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




“Back to work drinks”, during the Embassy Festival: Saturday 1st of September at 14:30 hours

Invitation only

“Bringing Peace Together”: Monday 24th of September until Wednesday 26th of September

At the Peace Palace The Hague Netherlands Carnegie Peacebuilding conversations.
By invitation only

“New Trade Counsellors” Lunch at the Crown Plaza Hotel: Thursday 27th of September at 12.00 hours

Invitation only

Networking drinks on the 1st of October during the return week of the trade counsellors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 17.00 hours until 19.00 hours. Location to be decided

Invitation only

Workshop “Incoming missions” organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 2nd of October

Invitation only

Third edition of the international Cyber Security Week from the 2nd until the 5th of October 2018 in The Hague

During this week, The Hague is the center for the cyber security community. Dozens of events will provide the opportunity to meet key players, discuss the latest developments, share knowledge and to pitch innovative ideas for funding. The CSW is powered by The Hague Security Delta, the leading security cluster in Europe.

We would like to invite you and companies and organizations from your home country, specialized in Cyber Security, to join the International Cyber Security, Technology & Innovation matchmaking event during the CSW. The matchmaking event offers companies the opportunity to attend pre-arranged meetings with new international partners, customers and suppliers within the security domain.

Trade Summit “World Autonomous and Electric Driving” on the 16th and 17th of January 2019

We would like to invite you and companies and organizations from your home country, specialized in smart and electric driving to join this trade summit. Location to be announced. Website will go life shortly.

February 2019: investment seminar in cooperation with NFIA, KPMG Meijburg & Co and Rabobank

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