Why is GES 2019 taking place in the Netherlands?
After President Trump and Prime Minister Rutte met in Washington on July 2, 2018, the decision was taken to host GES 2019 in the Netherlands.
- GES 2019 stands as an example of how the Netherlands and the United States strongly encourage entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. The unifying principles of our transatlantic relationship reinforce how the bond between our two countries can produce economic growth, fair trade, and large direct investment.
- Previous GES editions were held in Washington, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, Kenya, Silicon Valley, and India. It is therefore the first time that the event will be hosted by a country within the European Union.