Meeting Design Institute
‘Objective-Based Meeting Design for Higher Effectiveness’
The world of meeting professionals is changing rapidly and staying up to speed becomes ever more important. Technology is changing many aspects of meeting planning and the knowledge and skills must evolve to keep up with the new needs. The new generation of participants, the drive for more ROI and the need for business impact are just a few of the global drivers behind a drastically changing landscape. Meetings and events are growing into new environments, adopting new methods and adding many things that are totally new to the job of the meeting planner. Objective-based meeting design is fundamental and all its components are crucial in moving forward. In this session, participants will be provided with basic information, applications, tools and techniques that can be easily applied in the design of future meetings, conferences and events.
The Learning Carousel. 2 minutes to Succeed
Visitors looking for a different way to quickly and effectively understand the latest technological trends in meetings and events, need look no further than the Learning Carousel. Created and moderated by the Meeting Design Institute, this unusual format allows groups of visitors to swiftly see and learn from leading technology suppliers. Moving around a table-top presentation suite in groups of up to 10 people, each exhibitor will have just two minutes to ‘pitch’ their latest ideas, products and services to a receptive audience of visitors and buyers, who then have three minutes for questions before moving onto the next presentation.
Maarten Vanneste started his company Abbit Video in 1982. It grew from an AV production company to a full service meeting design company. After more than 30 years, he is seen as a meeting industry leader and visionary with a focus on meeting design. His Cmm’s business-plan project became reality as the Meeting Support Institute (2006). The now called Meeting Design Institute is a member-based organisation that educates and exposes meeting planners to meeting design and its toolbox. In 2007, Maarten wrote the groundbreaking book ‘Meeting Architecture, a manifesto’. This became an industry bestseller that lead to an international movement and educational projects. With a focus on the objective-based meeting design, the Meeting Design Institute organises events like the Fresh Conference and education programmes like a 5-day training in Meeting Architecture. The 2013 Meeting Architecture Process (Map) workbook provides a standard Meeting Design methodology.
Maarten is an influential innovator, author, trainer and speaker.
For his relentless work and influence in the Meetings industry, he received the Imex Academy Award in 2005 and the Mpi Rise Award for Industry Leadership in 2011.