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23rd trade mission, Connecting sustainable businesses from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Caribbean region

February 14, 2017 - February 15, 2017

23rd trade mission
Connecting sustainable businesses from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Caribbean region

InterExpo Caribbean organizes the 23rd trade mission on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. The trade mission includes a congress with more than 20 speakers and a matchmaking initiative. The mission’s goal is to connect the business community from the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom to the Caribbean region. What are the opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs on the islands of Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad? And what role can Sint Maarten play as a hub to the region?

The 23rd trade mission focuses on sustainable innovations and investments. Sustainable means striving to start long-term partnerships. Participants include companies, employers’ organizations, the financial sector (trust and banking), industry associations and government authorities from the Netherlands, the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom and the Caribbean region. InterExpo cooperates closely with various Business Association in the region.

A Dutch entrepreneur, active in fire safety and environmentally friendly technologies, explains why the trade mission on Sint Maarten is interesting: ‘Dutch legislation is applicable to the windward islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius and these economies are thus very accessible for Dutch companies’. Other islands in the Caribbean region, such as Saint Vincent and Antigua, have also caught his attention.

During the trade mission’s matchmaking part, participants can engage in conversations on the development of new partnerships and seizing opportunities in their respective markets. InterExpo offers a customized service; using a clear profile, a “match” based on the specific business desires of a party will be pursued.

February 16-17, 2016:
Business visit to
Sint Eustatius and Saba.


February 14, 2017
February 15, 2017


Sonesta Maho Beach Resort
Sint Maarten
-, Dutch Caribbean