VIPS is an unique practical and theoretical experience in strategic networking and protocol for University students. Every year, the Protocolbureau selects 10 students to follow a training programme and to work at the events of the Protocolbureau.
Ten years ago VIPS started as a master project of Wytze van der Gaast, at that time a student at the hotel school. VIPS is the abbreviation for 'vaardigheden, interactie, protocol & stijl', translated as 'skills, interaction, protocol and style'.
|Ushers preparing the seating arrangements at the Dutch Fashion Award|
|The ushers at the Four Freedoms Awards|
At the events of the Protocolbureau the students obtain their working experience. Hosts are responsible for welcoming the guests. Ushers escort dignitaries and oversee seating arrangements. Senior Partners are junior-assistants and are able to coordinate.
|The jury, winner and nominees of the GMdeF-prize 2012|
Subsequently, the Protocolbureau used to stand by him during the Royal Weddings, State Funerals and Royal Baptismal Ceremonies.