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World Forum The Hague crowned Best Overseas Conference Venue

Mon 25/09/2017 - 21:02

The Hague brings in two prestigious C&IT awards receiving recognition as a premier business event destination. World Forum The Hague is named Best Overseas Conference Venue whereas The Hague, together with Rotterdam, are named Best Short-Haul Event Destination for the second year in a row.

The award was given at the prestigious ceremony by the Conference & Incentives Travel magazine, which took place last Friday at Hilton on Park Lane in Lon​don, UK. 

The 2017 edition of the event put a spotlight on several outstanding cities, competing in the Short Haul Destination Category -  Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Malta – with The Hague securing most votes from the public jury.

The Hague received this recognition of excellence along two other top-class destinations in domestic and long-haul categories: London and New York. 

“We can’t be more proud,” said Ms Nienke van der Malen, Director of The Hague Convention Bureau, an organization which is tasked with profiling the The Hague as a business event destination. “In the last two years we have made huge strides in making The Hague more accessible as an event destination – through information and awareness programmes, building strong relationships with event organizers and through positioning our city in a consistent and appealing manner.”

World Forum The Hague, who have previously won the C&IT award in 2014 was competing in one of the most challenging categories, with such venues as CCD in Dublin making the shortlist. 

“This award crowns the enormous effort we have put into making our venue highly relevant, secure, sustainable and welcoming: through extensive investment into renovation, ongoing expansion of our expertise and dedication of the team to deliver quality in everything we do,” emphasized Kirsten Vosmer, Commercial Manager of World Forum The Hague (GL Events Group).

The Hague is a world-class city on the coast of The Netherlands, with a rich cultural heritage and global status, and is a centre of excellence for many key industry sectors.  The Hague is exceptionally well-connected to Schiphol, one of Europe’s largest airports, only a 30-minute train ride away.

“We are welcoming more and more UK events every year, as they increasingly appreciate The Hague as a top-level destination which offers discovery and new experiences,” stated Deputy Mayor Karsten Klein, The Hague's alderman for Economic Affairs, Harbors, Welfare and Health, “We are looking forward to 2018 in which we expect this interest to grow and result in many exciting and meaningful events.”


Note for Editors

About The Hague Convention Bureau
The Hague Convention Bureau (THCB) is the official destination marketing organisation for The Hague, focused on establishing The Hague as an outstanding city in which to hold meetings and conferences. THCB acts as a one-stop shop for all activities relating to the planning and hosting of meetings and conferences in The Hague and our services are free of charge. We offer independent advice and partner with a wide range of local venues, hotels, service suppliers and media. Crucially we also serve as a gateway to the many leading public, commercial and educational organisations based in or near The Hague, thereby ensuring that events achieve meaningful outcomes.

About World Forum The Hague
World Forum The Hague is a leading international conference centre in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice. World Forum The Hague aims to be the number one venue in The Netherlands in the area of Safety & Security, Service and Education. 
The conference venue is managed by GL events, a French company that operates 40 conference and event venues worldwide. The company was established more than 30 years ago, earning its spurs in the international conference environment, both in providing services and in managing exhibition and conference centres.

Media Inquiries
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Image: Guus van Delft, Head of Corporate Business Development at World Forum The Hague (UK) and Félix Goblet, Head of Strategic Partnerships Venue Management Division GL events Venues UK Ltd, collects the C&IT award on behalf of World Forum The Hague. ​