Doing business in Germany and the Benelux

25/05/2010 14:00 - 17:00

With a combined population of about 110 million people, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg (the Benelux) and Germany offer prosperous, developed open markets easily accessible from the Humber region. The three densely populated countries of the Benelux and the EU’s largest single market, Germany, offer not only integral potential market destinations, but also springboards to other EU and non-EU markets.

Delegates have the opportunity to find out opportunities in  Germany and the Benelux and how to get started. Attend this event on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2pm to 5pm at the World Trade Centre, Hull.


  • Ben De Smit Economic and commercial counsellor at The Embassy of Belgium for Flanders Investment & Trade, Mr De Smit will provide real insight and advice on trading with Belgium as well as sharing his own experiences of businesses there.
  • Dr Sasha Heriot Business development manager at Leeds-based Chamelic, which has developed, and successfully sold, products into Belgium. As well as speaking about her own business and research background in polymer physics and surface science, Dr Heriot will be able to offer insights into how Chamelic was able to enter the Belgian market.
  • Mark Parkes Managing director of Beverley-based Boston Air, specialist personnel provider to the worldwide aviation, aerospace and power generation industries, Mr Parkes will speak about the company’s positive experience doing business in Germany and the Benelux.
  • Stephan Stahl UKTI trade advisor with a speciality on Germany. Following a Q & A session, attendees will be able to meet the experts over coffee and refreshments.

Register your attendance now as places are limited. Please call 01482 485200 or email