A unique chance to meet key industry players

On 24 September, a special LaunchPad event will take place in Amsterdam, showing potential business partners why the Netherlands is the Digital Gateway to Europe. Visitors to the LaunchPad will learn about the benefits of setting up shop in the Netherlands, and will get the chance to meet the important players in the industry. They will also hear key facts and figures, learn how to begin a business here, and find out who can support you in that process.

The event is organized by the local business community in cooperation with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and KPMG Meijburg & Co. It will take place in conjunction with the HostingCon Europe conference, the premiere event for the European cloud and hosting industry that takes place in Amsterdam from 22-23 September. The free LaunchPad event, held the day after the conference, will include guided tours of several local datacentres, providers, and internet exchanges. There will also be presentations from customers and companies that can support you in setting up your business. Lunch and networking drinks are included.

Why the Netherlands is the Digital Gateway to Europe

The accessibility of large-scale Internet capacity, a good business climate, net neutrality, and European privacy laws all make the Netherlands the preferred location for digital services.
The Netherlands also has one of the most advanced datacentre markets in Europe. Digital giants such as Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Booking.com currently provide their services in Europe from dozens of major Dutch datacentres.