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  1. NLBorrelaar
    After a successful kick-off event in June, NAF-BIZ New York has the pleasure to invite you to its second networking event. The Dutch are innovators in the field of clean technology and have built a strong economy and sustainable society. This event will highlight some examples of successful Dutch initiatives on the US market, from Dutch management running a green restaurant in New York to a green architectural design studio to a Dutch company supplying sustainable products for green roofs, roof gardens, green walls and ground cover.

    Guest of honor and opening address by:

    Frank Heemskerk
    Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade


    Oscar Warmerdam, Sempergreen
    Sempervirens BV is the producer of Sempergreen® sustainable products for green roofs, roof gardens, roundabouts, slopes, green walls and ground cover. They are the world's largest producer of vegetation mats. Sempergreen also produce plant mats, grass tiles and living wall systems.

    Oscar Henquet, Rouge Tomate
    The GREENEST new restaurant in NY is RED. A member of the Green Restaurant Association, Rouge Tomate sets a new standard for environmentally conscious, aesthetically inspired, nutritionally optimal cuisine. Rouge Tomate's commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices is evident in every aspect of the restaurant, from the culinary to the operational.

    Mark Helder, Helder Design LLC
    Helder Design, an architectural design studio, designed and developed Metropolitan Green, one of NYC's greenest buildings. Helder Design is committed to exploring high performance, energy-efficient, environmentally responsible construction through the design-build model.

    Event Information:

    Date: September 9th, 2009 at 4:00PM

    4:00 Registration and Networking Reception
    4:30 Opening remarks: Frank Heemskerk, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade
    6:00 Tour of New Amsterdam Village, including sustainable greenhouse
    Location: Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    One Battery Park Plaza, 10th floor
    New York, NY 10004

    Cost: $ 25/person

    Limited seating available, register now!

    All presentations will be in English.

    NAF-BIZ New York is a new platform for the exchange of international business management information, experiences and ideas among the Dutch professional community in the New York City area and U.S. professionals who do business with the Netherlands.

    NAF-BIZ New York organizes networking events with high level speakers who present a topic or business case, intended to spark discussion and transfer valuable experience to participants.

    Join: NAF-BIZ New York on LinkedIn

    For questions, please contact Jacob Willemsen at 212 681 2566 or

    You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is completed.

    NAF-BIZ New York operates under the auspices of The Netherland-America Foundation.

    This event is made possible by the Netherlands Consulate General, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, and Rouge Tomate.
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