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Representatives of 80 companies gathered in Crumlin Road Gaol for the 12th annual NI-NL Trade Dinner. 

The annual event, the highlight of the NI-NL calendar, was attended by local exporters and their Dutch partners and customers, representatives of The British Embassy The Hague and the Netherlands Embassy London, to celebrate the strong and ever growing trade relations the province has with the Netherlands. This occasion was an opportunity to recognize the contributions made by Invest Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Trade Consultants and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council in developing Northern Ireland’s longstanding trading relationship with the Netherlands.

Steve Murnaghan was interviewed by BNR (Business News Radio) this week for the Zakendoen in Europa (Doing Business in Europe) programme regarding Northern Ireland and the Brexit.

During the (Dutch language) interview he answers questions regarding:

-How important the Netherlands is for Northern Ireland?
-What products Northern Ireland exports to The Netherlands?
-How NI companies are experiencing the Brexit situation currently?
-What do exporters fear for and what plans they are making for the future?

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The strong and ever growing trade relations the province enjoys with the Dutch were celebrated during the 11th Northern Ireland Trade Dinner at Amsterdam’s award winning visitor attraction, The Heineken Experience. Following the Networking Reception, offered by the Netherlands Embassy London, guest speakers addressed the 120 strong audience of international companies and praised them for their continuous efforts in developing mutually beneficial business together. the message from the Dutch Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (Dec 2016).

Household consumption is the main driving force behind the economic growth in the Netherlands. The disposable income of households will increase thanks to the ongoing rise in employment, in combination with real wage increases. The strong growth in the housing market forms an additional stimulus for consumption.