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The Netherlands Consulate-General in Bengaluru hosts a reception on the occasion of King's Day


The Netherlands Consulate-General in Bengaluru hosted a reception on the occasion of King's Day, the Dutch national day, at restaurant Blyton's on April 26. King's Day marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who took the throne in 2013.
The reception witnessed the gathering of more than 200 guests, with attendance from a number of Indian as well as Dutch companies including Arcadis, Shell, KLM, Randstad, Philips, FoodTechIndia and Heineken; diplomats from various Consulates-General in Bengaluru; and key academics from important institutes and universities in Bengaluru. All making the best of the opportunity to interact and network with each other.
"It is my pleasure to host our King's Day reception in Bengaluru. We opened our Consulate-General in this vibrant city of Bengaluru last Summer. The state of Karnataka and other neighbouring states in the region are of strategic importance to the Netherlands, in terms of our bilateral agenda. We see a lot of opportunities for Dutch companies and universities in sectors such as Life Sciences & Health, Water, Agriculture and High Tech Systems including Aerospace. The Consulate-General will certainly help in scaling up Dutch activities in Southern India, enabling more exchange and creating platforms for people to explore joint opportunities," said Gert Heijkoop, the Consul-General of the Netherlands in Bengaluru.
The Consulate-General in Bengaluru was opened in the Summer of 2018. The office supports and promotes business relations between the Netherlands and India, in southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Consulate-General is host to various departments including Trade, Innovation, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and Netherlands Education Support Office (NESO).
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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 4:54 PM IST

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