Registration NIBM is now open!

Registration is now open for the 13th edition of the Netherlands India Business Meet (NIBM) 2019.

The NIBM 2019 is made possible due to the invaluable input by and cooperation with NLinBusiness as well as our highly valued partners Capgemini and Rabobank.

This year the NIBM is dedicated to the development of smart industry and technological challenges which are impacting nearly all areas of today’s life and business’.

The theme for the NIBM this year is “Smart Industry: new frontiers for India-Netherlands Cooperation“.

Smart industry stands for radical digitalisation, connecting products, machines and people, and the use of new production technology. This offers substantial opportunities for existing and new companies in all sectors as well as being good for the competiveness of the Netherlands worldwide” – TNO.

Smart industry enables new business opportunities to be created on the basis of new, affective technologies like big data processing, the Internet of Things, new generation adaptive robots, 3D printing, nanotechnology and miniaturisation as well as new sensor technology. The Netherlands is making a big push into supporting this through the Smart Industry Platform with regional chapters and ambassadors (

India is emerging as one of the fastest growing economies in the next 10-15 years with a tremendous opportunity to become global manufacturers. The sector is expected to contribute 25% to the GDP by 2025 with the adoption of automation and IoT. Frost and Sullivan estimates the potential IoT market size to be about USD 4.17 billion, expanding at a CAGR of 26.1% to reach 16.7 billion by 2022.

The Netherlands and India have committed to a ‘mission-oriented, impact-focused approach. The cooperation is aimed at addressing common societal challenges and open new markets in areas such as water, health, agriculture, energy and mobility. India will welcome the Netherlands as the Partner Country for the TechSummit 2019.

Against this background, this year’s NIBM will focus on how technology can support industry in the above sectors. These sectors are most impacted by technology-the capacity to apply technology to make the sectors ‘smart’. These are the sectors that display most potential for a cross-border collaboration. This year, the Netherlands India Business Meet will focus on the collaborative development of smart industry in the Netherlands – India business corridor.

Date: 11 September 2019
Location: Capgemini HQ – Utrecht
Time: 12.00-19.30 hrs

12.00-13.30 VIP LUNCH (on-invitation)
13.30-14.00 Registration

Opening plenary session
14.00-14.10 Welcome by Edith Nordmann, Chairman NICCT
14.10-14.25 Address by Mayor of Utrecht Mr. Jan van Zanen
14.25-14.40 Keynote address by J.P.E. van Waayenburg – President & Chairman BU Capgemini Netherlands
14.40-14.55 Address by Hans Loth – Global Head UN Environment Partnership Rabobank

14.55-15.10 Break with drinks

15.10-16.15 Expert Sessions
1) Agrotech
2) Healthcare 4.0
3) IT

16.15-16.45 Break with drinks and snacks

Closing Plenary
16.45-17.15 3 Success stories (Barry Schwarz – Addikt confirmed)
17.15-17.35 Indian Corporate Keynote Speaker (tbc)
17.35-17.50 Closing Keynote by Edo Offerhaus – CEO NLinBusiness (TBC)
17.50-19.00 Networking reception.

We are honored and delighted to invite you to participate in this event to share your own personal and practical experiences with others in the Indo-Dutch business corridor. On www. you will find the latest updates on the NIBM 2019 and its speakers.

Registration for this event is mandatory and is free for all NICCT members. Non-NICCT members will be invoiced € 65,- excl. VAT for attendance of this event which is non-refundable and invoiced prior to the event.

Please register by following this link:

We look forward to welcoming you on the 11th of September in Utrecht.

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