|The evening started with a concert of The Gents in the church of Hodenpijl|
|From left to right: Gilbert Monod,|
Wesley Toelen and Maik de Boer
|The evening was attended by 70 ushers and former ushers|
|Jean Paul Wyers welcomed the guests|
The Congress of Vienna was held from 1813 to 1815, and there are many stories surrounding the chaotic beginning of the conference. The protocol agreed upon was to provide clarity on how meetings with dignitaries should take place.
Ushers are students who work part time for the Protocolbureau. Ushers provide assistance at conferences, award ceremonies, fashion shows and relationship meetings by coordinating the arrival, registration and seating of the guests. Ushers are junior event managers.
|The nominees from left to right: Ewoud,|
Tobias, Céderick, Kevin and Ruben
Protocolbureau was established in 1996, the same year Gilbert Monod gave the ushers his first enthusing lecture on protocol. The lecture proved to be the perfect preparation for Protocolbureau’s first assignment: the presentation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award to His Majesty the King of Spain. Subsequently, the ushers have stood by Gilbert Monod during the Royal Weddings, State Funerals and Royal Baptism Ceremonies.