Holland+You, Generating + Connecting + Creating GCC

Successful partnerships

Holland & GCC

Holland+You is a platform initiated by the Dutch economic network in the GCC to further strengthen business relationships between the Netherlands and the GCC countries.

Key sectors in Holland

Dutch solutions

Holland is one of the 20 largest economies in the world and is a leading global knowledge economy. In times of global, social and economic challenges, the Dutch find ways of how innovation and entrepreneurship can continue to grow. Dutch companies and organizations offer a broad range of products, services and technologies.

Joining forces

Partner of branch organizations

Holland+You and Dutch branch organizations joined forces to further support our Dutch companies doing business in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. We are very proud of our partnerships, combining expertise and trade promotion.

GCC countries

Trade information

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Gulf. It was established in 1981 and its 6 members are the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. The GCC’s prime geographical location is at the crossroads of the major Western and Eastern economies.

December 4, 2016 Companies that work in the circular economy are thriving in Amsterdam. One of them is Finch Buildings. Just last week, this company, which makes buildings out of wood, was chosen out of 800 entries as a finalist for the Accenture Innovation Awards.

December 4, 2016 Two research centres in the Middle East are planning to lift greenhouse horticulture to a higher sustainability level. It will make a substantial contribution to one of the main problems in the region, namely water shortage. Modern greenhouses are a hundred times more efficient with water than traditional ones. The greenhouse horticulture experts from Wageningen Plant Research are providing knowledge related to the establishment of the centres and will continue to be involved in the training and research programmes once open.


14 Dec 16

5th Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit, Dubai (UAE)

As countries across the globe strive towards a low carbon economy, the steady price decline of solar power generation infrastructure is making the renewable option more viable for MENA. This year's 5th Annual MENA Clean Energy Summit builds on momentum to help countries in this region achieve their renewable energy targets. You will hear from leading industry experts from both the region and global stage, and network with government representatives and key decision makers from the private sector.

16 Jan 17 19 Jan 17

EcoWaste, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

EcoWASTE Exhibition is a leading international platform for advancing sustainable waste management and recycling across MENA and beyond. Seeing waste as a valuable economic resource, EcoWASTE Exhibition brings together leading local and international experts and providers with key buyers and decision-makers.

18 Jan 17

Waste Management Solutions Forum, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

If you are in the business of waste management, there is only one place to be on Wednesday 18 January 2017: the Waste Management Solutions Forum. Taking place as part of EcoWASTE 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the forum brings together key municipalities and expert speakers from the waste management and recycling industry from across the Middle East and North Africa to explore common issues and solutions.