Dutch PM Rutte visit to UK in press & pictures

On 14 and 15 November, the Dutch Prime Minister, Mr Mark Rutte went to Birmingham, London and Manchester for economic purposes. The visit heavily on creative industries and innovation, transport and logistics. During his visit, Mr Rutte will met British Prime Minister Mr David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Mr Nick Clegg for political consultations, including the growth agenda and the Euro zone.

The Dutch PM travelled from Birmingham to London and Manchester visiting several technology and media companies as part of a trade mission heavily focused on the creative industries in both cities. In London Mr Rutte took part in the High Tech Tea, organised by TechCityUK and the Embassy, at Shoreditch Town Hall where he met various Dutch and British new media and tech business leaders and investors.

On the second day of his trip, Mr Rutte met with Deputy Prime Minister Mr Nick Clegg, with whom he chaired a business breakfast in the framework of the UK-NL Strategic Business Dialogue. This took place at Number 10 Downing Street together with the Dutch Ambassador Mr Waldeck and various CEOs of the largest British and Dutch (multinational) companies. He then travelled to Manchester and visited Media City in Salford for the Cross Media Cafe networking even to promote collaboration in creative industries between the UK and the Netherlands. Mr Rutte then paid a visit to BBC studios, where he was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 live.
Subsequently, Mr Rutte went on to visit the TNT Post UK, the Dutch postal group based in Wigan. The trip ended with a journy by Dutch Abellio train to Manchester to a networking reception held in the Town Hall.

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