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Axel Pawlik Represents RIPE NCC at Royal Briefing on Dutch Role in Digital Economy

Today, RIPE NCC Managing Director, Axel Pawlik, was proud to be part of the group that met with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange to discuss the importance of Amsterdam as an Internet hub.

AMS-IX hosted the working lunch and tour of the Equinix data centre for the Prince. The event was organised to inform His Highness about the economic and social role AMS-IX plays both regionally and internationally.

The event took place at the AM3 Science Park data centre in Amsterdam, one of 12 data centres where the AMS-IX is active. AMS-IX is the largest Internet exchange in the world, and has been instrumental in fuelling Internet growth in the Netherlands. The lunch meeting ended with a debate on further development of the Dutch Internet infrastructure and possible future scenarios for the digital economy.

Since 2004, Prince Willem-Alexander has been a member of the Advisory Board for the ECP Foundation, which is a non-profit association concerned with the development of the digital economy and information society in the Netherlands. Prince Willem-Alexander will be crowned King of the Netherlands in one month.

More information can be found on the AMS-IX website (in Dutch).