A Cbd Success Story:
A Cbd Success Story:
Name of organisation: The Netherlands Institute of International Relations “Clingendael”
Name of conference: Planetary Security Conference 2016 (PSC)
Date of conference: 5 – 6 December 2016
Number of attendees: 300
Venue: Peace Palace
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
In 2014, we worked with the Clingendael during the Nuclear Knowledge Summit in Amsterdam. The organisation was very happy with our services and asked us to collaborate with them again and organise the Planetary Security Conference in 2016 for 300 delegates.
Clingendael’s vision for PSC:
Congress by design assisted us in organizing the Planetary Security Conference 2016 with accuracy and enthusiasm. I look forward to continuing to work with Cbd for our next two conferences!
Louise van Schaik, Head Sustainability Centre / Senior Research Fellow at Clingendael Institute
Since the Peace Palace is a secure location, it was important for security to screen all delegates before the conference and do a passport check onsite. This was especially challenging with VIP delegates because we needed a lot of information from them so they could pass through security without waiting. Also, delegates who did not register for the conference presented an issue for security; this required security to do an extra check with the Cbd team and Clingendael organisers to verify the delegates were in fact invited to the conference to be allowed into the building.
Cbd overcame this challenge by:
Our team made sure the Clingendael’s vision for the PSC conference came to life. Our client wanted the conference to take place at the Peace Palace because of its connection with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and its connection with climate and security. Several networking opportunities were made available for delegates: network corners, lunches & conference dinner. Designated spaces around the Peace Palace were used for breakout rooms to facilitate small work group sessions. By maintaining good communication with all parties involved, delegates entered the conference efficiently and in a timely manner.
Cbd team helped with:
Our team received a lot of positive feedback about PSC 2016. Many delegates were happy with the open atmosphere and the opportunities they were given to share their ideas. The beautiful venue was greatly praised by the foreign delegates.
The Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ is the leading Dutch think tank and diplomatic academy on international affairs. The Institute provides public and private sector organisations with in-depth analysis of global developments in the fields of economic diplomacy, international security and conflict management. Clingendael specifically focuses on security and Europe, and the position and role of the Netherlands.