Discover New Markets

The WTC Twente is an organisation that gives support by offering services such as country-specific analysis and specific training to companies wanting to explore new markets. Due to our extensive regional and international network, we can effectively give the proper information about the local markets and the help of a smooth approach.

Find a Business Partner

The WTC Twente is a trustworthy informant to find reliable business partner globally and assist foreign companies to find Dutch business partners by using our WTC Matchmaking Tool. This tool allows companies to get to know their partners personally on incoming and outgoing trade missions. We have an extensive, worldwide network of 300 World Trade Centers and the associated companies that will ensure in finding the right business partner.

Establish and expand internationally

Is your company looking to expand to Europe? Do you want to establish a legal structure and know more about the benefits of the Netherlands and how we are structured? Or is your company looking to work with innovative counterparts from the Netherlands? Then you should establish your company by a ‘soft landing’ in our business center. Together with East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) we help you to grow your business. Choose your flex office or virtual office and use our wide range of facilities and services. Welcome to the Netherlands!

Rent your work space

The WTC Twente offers you offices, flexible working spaces and meeting rooms that can be rented out. Our business center is an international, representative, highly facilitated and diverse place where entrepreneurs, government organisations, services and professionals come together. Join us!

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Are you an Expat?

Our Expat Center East Netherlands is accessible to provide any assistance to international individuals and companies. We work in collaboration with Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) and the municipality. Every Monday, we are available in the Stadskantoor Enschede for information and support.

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Check our latest news

Europe Needs a Common Industrial Policy

Europe Needs a Common Industrial Policy

After days of negotiations, the European (EU) head of government has agreed on the new multi-year budget and a recovery fund of EUR 750 billion in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. To maintain its power as a bloc between the USA and China, Europe needs a joint industrial policy. On March 10, the European Commission presented a new industry strategy as a solution. Within this strategy, the Commission publishes a number of initiatives to support the transition to a green and digital economy — a new industry strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital European region. One of its key priorities is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and commit to preserving European companies’ competitiveness for the sake of preserving the EU’s global competitiveness. The Explanatory Memorandum to the Strategy states that the single market provides EU companies with a large domestic market, stimulating trade and competition while increasing efficiency. Better integration and functioning of that market can provide additional growth in many areas, such as in industrial goods where an additional growth of EUR 183 to 269 billion per year is possible and in services where an additional EUR 338 billion per year can be realized. These amount to an increase in EU GDP of about 12 percent.

Global Shift after COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Global Shift after COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Does the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis mean the end of globalization? Have we become too vulnerable and dependent? And what awaits us? These are questions that also concerns me as CEO of the World Trade Center Twente – The Netherlands.
I do not believe that we are heading for a deglobalization, because our chains worldwide are too strongly connected for that. And in the Netherlands, we are too dependent on international trade. However, this crisis means that we will see international business and cooperation amongst partners interact differently. It creates a global shift.

World Trade Center Twente
The goals of the WTC Twente is the exchange of knowledge and boost economic activities in the region and to promote international activities. To reach these goals, we support companies from the east of the Netherlands and near the Dutch-German border (e.g. Münster and Osnabrück) by offering trade information, training, and meetings.
World Trade Centers in the Netherlands
The Netherlands has twelve WTCs that work in collaboration to enhance the WTC spirit. In addition to trade information and trade missions, the Dutch WTCs jointly offer a coaching program for beginners in the international market: Starters International Business (SIB). More information can be found on the WTC Netherlands website.
World Trade Centers Association
We are proudly one of the twelve Dutch WTCs that are part of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). This association has over 300 establishments in almost 100 countries with the main objectives of promoting global trade and creating one business network. There are over 750,000 companies and institutions connected to the WTC organisation worldwide.

Trade Information

Our in-depth market research and country-specific analysis provide solutions for your business needs in exploring new market opportunity thanks to our one worldwide network of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA).

Business Club

Find the right business partners in the EUREGIO through our Business Club Members with more than 150 members across various industries. Contact WTC office for more information.

Trade Missions

The WTC Twente organizes international trade missions with its partners. In both incoming and outcoming missions, regional companies are given the opportunity to explore international markets with potential new partners and customers.

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Countries with WTC’s

WTC Twente Business Members

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