‘Best Overseas Convention Bureau’At the annual M&IT Awards in London last Tuesday evening, The Hague Marketing won gold for Best Overseas Convention Bureau in the meetings and events industry. Malta was awarded silver and Canada and Vienna shared bronze. Readers of the leading British trade publication as well as meetings and events industry clients voted in overwhelming numbers.
Paul Swain, UK account manager:
“We are totally bowled over with The Hague getting the top spot, it really is such an honour and a privilege. We have been working very hard in the UK to build The Hague’s profile and the awareness of our historic city by the beach. To now have this recognised by the industry so publicly, and in such a resounding way, is a real achievement. It will help us enormously in continuing to present the destination as a viable option for planners looking for somewhere new and different to put forward, and yet keeping the convenience of access to a major hub airport with short transfers.”
Talja Dempster, Conference and Communications Manager for the Society for Experimental Biology: “The Hague Convention Bureau are so helpful and friendly that working with them doesn’t seem like ‘work’ at all! Paul and the team are perfect ambassadors for the destination: professional, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic! They really go the extra mile to look after all of your requirements, from meeting budget restrictions right through to a Dutch cheese ‘pit-stop’ on a site visit. Everything is done with an added splash of fun but most importantly, they all share a genuine passion for their destination and for their clients! Without a doubt a very well deserved award!”