Royal Vopak celebrated its 400th birthday in 2016. Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company. Vopak stores and handles various oil, chemicals, edible oils and natural gas-related products. The head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The celebrations in 2016 ended with a festive conference in the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam attended by HM the King of the Netherlands and many other corporate and government officials. Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, the fondly remembed Kofi Atta Annan, was the key-note speaker.
Protocolbureau was asked to assist preparing the visit of the King and the former Secretary-General. “The extensive experience and expertise of Protocolbureau was of great value to us and contributed largely to the success of our conference” was the feedback of Vopak. Our assistance focussed on developing a suitable programme and coordinating the welcome, greeting and seating of the dignitaries.
“Protocolbureau not only supported us with the protocol, they also assisted us welcoming our other guests.” Upon arrival the guests were greeted by the Board of Directors of Vopak, coordinated by Protocolbureau. After this, the ushers brought each guest to one of the other staff members of Vopak. “This proved to best possible welcome for our guests and a great way to support our staff in extending their network”.