Participants NBI Expo 2013
Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency
The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) is a government-funded allowance organization that works under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.
Slovakia is an ideal investment destination mainly because of its political & economic stability strengthened by the common European currency Euro, competitive taxation system tax, availability of highly skilled and educated workforce offering the highest labour productivity in the CEE region with favourable labour costs.
Infrastructure that is growing steadily, large selection of industrial land and offices available for purchase or lease, harmonised investment incentives and high innovation potential for R&D projects are further assets of the country. Last but not least, the country has a favourable location in the heart of the Europe, between East and West, and between Poland, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Current best investment opportunities are observed in sectors R&D, Design & Innovation, Technology centres, ICT & SW development, BPO - Regional headquarters, High-tech sectors and Tourism centres. Additional opportunities can be found in the traditionally strong sectors with the growth potential found in Slovakia: Machinery & Precision engineering, Automotive, Metallurgy & Metal processing, Electronics and Chemistry & Pharmacy.
Kaluga Region of the Russian Federation
The Kaluga region holds the first place in Russia in terms of industrial growth rate and processing industry growth index. It is number 3 in the Russian Federation and number 1 in the Central Federal District in terms of direct foreign investments per capita.
The cluster approach is the key element in the economic strategy of the region. Automotive, pharmaceutical, transport and logistics clusters are actively developing in Kaluga Region. In fact they are main drivers of the regional development. Russian and foreign companies actively invest in these sectors. Currently the process of “traditional” Kaluga plants integration into production chains is well underway. Within the frame of new clusters specialized training centers are opened, R&D institutions are developing, and the competitiveness of business increases.
Hi-tech pharmaceutical cluster is dynamically developing. Pharmaceutics can assure stable economic development due to enterprises with innovative component and due to high value-added products. Pharmaceutical cluster is based on enterprises involved in the development of ideas and in the implementation of new technologies. Major pharmaceutical companies: Hemofarm /SC Stada, Berlin-Chemie/Menarini, Novo-Nordisk, Nearmedic-Plus, Astra-Zeneсa and others have already become the business partners of the region.
Transport and logistics cluster has a high development potential. This is due to availability of a well-developed transport infrastructure in the region, proximity to Moscow agglomeration, convenient connections to foreign countries, and big production out of the regional enterprises.
Kaluga Region is not confined to the support of one or two industries. The regional government equally supports production of construction materials, forestry industry, development of tourism, food industry. There are many successful projects already implemented in these sectors.
While developing new economy, the region lays particular focus on innovations. Our priorities are the following – support of research and development and creation of infrastructure for R&D implementation activities. Conditions are already in place to form hi-tech clusters: automotive, bio pharmaceutical, transport and logistics. The infrastructure to support the innovative companies has already been formed.
SelectUSA & US Commercial Service
The United States is “open for business.”
The United States Commercial Service (United States of America Department of Commerce) and SelectUSA are jointly representing the United States of America during the NBI Expo 2013.
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.
SelectUSA was created at the federal level to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.
The USA is the premier location for new business investment.
It attracted about $225 billion in inbound investment in 2011 from global companies headquartered abroad—but seeks to do even better in 2013and future years. Additionally, U.S.-owned companies that are expanding facilities, adding new facilities, or bringing back jobs from abroad invest hundreds of billions more dollars in the United States.
With the world’s largest and most diversified economy, the United States offers investors extraordinary attractions and many possible locations. The United States had a gross domestic product (GDP) of over $15 trillion dollars in 2011, much larger than the GDP of any other country. The resulting per capita GDP of over $48,000 is among the highest for the world’s major developed economies. The U.S. market is diverse in consumer tastes and has a range of income levels, thus permitting success for a wide variety of goods and services. Whether it be a computer or other electronic device, a movie or a song, a large passenger airplane, or oil drilling equipment, trends in global markets often start in the United States. Brands are not considered truly global until they penetrate the U.S. market.
Businesses operating in small markets in other countries can become large, dynamic firms in the United States. Large companies operating abroad can grow even more in the United States.”
For more information on the investment opportunities and the program of USA during the NBI Expo, please click here.
Vietnam Embassy Brussels
The Economic department of the Vietnam Embassy will present their trade and investment projects at the NBi Expo 2013.
Vietnam is among the fastest growing economies in the world. Open economy, stable politics and cheap labour are some of the opportunities that make Vietnam a very attractive country for investment.
ietnamese government has created free economic zones to attract foreign investment especially in heavy and high tech industrials. Aside from tax benefits, these sites was also heavily invested in infrastructure. Vietnam is currently number one offshore destination of the Netherlands.
Embassy of the Kingdom of Swaziland
The trade promotion office of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Swaziland will informing you on trade and investment opportunities in this strategically located country.
The country is able to reach regional markets hassle-free, and on top of that boasts one of the best infrastructures in Africa.
There are inter-linkages in telecommunications, rail and road networks, which connect with SADC, COMESA regions and beyond.
Exporting products from Swaziland is made easier by the proximity of seaports from neighboring countries.
Swaziland is realising noteworthy progress towards achievements of the goals specified in government's medium-term Policy plan.
Predominant among the milestones attained on this road to national prosperity are the implementation of trade policies and assistance mechanisms specifically acally structured to attract crucial foreign investment.
These bold initiatives are, in turn, holstered by a dedicateded and revitalised focus on fiscal discipline - plus the resulting assurances of a more robust management of the nation's economy.
Brand South Africa
Brand South Africa develops and implements a pro-active marketing strategy. For investors, they aim to increase knowledge of South Africa as a viable, world class and profitable business destination in targeted international trade, investment and tourism markets.
South Africa is always open for business - in every economic sector. With a stable democratic government, a sound financial system and a highly regulated banking sector, the country is a haven for investors.
Did you know that South Africa ranks first in the world for its regulation of securities exchanges? That the country offers the lowest cost of living for expats? That the South African rand is the second-best global performer against the US dollar? And that we rank fourth out of the world’s 66 developing nations?
Find out more about what makes South Africa such an attractive investment destination at the NBI Expo 2013!
Mozambique Export Promotion Institute
The Mozambican Institute of Export Promotion (IPEX) is a non- profit government organization established in 1990 with the purpose of boosting and coordinating the execution of policy measure towards the development of national exports.
Their mission is to develop and promote the export of Mozambican products and services, harmonizing its activities with all institutions that deal with foreign trade.
The economic potential of Mozambique for attracting investment in agro-industry, agriculture, tourism, fishing and mining is enormous. Projects such as Mozal, the Cahora Bassa Dam, Railway and Port Corridors and Tourism Facilities throughout the country have been contributing significantly in placing Mozambique in the route of major regional and international investments.
Embassy of the Philippines
Representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines the trade and investment officers of the Embassy of the Philippines will be at your availability during the NBI Expo 2013.
The Philippines is among the best money-per-value destination.
For more information on the investment opportunities and the program of the Philippines, please click here.
- It has liberalized services industry.
- It is cost efficient in terms of wages over labor standard expectations and low operational cost
- It contains a strategic logistics access point in ASEAN +3
- With strong remittances, its gross international reserves are at levels above international benchmarks
- The country has a vast pool of homegrown talents and highly adaptable resources
- The Philippines has a very commited and supportive governance which, in the case of BOI relates into investor management solutions from prospecting and nurturing investments
Ministry Foreign Affairs & Worship Argentine Republic
The Argentine Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, The Undersecretariat for Investment Development and Trade Promotion of the Ministry and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic are participating in the NBI Expo as your strategic partner to invest in Argentina.
Our mission is to foster quality foreign direct investment to contribute to sustainable development built on competitiveness and social inclusion in Argentina.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE UNDERSECRETARIAT INCLUDE:
- Specific information about business sectors and geographical locations throughout the country.
- Identification of investment opportunities in strategic sectors through the Productive Investment Opportunity Database (BaPIP for its acronym in Spanish) http://bapip.inversiones.gov.ar
- Personalized and professional assistance throughout the investment process.
- Assistance in building alliances and partnerships between international investors and local companies.
For more information on the investment opportunities and the program of Argentina during the NBI Expo, please click here.
Brand Kenya Board & Embassy of Kenya
Kenya remains one of the emerging economies to watch and the largest in East and Central Africa offering enticing investment opportunities for foreign investors.
The Brand Kenya Board together with the Embassy of Kenya will lead a delegation to the Expo who will present investment opportunities in the country. These projects will position Kenya as a unique destination for investment, trade and tourism.
Brand Kenya is an agency which coordinates initiatives for marketing the country in order to maximize its efficiency and maintain the Kenya brand in order to position the country optimally in terms of investment, credit worthiness, tourism and international relations.
For more information on the investment opportunities and the program of Kenya during the NBI Expo, please click here.
State of Pennsylvania (USA) - Center for Direct Investment
With a Gross Domestic Product of more than $570 billion, Pennsylvania is the nineteenth largest economy in the world – larger than the nations of Switzerland, Belgium, and Saudi Arabia. If you are moving or growing a business, Pennsylvania is the place to be. Site Selection ranked Pennsylvania third in the United States for corporate growth with 453 new or expanded corporate facilities in 2011 – an increase of more than 100 projects from 2010. Our business booms far beyond our borders. In 2011, Pennsylvania had 23 foreign-based companies make the move with a total investment of more than $371 million.
Largest Network of Overseas Offices in the U.S.
A leader in cross-border projects, with the largest network of overseas offices of any U.S. state, Pennsylvania is committed to breaking down barriers for businesses looking to locate in the state.
International Companies in Pennsylvania
Not only is Pennsylvania home to more than 6,000 foreign-owned businesses employing more than 250,000 people, it is also one of the nation’s fastest growing exporters.
Major international companies including Shire Pharmaceuticals, Gamesa, Siemens, Almac, Nestle, Toshiba and others have all found a place in Pennsylvania’s vibrant business community.
All The Resources In One Place
Our advanced infrastructure, educated and reliable workforce, wide-ranging initiatives and critical mass of academic and research institutions make Pennsylvania an ideal business location.
Proecuador & Embassy of Ecuador
According to ECLAC, the Ecuadorian economy is among the countries with the best economic performance in Latin America.
Ecuador is part of the Andean Community and tariff preferences have to enter their products to Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia. Thanks to the economic complementarity agreement it has with the Mercosur countries, Ecuador can export about 4,000 products duty-free to Brazil and Argentina.
The validity of the ATPDEA allows duty-free entry over 6,000 products to its main market, which is the United States.
The national government supports private productive investment that promotes intelligent technological innovation, job creation and quality selective import substitution.
Ecuador will be promoted and represented by the Embassy of Ecuador in the Netherlands and the trade office in Rotterdam of Proecuador.
Proecuador is the Institute for the Promotion of Exports and Investments, attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and responsible for implementing the policies and rules to promote exports and investments in the country. Proecuador promotes the supply of traditional and non-traditional markets and actors of Ecuador, fostering strategic insertion in international trade.
Proecuador has a wide network of offices: 7 regional offices responsible for seeing the needs of the territory and maintain constant contact with producers and exporters, and with 31 sales offices abroad, focusing on research, trading and market-opening benefit to Ecuador.
For more information on the investment opportunities and the program of Ecuador during the NBI Expo, please click here.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board, usually known as EDB, is Sri Lanka’s apex organization for the promotion and development of exports and was established in 1979.
EDB is the executive arm of the Export Development Council of Ministers, which is the policy-making body of the EDB. It is headed by H.E. the President of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is ready for another step in branding itself as a nation and to build a positive image of the country to attract investors and strengthen its position within international trade affairs. The board will highlight the potential of the country in different sectors through their presentation.
The EDB will also be bringing a delegation of top companies to the NBI Expo 2013. You will be able to meet and match with them at the Sri Lanka pavillion.
The Board of Investment Thailand
Thailand board of investment at your service
If you wish to set up an operation in Thailand, your best contact point is the Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Ministry of Industry and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. The BOI is available to assist you in numerous ways,including:
Enhancing Competitiveness and Investment Facilitation
- Offers an attractive and competitive package of tax incentives.
- Imposes no foreign equity restrictions on manufacturing activities or on some service.
- Provide assistance in the provision of visas and work permits to facilitate entry and subsequent operation for a foreign-owned business.
- Waives restrictions on land ownership by foreign entities.
Business Support Services
- Provides comprehensive information and advice on establishing operations in Thailand.
- Arranges site visits.
- Identifies potential suppliers, subcontractors, joint-venture partners.
- Provides useful contacts with key public and private organizations.
- Coordinates between the foreign business community and other public agencies
The BOI also acts as Thailand's marketing arm and actively promotes the country worldwide as one of the best investment locations in Asia. The BOI is tasked with devising and implementing strategies under which promotional activities are organized around the globe throughout the year.
Holland Innovative is leading when it comes to supporting organizations in product, process and project management. A multidisciplinary team of professionals develops and implements reliable, adequate and lasting solutions, in keeping with the vision of the client. Intelligent and practical tailormade solutions according to the 'voice of the customer ‘and the voice of the business’.
Holland Innovative works on the basis of creative application of proven methodologies and verifiable hard data. In collaboration with several leading universities, we bring open innovation in practice. From idea generation to project development and actual implementation. Preferably at the crossroads of our markets: HighTech, Solar & Energy, Health, Agro & Food and Automotive.
Hands-on , practical and results-oriented. Challenge us with confidence!
Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH)
The Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (the NCH) is the platform for Dutch businesses which are internationally active or that want be. The NCH strives to achieve business relations between the Dutch and foreign markets with the aim reinforcing the international position of Dutch businesses. The NCH look after the interests of its Dutch network and serves as a speaker for both the private and public sector in the Netherlands and abroad.
Brabant is a province of the Netherlands centrally positioned between the port cities of Rotterdam and Antwerp and the German Ruhr area. Five larger cities in the heart of the province form the second urban network of the Netherlands called Brabantstad: Breda, Eindhoven, Helmond, 's-Hertogenbosch and Tilburg. The mission of the province is to create an excellent environment for economic and social development towards a high quality of life and, through this, to achieve a innovative and globally competitive region.
Southern African - Netherlands Chambers of Commerce
SANEC, The Souther African - Netherlands Chambers of Commerce is the key intermediary agency for companies, organisations and entrepreneurs doing business or seeking to do business in and between the Netherlands and the southern African region.
SANEC offers a wide range of services from market-entry assistance to facilitating trade and investment promotion focused on particular sectors.
SANEC will focuses promoting business opportunities in and between South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and other countries in the Southern African Development Community.