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Rotterdam Partners

About Rotterdam Partners

Rotterdam Partners is dedicated to moving the city forward. We focus on Rotterdam’s image and promote the Rotterdam region nationally and internationally. We’re responsible for city marketing, acquisition marketing and helping with the development of a better business climate. This is how we strengthen the Rotterdam economy in the broadest sense of the term.

Rotterdam Partners is the official foreign investment agency for the Rotterdam area. Our International Trade & Investment (IT&I) department focuses on bringing international companies and investment to Rotterdam city and region, international trade promotion for public and private parties and the continued strengthening of the Rotterdam entrepreneurial climate. The department serves as a one stop shop and offers a ‘Red Carpet Treatment’ with information and services for international entrepreneurs and staff (expats). The choice of location, fact finding missions, introductions to relevant networks and assistance in areas such as taxation, care, permits, legislation and regulation are all part and parcel of the package of services provided by Rotterdam Partners.

Part of the IT&I department, the Rotterdam Expat Centre is the one-stop-shop that is fully dedicated to assisting international companies in relocating employees and their families, including help with residence and work permits, local formalities ad other expat-related issues.

Key Industries

Agri-food | Life Sciences & Health | Cleantech | Maritime & Offshore | Logistics & Transport| Start-ups | Smart Industry & IT | Business Services

Regional Strengths

Rotterdam, city on the Maas, is considered the most modern city of the Netherlands. Atypical in its own country, internationally renowned for its passion for innovation and its unpolished charms. Thanks to its strategic position Rotterdam is literally connected with the rest of the world. Here you can feel and witness the “make it happen” mentality. Rotterdam is the city where the new economy is a natural extension of the old economy and where crossovers happen organically. The city offers unparalleled room for innovation and entrepreneurship. In Rotterdam, residents, entrepreneurs and students are provided with mental and physical opportunities to develop, innovate, grow and conquer the world.

Who’s Here
China Shipping, Maersk, Cosco, Hamburg Sud, Steinweg Handelsveem, Den Hartogh Logistics, VAT Logistics, Eurofrigo, Canon/Nippon, BYD, European Container Terminals, ZPMC, Busan Port Authority, Zener Maritime, Tatsumi Shokai, UPM Europe, Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Q8, Petrobras, Petronas, Vopak, VTTI, Emerald Kalama, AkzoNobel, Huntsman, Eastman Chemicals, Nuctech, LyondellBasell, LukOil, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Quaker Oats, Daiwa Kasei, Codrico, Nidera, Refresco Gerber, Verstegen Specerijen, Olam, Wilmar, Robeco, Bank of China, Allianz, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, EY, PWC, Deloitte, AIG, HAL invest, ABB, E.ON, Rambus Payments, Braskem, OMA, Studio Roosegaarde, Van Oord, Boskalis, Damen, SBM Offshore, CGI, KPN, LT Foods, Cambridge Innovation Centre, Siff, MVRDV, CIC, Venture Café, j5create

Success Story

"We found this amazing gem of a city that’s about the size of Boston, nestled in an economic region that’s about the size of Silicon Valley, but has two million more people. It’s connected to Amsterdam, it’s connected to TU Delft—arguably the MIT of the Netherlands, if not Europe—and Erasmus University, which is located in the city."

Melissa Ablett General Manager, CIC Rotterdam

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