The quality assurance in the conference industry

The quality label of Vergaderhamers provides customers of meeting venues or congress organizers the certainty of quality and reliability. The quality label is independent, objective and unique for The Netherlands and Belgium.

By inspiring, consulting and controlling, we convey hospitality companies the highest levels of comfort, sustainability, safety, trustworthiness and professionalism. Our quality label is their award and your guarantee.

Venues can obtain three, four or five 'meeting hammers'; congress organizers get recognized as a Certified (inter)national PCO.

Vergaderhamers is an initiative of the Dutch Stichting Kwaliteitsregelingen Congres- en Vergaderbranche. The aim of this label is to promote quality and transparency in the congress and meetings industry.

The label started in 1995 with a classification initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and a few leading congress industry associations.

Director of Vergaderhamers is Mr Ton Soons who is active in the conference world sinds 1987. His work and team are supported by an Advisory Board.

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