In essence, protocol has always been about optimising relationships by maximising personal attention and systemising logistics. Protocol enables the staging of the personal encounter. In a world where personal attention has become scarce and technology a facilitator for rules and procedures, protocol management provides us with a unique vision in which personal time is the greatest good we can give to someone. It is the modern currency of relationships.
Protocolbureau has been providing support with the development and implementation of networking meetings at the highest level for more than 25 years. We have experience in all aspects of the high-level meeting.
These high-level networking meetings are preferably not a one-off initiative, but part of structural policy. A structured approach, or professional relationship management, is a support that we provide with our sister organisation the Institute of Strategic Relationship Management.
This vision is also a topic at our (in-person and online) training programmes; learn how to use protocol to strengthen professional relationships at the highest level and become the protocol and relationship management expert of your organisation.
Protocolbureau; founded in 1996
Protocolbureau was founded in 1996 by students of Hotelschool The Hague university. Our first assignment was the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards to His Majesty the King of Spain.
In preparation for this awards ceremony, the Master of Ceremonies of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands gave us a lecture about protocol and a few years later he asked us to assist him at the Royal Weddings and State Funerals in The Netherlands. With this, Protocolbureau became a leading protocol expert.
Meet the experts
Isabel Amaral (PT)
Protocol and corporate image expert
Maik de Boer (NL)
Fashion and lifestyle expert
Rutger Bremer (NL)
CEO Momice Event Software
François Brunagel (FR)
Former Chief Protocol European Parliament
Jo Bryant (UK)
Etiquette and manners expert
William Hanson (UK)
CEO The English Manner
Rebecca van Leeuwen (NL)
Bengt-Arne Hulleman (NL)
Former Chief Protocol ICC
Diana Mather (UK)
Former newsreader BBC
Anne-Maartje Oud (NL)
Jan Jaap van Weering (NL)
Jean Paul Wijers (NL)
Former Head Ushers during the Royal Weddings