Zuid-Holland in the picture at Mobile World Congress 2018
This year, 2,300 exhibitors and 108,000 visitors from in all 204 countries attended. The Netherlands were well-represented with the Holland Pavilion, organised by Enterprise Summit with the support of the municipality of The Hague and RVO. Councillor of The Hague Bruines, Ambassador Van Bonzel and KPN Board member Farwerck opened the Pavilion. This is the second consecutive year that The Netherlands are represented at the MWC by a Holland Pavilion.
Various Dutch businesses, such as ABN AMRO, PortingXS, BroadForward and the universal translator Travis from Rotterdam took part in the Pavilion. Other activities during this edition are the innovation tour lead by tech trend watcher Vincent Everts, a tour specifically aimed at government participants, and various presentations on, among other, retrofit and IoT, Blockchain and internet accountability.
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Settling in Zuid-Holland
In cooperation with The Hague Security Delta, InnovationQuarter manned a terminal at the Holland Pavilion and various business delegations from abroad were welcomed, for instance, from Canada and France. HSD Director Richard Franken attended the exhibition on Monday and Tuesday. In addition, InnovationQuarter spoke with more than 60 companies about Zuid-Holland's business climate, in an effort to convince them to settle in the region. New contacts have been made and the relationships will be enhanced during the coming months.