In order to guarantee a quality offer and service, the acceptance of partners is based on factual quality criteria that correspond in every respect to the demand for professional events.
Quality charters for www.douaisis-events.com
With the exception of the Centre Historique Minier, which has been classified as a historic monument since 2009 and is one of the outstanding sites in the coalfield listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2012, all businesses promoted on the Douaisis-Agglo site must be located in the Douaisis Agglo area and pay their business property tax to the department responsible for this area.
All these professionals must offer services related to the “professional meetings industry”, also known as the MICE sector:
– Room rental
– Accommodations (hotels – bed & breakfasts – gîtes)
– Catering (restaurateurs – caterers)
– Additional technical services (sound and lighting – transport and transfers – event service providers)
– Incentives (packages will be offered by the local tourist office and event agencies specializing in business tourism)
Target : BtoB companies and agencies organizing professional events for groups of employees and/or customers.
To be eligible for promotion on the www.douaisis-events.com website, prospective restaurateurs must have a meeting room dedicated to meetings and seminars that can accommodate a minimum of 20 people in theater configuration – a room that must be separate from the usual dining room.
A commitment to CSR is required: combating food waste, managing surpluses, recycling waste, etc.; working mainly with short distribution channels for supplies.
For caterers organizing receptions:
To be eligible for promotion on the www.douaisis-events.com website, prospective caterers must comply with current sanitary standards (work surfaces, utensils, machinery, water and air quality, cold chain control for food storage and transport, including refrigerated vehicles).
When staging events, a commitment to CSR is also required: fight against food waste, surplus management, waste recovery, carbon footprint…
In order to be promoted on the www.douaisis-events.com website, prospective hotels, B&Bs and B&Bs will need to be recognized via their own brand, whether as a subsidiary, franchise or management mandate.
If the hotel, bed and breakfast or gite is independent, it must be affiliated with a recognized national federation label: Qualité tourisme – Tourisme handicap – Logis de France – Gites de France – Clé verte – Clé vacances – Bienvenue à la ferme…
– Bed and breakfasts must offer a minimum of 4 rooms at the same address.
– Self-catering cottages must offer a minimum of 10 rooms at the same address.
– And hotels must be registered with Atout France and have a star rating (from 1 to 5*).
Douaisis Agglo has the final say on whether or not a label is appropriate.
Concerning meeting rooms :
In order to be promoted on the www.douaisis-events.com website: rooms must be exposed to natural light with blackout systems; be equipped with comfortable work tables and chairs; be fitted with a video projector with screen or projection on a white wall; and participants must have access to secure high-speed wifi and power sockets (generally 1 per 3 people).
The premises must provide access to toilets, if possible, dedicated exclusively to the meeting room(s). Rooms must be set up according to the configuration requested by the customer, and be free of any equipment not relevant to the meeting.
Customers must be greeted by dedicated staff who will remain contactable and available in case of concern during the event. Coffee and breaks can be provided by a caterer from outside the host organization.
All partners present on the douaisis-events.com website undertake to respond within 48 hours to requests for quotes.
Douaisis Agglo remains the sole decision-maker as to whether or not to promote a professional on its www.douaisis-events.com website, so as to ensure that the offer proposed by the professional corresponds in all respects to the needs of its business and conference clientele.