Prime Minister Mark Rutte informs and addresses the world during the digital Ambassadors Conference in World Forum The Hague.

The Hague – On the 10th of February 2021 the annual Ambassadors Conference took place. To reach a global audience, this years event was presented in a digital format due to ongoing travel restrictions. Prime Minister Mark Rutte informed the Dutch ambassadors who are situated worldwide about the latest developments in The Netherlands. Broadcasted and streamed Live from the World Forum Studios, The Ambassadors Conference is one of the many digital, international events that has taken place at World Forum The Hague. Already world-leading specialists in events of all diversities World Forum The Hague have fully developed and emersed themselves into the digital world for now and the future.

Dutch ambassadors worldwide were informed about the developments in the Netherlands. The coronavirus and its measurements have a seen great impact on the work of the ambassadors so to keep in contact with one another through digital conferences like these are very important.

This week World Forum was also the home to the Dutch Digital Conference with Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Both the Ambassadors Conference and the Dutch Digital Conference were online with live streams from the World Forum Studio.

The corona crisis led to a new, digital concept as an addition to live events in World Forum. In 2020 the new Online Participation launched a new way of meeting, suitable for a diverse number of participants via an online event platform. The power of Online Participation is connecting live and online. With the unique World Forum interface within the platform, all attendees experience the same look and feel for the event they are attending as they would do visiting the physical venue itself all be it in an online capacity.

After Online Participation was successfully launched the World Forum Studio soon followed. One of the biggest meeting rooms has been fully transformed into a professional, atmospheric and fully equipped turn-key studio with the added benefit to match the style and setting according to the wishes and needs of each client. The many years of experience within the field of Safety and Security is also a very important advantage to online events where safety has to be guaranteed online and onsite.

Over the last couple of months, many digital conferences (hosted by the Dutch Government) have taken place at World Forum The Hague, such as the Youth at Heart Virtual Forum, World Press Freedom Conference and recently the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021.

The studio is perfect for Livestream events but equally this space is the perfect setting and platform for professional tv productions. An online conference needs a very different approach to live events that is why World Forum works with many creative and experienced professionals.

Michiel Middendorf, General Manager World Forum The Hague: “We are the leading conference venue in the field of digitalisation. Offering great spaces within our versatile venue provides a perfect platform to host digital events alongside our trusted expert partners. As a result, we have experienced the busiest December and January to date in the long history of our venue whist showcasing only digital and hybrid concepts. Working very closely with our in-house IT and parners Fraai Projecten, Bourgonje, Squares, NEP, We are Live, Wirtz Film and Experience Agency and with special thanks to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the International Criminal Court, we have been able to serve different products on many different levels. From a TV-studio, an online platform, to a high-level international, digital conferences. A fantastic learning curve for our organisation, for now, and for the future. This digitalisation in combination with our feature live events is a new sustainable business model, which already works perfectly for us.”

Impression Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 at World Forum The Hague