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Network meeting Spanjeborrel coming up on 12th October 2016 with special guest: Jasper van Dorrestein

Dear readers,

We are organizing a new network meeting, the Spanjeborrel,

on Wednesday 12th of October in Utrecht,

  Theme of the evening:

“Your orange elevator pitch in Spain:

How to use storytelling to succesfully access the Spanish market.”
(And many more)

   With special guest / speaker: Jasper van Dorrestein.

Jasper van Dorrestein

Former director of the Netherlands Business Support Office in Barcelona, founder of La Mesa Naranja, Dutch Network Brussels and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. Owner/founder of BCN Business Agency and Project Manager for content marketing agency


18:30h: reception with Cava

18:30-20:15h: presentation by: Jasper van Dorrestein

“How to pitch yourself to a Spanish Audience, … or just not.”

20:15h: free networking with tapas and drinks

21:15h: closure 


Restaurant Abrikoos

Oudegracht a/d Werf 145-149, Utrecht.

Admission fee:

Eur 30,-

Get your ticket here:

click to order your ticket now


Organized by:

Hester Vermazen and Marco Kivit

Hosted by: Hester Vermazen

Sponsored by:


Jóvenes, con estudios superiores y políticamente activos: así es el perfil del emigrante español

Hombres y mujeres, en torno a los 30 años, con estudios superiores y políticamente activos y críticos con la gestión de los partidos tradicionales. A este perfil respondían la mayoría de españoles que emigraron durante los años de la crisis.

La recesión golpeó con fuerza nuestro país a partir de 2008 y se cebó principalmente en los jóvenes. Muchos buscaron fuera las oportunidades que se les negaban en España. “Más que por estar en desempleo per se, emigraron ante la falta de perspectivas de estabilidad en el empleo y ante la imposibilidad de encontrar un trabajo ‘de lo suyo'”, explica Amparo González Ferrer, socióloga y especialista en demografía del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Continue reading

Spaanse CEO’s ontvangen hoogste vergoedingen in Europa

Spaanse topmannen uit grote ondernemingen zijn niet alleen meer gaan verdienen in 2014, ook behoren hun inkomsten bij de top van Europa.

Gemiddeld ontving de CEO van een Spaanse onderneming vorig jaar 7,2 miljoen euro. Dit was een jaar eerder nog 6,1 miljoen euro, zo blijkt uit een onderzoek van adviesbureauTowers Watson. Hiervoor werden 96 bedrijven geanalyseerd. Continue reading

How do Spain and the Netherlands perform in the Global Competitiviness Report

The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report is an annual assessment of the factors driving productivity and prosperity in 140 countries.

How are Spain and the Netherlands performing and what are their strongest and weakest pilars that build their competitive economy?

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The Netherlands among top 5 most innovative nations; Spain on 27 – Global Innovation Index 2015

Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States of America are the world’s five most innovative nations, according to the Global Innovation Index 2015. Spain is on place 27.

The GII 2015 looks at “Effective Innovation Policies for Development” and shows new ways that emerging-economy policymakers can boost innovation and spur growth by building on local strengths and ensuring the development of a sound national innovation environment.

Innovation holds far-reaching promise for spurring economic growth in countries at all stages of development. However, realizing this promise is not automatic,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. He added: “Each nation must find the right mix of policies to mobilize the innate innovative and creative potential in their economies.”

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Source: Global Innovation Index 2015: Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, USA are Leaders

It’s Getting Better For Startups In Spain

Once again Spain ranked as one of the worst countries in OECD on which to start a business. A report by the World Bank Group states that Spain is among the bottom five counties of the 34 OECD countries, with only Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland with a worse place to start a company.

The report state that entrepreneurs in Spain often face complexity in setting up shop. One of the main challenges is to deal with many different levels of government, including the national government, the regions, the provinces and the municipalities, that may have different legislation and requirements.

Overall the report places Spain at number 33rd globally in regards to ease of doing business in general.
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