80 students and young entrepreneurs: 24 nationalities
A ‘border’ dinner will be held at the Avantis business park in Heerlen on Wednesday,
30 September. The border dinner concludes a day during which young, international high potentials will be introduced to Limburg’s business community. The group comprises 80 students and young entrepreneurs, comprising no less than 21 nationalities. Young professionals from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium will be joined by those from Nigeria, Peru and India.
The Limburg border region offers young, highly qualified individuals ample opportunities, but these opportunities must be showcased. Therefore Connect Limburg, a branding organisation, launched an initiative, which resulted in various parties joining forces.
These include Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht University, Fontys International Business School in Venlo, K.A.V. Alcuinus (Aachen Dutch Student Association), Arion Group, Berner Produkten BV, Smurfit Kappa Roermond paper, Brightlands and Medtronic.
The latter three will offer a guided tour of their companies and there will also be a group discussion between representatives from the regional authorities and from the education and the business communities.
Conny Moonen: “The border dinner owes its name to the fact that Limburg is known for being a border region. Thinking and acting from an international perspective is part of our DNA, this is why at the end of the day we will gather at a symbolic Limburg location.
The agency E’til will also announce the initial results of a study of young professionals. This study, which will be conducted on an annual basis from now on, should provide an insight into opportunities for attracting first-rate students and talented young entrepreneurs to Limburg or retaining them in the region.
All parties involved recognise the importance of the Border Dinner and the tours of Limburg’s leading companies. Mariska van der Giessen, lecturer at Fontys International Business School: “Many international students attend Fontys International Business School in Venlo and the campus boasts international flair. We actively bind the young professionals we educate to the region during their studies by showing them the opportunities the border region offers and by creating Euro regional awareness.”
Jo Cox, General Manager Smurfit Kappa: “At Smurfit Kappa not only do we look beyond the borders of our professional fields but borders also play no part in our search for young, well-educated people who put bring creative and innovative solutions into practice.”
Erik Joosten, Arion CEO: “At the heart of Europe, amid millions of Europeans, Limburg is the best location for fast-growing companies and young professionals.”
For more information on this press release please contact Marcel Abrahams, Strategic Communications Adviser at Connect Limburg: email@example.com/, telephone number: +31 6 11873046