Business networks and contacts in Switzerland

Whatever your international business plans, you need the right contacts to carry them through. The missions can help you with that.

Contacts and networks

Are you looking for specific business contacts abroad? It's not always easy to find reliable agents, customers or partners, especially when trying to do so from the Netherlands. Staff members at our embassies are there for you. They know the local players, networks and markets, and can overcome the language and cultural barriers.

You can ask for a business partner scan to give you insight into local market opportunities.

If you're looking for innovative partners in Europe, you can also try the Enterprise Europe Network.

Arranging introductions

Knowing which people match your ambitions is one thing. Getting in touch with them is another. Embassy staff often have easier access to the right people. They can highlight your company or organisation and introduce you to interested parties. They also organise seminars and events to put you in touch with potential partners. In certain cases you can also use mission facilities to organise activities.

Trade missions, trade fairs and partnerships

Taking part in a trade mission (perhaps with a minister or state secretary) or joint trade fair (website in Dutch) exhibit is a good way to expand your network at home and abroad. And you can benefit from the collective spotlight and promotional pull of the Netherlands.

If you want to enter a foreign market with a group of businesses and knowledge institutions, the Partners for International Business (PIB) programme can help (website in Dutch). Contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( for more information.

Business networks and contacts in this country or region

Dutch Business Round Table (DBRT)

The DBRT is a network of Dutch entrepreneurs and professionals in Switzerland.

Dutch companies and entrepreneurs in Switzerland

Are you looking for a list of Dutch companies in Switzerland? Please click on “Dutch companies in Switzerland” mentioned under DOCUMENTS hereunder.

Are you looking for a list of Dutch entrepreneurs in Switzerland? Please click on “Dutch entrepreneurs in Switzerland” mentioned under DOCUMENTS hereunder.

Use the Residence Program in Bern

Are you looking to organize a high-level product launch, - business dinner or - network reception for your contacts or customers? Dutch companies and their Swiss establishments can for this purpose use the Residence of the Netherlands Ambassador in Bern.

For more information please click on “do’s and don’ts and practical approach” in the PDF file under DOCUMENTS hereunder.

If you have more questions about this program please contact the Netherlands Embassy in Bern through e-mail.