Hotelschool The Hague Runner-up at P4H Debating contest

Hotelschool The Hague Runner-up at P4H Debating contest
12 June 2014

On Monday 17 March 2014 the annual Passion 4 Hospitality student conference took place in Birmingham, UK. One of the highlights of this prestigious conference hosted by the UK's Institute of Hospitality is the student debating contest - involving teams from a number of British universities.  Last year Hotelschool The Hague won the debate. It was the first time a non-British team competed and won.  This year Hotelschool The Hague was again the only non-British team participating in the debating and again, made it to the final.   
The motion for the final was:
This house believes that hotel operating companies are most effective and deliver maximum shareholder value when they also own a proportion of their assets.
Hotelschool The Hague was Proposition (defending the motion) against Bournemouth University as Opposition. 
The Hotelschool The Hague team consisted of Qurien Brouwer, Joost Bruins and Julia Baag. Both teams fought well; the speakers gave their best arguments and responded to questions from the judges and audience as well.  At the conclusion of the debate the judges announced their verdict based on a detailed points system.  The final decision could not have been closer: Bournemouth University had won by just one single point, with Hotelschool The Hague as runner-up. 
Congratulations to our student team - Qurien Brouwer, Joost Bruins and Julia Baag and their coach Glen Hepburn, for this marvellous achievement!