The Future of Meetings area gives start-ups a chance to showcase their products and services to buyers in a technology-focused environment at The Meetings Show in London, on 26-27 June 2019.
Application deadline: 26th May 2019
Approval notification by: 5th June 2019
The company must be officially founded after January 2016.
2. SELECTION CRITERIA
We are looking for innovative technology solutions that stand out as the next big tech innovation and that brings additional value to meetings and events. The application will be:
Innovation (4 points): Is your product innovative? How so? Is it substantially different from other similar products on the market? How so?
Value to the Meetings Industry – participants (3 points): How will your product bring value to a meeting or event in:
- motivation (to create a pleasant, engaging and memorable experience)
Value to the Meetings Industry – organisers (2 points): How will your product bring value to a meeting or event organiser, for example, improving the efficiency of the planning process, improving sales or increasing attendance.
Is it easy to use for participants/organisers (1 point)?
3. WHAT YOU WILL GET IF SHORTLISTED
- Complimentary shared stand space
- Pre-scheduled appointments with qualified hosted buyers
- Catalogue and online exhibitor directory listings
- Be included on the Tech Tours for hosted buyers and visitors
- 50% discount on your ticket for the FRESH Dinner on Tuesday evening
- 10% off on the Meeting Design Institute start-up membership for a year (normal price is 950 EUR, so less 10% = 855 EUR)
- Video interview at the Meeting Design TV
You will be eligible to apply for The Future of Meetings for 2 years as long as you have been in the market for under 3 years.
4. AWARD | THE WINNER OF THE FUTURE OF MEETINGS WILL GET
- Be featured in one newsletter by The Meetings Show and one newsletter by the Meeting Design Institute, after the show
- Social media mentions across the Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, by The Meetings Show and the Meeting Design Institute
- Complimentary 6m2 shell scheme stand with one table and two chairs
- Meeting Design Institute's membership (valid for one year)
Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com (EIN) is a global online event magazine.
EIN is read by organisers, promoters, event management and production companies, suppliers, experiential agencies, the corporate sector, local government and organisations that host exhibitions and conferences.
Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and The Event Technology Awards a world renown awards scheme showcasing the best in event technology, both events will take place on the 9th of November in London.
Felix is the Head of Programmes and International Development at the Falling Walls Foundation. A not-for-profit based in Berlin, Falling Walls provides platforms for international exchange on grand challenges in science and society. Each year on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, its flagship meeting, the Falling Walls Conference, invites cutting-edge scientists and the world’s most influential thinkers and decision makers to discuss the question: Which are the next walls to fall? In addition to consultancy work with international clients, and strategically expanding the global network of friends and partners, Felix also develops new events in order to drive forward the Falling Walls mission of connecting communities for global change. He is a guest lecturer at Technical University Berlin, and gives talks and workshops on purpose-driven meeting design and the future of impact-oriented events and communities.
Rosa is the Meeting Architect of Kenes Group, where she advises clients and internal teams on how to design effective congresses and measure the results. She has a vast and varied array of experience as a practicing event architect, designing association and corporate events. She uses session formats, technology solutions and facilitation methods to create events that boost participant engagement and learning retention.
Rosa is a certified Digital Event Strategist and has created award-winning events such as new conferences for PANLAR, the Pan-American Society of Rheumatologists. Prior to joining Kenes Group, Rosa was partner of the Event ROI Institute, where she trained event planners at ROI Foundation Certificate programs.
She is also a lecturer and speaker at several universities and industry events. In 2013, Rosa was included in PCMA's '20 in their twenties' inaugural class, which honors the top young professionals in the industry.
Sofia Rodrigues Teles
Sofia Rodrigues Teles is VP of Education at the Meeting Design Institute a member-based organisation that provides resources to help meeting professionals design more effective meetings. Sofia is responsible for the design and delivery of all projects related to education. Her hands-on experience covers almost every aspect of meeting planning, including budgeting, development of education programmes, operations and marketing.