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the future of the USA
its role in the emerging global economy

We have NEW starting times!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Registration: 16:00-16:30, Conference: 16:30-19:15
Where: Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam - Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, De Ruyterkade 5, 1013 AA Amsterdam


The conference language is English.



. Content

Richard Huff
Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy
The U.S. and the Emerging Global Economy
"Good Globalization - Getting There from Here"

Since the end of the Second World War, global economic integration has helped to bring unprecedented increases in wealth and income and has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. But globalization remains controversial, and its continued progress is not assured. What are the key challenges, both for the world in general and for the U.S. in particular, that need to be addressed so that this process can continue?

Hans R. Langeveld
If you don't know where you're going - you are never lost

By far the biggest advantage of the US has been the size of its economy more than anything else. In this case size is all about power. And size is of vital importance in the global economy and diplomacy. This combined and huge energy of all what the US economy stood for brought them unparalleled prosperity. But today it seems that the US must pay to keep this size (debt). Or is it that the US invests in its future today? Or can't it afford to invest in its future because it has trouble in paying for today already? How do today's developments already decide its future. Or has its future already been decided on?

There are some choices to be made ...

Peter R. Luiks
From world dominance to world leadership

From a bare bone continent to world dominance in 200 years. How did they do it? Where, if at all, does it stop? What lessons are to be learned and what examples did the rest of the world get from the USA under the current global economic equilibrium shift to Asia.

What will and has to determine the Future of the USA in the next decades and how could we all prosper globally from its past as well as current lessons in the new directions the world gets reshuffeled economic wise.


. Program

16:00 - 16:30

Welcome by our Moderator Homme Heida, Promedia, Member of the Club of Amsterdam Round Table
Part I:
Richard Huff, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy: The U.S. and the Emerging Global Economy
Hans R. Langeveld, Managing Partner, Maes & Lunau Executive Search: If you don't know where you're going - you are never lost
Peter R. Luiks, CEO, Asian Centre for Consulting Excellence: From world dominance to world leadership

Coffee break with drinks and snacks.

Part II: Panel with the Speakers

and our Moderator Homme Heida
The panel is followed by an open discussion.

Closing remarks.

Richard Huff

Hans R. Langeveld

Peter R. Luiks

Homme Heida


. Speakers

Richard Huff
Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy

Richard Huff is the Counselor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the United States in The Hague. Mr. Huff joined the Department of State in 1983 and has worked in U.S. Embassies in Germany, Nigeria, Israel, and Poland, as well as in several positions in Washington. Prior to joining the Department of State, Mr. Huff was a financial analyst with the bank regulatory division of the U.S. Treasury Department.

Mr. Huff holds degrees from Harvard and Princeton Universities. He is married and has two daughters.



Hans Langeveld
Managing Partner, Maes & Lunau Executive Search

Hans focuses on national and international Information Technology, Telecom Companies, IT services Companies and other service companies.

Before joining Maes & Lunau, Hans Langeveld was Managing Vice President of Korn/Ferry and held co-responsibility for the European Technology Sector. Before that, he was Senior Vice President at KPN Telecom NV with responsibility for the Business Market Division with 3,000 personnel. A large reorganisation was carried out under his leadership at this division. Also at KPN he was a management member of the Corporate Accounts Group, responsible for large contracts in the government area.

Hans Langeveld served as a General Manager of a KPN Telecom NV region. He was involved in creating the AT&T/Unisource joint venture and served as a liaison to the international executive board of the Unisource Partners. Also at KPN - Telecom, he was Managing Director of a joint venture between KPN - Telecom and Getronics Holding NV, where he successfully acquired a contract for a national mobile network for the Dutch government.

Langeveld is a Non-Executive Director of a Venture Capital Fund.

Education: Bachelor in Economics, and Computer Sciences, Columbia University, New York.


Peter R. Luiks

CEO, Asian Centre for Consulting Excellence

Peter has over 25 years of on the ground success in building multi-billion-dollar enterprises in China and throughout the Far East.

Peter is a global authority on Knowledge Brokering and works at the core of the world’s vast globalizational change aspects focussed on the current economic equilibrium shift to Asia. His leading networks of international experts work within High Impact Teams on earned value programmes and creating sustained market presences in new rapidly emerging markets.

As one of world’s most pragmatic 'cut the chase' consultants he has a global reputation in business strategy and business flow architectures as well as change in integrated business alignment projects.


Homme Heida
Member of the Club of Amsterdam Round Table

Homme Heida is a generalist by heart, who worked as a journalist for several mass media like Algemeen Dagblad, Tros Aktua and publishing group VNU. After ten years he started his own bureau Promedia: company journalism, which slowly changed into business journalism. Now back again with larger media, he is editor-in-chief of Global Dutch, a magazine for Dutch entrepreneurs, who are active in foreign countries.

Homme Heida has a continuing interest in a more philosophical approach of 'being there'. His views on the future are very much based on new technologies. "Humans change only slowly by evolution. Technology will speed it up", he argues. His credo is: 'living body and soul', which means to him a sportive challenge as well as an intellectual one. From the Amsterdam marathon till the Club of Amsterdam.


. Tickets

Ticket prices include 19% VAT.

Event: the future of the USA - its role in the emerging economy
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
NEW: registration: 16:00-16:30, conference: 16:30-19:15
Location: Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam - Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, De Ruyterkade 5, 1013 AA Amsterdam

How to pay for the tickets?
....Online: see below. We use paypal.

....By invoice: send an email with your billing details, number of tickets, type of tickets
....and event name to:
....At the door: registration: 16:00-16:30


Online Ticket Corner


Regular Ticket € 69,- [by invoice € 69,-, at the door € 79,-]


Student Tickets € 25,-
[by invoice € 25,-, at the door € 29,-]


Discount Ticket [*] € 59,- [by invoice € 59,-, at the door € 79,-]


[*] For tickets bought before the event day for Members of: the Club of Amsterdam, openBC, N.G.I., the Amsterdam American Business Club, Dutch Connection, Charles Ruffolo's Network-Club.


. Supporters

Kamer van Koophandel
- Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce manages the trade register. The Chamber’s other tasks are to provide Dutch entrepreneurs with information, stimulate regional trade & industry and advise local and regional government.

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce is incorporated under public law and, as such, targets its services at Dutch businesses across all sectors.

Syntens is a national innovation network for entrepreneurs that has the objective to increase innovativeness of SME's. Syntens provides support, matchmaking and consultancy for technological and non-technological innovation. Syntens strives to enhance the Return On innovation of dutch SME's.


. Location

Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam
- Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
De Ruyterkade 5
1013 AA Amsterdam

You can download a map including route description at

Public Transport
The Kamer van Koophandel is located at the IJ River. Coming from the city center you turn left at Centraal Station. It is 10 minutes walking distance.

By Car
From all directions.
From Ringweg A10 West take exit S 102 Westpoort 3000-9000. Follow Transformatorweg, Spaarndammerdijk, Taamanstraat, Van Diemenstraat, Westerdoksdijk to de Ruyterkade.
There is a parking behind the Kamer van Koophandel, which can be accessed from the main entrance.

Alternatively there is a parking in front of Centraal Station.


. Contact


Club of Amsterdam
Phone 020-615 4487



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