Conference & Meetings World Issue 91 - Page 49

Advertising Feature The Hague - The City that Matters For more information: T: +31 70 3618888 E: The Hague boasts a selection of versatile event venues suitable for any audience, such as the Fokker Terminal and The World Forum. These venues serve as knowledge and networking platforms for changemakers from all walks of life. In 2018 the city will have the honour of hosting The One Young World Summit – a forum for the brightest young leaders that are concerned with creating a positive impact for society and the planet. Over 1,500 delegates from all corners of the world will gather to discuss poverty alleviation, democracy, sustainability and other fascinating aspects of the world’s development. To make it happen, The Hague will be using its event infrastructure and the experience acquired during hosting other large-scale international events. For instance, in 2014, 58 world leaders and 5,000 delegates descended upon the city for the Nuclear Security Summit. The main objective was to enhance international cooperation in reducing the amount of nuclear material in the world. Source: One Young World The Hague Over the years, The Hague has cemented its reputation as a knowledge hub that aspires to address an astonishingly broad range of the world’s most pressing issues. It is a natural magnet for ambitious professionals that not only dream but also take action to make the world a better place. Be it the fi elds of justice, telecommunications, cybersecurity, sustainable energy, law and fi nance, The Hague offers a wealth of experience on each of these knowledge clusters. To amplify networking and collaboration, the city of over 500,000 inhabitants regularly hosts international conferences and high-calibre business events. Those who are yet to discover The Hague can certainly benefi t from its multifaceted character and solid event infrastructure. Third biggest city in the Netherlands, The Hague is situated in close proximity to two international airports and can be accessed easily from anywhere around the world. The city is the seat of the Dutch government, parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State. Its stature of the second UN city has compelled more than 300 international organizations and NGOs to make The Hague their home. The Hague also offers a scenic respite from the business activities: Scheveningen Beach is located just nearby with its promenades, the Ferris wheel and a splendid selection of authentic Dutch restaurants and bars. Visitors can also imbibe the local culture and visit many of the city’s famous museums or take a walking tour around The Hague. The topics might vary but one fact remains indisputable – The Hague will continue to be the city that matters and push the boundaries of possible for making the world better for all. Meet us at IBTM Barcelona - booth F30