Words of welcome
Dick de Man
CBI Deputy
Managing Director

In the first issue of CBiZine since CBI’s merger with RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) CBI Deputy Managing Director Dick de Man takes some time to give you a personal welcome. In addition to touching upon how RVO’s expertise, experience and capacities will benefit SMEs in developing countries, Dick tells us about some CBI partnerships highlighted in the issue, a new type of collaboration in Ecuador and why European importers looking for reliable and competitive new suppliers should make a point of attending trade shows.


Preparing SMEs from developing countries to meet prospective importers in European trade shows is an important part of CBI’s Export Coaching Programmes.