At a gala ceremony in London last Friday, The Hague Convention Bureau (THCB) was presented with the Silver Award by M&IT, a prestigious recognition of excellence as ‘Best Overseas Convention Bureau’.
“We are honoured to be given this award. At the convention bureau we continue to build on our services, with an ambition to maintain our leadership position in this industry,” said Bas Schot, Head of Congresses & Events at THCB.
Organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, the M&IT Industry Awards are the largest and most prestigious recognition programmes, and this year was a record-breaker with 1,300 event industry professionals attending. “To be back on the podium for the 6th consecutive year at M&IT’s independent vote-based Awards, and especially against such strong and established competition, is such an honour for The Hague. To be recognised in this way by UK-based event planners, at the largest UK awards demonstrates the growing awareness and appreciation of what The Hague can offer,” said Paul Swain and Faye Banwell, THCB’s representatives in the UK market. THCB has the goal of strengthening The Hague’s presence internationally, making the city one of the top 50 event destinations worldwide. Winning the Silver M&IT Award is, therefore, a highly valued international recognition of the efforts in this direction. Bas Schot acknowledges the key role of a strong network of local partners who work in streamlined cooperation: “Establishing and maintaining exceptional standards for our work has always been our priority. That would not be possible without the support of our partners and we are very grateful for the outstanding work they are doing.”