water ambitions into the future. Contact NWP Membership Officer, Roos Kirsten, for more information.