After a successful maiden edition of the Mexico-Netherlands Strategic Programme for Energy Executives Training (EET) last year, the second edition of EET has been embraced by the Mexican federal government. The EET training programme, an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was inaugurated on 18 June 2018. The objective of the programme is to develop lasting bilateral relations between energy related organisations in both countries and to stimulate business and trade between the two countries.
The first leg of this year’s event took place in the boardroom of the Secretaria de Energia (SENER) in Mexico City. The programme was inaugurated by Mrs. Simone Landhuis, Economic and Energy Attaché at the Netherlands Embassy in Mexico City and Mrs. Nicole David, Director General, Investor Relations & Promotion from Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, in the presence of Secretary of Energy, Mr. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell. In his address, Mr. Coldwell stressed the importance of the EET programme for cooperation between Mexico and the Netherlands, and its impact on the sustainability of the liberalised
Mexican energy market.
Executives of private enterprises like Green Momentum, Flore-Hort Invernaderos, Stougaard Consultants, Saam Smit Towage, National Autonimous University of Mexico (UNAM), Asinc de Mexico and Thermion, as well as from the state-controlled organisations CENAGAS, CFE, PEMEX, P.M.I. and SENER, are taking part in the 2018 EET programme. The training programme in Mexico City covered topics like Business in an international setting and in the Netherlands, Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Practices in Health, Safety and Environmental management. Representatives from the Mexican branch offices of Dutch companies, such as Boskalis, iPS, Shell, TriGen Energy, Van Oort and Vopak contributed to the programme.
The Energy Executives Training (EET) programme is a strategic programme set up by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to encourage cooperation between the Mexican and Dutch energy sector. The programme consists of a training programme in Mexico, a training programme in the Netherlands followed by an internship or business exposure programme with Dutch entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.
The programme is executed by Netherlands Enterprise Agency and operated by a consortium consisting of GGNI, Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Marstrat.