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Protocolbureau: management of high-level events & protocol training programmes

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Protocolbureau plans and develops conferences, receptions, fashion shows, award ceremonies, official events with dignitaries and networking events for government organisations and companies. Protocolbureau also offers a training programme about protocol and the management of high-level events. We are Europe’s leading protocol expert.

Protocolbureau The Hague was founded in 1996; our first assignment was the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards to H.M. the King of Spain. In preparation of the awards ceremony the Master of Ceremonies of H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands gave us a lecture about protocol and a few years later he asked us to assist him at the Royal Weddings and State Funerals of the Dutch Royal Family. Protocolbureau The Hague became a leading protocol expert.

In essence, protocol management has always been about optimising relationships by maximising personal attention and systemising logistics. Protocol management enables the staging of the personal encounter. In a world where personal attention has become scarce and technology a facilitator for rules and procedures, protocol management provides us with a unique vision in which personal time is the greatest good we can give to someone. It is the modern currency of relationships.

What is protocol (the classic definition)?

Not until the seventeenth century did so-called ‘rules of good conduct’ come into being, a distinction being made between etiquette and protocol. Etiquette became the rules of courtesy, protocol the official rules of conduct (protos – a Greek word- means ‘the first’ and kollèma – also Greek – actually means ‘what is attached to it’).
Those first rules of conduct laid down how meetings between officials ought to be organised, the Congress of Vienna of 1815 playing an important part. The international rules of protocol were then aligned to one another as much as possible. These rules of protocol still exist and are internationally identical.
Keep on reading: go to the protocol information section on our website.
Europe’s leading protocol expert | dé protocolexpert van Nederland
Europe’s leading protocol expert | dé protocolexpert van Nederland
Europe’s leading protocol expert | dé protocolexpert van Nederland
Europe’s leading protocol expert | dé protocolexpert van Nederland

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