Highlights of MICE Club LIVE 2018:
Once again, the star of the event was the contrasting venues which provided a variety of settings during the two and a half days.
A multifarious meeting design established the methodological framework for the event. Facilitator Tina Gadow kicked off proceedings by sending the participants for an hour of "walk and talk" – an intensive way of getting to know each other on a really personal level.
After the introductory round at The New Yorker | Dock.One the event switched to the adjacent The New Yorker | Harbour.Club venue for the following keynote speeches and workshops.
A colourful pot-pourri of differing, contextually stimulating themes covered a broad spectrum of topics: from the hero's journey as a dramatic plot to the creating of suspense at events, through to customer experience, there was sufficient input for all. But topics such as New Work, Meeting-Characters and Meeting-Architecture were also covered in short knowledge immersions or in-depth workshops.
The highlight was the appearance of the Finnish filmmaker Petri Luukkainen, who used his opening keynote to describe his experiment - living for an entire year without any of his belongings.
As a creative, open-air stage with a cult character, the open-air studio of scrap metal artist Odo Rumpf at his “Freistaat Odonien” was utilised to host the evening event.
On day 2, the stylish co-working rooms in the new Design Offices Dominium, with their breathtaking cathedral view, provided the perfect inspiration for an interactive workshop day.
Throughout the event, state-of-the-art event technology with webcasts and an interactive event app were used to increase interaction and contact intensity between the participants in a playful way. As before, the MICE Club LIVE was hosted again as a Sustainable Event in 2018.
Facilitator & Speaker
Annette Flandrin, Joachim Herz Stiftung:
"It was my second time at the MICE Club LIVE: I have to say that I was totally taken aback again, because the format was completely different compared to last year. I took a lot of input back and got to know great new people again."
Kathrin Horn, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions:
"I took a lot back after the two days: For me, the exchange at peer level was very important. Nobody tried to sell me anything from the supplier side. On the contrary: we discussed interesting and exciting topics. I also really liked the overall concept behind the event. All in all, I will definitely come back next year."
Tabea Hörnschemeyer, Atout France – France Meeting & Convention Board:
"I am very happy that we took part. The MICE Club LIVE is a very exciting format offering something new that spans in-house training and networking between suppliers and planners."
Thomas Wieland, Vector Informatik:
"What I really like about the MICE Club LIVE is that you get to know the suppliers and planners in a completely different way compared to any other trade fair. There is so much dialogue among equals and pleasant communication without anyone trying to sell anything. That's why I signed up blindly this year without knowing what content and topics were being offered."
Alfons Weißenbacher, Geschäftsführer der Choros Concept GmbH:
"The MICE Club LIVE is a high-quality platform for Meeting Industry suppliers and planners and the lectures and discussions truly left a lasting impression. Future-oriented topics such as digitisation were discussed. I'm looking forward to being back next year."