Meetings No 01
This is no ordinary meeting magazine.
Cover Story
Johan Johansson
encourages us to challenge our thought patterns.
Psychological Meetings
Meeting People
Gordon slowly opens the door just a little bit.
Ecological Breakfast
A great success.
Richard Gatarski
Gatarski Questions the Myth of Total Presence
Please turn on your mobile phones!
Shari Swan
Swan on New Ways of Working
and an ever present focus on the street.
Take a Break with Cottam
Excerpts from Mothers Pearls: 27 short autobiographical chapters of aha moments of realization.
Business Meetings Management
A five part masters programme.
Jonas Bodin
Meeting With Meaning
CSR in practice
Jan Rollof
On Creativity
and its impact on meetings.
Mind Check
The Significance of Colours
Tomas Dalström picks the brain of Karl Rydberg.
Business Intelligence
Four Years Before the London Olympics
What's on, Barbara Jamison, at visit London?
Per Hörberg
Hidden Agendas
Affecting meetings everywhere.
Meeting Architecture
Dr Elling Hamso an the most significant book ever.
Spread the Message
Nature's Ten Best Tips
To suddenly become green in your meeting concept is not as easy as it sounds.
Meetings Industry Research
Lund University conducts research into the meetings industry.
A way of communicating.
Roger Kellerman
A Buyers' and Meetings Planners' Magazine
Why Meetings International goes international.
New knowledge
Brain research
shows added value live events.
BTM World 2020
transitions to virtual.
post-pandemic momentum
Dubai Tourism forms Business Events Stakeholders committee,
host first meeting as industry resumes activity.
hotel news
Scandic expects
occupancy of 30-35 percent for September.
Covid developer
Scandic Hotels
launches the largest network of coworking spaces in the Nordic countries.
planned for 16-17 Sep
Update on GIAF
- New dates set for 5-6 November 2020.
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
is now a carbon neutral venue.
positive impact
The Hague webinar
celebrates partnerships and first anniversary of Ottawa MOU.
expanding network
ICCA Partners up
with Geneva International Associations Forum (GIAF).
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Award winning Future Design Days in Stockholm. On the 2nd of February 2009 you will get the chance to meet some of the most talked about pioneers and provocateurs of today’s lighting design scene: The veteran Ingo Maurer and the innovative heirs – Paul Cocksedge and Moritz Waldemeyer. Let there be light – business of the future in a novel shine.

Come 2009, and the light bulb will have been around for an amazing 130 years. And surely Thomas Alva Edison’s simple solution for converting electricity into light can take the credit for many of the amenities and success stories of modern civilisation. For what indeed would the age we live in be without unlimited access to abundant, albeit artificial, daylight around the clock?

”However, in the very near future, lighting as we see it will change radically,” says Christian Alçenius, CEO of Future Lab, the company behind Future Design Days. ”The development of diodes, for instance, is on the eve of a breakthrough. And although a sales boom is still years away, the new already available technology is affecting everything from modern vehicle manufacture to architecture, traffic systems and home electronics. Lighting is not just a matter of lux, whether switched on or switched off. Lighting has become a way of communicating – to convey feelings or bring feelings to life – as has been proved in leading-edge textile research and the most progressive expressions of architecture.”

Will Future Design Days Light Now be an event solely dedicated to designers and architects?

”No, it is aimed at anyone and everyone who wants to be at the forefront when it comes to future business opportunities and the monumental changes in a number of areas that the explosive development in the lighting field will bring about. The event will provide professionals who never or only rarely meet one another with an opportunity to make unique contacts and, in turn, prepare the ground for further business. So, a CEO will derive as much benefit as a student, but also marketing manager or marketer, product developer, product manager, working with brands and communication and meeting designers.”

”Future Design Days is a process that is intended to capture complicated contexts – and present them in a form that is both understandable and inspiring.”

”For us design is about thinking in terms of people’s needs, what life itself demands from these things,” says Christian Alçenius. ”If we think in this way, we end up a long way from the posh shop street. Instead, we come closer to a view of those things about us that have to do with business ideas, the drive, in fact, to run a business or a brand. Future Design Days is a thought-provoking meeting place for designers, business leaders and decision-makers, who share these ideas.”

Which are the key issues as you see it?

”Which are the new business opportunities? Which are the most commercially viable areas of application? Which success stories can we learn from? Who is controlling developments? Which innovations may we expect within the next five to ten years? What challenges are we facing?”

Why should I attend?

”Improve your ability to forecast trends and tendencies. Get insight into future business opportunities. How do you create an innovation and bring it into business – learn from the best. Establish valuable contacts outside your own profession,” says Christian Alçenius.