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Hi there!

Amidst bustling operational changes in the organization and a summer break, we are back with our newsletter!

Get ready for upcoming meetings, events and exciting news highlighting the state's leading position. We also want to warmly welcome the newest member of the NBSO Texas team!

With an eye towards the future, we're dedicated to strengthening our mission and creating more opportunities for businesses in the coming months.

Happy reading!

Best regards,

NBSO Texas
Bee Kothuis, Chief Representative
Mirjam Esteban, Deputy Representative
News from the Office
Farewell Maria and welcome to the team Mirjam
We would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude to our former Deputy Representative, Maria Elena Alamo, who has embarked on the next phase of her career. It has been a pleasure working with her and NBSO Texas wishes her the best in her future endeavors!

That brings us to welcoming our new Deputy Representative, Mirjam Esteban. Having held roles internationally in both the public and private sectors, Mirjam brings a wealth of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and a Master's in Public Administration from Leiden University. We anticipate her valuable contributions in her role as Deputy Representative.
Schedule an intake with NBSO
To help expand international businesses to Texas, we would love to schedule a 30 minute intake call with you.
Texas Emerges as a Green Job Hub in the Midst of Energy Shift
Texas is becoming a prominent player in the green job sector, shifting its focus from traditional energy sources to embrace renewables. Texan cities like San Antonio and Dallas are also actively promoting green job growth.
Dutch Approach to flood resilience in Houston
The SSPEED Center at Rice University hosts its yearly international conference, ‘Urban and Coastal Flooding: Building a Resilient Future’ on 12 and 13 October. The Dutch approach to flood resilience, with speakers and live temporary flood protection demos, will feature throughout the conference.
The Dutch in Texas
VFS Passport Service in Houston
 Since this month, you have the option to schedule an appointment to submit your application for a passport or for passport renewal at the VFS Global facility in Houston. For your convenience, VFS Global serves as an external service provider. Notably, this location offers extended operating hours in comparison to the embassy in Washington D.C. and the consulates-general. It's important to note that an additional service fee will be applicable alongside the consular fee. 
Coming up
Water & Resilience Knowledge Exchange
This week, we will be in The Netherlands for the Water & Resilience Knowledge Exchange mission. We are honored to introduce HCFCD, TWDB, City of Houston and TGLO to the test closure of the Maeslant Barrier and other Dutch flood protection icons.
Break Bulk 2023
Breakbulk Americas, the largest trade event in the region dedicated to the project cargo and breakbulk sector. Among the attendees are decision-makers representing prominent energy corporations, EPCs (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction companies), and specialized service providers from the region. 

Looking forward to welcoming the Dutch representation!

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