What we do for our members

The Netherlands Business Council France is the link between the private and public sector for Dutch companies operating and starting up in France. Our goal is to maximize the business potential by creating opportunities and removing obstacles that could slow down your growth.

We do this by providing a peer-to-peer network for c-level executives for listed companies so they can share, learn and discuses business cases and challenges on a national and global level.

Because of our strong connection with the Dutch government and as the only officially recognized organization we are able to provide high level access to governmental and c-level executives in France.

For organizations and companies new to the French market we offer practical information on regulations, organize events to connect with other entrepreneurs in France to share experiences or help them to expand their network for new business purposes.

Why should you join as a member?

There are multiple benefits in becoming a member of the Netherlands Business Council France, however, here are the three key points.

We provide a soft landing to those who are new to the French market.

If you are new to the Franch market, there are many cultural differences that you will encounter. How to conduct business, dealing with employees or governmental organizations, getting meetings with the French, legal, financial services or how to do your taxes. Speeding up this learning curve and avoiding mistakes save valuable time. Even experienced entrepreneurs and companies have come across obvious obstacles that could have been avoided. We can assist with help.

Access and representation to the government
We can be a strong voice for the Dutch business community through our partnership with NLinBusiness and solid relations with the Dutch Embassy. We have a unique and key position to represent your interests and deal on your behalf. As a professional and official organization, we are able to provide our members with access to contacts, research the market and regulations and council you during times when it’s most needed.

C-level peer-to-peer network.

At an executive level it’s often hard to get into contact with your peers and discuss your industry. We organize round table discussions based on industry or expertise with key figures in the French business and political environment as speakers. During these sessions, the focus will be on regulatory, political and industry topics to drive your business forward.