‘That level of involvement was a first for the international congress organiser’
Prof. Dr. Gerard Wagemaker is affiliated with the Haematology Department of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. As President of the Netherlands Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, he was closely involved in the organisation of the 22nd European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT), in October 2014 at the World Forum in The Hague. The conference, which is held each year in a different European city, brought 850 specialists in the field of gene and cell therapy to The Hague.
‘Sharing knowledge for better healthcare worldwide’
Douwe H. Kiestra is chairman of the Dutch Association for Technical Professionals in the Healthcare Sector (NVTG) and vice president of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering (IFHE). In April 2016, the 24th World IFHE Congress will take place in the World Forum in The Hague. Between 800 and 1,000 visitors from over 50 countries are expected to attend. The biennial conference is aimed at all those who are responsible for technology and/or property in the healthcare sector.
The Hague brings in two prestigious C&IT awards receiving recognition as a premier business event destination. World Forum The Hague is named Best Overseas Conference Venue whereas The Hague, together with Rotterdam, are named Best Short-Haul Event Destination for the second year in a row.
The award was given at the prestigious ceremony by the Conference & Incentives Travel magazine, which took place last Friday at Hilton on Park Lane in London, UK.
The 2017 edition of the event put a spotlight on several outstanding cities, competing in the Short Haul Destination Category – Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Malta – with The
World Forum has won the Conference Award of The Hague for the hosting of the Future Force Conference 2017. The prize was awarded on 11 September by Alderman Karsten Klein during a celebratory event held at the Fokker Terminal.
Other prize winners include Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, with the Leisure Award for its Mondrian year, and Jacobs, the publicly traded international technical service provider, with the Business Award for establishing its European headquarters – with a thousand employees representing forty-three nationalities – in January 2017 in the seat of the Dutch government.
The three awards, given for the first time this year,