Rotterdam/Amsterdam: competing in the global economy


10/05/2013 - What: A new OECD report, The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities; The Case of Rotterdam/Amsterdam – The Netherlands, outlines the performance and impacts of ports as well as policies and governance in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.


Who: Mr. Olaf MERK, the main author of the report, will outline the findings, followed by comments from Mrs. Jeannette BALJEU, Alderman of Port, Traffic and Regional Economy of the city of Rotterdam and Mr. Hans SMITS, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority.


This event is open to the media. If you would like to attend, please contact by e-mail:

Maj-Britt van Raalte, or by phone: +316-12658813

Sjaak Poppe, or by phone: +316-22466553


For more information about OECD’s study, or an advance copy of the report under embargo, please contact Olaf Merk in OECD’s Public Governance and Territorial Development directorate by e-mai or phone + (33 1)


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