Substantial participation from the Netherlands at EQUIP AUTO 2017

The 2017 edition of EQUIP AUTO stands apart from previous years in that it welcomes a large Dutch delegation. This Dutch pavilion is organised by AutomotiveNL and focuses on manufacturers and innovation, while a HollandHouse will be aimed at the aftersales segment. The number of Dutch exhibitors taking part at this show is up by nearly 30% on the last edition. 

On Wednesday 18 October, the Ambassador of the Netherlands in France, Mr Pieter de Gooijer, will visit EQUIP AUTO to meet Dutch exhibitors during a series of talks by Dutch firms in the Dutch pavilion (1L002), followed by a networking cocktail reception.

Mr. Jeroen Heijs, senior civil servant in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the ministry responsible for ‘Holland High Tech’, the Netherlands as a high-tech country, will also come to Paris to accompany the Dutch delegation.

Franco-Dutch cooperation in favour of smart and green mobility

The reason for this Dutch presence is that under the Dutch programme Partners for International Business (PIB), a group of Dutch firms and centres of expertise signed an agreement with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) on 7 June 2017 to leverage the opportunities offered by the French market in the area of smart, disruptive and green mobility. 

The objective is to reinforce the position of Dutch firms and centres of expertise specialising in the mobility of the future such as electric cars or autonomous and/or communicating cars. Under the auspices of AutomotiveNL, the consortium brings together 20 partners from the world of business or the public sector but also centres of expertise and trade bodies: APPM Management Consultants, Automotive Campus, Brightlands Materials Center, Dutch-INCERT, Ebusco, Elaad, EMOSS, Greenflux, Holst Centre / Solliance Solar Research, Last Mile Solutions, Embassy of the Netherlands in Paris, Pentacon Engineering, Polyscope, Sensata Technologies, Streetplug, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, DOET association, Technolution, TNO, Eindhoven University of Technology and UL International.

Opportunities on the French market

According to the Embassy of the Netherlands in France, "the rapid developments towards sustainable and smart forms of mobility, areas in which both France and the Netherlands excel, offer opportunities for cooperation and knowledge exchange." The agreement aims to capitalise on these opportunities by increasing the visibility of its participants in France, and in particular by exhibiting on a trade show such as EQUIP AUTO.

Cooperation with French official bodies 

The programme also seeks to develop ties with the French authorities in order that the Dutch sector can play for example a role in the delivery of at least 7 million charging stations for electric vehicles by 2030, an objective of the French government; contribute to the development of sustainable public transport and offer traffic management solutions. 

Dutch exhibitors at EQUIP AUTO:

A.B.S. ALL BRAKE SYSTEMS, ACTRONICS, AE INDUSTRIES, AND MAP TECHNOLOGIES, AUTOMOTIVE CAMPUS, AUTOMOTIVE NL, BATTERY SAFETY SOLUTIONS, BRIGHTLANDS MATERIALS CENTER, ECS ELECTRONICS, EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, EURO-TYRE / PNEUS HOLLANDE, EUROL, GANZEBOOM TRANSMISSION, HOLST CENTRE, IDTOOLS, INTERSPRINT BANDEN – EAA – INTER TYRE, JASONSTYRES, KAVO, KAWE, KOVAX EUROPE, KROON-OIL, LANDPORT EUROPE, LIGHTYEAR, NRF, PENTACON, POS SERVICE HOLLAND, SOLLIANCE, TECHNOLUTION, TYRES IN STOCK, VIALLE AUTOGAS SYSTEMS, WAI GLOBAL, WK AUTOMOTIVE

‘Automotive Global Challenges, Smart Solutions’ Programme of talks

‘The Netherlands, a high-tech country’

Wednesday 18 October 2017, Hall 1 Stand L002, Dutch Pavilion
Register for the reception to be held on 18/10 at 16h00.

  • 13:45 | Welcome, Wijnand Hollander
  • 13:50 | Introduction to Holland Day by Jan Wouters, AutomotiveNL
  • 14:00 | Technical University Eindhoven, Ben Rutten

‘Identifying French-Dutch Collaborative Automotive Research Topics’

  • 14h15 | Battery Safety Solutions, Johan van Peperzeel

‘Battery Safety Solutions in the world of E-mobility’

  • 14h30 – 15h00 | Break
  • 15h00 | Lightyear, Arjo van der Ham

‘Lightyear One: the electric car that charges itself’

  • 15h15 | PSWW, Jan Ledeboer

‘GreenPower+  a new way to reduce vehicle emissions’

  • 15h30 | Automotive Global Challenges, Smart Solutions
  • 15h45 | Ministry of Economic Affairs, Jeroen Heijs

'Perspective on the Dutch Automotive Sector'

  • 16h00 | Holland High Tech Cocktail, with an address by HE the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Pieter de Gooijer
  • 18h00 | Closing address by Jan Wouters, AutomotiveNL

The "Netherlands, a High-Tech country" day was jointly funded by the Dutch MIT grant programme for networking and by the TKI HTSM (Technology and Knowledge Institute High tech Systems & Materials) in the Netherlands.

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