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The WFIA celebrates 10 years of successful investment promotion


WFIA Executive Director Imanda Wapenaar speaking at the panel on the occasion of the ten year celebrations of the WFIA. Moderator Willem Post with panel members Bas Verkerk, Bo Tian of Chinese ZTE Telecom, Henk Kool and Gert Zandsteeg

The WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA) celebrated its 10th Anniversary yesterday at The Hague’s new Louwman Auto Museum. The program included a panel discussion on the impact of the WFIA on the regional economy. >>> read more

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Astellas' groundbreaking ceremony at Leiden Bio Science Park


The President and CEO of the Japanese pharma concern Astellas, Mr. Masafumi Nogimori, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Astellas building at the Leiden Bio Science Park.

The President and CEO of the Japanese pharma concern Astellas, Mr. Masafumi Nogimori, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for their new Astellas offices at the Leiden Bio Science Park. The building, which is expected to be completed at the end of 2012, will house both the commercial office and the research & development facilities of the company in The Netherlands. >>> read more

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Miltenyi opens Benelux Headquarter in Leiden


Vice Mayor of Leiden Robert Strijk receives instructions from Boris Stoffel, CEO of the German Miltenyu Biotec, about the newest research application called the MACSQuant Analyze.

Leiden October 11th 2010
The German company Miltenyi Biotech, specialists in cel- and molecular biotech, are establishing their Benelux Sales Headquarters at the Schipholweg in Leiden. From this location they will service customers like hospitals and biopharmaceutical research institutes and they will also provide training facilities to their customers.
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Feel at Home in The Hague - a success


Representatives from more than 200 organisations offered their services to the International and Expat residents of The Hague region.

The fifth edition of Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair 2010 took place on Sunday, September 19 in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall. For the first time the event was held in conjunction with The Hague International Day. This proved to be a great success with both events attracting around 5,000 visitors.
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China news agency meets TV West


Yang Jian, Director-General, Administration of Radio, Film & TV, Guangdong Province and Mr Gerard Milo, Executive Director of TV West

In September a delegation from Guongdong, PR China visited the WestHolland region. This delegation included several representatives of SouthernTelevision, GuangdongTelevision and Foshan TV Station, as well as the administrators of the local government. >>> read more

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15th November Kennisfestival, Rotterdam-The Hague Airport, Netherlands

10th to 18th November China, Beijing and Shenzhen. Visit to China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen.

18th to 26th November
Moscow, Russia. The Hague delegation accompanied by Vice Mayor Henk Kool, contact Patrick Bos

18th to 26th November Rio de Janero, Brasil. Meeting with potential investors, contact Maeson Ethard

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