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brand best. We will also offer advice on (video) presentations and technical production to strengthen your brand identity and give it an original and unforgettable appearance,” verhaar adds. Last year, over 40 events were held at the Fokker Terminal – from product launches to corporate dinners, fashion shows and exhibitions – some lasting one day, others were up to a week long. Although the location is not quite as well known as the older convention centres in the area, the terminal is certainly gaining in popularity. verhaar: “Many people when they come in, they don’t expect to see this space, we get these ‘wow’ moments all the time.” The space also lends itself perfectly to adding original elements. Last year when oil retail company Texaco hosted their annual Benelux sales event, it parked a tanker lorry behind the stage providing a perfect background for their keynote speakers. “The size of the hall allows for these things
to happen. Anything can go inside here, this also makes us unique,” he says.
A professional approach Key to a successful event is to listen closely to the wishes of the client. For verhaar it is always a new challenge to come up with original ways to make an event exceptional and get the best out of the available space within a set budget. “We become an extension of the company and represent their brand. I love the diversity of the work, no two events are the same.” verhaar works with a small but experienced core team and always makes sure the client has one dedicated (event) manager. “This makes communication easier and more efficient, so every request will be heard and implemented. We only host one event at a time, so the whole venue will be yours exclusively,” he concludes. The Fokker Terminal has its own furniture and (technical) equipment, catering op-
Special packages The Fokker Terminal offers special Turn Key packages where its events team will arrange the entire room according to the client’s wishes. This includes a full technical set up, Av, furniture, branding and catering. Guests will receive a high quality product for a good price. Moreover, the congress or event organiser will be appointed one single contact and at every meeting an experienced floor manager will be present.
A winning venue The Fokker Terminal was awarded Congress of the Year in the category ‘special venues’ for the year 2013 and it is once again nominated for the award for the year 2014.
tions, staff and WiFi and is located near the Prins Clausplein junction of the A4 and A12 motorways in The Hague. www.fokkerterminal.nl
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