Roland Teixeira, Country Executive GE Benelux: "Home to one of the world's largest ports, Rotterdam is dynamic centre of industrial activity. Rotterdam's open business climate allows us to pursue valuable partnerships. Therefore establishing the headquarters of GE Benelux in Rotterdam was a logical choice."
Rotterdam is a place of innovation. The city’s room for initatives and innovation make Rotterdam a stepping stone for entrepeneurs that wish to realize their vision. Our leading role in many fields does not remain unnoticed.
Port and Industrial Cluster
The Port of Rotterdam is the biggest port in Europe. For many years running, Rotterdam’s port has been by far the largest, handling more cargo than any other European port. The port is also one of the four most important ports in the world. Rotterdam’s port and surrounding industry make up the biggest industrial cluster in the Netherlands.
Medical and Care Cluster
The Erasmus Medical Centre is the largest of the eight university medical centres in the Netherlands and the leading excellent clinical research centre in Europe. Our local government is keen to further strengthen the position of Rotterdam as a world-class medical player, together with academic and industrial partners, all dedicated to tomorrow’s health.
Rotterdam occupies a leading position world-wide in the field of commercial services: maritime law, insurance, insurance intermediation, shipping funding and merchant banking. The uniqueness of the harbour combined with commercial services deservedly provides Rotterdam with the image ‘smart port’.
Rotterdam is home to leading designers and creative talents in fields like fashion, gaming, architecture and design. They inspire the blossoming and blooming atmosphere of the art world and ingenuity within our city boundaries. Our city is constantly in the making. New, innovative architecture and infrastructure are Rotterdam´s revolutionary and cosmopolitan face.