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Mr Daniel Park, Managing Director Euronavig Holdings B.V. and expat from South Korea MAGNET FOR BUSINESS AND INNOVATION Rotterdam’s strategic location literally connects Rotterdam to the world. Its port, the smartest and busiest in Europe, is the engine powering Europe’s most innovative maritime and offshore cluster. Rotterdam is also home to world-leading clusters in other economic sectors such as life sciences and health, clean tech, logistics and agri-food. The proximity to customers and suppliers makes Rotterdam a strategic business location and a fast growing international business hub. Entrepreneurship, innovation and experimentation are integral elements of the city’s DNA, attracting international investors, pioneers, start-ups and global talent. Continuous innovation is how Rotterdam builds and keeps a leading position and is crucial to accelerate its digital, energy and circular transitions. “Rotterdam is one of the cutting-edge cities in Europe and one of our favorite cities for bizz and pleasure.” Dispatches Europe ranks Rotterdam as the Best City for Expats 2019 SAFE, OPEN, ACCESSIBLE Rotterdam is safe, well organised and easy to travel around. It’s quite open and less crowded than many other international urban hubs, with green belt areas and water nearby wherever you are in the city. Rotterdam boasts an excellent public transport system (bus, tram, metro, watertaxi) and is close to two

international airports (both Schiphol International Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport are less than 30 minutes from Rotterdam Central Station). And of course Rotterdammers, being Dutch, love to ride their bikes, which is actually one of the fastest ways of getting around the city. All these aspects contribute to Rotterdam being an ideal city for international families to settle and build their lives. EDUCATION AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT Speaking of families, Rotterdam has several highly regarded international schools for primary and secondary education (see boxed info on this page) and world class institutes for higher level education, including: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Medical Centre and the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (where in general education is offered in English). Because of the rapid growth of Rotterdam’s international business community and innovation ecosystem, education and talent development are key concerns for the city. Municipality, businesses, research and knowledge institutes all actively work together to provide special programs and hubs where people can develop and deploy their talents. International Schools in Rotterdam • Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam (NAISR): www.naisr.nl • Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS): www.riss.wolfert.nl • Japanese School of Rotterdam: wwww.jsrotte.nl • Harbour IBSR (International and Bilingual schools of Rotterdam): www.harbourinternational.nl

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