Dutch Drinks DC - Bimonthly Happy Hour
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Dutch Drinks DC - Bimonthly Happy Hour

  • Fado Irish Pub 808 7th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001 (map)
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Join the Dutch-American community in the DC area for our bimonthly happy hour.

About this Event

Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro Area, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District Drinks, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee - for our bimonthly happy hour at a NEW location: Fado Irish Pub in downtown DC.

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The Netherlands as a Springboard for Europe: High Tech and Cyber Security companies
Oct
23
7:30 AM07:30

The Netherlands as a Springboard for Europe: High Tech and Cyber Security companies

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The Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce of the Washington Metro (NACCWM) in Partnership with the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCC) presents:

 

The Netherlands as a Springboard for Europe: High Tech and Cyber Security companies

 

A Breakfast Panel Event

 

The Dutch invented Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, the CD, and the DVD. The Netherlands has a rich history of innovation and is ranked No. 4 on the Global Innovation Index.

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The Netherlands, as one of the most wired countries in the world, is the hotspot for leading information and communications technology companies. Holland’s state-of-the-art, 100% digital, advanced fiber-optic network and competitive business climate support a strong community of startups and global IT companies. In fact, 60% of Forbes 2000 companies in the IT industry have already established operations in Holland, and there are landing programs to support small, medium and large enterprises to navigate the local business communities. 

The cybersecurity market in the Netherlands is growing at a rapid annual pace of some 14.5 percent. Of the 66,000 IT companies in Holland, 3,600 have cybersecurity as their core business and more than 2,500 sell cybersecurity products and services. 

Our speaker will provide an introduction on how to use the Netherlands as a springboard for expanding your business in Europe. Panel members will discuss their experiences and challenges. This is a forum where you can ask experts about your challenges and options.

 

Program  

7:30 am                       Registration & Networking     

8:00 am                       Panel discussion

9:00 am                       Program Ends         


SPEAKERS 

CHRIS VAN VOORDEN – DIRECTOR FOREIGN INVESTMENTS AT INNOVATIONQUARTER NETHERLANDS

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Chris Holds a Master in Business Administration (1998) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (and partly at McGill University, Montréal). He started his career in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Worked for Organon (part of Akzo Nobel) for six years in various (international) marketing & sales roles in the Netherlands and Spain. Chris moved to Nutricia Medial Nutrion (first part of Royal Numico, later of Danone) in 2005 and worked for Nutricia for six years in global marketing management roles. 

After a postgraduate study of International Affairs in 2011 at Clingendael (Netherlands institute of international relations), Chris moved into the field of regional economic development. First as Managing Director of Science Port Holland, being responsible for marketing and acquisition for various science parks in Rotterdam and Delft. Secondly, as of 2014 as director Foreign Investments (and part of the management team) responsible for the attraction of Foreign Investments for the Province of Zuid-Holland, within the regional economic development agency InnovationQuarter.  Currently in this role.

RYAN LEIRVIK – PRINCIPAL AT GRIMM

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Ryan is a Principal at GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy. He has spent the better part of two decades enhancing information security programs at the world's largest institutions. Before joining Grimm, Ryan was a Chief of Staff and an Associate Director of Cyber for the Secretary of Defense, as well as a cybersecurity strategy consultant with McKinsey&Company. Ryan started his technology career at IBM, has a Masters of IT from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He has won CTF competitions, spoken at DEF CON, and developed a framework for increasing services and advanced capabilities for a large cyber threat intelligence and analysis exchange. 

CARLOS A. FERNANDES, MANAGING PRINCIPAL/CEO, AGILE CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS, LLC

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Carlos Fernandes serves as Founder and CEO at Agile Cybersecurity Solutions (ACS), a veteran-owned company, providing cybersecurity consulting services to state, local, Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and commercial client relationships. With over 29 years of intensive and progressive experience in information security, Fernandes is an accomplished seasoned security professional with expert level experiences in Cybersecurity. 

In his role, Fernandes is responsible for developing and implementing overall Cybersecurity strategies including efforts related to the concept of "Precognition" and “Precognitive Capabilities”, a focused approach to PREDICTING, PREVENTING and PERSISTING against cyber incidents, anytime and from anywhere. Fernandes brings over a decade of experience in International project management supporting U.S. Government customers including CIA, ODNI, NRO, NSA, DISA, DIA, and DHS. Prior to his role in Cybersecurity, Fernandes served in the United States Air Force, as an Intelligence Applications Officer with a tactical mission during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Throughout his career, Fernandes has provided expert leadership to complex security-related engagements (CNO, CNE, CNA) analyzing project problems and engineer creative solutions, having held senior positions at Salient, CACI, L-3, Booz Allen Hamilton, and EDS.

Fernandes is currently serving as a Cybersecurity subject matter expert and trusted advisor at the newly formed Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).



RENATO TURELLI - DIRECTOR NFIA

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Working for the Dutch Government, Renato advises and assists U.S. companies with the launch, expansion or consolidation of their European operations in the Netherlands. Providing comparative data and intense guidance on: legal & tax matters, policy, market access, logistics, site selection, real estate, labor, expat issues etc. Aside from ensuring a ‘soft landing’ for these companies he also supports the needs of current investors in the Netherlands.







ULRICH MANS – SENIOR ADVISOR FOR INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NETHERLANDS MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND CLIMATE POLICY

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Ulrich is based in Washington D.C. and is Senior Advisor for Innovation, Science and Technology for the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. He follows digital technology trends in the US and facilitates new partnerships between business, science and governmental organizations on (pre-competitive) technologies. He focuses on innovations in the field of cyber security, quantum, AI, blockchain, 5G, robotics and autonomous systems. Ulrich has a background in innovation management in higher education and international relations. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Amsterdam and an MA in International Development Studies from Radboud University Nijmegen. In the past he has worked on tech policy and innovation for a variety of organizations, including the EU Delegation in in the United States, Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation, the Clingendael Institute, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam. 

 



EVENT MODERATOR: 

JATINDER KAUR KHOSLA, BUSINESS INVESTMENT MANAGER FOR EUROPE, FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 

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Jatinder joined the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) in March 2008. In her current role, she is responsible for bringing foreign direct investment from Europe into Fairfax County, Virginia, and overseas the operations of the FCEDA’s office in Berlin. Jatinder has also worked with a number of international companies located in Fairfax County to help them develop their business activities. She has worked with companies from the Information Technology, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Defense and Aerospace sectors. Jatinder is active member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council since 2012 and serves on its international committee. She also serves on the board of the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro. Her areas of expertise include economic development, strategic planning, marketing, business development, market strategy, market communications and community development. Jatinder graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management.




 

Our event sponsors: 

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InnovationQuarter is the regional economic development agency for West Holland. Our mission is to strengthen the regional economy in West Holland by stimulating the innovation potential of this unique delta region. In close co-operation with major local corporations, educational and research institutions – like the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Delft University of Technology and Leiden University – as well as government organizations, InnovationQuarter supports technological developments with social impact, encourages entrepreneurship and invests in fast-growing companies.

 Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

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The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority helps businesses -- of all sizes, from diverse backgrounds and from all over the world -- thrive with market intelligence, site selection assistance and business investment services. We also are a liaison to our county and state governments. And we offer these services free of charge. 

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POCACITO in Baltimore - From circular economy to circular society
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

POCACITO in Baltimore - From circular economy to circular society

A community dialogue on creating a circular economy addressing the social, economic, and environmental issues on the path to zero waste


About this Event

Transitioning to a circular economy with zero waste and local flows creates opportunities to make our societies more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable by bringing together the principles of social engagement and economic opportunity. From rethinking our relationship to resources to developing new methods of collaboration and community-building, circular economy can serve as a catalyst for regenerative social, economic, and environmental change.

But what is circular economy? Will it disrupt the foundations of our economy? Or can it revolutionize the way society works from within?

Join the POCACITO project, Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee, Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, the Embassies of Sweden and the Netherlands, NAACP Baltimore, and more, as we share innovative ways to make the circular economy work for everyone.

Guest speakers from Europe and the Baltimore area kick off the community dialogue at 6:30pm. Doors open for food, drink, and casual conversation at 6pm.

The event is part of Ecologic Institute’s POCACITO project.

6:00 Doors open and buffet-style dinner

6:30 Welcome remarks and program begin

6:40 Re|Building Communities: Speakers from the Netherlands and the Baltimore area talk about the roles of community engagement and social entrepreneurship in building circular economy.

Featuring Martine Postma and Daan Weddepohl

7:10 Rounding the Pillars -- From circular economy to circular society: Speakers from Sweden and the Baltimore area discuss how to integrate circular economy principles into our daily lives, from personal behavior to large-scale industrial systems

Featuring Matilda Jarbin and Åsa Stenmarck

7:40 Q&A follow-up to the presentations and discussions

8:00 Making it Real: Open mic community dialogue focused on applying the ideas of circular economy to the realities of Baltimore

9:00 Closing words, next steps, and last call for food, casual conversation

10:00 Doors close -- to be continued

Matilda Jarbin is the sustainability manager at Godsinlösen Nordic AB (GIAB), whose business model is based on circular economy. GIAB is one of Sweden's foremost examples of how the theory of the circular economy can be put into practice. With the knowledge and experience that Matilda has accumulated during the years she has been with and built up the company, she hopes to contribute with expertise to Cradlenet. She will work for the members of Cradlenet to start collaborating more and to make the organization's activities more visible. In 2017, she was named one of Sweden's top 33 sustainability talents.

Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL waste expert Åsa Stenmarck has been appointed special investigator tasked with reviewing the possibilities of reducing negative environmental effects of plastic in Sweden.

Åsa has worked with waste and resource related projects for 18 years. She has over the years worked broadly with waste management issues, often on a systems level but with particular focus on circular economy and recycling. She has worked with waste flows from WEEE, food, plastics and textiles. 2018 she led the Swedish Governmental investigation on plastics – answering the question on “How to reach sustainable plastic use”. The later years her focus has also shifted from only waste to more resource flows and sustainable consumption.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/%E5sa-stenmarck-a4221118/

Daan Weddepohl is a serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of a website and app called Peerby, which has active members all around the world. Through Peerby, you can borrow, share, and rent out household items in your neighbourhood. Peerby members create social capital, vastly reduce environmental impact, and invest in their local community.

Martine Postma is a Dutch environmentalist and former journalist. She is best known for introducing the concept of the Repair Café.

Martine was born in the Netherlands in 1970. She was a journalist until 2009. She wrote about sustainability and environmental issues, with a special focus on waste reduction and prevention. In 2009, she thought up the concept of Repair Café: free repair meetings where expert volunteers help less handy neighbours to fix beloved broken items. Martine organised the first Repair Café in October 2009. It became a big success. Afterwards, people across the Netherlands wanted to organise similar repair meetings in their community too. Martine then started the Repair Café International Foundation and has been busy spreading the Repair Café concept worldwide since. At this moment there are almost 2,000 local Repair Café groups in 35 countries across the globe. The number of Repair Cafés still grows every day.

Martine is an advocate for more repairable products and better care for products by their owners. She wants to help preserve repair skills in every-day society, for she believes that repairing is not only good for products and for the environment, it is also good for people. “When you succeed in repairing a broken item yourself, you feel strong and proud, and you realize that repairing is a normal thing to do. It is this mindset that we need for a sustainable future.”

Website: https://repaircafe.org/en.

POCACITO (Post-Carbon-Cities of Tomorrow) is an initiative of Ecologic Institute, non-profit center for transatlantic sustainability and environmental progress based in Washington, DC, funded in large part by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States’ Getting to Know Europe program that invites innovators and experts from European cities to engage in interactive workshops and discussions with select US cities to promote local action in the areas of urban sustainability and the circular economy, underscoring the potential of transatlantic and international collaboration and highlighting the global impacts of local action.

For more information, contact Brendan O’Donnell at brendan@pocacito.org.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Partner event - Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee

  • Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)
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From Exclusion to Inclusion: Exhibit Reception

You’re cordially invited to an evening reception on October 10 to mark the opening of 3 architecture exhibits, 6-7:30pm at 1100 Wicomico building. The reception is a follow-on to a daytime symposium.

More info and to register: https://reception-2019-10-10.eventbrite.com

Advance registration required.

Come network with the speakers and participants from the symposium and with other people from across our city and the Baltimore Sister Cities network! Enjoy some Dutch treats from our sister city of Rotterdam while viewing the exhibits.

This event is part of AIA Baltimore’s 2019 Architecture Month.

Featuring these exhibits:

Undesign the Redline by Designing the WE.JUST Baltimore and JUST Rotterdam — Work by Rotterdam and MSU SA+P graduate architecture students centered on Pigtown in Baltimore and Hillesluis in Rotterdam.International PARK(ing) Day Designs — MSU SA+P student proposals for installations near MLK Boulevard.

The exhibits are on display Oct 7 - 17.

Organized by:

Cristina Murphy, Assistant Professor, Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning (MSU SA+P) & Co-Founder and Architect Associate, XCOOP RotterdamWith assistance from Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC)

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on October 10!


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Dutch Drinks DC, Bimonthly Happy Hour
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Dutch Drinks DC, Bimonthly Happy Hour

  • James Hoban's Irish Restaurant & Bar 1 Dupont Circle Northwest Washington, DC 20036 (map)
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Description

Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro Area, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District Drinks, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee - for our bimonthly happy hour at James Hoban's Irish Restaurant & Bar in Dupont Circle.

Heineken USA is proud to once again sponsor Capital Pride in DC and will be marching in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8 (4:30-8pm). Interested in joining them? Please email David Morgenstern (dmorgenstern@heinekenusa.com) for additional details.

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DUTCH DRINKS DC, BIMONTHLY HAPPY HOUR
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

DUTCH DRINKS DC, BIMONTHLY HAPPY HOUR

  • James Hoban's Irish Restaurant & Bar 1 Dupont Circle Northwest Washington, DC 20036 (map)
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This event is free, and registration can be done here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dutch-drinks-dc-bimonthly-happy-hour-tickets-58646757029?ref=enivte001&invite=MTYwODY4OTMvbmllbHMudGVuYmVyZ2VAbmFjY3dtLm9yZy8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=invitemodernv2&utm_term=attend

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Dutch Drinks DC - Bimonthly Happy Hour
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Dutch Drinks DC - Bimonthly Happy Hour

  • Lauriol Plaza, 1835 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009 (map)
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Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro Area, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District Drinks, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee - for our bimonthly happy hour and the first one of 2019 at the roof terrace of Lauriol Plaza.

Heineken bottles are $4.50.

Please follow this link for registration:

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Partner Event: Europe after the Brexit
Feb
21
8:00 AM08:00

Partner Event: Europe after the Brexit

  • Fairfax Economic Development Authority (map)
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How To Manage Logistics, Trade, Compliance, Tax and Legal Issues in 2019

Despite the existence of the EU, Europe is not a single unified market, but rather, a collection of distinct regional markets. To select the best strategy to achieve sales success, it is increasingly important for US companies to anticipate and be pro-active (Brexit!).

Come join the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, to learn how logistics can be a competitive advantage for your company – get goods to your European customers faster, cheaper, and with less red tape.

 

Speakers:

  • Peter Sanders, Managing Partner, psps exports & investments

  • Stan de Caluwé, Senior Supply Chain Manager, Holland International Distribution Council

  • Jan Mul, Director of International Marketing, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Agenda

  • 8:00 am Registration and Networking

  • 8:30 am Introductions and Start of Program

  • 8:45 am Setting up the perfect supply chain to support your business in Europe by Stan de Caluwé, incl. Questions & Answers

  • 9:15 am “Here’s the Thing….[with Trade, Compliance, Tax and Legal]” Executive summaries of key challenges when entering or expanding into the European market

  • 9:45 am Questions and Answers

  • 10:00 am Adjourn

 

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Bi-Monthly Happy Hour - November Edition
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Bi-Monthly Happy Hour - November Edition

  • Lauriol Plaza, 1835 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009 (map)
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Dutch Drinks DC - Bi-monthly Happy Hour

Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro Area, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District Drinks, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee - for our bimonthly happy hour at the roof terrace of Lauriol Plaza.

Heineken bottles are $4.50

Cheers,

DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro Area, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District Drinks, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee

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Apr
19
8:00 AM08:00

NVTC International Committee Meeting

  • 7900 Tysons One Place Conference Center, McLean, VA. Deloitte, 8th Floor (map)
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Is your company ready to tap into the European marketplace? Get firsthand perspective into doing business in Europe at the NVTC International Committee’s meeting on April 19.

Hear from multiple companies doing business in Europe, including in the
Netherlands. You’ll also gain exclusive insights into the legal risks and opportunities associated with doing business in the Netherlands.

Moderator
Jatinder Kaur Khosla
Business Development Manager, Europe
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Panelists
Bas Brukx
Chief Financial Officer
Clarabridge

Samuel F. Cullari
Counsel
ReedSmith LLP

Chris van Voorden
Director, Foreign Investments
Innovation Quarter

Advanced Registration is Required

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION & RECEPTION
Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION & RECEPTION

  • DUPONT UNDERGROUND 1500 19th street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036 (map)
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A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.
It is, in a word, effective
.” — Irving Penn

The Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce (NACCWM) together with the Netherlands America Foundation (NAF) and the DC Dutch would like to invite you to attend a "Dutch" afternoon on Sunday November 5th, 2017 to visit the World Press Photo exhibition, guided by Executive Director Robert Meins.

Partnering with international, (non)governmental organizations, think-tanks, embassies, universities and civil society organizations the exhibition is highlighting the issues and stories behind last year’s award-winning photojournalism.

What is World Press Photo? Since 1955 World Press Photo organizes the most prestigious international press photography competition. Photographs submitted by the likes of AP, Getty, National Geographic and the Washington Post are transformed into a large exhibition that travels the world. Last year the exhibitions were visited by 4 million people in 100 cities across the globe. But not here in Washington. This despite the fact that DC is home to the leading people and organizations influencing virtually every topic depicted in the photographs.

Please make sure to register via the Blue Register button below before November 5 and select the special ticket called "DC Dutch/NAF/NACCWA" on the bottom.

We look forward to welcoming you at the exposition!

Event Details

Location: 
Dupont Underground     
1500 19th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20036

Price: $20 via https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1576864/tfly



Program:
4.00 pm - Reception and registration
4.30 pm - Start tour
5.30 pm - Networking
7.00 pm - End

 

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Dutch Drinks DC - Nederlandse Borrel

Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks - for our bi-monthly happy hour!

Cash Bar - with Heineken specials

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Maryland - Netherlands Cybersecurity Soft Landing Program

  • 5520 Research Park Drive, Suite 110 Catonsville, MD 21228 United States (map)
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ABOUT THIS TALK

Last year, Maryland and the Netherlands initiated a multi-year cybersecurity soft landing program to help cybersecurity companies in both countries explore business opportunities overseas. Under the program, a set of Maryland cybersecurity startups go to the Hague Security Delta, the largest security cluster in Europe, each year to learn about the EU market. Dutch firms, in turn, come to bwtech@UMBC to pursue business here.

This talk, to be held at bwtech@UMBC incubator, will discuss what a soft landing is, the origins of the program, benefits and lessons learned, and how the Maryland Tech sector can continue to expand globally.

Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

EVENT SPEAKERS

Maryland Department of Commerce — Jessica Reynolds, Regional Manager, Europe International Investments and Trade

bwtech@UMBC — Jennifer Reynolds, Director of Venture Creation

Ausley Associates — Tom Jarboe, Vice President, International Programs (participant in the 2017 edition of the program)

Event Registration:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-netherlands-cybersecurity-soft-landing-program-tickets-37399057588

 

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Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Dutch Happy Hour. Bi-Monthly Drinks for the Dutch community & Friends

The Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation Washington DC Chapter, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, DC Dutch, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks invite you to their third bi-monthly happy hour!

Location
B Too
1324 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Cash Bar
Free Entry

Registration requested:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dutch-drinks-dc-nederlandse-borrel-tickets-35192166718

 

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Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

"Doing Business in a Changing Economic and Policy Landscape” with Mr. Bart van Ark (Conference Board)

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

requests the pleasure of your company for a presentation by

Bart van Ark

Executive Vice-President, Chief Economist and Chief Strategy Officer

of the Conference Board

on

"Doing Business in a Changing Economic and Policy Landscape"

followed by a panel of experts from the business community

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

concluded by informal drinks

 

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands                RSVP by Friday, June 2nd, 2017

4200 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.                                       WAS-FA@minbuza.nl

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Annual Holland on the Hill Heineken Award & Lecture
May
18
11:30 AM11:30

Annual Holland on the Hill Heineken Award & Lecture

Register now for  the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award & Lecture - May 18th!

  

You are kindly invited to attend the: 

Holland on the Hill Heineken Award & Lecture  

Thursday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. Library of Congress (Members Room)  

101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20540

  

The award honors industry leaders who have made a substantial contribution to the US-Dutch economic relationship through their entrepreneurial drive, a drive that is part of the Dutch DNA. The members of the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award and Lecture Committee have unanimously chosen Dick Boer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize as the 2017 Heineken Award recipient and speaker.

 

Dick Boer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize  

as the 2017 Heineken Award recipient and speaker

Please follow the link below for further information and registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holland-on-the-hill-heineken-award-2017-tickets-34082106498

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Dutch Drinks DC - Nederlandse Borrel
Mar
23
5:30 PM17:30

Dutch Drinks DC - Nederlandse Borrel

Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, and Dutch District Drinks - for our second bi-monthly happy hour!

When: Thursday March 23rd, at 5:30pm

Where: B Too, 1324 14ST NW

Bitterballen courtesy of Gino Martens-Salardi (Gino's Cara)

Cash Bar

We hope to see many of you there!

 

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Presentation: Double Nationality For The Dutch?
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Presentation: Double Nationality For The Dutch?

The Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce is organizing a presentation focusing on various problems encountered by Dutch citizens living abroad (social security benefits, voting while abroad, Dutch schools and dual citizenship). This event will presented in the Dutch language!

Kandidaat-Kamerlid Eelco Keij (D66) zal een presentatie geven over het recent ingediende wetsvoorstel inzake openstelling van dubbele nationaliteit en thema’s bespreken als de AOW, stemmen vanuit het buitenland, DigiD en Nederlands onderwijs in het buitenland.

Naar schatting zijn er meer dan 1 miljoen Nederlanders in het buitenland. Dat is 6% van de Nederlandse bevolking. Deze Nederlanders hebben een grote economische en culturele toegevoegde waarde voor Nederland. Via lokale connecties met het internationale bedrijfsleven zijn zij de echte, dagelijkse ambassadeurs van Nederland. Verspreid over de hele wereld verleggen ze de internationale horizon. Zij zijn onze buitenlandse trots.

Andere Europese landen hebben al eerder besloten hun burgers in het buitenland een aparte plek in hun politieke bestel te geven.

Eelco Keij zet zich al jaren in voor de Nederlanders in het buitenland, waarbij hij ook andere partijen dan zijn eigen continu wijst op het belang van de mede-Nederlanders in het buitenland. Tijdens zijn presentatie zal hij nader ingaan op de grootste belemmeringen en problemen, de achtergrond en de mogelijke oplossingen.

Zie www.EelcoKeij.com voor meer info.

 

Logistics

  • 4:00 pm - Event starts
  • 4:30 pm - Presentation by Eelco Keij
  • 6:00 pm - Event ends
  • Registration open to all, but remember: presentation will be in Dutch language
  • Cash bar

Registration

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Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Healthcare Innovation: The New Future in the Washington Metro Region

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The healthcare industry has experienced a tsunami of innovations aimed at enhancing life expectancy, quality of life, diagnostic and treatment options, as well as the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the healthcare system. In the Washington Metro area, multiple companies and hospitals drive the innovation in healthcare. 

Major innovation occurs especially between industries and disciplines and that is no different than between healthcare and technology. Healthcare innovation can be described as the introduction of a new concept, idea, service, process, or product aimed at improving treatment, diagnosis, education, outreach, prevention and research, and with the long term goals of improving quality, safety, outcomes, efficiency and costs.

During the luncheon two industry leading innovators will present their products with respect to patients and the healthcare industry. 

Attendance: Free for members. $20 for non-members.

Program    

12:00pm – 12:50pm
Networking and Lunch

12:50pm – 12:55pm
Introduction

12:55pm – 1:10pm
Mr. Brian Hays, VP & Director of the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) at Inova Health System

1:10pm – 1:25pm
Ms. Els Wessels, VP Marketing and Sales at Motekforce Link

1:25pm – 1:45pm
Q&A
 

1:45pm – 2:00pm
Wrap up

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Inova Health System

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Inova will open their Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax VA between 2016 and 2020. It includes The Global Genomics and Bioinformatics Institute, The Inova Dwight & Martha Schar Cancer Institute, The Inova Clinic, A Technology Tower that will house telemedicine programs, incubator and accelerator space for commercial partners and The Inova education, Wellness and Learning Center & ICPH Conference Center

Motekforce Link

Motekforce Link, combines more than fifteen years of experience in high-quality rehabilitation technologies and real-time feedback, using virtual reality techniques. The company is an international player and aspiring market leader in the field of Rehab & Sports Medicine and Intelligent Medication & Supply businesses, with passionate teams worldwide.

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Food Innovation - Baltimore & Beyond

Find out about innovations happening around food in Baltimore and in the Netherlands that will make our world more sustainable, improve access to nutritious food, and provide individuals & startups the means to make a living through healthy food. This event will leave you feeling inspired about our future! 

At this event we’ll showcase some local and global innovations to solve some of these critical issues. Innovations that address challenges in food systems, improve food security and equitable access to nutritious food, and promote sustainability. Organizations that provide budding local food entrepreneurs with skills and resources like kitchen incubators and farmland, so that they can make a living in the food industry. You'll hear about interesting ventures happening in Baltimore and in Netherlands.

Refreshments provided.

For more information about the event, visit: 2016.baltimoreinnovationweek.com/events/food_innovation-local-global

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The is event is part of Baltimore Innovation Week 2016 presented by 14 West.

The is event is part of Baltimore Innovation Week 2016 presented by 14 West.

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Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Rooftop European Networking

Together with the French-American Chamber of Commerce, British-American Business Association,  Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, American-Danish Business Council and Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce we are happy to announce:

- ROOFTOP EUROPEAN NETWORKING AND FUN

A fundraising opportunity to benefit Friendship Place, DC's non-profit leader in developing solutions to homelessness that have demonstrable results and a lasting impact.

Join us and come network, have fun with EZ Street of 93.9 WKYS at the rooftop bar of Embassy Row Hotel.

When: Wednesday June 29 5pm - 10pm
5-7 Networking
7-10 fun and dancing under the stars with DJ EZ Street

Where: Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036

Fees:
- Free for members of the NACCWM.
- $10 for non members (20% will be donated to Friendship Place)
- Cash bar, $1 of every drink goes to Friendship Place

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May
25
8:30 PM20:30

BORREL - Dutch Happy Hour

Please join us - the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), DC Dutch, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce Washington Metro, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District, and the Washington Chapter of the VVD - for a Happy Hour Social to meet and mingle!

Cash bar.

We hope to see many of you there!

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King's Day 2016
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

King's Day 2016

The Royal Netherlands Embassy and DC Dutch invite the Dutch community and their friends to celebrate King's Day 2016 at the Embassy.

Doors open at 7 PM, with a reception on the square until 8:30 PM, to raise a glass in honor of King Willem-Alexander.
Dance the night away with our DJ at the danceparty inside until 11 PM!

Covercharge is $15 per person (open bar and snacks).

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Holland on the Hill Heineken
Apr
21
8:45 AM08:45

Holland on the Hill Heineken

  • The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (Room HVC-201) (map)
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For more than 400 years, the Netherlands and the United States have enjoyed an economic relationship based on their shared values of freedom, justice and entrepreneurship.

To highlight these shared values, the Holland on the Hill program was launched in 2014. Holland on the Hill is a joint effort program of the US Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, corporate partners, and the Netherland-America Foundation.

The Heineken Award is named after the late Freddy Heineken, who was sent to the United States in the 1940s and established the Heineken brand overseas. Upon his return to the Netherlands, he used the innovative marketing skills he learned in the United States to transform Heineken into one of the world’s most recognized brands today.

The award honors industry leaders who have made a substantial contribution to the US-Dutch economic relationship through their entrepreneurial drive, a drive that is part of the Dutch DNA. The members of the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award and Lecture Committee have unanimously chosen Victoria B. Mars as the 2016 Heineken Award recipient and speaker.

Mrs. Mars will receive the Holland on the Hill Heineken Award to honor her efforts in furthering US-Netherlands bilateral economic relations, including her work in making the cocoa supply chain more sustainable.She is also being recognized for her promotion of women’s equality and her success in empowering women cocoa farmers.

The Netherlands is the second largest cocoa processing country in the world, and is home to the world’s largest cocoa port.

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Water Summit Luncheon with American NAF-Fulbright Fellow Jack Hogan
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Water Summit Luncheon with American NAF-Fulbright Fellow Jack Hogan

Water Summit Luncheon

American NAF-Fulbright Fellow, Jack Hogan, who is currently studying Flood Managment at TU Delft in the Netherlands, has been invited to participate in the Water Summit at the White House on March 22, 2016. We'd like to celebrate this momentous event and give him the occasion to share his experiences with the NAF Community in DC.

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About the Speaker


Jack Hogan holds a BSc in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He's been a civil Engineer in the US Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco since 2009 where he's taken on the roles of Team Leader and Program Manager. At TU Delft he's examining Dutch adaptation strategies for improving flood risk management in the face of climate change for the purpose of providing new critical information for adaptation efforts in California. The overall research goal is to investigate optimal climate change adaption strategies for improving flood resiliency in delta watersheds and to identify opportunities for the implementation of these measures in California and the Netherlands. Under the advising of Professor S.N. (Bas) Jonkman, Jack collaborates with senior researchers of flood risk management at TU Delft and the Netherlands' Ministry of Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat). After returning to the U.S. he plans to pursue opportunities for applying his research through an advisory level position in California. His goal is to share this knowledge and develop additional channels for exchange between the Dutch and the US Flood risk management communities.

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Expanding a Dutch business in the United States — Insights from William Schrader, American CEO & Internet Pioneer
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Expanding a Dutch business in the United States — Insights from William Schrader, American CEO & Internet Pioneer

Lessons Learned from a CEO and Internet Pioneer

William Schrader, CEO of Leaseweb USA, is an internet pioneer and co-founder of the world’s first commercial Internet Service Provider.  In this presentation William will share his experience helping Leaseweb grow in the US market and what it's like to work with the Dutch.  

Agenda

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Arrival, networking & drinks
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Presentations
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Networking, food & drinks

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About William Schrader

Bill Schrader developed his skills, insights and decision-making acumen in a broad scope of endeavors ranging from chemical and nuclear physics labs, parallel supercomputing, global internetworking and software development. His expertise as Chairman and CEO for over 25 years has enabled Schrader to lead groups facing rapidly fluctuating external conditions that presented profound strategic risks to the organizations for which he was responsible. The scale of Schrader’s experience has ranged from private to public, startup to very large, stable to exponential growth, one office to 30 countries, and from economic boom to financial ruin and recovery. In both the growth and the downsizing phases, Schrader successfully led organizations through the analytic processes to establish strategies and execute tactics for successful exits while minimizing risks and providing gain.

Most recently since 2012, Schrader serves as CEO of LeaseWeb USA Inc., a wholly owned sub of a Dutch firm. He is responsible for all company activities in the United States.

Read Bill Schrader's full biography here.

 

About Leaseweb

LeaseWeb provides a portfolio of hosted infrastructure solutions including traditional dedicated server hosting, cloud and colocation. Since the best configuration for your business may span more than one platform, LeaseWeb can help you mix and match to build the optimal hybrid solution for your business. The LeaseWeb platform resides on one of the largest, most reliable networks in the world, boasting 5.0 Tbps bandwidth capacity and 99.9999% core uptime. Thanks also to state-of-the-art data centers, and a broad choice of technologies, we are able to deliver an industry-leading portfolio of solutions – from bare metal to public and private clouds. . As a prominent member of the Ocom Group, LeaseWeb has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services since 1997.

LeaseWeb's growing infrastructure currently spans eight data centers in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the United States, connecting with major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb peers with Internet exchanges in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, New York, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Zurich and Madrid.

 

 

 

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 Jopen Beer Launch Event
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Jopen Beer Launch Event

Thursday, March 3 (from 5 pm) Jopen Beer from Holland will officially be launching in Churchkey, 1337 14th St NW in Washington DC (near the corner of 14th and Rhode Island). 

Jopen Beer


Jopen passionately produces a number of historic recipes and modern classics combining ageold recipes with playful craftiness. Distinctive, authentic and full of flavor. A perfect blend of tradition and innovation (the latest technology,
the best ingredients and entirely new styles). National and international awards won by Jopen are the ultimate proof. Have a taste and find out what the contradiction of ‘historic modernism’ is like.

Chance to taste


You’ll definitely have a chance to taste: Jopen Koyt, Jopen Doubting Thomas and Jopen Hoppenbier.

Jopen Hoppenbier


This golden beer is a precise reproduction of a historic Haarlem beer and is brewed according to the brewer’s statute (recipe regulated by the council) of 1501. A crisp beer with a malty foretaste and a lingering, bitter finish. 

Jopen Doubting Thomas


This reddish-brown beer is named after the apostle Thomas and is a genuine winter warmer. Surprisingly rich in flavour and ideal for sipping beside the fireplace. Thanks to it's popularity we brew it the whole year round.

Jopen Koyt


This reddish-brown beer is a reproduction of a historic Haarlem beer and is brewed according to the brewer’s statute (recipe regulated by the council) of 1407. Jopen Koyt is brewed with gruit, a medieval blend of herbs in which sweet gale picked according to ritual was essential. Legend has it that, to avoid its hallucinogenic properties, sweet gale could only be picked at full moon by nude witches. The spicy flavour is highly complex and smooth.

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Seminar: Boosting The Circular Economy
Feb
11
8:00 AM08:00

Seminar: Boosting The Circular Economy

As the world’s population and economy grows, the current economic model becomes unsustainable as resources like fossil fuels, raw materials, fresh water, and food become increasingly scarce. Switching to a circular economic model is inevitable, but what does that mean for today’s companies, customers, and legislators?

Opportunities and barriers


In the framework of the Presidency of the EU, the Royal Netherlands Embassy will organize a day-long seminar, "Boosting the Circular Economy", to tackle these questions. The seminar will feature success stories from the international business community, the Netherlands as a circular hotspot, and discussions on government policies from the Netherlands, EU, and US.

Workshops will aim to address the opportunities and barriers encountered when making the transition to a circular business model in various sectors such as urban development, fashion and design, and new business cases. The Netherlands is moving ever closer to a circular economy, where smart innovative products are used to minimize waste of energy and materials.

We look forward to your participation in this effort to boost the circular economy in the U.S.

A detailed agenda is available here.

The seminar is free and open to the public. RSVP here

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Lockheed Martin Company Visit
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

Lockheed Martin Company Visit

  • The Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center (GVC) (map)
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How to Fly an Orion, F35-Joint Strike Fighter, and F-22 Raptor?


Learn more at the Lockheed Martin Company Visit


Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 112,000 people worldwide. It is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

NAF and NACCWM members are invited to visit the Legacy Aarea, Fighter Demonstration and Space Experience Centers (FDC) of the state-of-the-art Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center (GVC). Learn and experience more about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the spaceship Orion. The FDC’s F-35 and F-22 cockpit demonstrators, an F-35 helmet mounted display system, and multiple touch-screen displays are used to further emphasize capabilities and other unique aspects of each aircraft. Unique interactive displays, such as the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle cockpit simulator, a missile defense simulator, and the GPS Value Station provide visitors with a visceral experience of actual space technology in action.  You can read more about the Global Vision Center here.

Networking Drink:    

Immediately following the company visit, at around 5:30pm, we invite you to join us in the Highline RxR bar at 2010 Crystal Dr , Arlington VA.  (Cash bar.)

Registration


Registration is required before October 30, 2015.  For security reasons all visitors are asked to provide some information during registration.   This information will only be shared with Lockheed Martin and is only used for the purposes of this company visit.  All must bring a valid passport (or driving license for US citizens).  This event is free for NAF and NACCWM members, for all others a fee of $20 will be asked.  

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Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, Instagram. O my!
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, Instagram. O my!

  • Marriott Courtyard Embassy Row (map)
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How the right social strategy makes you money!

Social media is a must-have for every business marketing strategy--and it's simply not enough to focus on increasing followers. Unfortunately each social channel works differently and reaches a different audience. The Who, What, Where, When, and Why will be explained by Christine Wilson, Founder and CEO of MtoM Consulting.

Christine Wilson

Christine has over 15 years experience in marketing and sales, with companies in in the IT, Media, Entertainment, Market Research and digital content. In 2011 She started MtoM Consulting to assist businesses and brands in communicating with companies in the digital space. Her uncanny ability to know exactly where people are online– and how to speak to them — has helped her grow MtoM to a highly successful full service digital marketing firm.

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