Holland - Colombia matchmaking event 2015

Holland – Colombia matchmaking @ ACODAL's International Congress 2015

The Colombian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering ACODAL is organizing its 58th International Congress and Trade Fair in Santa Marta Wednesday-Friday 9-11 of September. This is the main event on water, waste and renewables in Colombia, with over 1.600 high level participants, 100 stands at the trade fair and 100 presentations at the conference. 

Specially Invited Country: the Netherlands

The Netherlands is honored to be the specially invited country at ACODAL's International Congress.
We will be presenting ourselves in several ways:


Matchmaking event

A Holland-Colombia matchmaking event will be held on Thursday September 10. There will be a morning session (09:00 - 13:00 hrs) and an afternoon session (14:00 - 17:30 hrs). Representatives of Colombian and Dutch companies will have 30 minutes to get to know each other. This year we expect an even better turnout than in 2013 (Medellín) and 2014 (Bogotá), because of the all-inclusive focus on sustainability: waste management, renewable energy, water management and sanitation. As a representative of a Colombian company or organization, you are welcome to register for the event by clicking “Register” on the home page.

Holland stand

At the Holland stand you find information on the Netherlands, including private companies interested in exploring business opportunities. This is also the place to meet the organizers of the matchmaking event, representatives of the Dutch Embassy and consulates as well as the staff of the Holland House in Bogotá. If you want to make a last minute matchmaking appointment with a Dutch entrepreneur, this is the place to go! Opposite the Holland Stand you will find the booths of Dutch companies eager to start or expand business in Colombia.

Six presentations
at the Congress

  • Keynote address on waste management policies in Europe (Dr. Herman Huisman)
  • A Dutch view on a modern waste tariff system in Colombia (Mr. Bert Keesman)
  • The application of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC's) in Colombia (Mr. Jan van Dijk)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Jules van Lier, TU Delft State of development on Waste Water Treatment
  • Louis Bijlmakers, Dutch Water Authorities, governance of waste water discharge in The Netherlands
  • Kees de Jong, Brabant Water, drinking water in The Netherland, chlorine free drinking water treatment

Masterclasses in water, waste and biomass

We are preparing three (three hour) masterclasses on integrated waste and water management and on renewable energy.
The content of the masterclasses will be announced shortly.

Say cheese!

Again we will have two elegant (almost Dutch) cheese girls in typical Dutch attire poviding the conference participants with a piece of typical Gouda cheese.

closed since 7 Sep 2015
Registration 13 May – 7 Sep
Meeting Selection 24 Aug – 9 Sep
Event 10 Sep
Language English / Spanish
Venue Convention Center Estelar Hotel Santa Marta Colombia
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 56
Meetings 93
Bolivia 1
Colombia 46
Holanda 10
Panama 1
Total 58
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