The Netherlands as a Springboard for Europe: High Tech and Cyber Security Companies @ Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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.

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.


  • Chris van Voorden – Director Foreign Investments At Innovationquarter, Netherlands

  • Ryan Leirvik – Principal at Grimm

  • Renato Turelli – Sr. Assistant Director at NFIA

  • Ulrich Mans – Senior Advisor for Innovation at Science and Technology at the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

  • Carlos A. Fernandes, Managing Principal/CEO, at Agile Cybersecurity Solutions, LLC

Event Moderator: Jatinder Kaur Khosla, Business Investment Manager for Europe, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Event sponsors: InnovationQuarter and Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

7:30 am Registration & Networking
8:00 am Panel discussion
9:00 am Program Ends


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Westfield Cares @ Marriott Westfields Washington Dulles
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Join the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Westfields Marriott and Westfield High School for this award-winning program as we tackle two of the biggest issues affecting teens today; substance abuse and mental illnesses.
This program will teach students the dangers of substance abuse and help get rid of the stigma associated with mental illnesses. Students will learn to recognize the warning signs to get help for themselves and those around them.

When we can recognize the signs, we can get them the help they need.

Register today to volunteer as a table leader!
Table Leaders will be placed at each table with 6-8 high school sophmores from Westfield High School. Each table leader will be given a folder with essential documents for the program. As a table leader you will be overseeing the children at your table making sure they participate in the activities of the program. Table leaders will also participate and lead discussions for their table as instructed by the moderator/speaker. Thanksgiving lunch will be provided to each participant.

NO CELL PHONES are allowed to be used during the program. You will have access to your cell phone during the lunch break of the program.

Event Sponsorships:

Bronze Sponsor: $100
• Name on the e-blast and website

Silver Sponsor: $250
• Logo on the e-blast and website

Gold Sponsor: $500
• Prominent Logo on e-blast and website
• Social media spotlight with company logo, description and recognition as a supporter of the program.

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