Today the ushers of the Protocolbureau seated the guests and many dignitaries at the Ernst & Young Hofstadlezing in the Grote Kerk in The Hague.
This years lecture was given by Feike Sybesma, CEO of Royal DSM Group. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with Agnes Jongerius, Anne-Marie Rakhorst and Alexander Pechtold. The gathering ended with a reception.
The Hofstadlezing was first organised in the year 2000. Among the guest speakers of the last 10 years former Dutch Prime-minister Jan-Peter Balkenende, former Belgian Prime-minister Guy Verhofstad, President of the SER Alexander Rinnooy Kan and CEO of Akzo Nobel Hans Wijers.