Connecting International Business and People.

What we do

We enable trade diplomats to meet on a regular and informal basis, to share their experiences with fellow trade diplomats, acquire practical skills for international business and expand their knowledge of trade matters.

We organize briefings on international trade issues and visits to relevant companies and institutions for doing business in The Netherlands.

We enable members to benefit from being a member of a proactive business organisation.



  • Provide value-added services to our members
  • Promote our members’ interests, using our influence wherever appropriate, as an independent voice
  • Represent our members views and priorities in relation to the local economy
  • Work in partnership with the community
  • Deliver quality, thought and action
  • Expand the understanding of business practices of Dutch trading partners.
  • Develop long-term strategic contacts to advance international business.

Join TradeCounsellors

The TradeCounsellors are continually striving to improve the services that it offers to its members. Our aim is to make sure that all of our members get the most out of being part of a proactive business organisation.

Being a member of the TradeCounsellors entitles you to:

  • Share best practice of international trade activities between fellow members
  • Guidance and encouragement to develop your international trade activities
  • New and informative international trade ideas
  • Regular e-bulletins detailing international trade issues




New Trade Counsellors lunch: Thursday the 3rd of October

Invitation only

The One Conference 1 - 3 October and Cyber Security Week

More information and

International gathering during the Cyber Security Week

On the evening of the 2nd of October we will host an International gathering together with the municipality of The Hague. An invitation will follow as well as time and place.
Invitation Only

CES Unveiled in Amsterdam Thursday 17th of October

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 9:30-17:00*
Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
More information:

METSTRADE 2019 19 – 21 november RAI Amsterdam

  • There is a dedicated “Trade Counsellors Lounge” where you can meet with exhibitors and your fellow Trade Counsellors. (Open 19TH, 20TH and the 21st from 10:00 -14:00 hours in Hall 12).
  • There will be a guided tour of the show by Philip Hammerstein, Commercial Specialist at the Embassy of the United States and a representative from METSTRADE on the 20th of November at 11:00 hours.

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Seminar on international trade in cooperation with NFIA, KPMG Meijburg & Co, NFIA, Rabobank and VNO-NCW: 13th February.

Save the dates will follow shortly.

Interclean Amsterdam: 12 – 15 May

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Visit to the city of Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam, companies et cetera, in Cooperation with Rotterdam Partners: 26th of May.

Meeting with the Honorary Consuls at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: June.

72nd CHIO Rotterdam: 18 - 21 June

Invitation only

METSTRADE 2020: 17- 19 November.

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