Photo’s: ushers preparing the seating arrangements (left, for the official photo / right, for the first rows).

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 Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion.
The Hofstadlezing was first organised in the year 2000. Among the guest speakers of the last 10 years are 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.

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