TRANSFER - newsletter Southern-Europe & Latin America (April 2014)


Table of contents

  • Trade Missions & Events
  • Transfer's latest development
  • Opportunities
  • Funny Facts
  • News Section
  • Recommended Links

Trade Missions & Events

Trade mission Smart Grids to France (June 11-12, 2014)

The FME and TRANSFER LBC are organizing a matchmaking trip (11-12 June) for the energy sector, combined with a visit to the annual Smart Grid market, the biggest event in France for this sector. This event is held in Paris and offers excellent networking and knowledge enhancement for Dutch participants. Read more

Mission to Colombia with 19 companies successful!

From 10 until 14 March, the SIB multisectoral trade mission to Colombia took place. This trade mission was commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and organized by Handelsroute and Transfer LBC with the intention to promote Dutch subsidiaries as ‘Starting International Business - Go Abroad , Well Prepared (SIB)’ and ‘the Transition Facility Colombia’. Read more


Other trade missions 2014

- Offshore wind / EK football 2016 / Agro technology France
- Retail / Environmental technology Spain
- Infrastructure / Shipbuilding / Retail Brazil
- Metal / Automotive Mexico
- Multisectoral Colombia, Peru and Chili

Are you interested to participate in a trade mission? Inform us about your wishes/conditions through our contactform, so we will be able to include these in our trade mission programme.


Transfer's latest development

TRANSFER expanded presence in Colombia

In addition to its Latin American offices in São Paulo and Mexico City Transfer set up shop in Colombia as well. Colombians economy and industry has been developing very fast, resulting in many interesting market opportunities for European companies. Also see above “Mission to Colombia with 19 companies successful!”. Through this office you will receive the same quality of services from Transfer LBC that you are used to, amongst other market research, selection of agents/distributors/partners, commercial representation, coordination of sales, leads generation and head hunting. Transfer local consultants Marisol Londoño and Dobbe Dijkstra are happy to assist you in your market approach to Colombia.

TRANSFER accredited SIB consultant of RVO

RVO (former Agentschap NL) accredited TRANSFER as official SIB (Starting international business) consultant for this subsidary. This means that you - after application of a voucher - can be assisted by Transfer to help you identifying promising international markets through extensive personal contacts on the topic, free of charge.
Read more


TRANSFER wins new LIFE+ projects

For the fifth consecutive year TRANSFER has been successful within the LIFE+ program, this year winning 2 projects! If you have any environmental technology or concept that you wish to pilot in an European demonstration project, LIFE+ can be a very interesting instrument. Not only does it give financial support but it also provides an excellent promotion tool. Transfer Consultancy is specialised in creating the partnership, conceptualising the core idea, and writing the proposal. All follow-up actions with the European authorities are taken care of as well. For 2014, the new LIFE+ programme will be extended and the percentage of subsidy raised. If you are interested you can take a look at our current EU projects, contact us for more information, or search for more details on the LIFE+ program.

TRANSFER LBC attends Connect-EU Conference

TRANSFER in the media

Also the last few months Transfer was topic in several Dutch media items:
  • 'TRANSFER directeur Sven Kallen in Telegraaf' Read
  • 'Ook TRANSFER directeur Gerald Baal interview in Telegraaf' Read
  • 'TRANSFER's mening gevraagd bij overname nationaal kindje KPN in EenVandaag' Read

TRANSFER on stage

  • Participation of TRANSFER LBC in the I Technical Seminar BIOVEGEN. Read
  • March 5th 2014 at the Brazil Network Day event TRANSFER Managing Director Gerald Baal took care of the presentation 'How to do business in Brazil' at the ADO in The Hague. Read
  • March 6th 2014 TRANSFER Director Sven Kallen shared his expertise at the Verover Nieuwe Markten! event in Nieuwegein. Read
  • Vision2020: SME information event in Barcelona. Read

Furthermore TRANSFER worked in close collaboration with ProEcuador organizing several events (agrifood, horticulture, nanotechnology and oil/gas & petro chemistry) in 2013.

TRANSFER was also active as a guest panel member or as a guest speaker at events of
Fenedex, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Crossing Border, Crossing e-commerce, etc.



Costa Rica Hotspot for Medical Devices in the America’s

More than 250 high-tech multinational companies are currently operating in Costa Rica’s territory. the sector is showing a clear growth potential
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Central America offers a strategic location connecting the Northern and Southern American Continents

Central America together is comparable in size (area & population) with Spain and the region has been one of the most proactive in terms of negotiating trade agreements with other regions around the world. Despite the global economic crisis, trade has grown at a constant rate. Read more

Latin America to grow by 3.2% in 2014

The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will expand by 3.2% in 2014, which is higher than the 2.6% performance of 2013, according to a new ECLAC report launched today at a press conference in Santiago, Chile. Panama will lead the pack with a growth rate of 7% in 2014, while powerhouses like Brazil and Mexico are predicted to grow at 2,6% and 3,5% respectively. Read more


European Investment Bank (EIB) supports French renewable energy projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced support of 750 million euros for French renewable energy projects between 2014 and 2016. European Investment Bank (EIB) supports French renewable energy projects. Read more


Transfer LBC visits the Alimentaria Fair 2014

The team of Transfer LBC visited the Food Fair in Barcelona to find out about new market trends and food technology. They approached the stand of The Alimentaria Hub where innovation, trends and internationalization of the sector is concentrated, showing the most innovative products as healthy, suitable for all types of food intolerances and of fast and easy preparation. Read more

Funny Facts

Latin Americans in Forbes top 100

Seven Latin American billionaires have made it into the top 100 on Forbes Magazine's 2014 billionaire list, down from 10 on last year's list. All seven billionaires came from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile.


'God is een Braziliaan', hoe een voetbaldroom elk WK beheerst.

On April 15, Ernest Landheer was launching his book "God is een Braziliaan" at the residence of the Brazilian Embassy in Wassenaar. Gerald Baal was one of the personally invited and received a copy of this book. In 'God is een Braziliaan' 25 Brazilian football legends are interviewed about the successes of the 'divine canaries' at various world championships. Read more.


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