The Meetings Show: The Future of Meetings Ini...
The Meetings Show

The Future of Meetings Initiative

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After its successful launch in 2016, Meeting Design Institute is bringing the Future of Meetings concept back to The Meetings Show from 13-15 June 2017. The initiative gives start-up businesses a chance to showcase their products and services to buyers in a technology focused environment. Maarten Vanneste, from Meeting Design Institute comments: “From the start, The Meetings Show has recognised the importance of design and technology in the meetings industry and has been keen on bringing innovative content to the show floor. Meeting Design Institute has partnered with the show on the education programme and initiating The Future of Meetings was a natural extension to our partnership. Those participating in the initiative get the chance to exhibit at a world-class exhibition to boost their profile – an opportunity smaller, start-up companies don’t usually get. And it gives event planners the chance to meet with organisations who are providing the latest technological solutions.”

There is also a competitive element to The Future of Meetings with hosted buyers and visitors able to vote for an overall winner at the end of the show. Steve Knight, Event Director of The Meetings Show, recognises the importance of giving start-up companies a platform to promote themselves: “Technology is a huge part of the future of our industry. As the leading meetings show in the UK, it is important we recognise this and provide the opportunity for new companies to showcase their products and services.”