Dutch envoy Henk Ovink unleashes flood of ideas 

Photo by Tami Andrew Rice School of Architecture hosts water management expert for talk, roundtable on Houston’s future Last week Henk Ovink told Rice School of Architecture (RSA) students that without collaboration in advance of disaster, chaos is inevitable. Ovink, the Netherlands’ special envoy for international water affairs, brought to Rice his vision of how the collaborative energy and imagination of architects, engineers, Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 13, 2016 Categories: Water

Join the OTC from 2-5 May in Houston 

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources. OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world. Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 07, 2016 Categories: Economy

BMW opens new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston 

The BMW Group opened its new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston on April 20, about a year after first breaking ground. The new 44,000-square-foot facility at 1028 Harborside Drive was developed to better serve the New Jersey-based company's 45 BMW and Mini dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company expects to import and process approximately 32,500 vehicles annually at the new facility. The new Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans April 01, 2016 Categories: Economy

Dutch artists, creatives head for SXSW 2016 

More than 45 Dutch artists, creatives, and companies will participate in the music, film, and interactive programs of South by Southwest (SXSW) March 11-20. Innovation in art, technology, and music thrives in the Netherlands. Dutch creatives in the fields of virtual reality, gaming, music, film, design, and transmedia storytelling will take the stage in Austin, Texas, where SXSW presents the ideal platform for the Dutch to celebrate their Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans March 06, 2016 Categories: Austin

If a storm hits Houston...... 

protection is less costly than recovery
In 2008, Hurricane Ike slammed the Houston-Galveston region, making landfall on the Texas coast with maximum sustained winds of 112 miles per hour and storm surge of 12-15 feet. Even though the Houston-Galveston region avoided the predicted direct hit, Hurricane Ike killed 80 people and caused economic damages totaling over $39 billion. Imagine the consequences if Ike had made a direct hit. The clock continues to tick. Major hurricanes Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans March 04, 2016 Categories: Economy Water

BNR Nieuwsradio  

In alle staten
BNR Nieuwsradio grijpt de Amerikaanse verkiezingsstrijd aan om het ondernemersklimaat in alle 50 staten te onderzoeken. Iedere week lichten ze een andere staat uit. Per staat kunt u luisteren naar de radio uitzending, vindt u een korte samenvatting en leest u verhalen van Nederlandse ondernemers, tips & tricks van locals en een speciale column van Bernard Hammelburg. Op 1 maart stond de staat Texas centraal. Derk de Vos heeft Lees meer
 
March 03, 2016

New Year's reception 

On the 27th of January the NBSO organized a New Year's reception together with the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Rotterdam. Highlight of the evening was the key-note by Allard Castelein, CEO and President of the Port of Rotterdam. Allard addressed the audience with an insightful speech about the Port of Rotterdam, recent developments and changes in the market, opportunities and challenges and the way ahead. The Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans January 27, 2016

Port XL- World port accelerator 

PortXL- World port accelerator showed us its mentorship driven innovation program to accelerate startups from all over the world, focusing on port related industries. Their experienced team works with a proven formula, based on over seven years of experience of the highly acclaimed global accelerator network. An intensive 100-day mentorship-driven program accelerates ten exclusively selected start-ups. PortXL also offers an ecosystem Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans January 26, 2016

Port of Houston Surpasses 2 Million TEU Mark in 2015 

The Port of Houston has for the first time ever handled more than 2 million TEU in 2015, the Port of Houston Authority announced Thursday.The new record beats the previous yearly record of 1.96 million TEU set in 2014. “We are so pleased to witness this significant milestone in the port’s history as we continue to strive to advance the Port of Houston and solidify its position as America’s distribution hub today and for generations to Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans December 17, 2015 Categories: Economy

The largest medical centre of the world is the Texas Medical Center in Houston 

106.000 employees, 7.2 million anual visitors at 1345 hectare.
Forbes: If random Americans were surveyed about what they thought was the nation’s–and world’s–largest medical center, they might have predictable answers. Among the guesses would be the Cleveland Clinic or the Mayo Clinic, or something out of America’s most culturally-notable cities, like New York-Presbyterian Hospital. But they would be wrong. The answer lies in a lesser-known center that sits within a city of underrated economic Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans December 17, 2015 Categories: Health
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