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Discover Benelux | Business | zuidas
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Connecting business In September 2016, the I-tower of the World Trade Center Amsterdam will be available for rent. This is very special because the occupation rate has been very high (97 per cent) in recent years. Therefore availability was relatively small and spread out over several towers. TEXT & PHOTOS: WTC AMSTERDAM BUSINESS CLUB
tacts, and organises the programmes and takes care of the marketing and communication.
This year, more than 15,000 square metres of office space will become available. This offers opportunities for larger (and smaller) parties who want to be accommodated at the zuidas and/or in the World Trade Center. For WTC Amsterdam Business Club this also creates new and interesting opportunities. The last few years we have had a stable number of approximately 560 members. With the possibility of new companies we are also able to grow. And growth for a Business Club means new business opportunities for its members.
At the heart of the Zuidas Since the opening of the World Trade Center Amsterdam in 1985, WTC Amsterdam Business Club has been an inspiring and valuable meeting place for business contacts. The club is primarily intended to serve the directors and managers of companies within the premises of the World Trade Center Amsterdam and/or the Amsterdam zuidas area, the business heart of the Netherlands.
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All of the 330 tenants in the World Trade Center Amsterdam are represented in WTC Amsterdam Business Club. More than 95 per cent of the membership has offices in the greater metropolitan Amsterdam area. Our members are employed at companies including Kempen & Co, Michael Page, IMC Financial Markets & Asset Management, ABN Amro, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Holland) N.V, Free University Amsterdam, Houthoff Buruma, Amsterdam RAI, Mövenpick and Akzo Nobel. Godfried Schölvinck is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the club. He maintains contacts with the (prospective) members, the media and neighbourhood con-
WTC Amsterdam Business Club has a diverse range of programmes with both content-rich and more informal elements. Several themes relate to the current state of affairs in the zuidas area, such as talent development, infrastructure, electrically powered transportation, accessibility, art and the public space, and are presented on a recurring basis. Six events per year are organised to provide opportunities to make new contacts. A variety of speakers have inspired us already. Amongst them are Dick Berlijn, Frans Timmermans, Mart Visser, Hans van Breukelen and Prince Maurits van Oranje. If you would like to learn more, we have always time for a cup of coffee to provide you with further information.