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10 March 2020
Düsseldorf, Germany
Netzwerktag Benelux @ METAV 2020

Practical Information

Venue: Hall 1, 1st Floor, Room 15 at the METAV trade fair

Address for the car navigation system:
D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad

By bus and train:

From the city centre, from the airport or from the immediate vicinity: The underground trains U78 and U79 and the bus line 722 of the Rheinbahn will take you comfortably and environmentally friendly to all entrances of the exhibition grounds and the CDD Congress Center Düsseldorf. The admission ticket is valid as a travel ticket.

Conditions of participation
Participation in this event is FREE OF CHARGE!
Entrance ticket to the METAV trade fair is included.

You will receive your personal voucher code directly after registration via confirmation e-mail.

The B2B discussions take place between 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. in 20-minute intervals.

NRW-Benelux business relationship
Belgium, the Netherlands & Luxembourg (Benelux) are clearly North Rhine-Westphalia's largest trading partner overall and there are diverse, intensive economic relations. The regional proximity and high standards on both sides as well as partly complementary specializations open up attractive supply and cooperation opportunities. In 2018, deliveries worth over 1.3 billion euros (mechanical engineering) were made from the Benelux countries to NRW and even 5.3 billion euros to Germany as a whole. At over 2.3 billion euros, the Benelux is a very important export market for the mechanical engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia. The mechanical engineering export volume in the Benelux countries for Germany as a whole even exceeded 13.8 billion euros in 2018.

Network Day Benelux
The Benelux Network Day offers participants the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs and to get to know networks in the two countries and to make contacts. Four established networks introduce themselves and are available for discussions, guided tours and special show areas at the fair provide information about important technologies. The Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Düsseldorf in NRW and State Secretary
in the Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia will welcome the participants.

ProductionNRW is the competence network for mechanical engineering and production technology in North Rhine-Westphalia and is run by the VDMA NRW. ProduktionNRW sees itself as a platform for networking, informing and marketing companies, institutions and networks among each other and along the value chain. Essential parts of the services provided by ProduktionNRW are funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE). www.produktion.nrw.de

The Enterprise Europe Network Service
The Network consists of 600 partner organisations in about 65 countries, providing services for local SMEs on competitiveness & innovation in Europe and beyond.

Enterprise Europe Network

  • works closely with European SMEs and helps finding commercial & technological partners
  • supports transnational technology transfer
  • informs about European funding opportunities law & regulations
  • assists in applying for EU grants

In just three years, the Network has provided services to more than 2.5 million SME and held dedicated business events with more than 600 000 participants. It has also attracted around 35 000 small business to international brokerage events and company missions. 

Further information here. 


With your registration you consent to the storage and processing of your data for internal project and documentation purposes of ProduktionNRW, VDMA, ZENIT GmbH and the Enterprise Europe Network.Recordings of the event and the participants in the form of videos and photos may be published by the event organisers insofar as no explicit objection is raised. Should you wish to object, please advise our staff at the reception desk on the day of the event.No data will be disclosed to unauthorised third parties. The transfer of your data to cooperation partners in accordance with Art. 6 (1)  f  GDPR remains unaffected.

Closed since 7 March 2020
Location Hall 1, 1st Floor, Room 15
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