Leiden2022 wins The Gouden Giraffe Award!
Good news for Leiden! Leiden2022 received The Gouden Giraffe Award under the category of Congresses and knowledge events!
The Gouden Giraffe Awards took place live for the first time since the pandemic. The Gouden Giraffe Event Awards are also seen as the Oscars of the Dutch events industry and honour the best our country has to offer in live communication and experience marketing. In the afternoon, hundreds of event professionals gathered in TheaterHangaar in Katwijk to discuss the 42 submitted cases.
Leiden was named as European City of Science in 2022. The year was organised in collaboration with numerous national and international partners, all aimed to connect science and society. The 365-day programme was packed with activities, workshops, excursions, exhibitions, conferences, and events which were available to anyone with a curious mind. The event agencies Leiden2022 and Xsaga were able to receive the award.
“We are extremely happy with the Gouden Giraffe, as a reward for an innovative program in which we connected science and society for 365 days, from local, bottom-up and small-scale to large, European events. This was only possible thanks to the successful collaboration with many local and national partners. Thanks to Leiden Convention Bureau! Together we succeeded in doubling the number of scientific conferences in Leiden in 2022!” – Meta Knol, director of Leiden2022