Kadaster partner in geo-trade mission to Surinam

For the first time Kadaster and GeoBusiness Nederland co-organised a trade mission on geospatial information to Surinam.
Kadaster partner in geo-trade mission to Surinam

Five Dutch companies from the geo sector; Nazca IT, VGI Support, Geospotter, Geometius and Royal HaskoningDHV, participated in the mission. With support from the Dutch Embassy in Paramaribo and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) the opportunities for cooperation and trade in the geo-sector in Surinam have been explored. And with success.

Objectives

The purpose of the mission was to give Dutch businesses access to the network and relationships that Kadaster and GeoBusiness Netherlands have in Surinam. This way, aid and trade go hand in hand, which fits very well within the current international policy of the Netherlands.

Kees de Zeeuw (Kadaster) and Camille van der Harten (GeoBusiness Netherlands) accompanied the mission that took place during the Surinamese ICT week. The mission was organised in close cooperation with the ICT association of Surinam and the local counterpart of Kadaster, MI GLIS.

Results

The participants were enthusiastic about the possible business opportunities that the mission initiated. From Surinamese side there was much appreciation for the knowledge, services and products that were brought in by the Dutch delegation. A possible follow-up action is to jointly establish a 'living lab' in Surinam.

To conclude, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between GeoBusiness Netherlands and the ICT Association of Surinam.  This event took place at the residence of the Dutch ambassador in Paramaribo.