When: Thursday, April 21st, 2.15-5.30 pm CET
Where: Innovation Quarter, WTC The Hague.     
Format: Seminar followed by a networking opportunity. This event is Dutch spoken
Who: Dutch companies looking to hire and build a team in the U.S. – either local or with expats and companies that are already active in the U.S. with a U.S. team and looking to grow their team or companies that are looking to expand to the U.S. market and start building a team there.


14.15 Start
Coffee/tea while listening to the introduction by Innovation Quarter and the immigration update by Hilde Cevaal of Visa Versa.

14.45 Seminar 1
Group 1: TABS & De Goudse
How to set up a local entity in the U.S. to start building a local team, what can you offer your  U.S. team, and how to set up the right insurance for your expat employees.

Group 2: VDB Executive Search & Dutch American Connection
How can you attract and retain the right talent and what cultural differences should you consider when building a team in the U.S.

15.30 15-minute coffee break

15.45 Seminar 2

16.30 Network drinks



Chris van Voorden of Innovation Quarter
InnovationQuarter is the regional economic development agency for the Province of Zuid-Holland. The mission is to strengthen the regional economic structure by stimulating the innovation potential of this unique region. We support Dutch businesses with expanding to foreign markets and we support foreign businesses with settling in our region.

Florence van den Bergh of VDB Executive Search
VDB Executive Search focuses on Dutch and European companies who benefit from finding the best “local” talent in the U.S. for companies that already have a presence in the U.S. but also those launching their business there.

Hilde Cevaal of VisaVersa
VisaVersa provides immigration advice to individuals and companies who want to live and work in the U.S. as an investor, for an internship, or a position with a foreign or Dutch employer. They assist with the complete U.S. visa application process.

Annette van der Feltz of Dutch American Connection
The mission of DAC is to turn Dutch American cultural differences into profitable international expansions and successful partnerships. Understanding the intricacies of the American way of doing business, while using the excellent Dutch reputation, is key to a successful U.S. expansion.

Mario Vitale of de Goudse Verzekeringen
Assisting businesses in the U.S. with the insurance needs of their expat employees working in the U.S. In collaboration with Sander Schreve from Hoogenraad Insurances and Hans van Parijs from Van Parijs Advies.

Floor Bergshoeff of TABS
TABS facilitates European companies starting or expanding their business to the U.S. to successfully enter the U.S. market. TABS offers back-office services essential for U.S. subsidiaries and helps to position them for success, ranging from company formation, compliance, bookkeeping, FDA registrations, mail handling, and more.


Please send an email to to receive an invitation to this seminar. Due to limited space, we can only accept companies who are currently hiring in the U.S. or planning to hire in the U.S. 

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