Meetings No 01
Editorial
Mindset
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.
Radar
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.
Intermission
Take a Break with Cottam
Excerpts from Mothers Pearls: 27 short autobiographical chapters of aha moments of realization.
Radar
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.
Review
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.
Radar
Meetings Industry Research
Lund University conducts research into the meetings industry.
Radar
Lighting
A way of communicating.
Roger Kellerman
A Buyers' and Meetings Planners' Magazine
Why Meetings International goes international.
classifieds
news
New knowledge
Brain research
shows added value live events.
Covid-19
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.
sustainability
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).
Sponsored Content
Taiwan Ready to Reopen to the World
Over 80 events taking place in Taipei now.
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A Buyers' and Meetings Planners' Magazine

Why does a Swedish meetings management magazine suddenly decide to go international? Partly because many people around the world have been so positive towards the Swedish edition of Meetings International and have asked why, as the only magazine in the world that writes what we write about, we don’t make the magazine international. So, we’re now bringing things to a head and we have a goal: to change the world. We have published Meetings International magazine in Sweden for five years, but have 25 years’ experience of publishing in the meetings and events industry. We have collaborated with Paul Flackett and the EIBTM Trade Fair since1987, the year before it was launched. We have collaborated with MPI for just as long and were part of launching MPI Chapter Sweden, and also played a major part in launching MPI Chapter Norway and MPI Chapter Finland. We have learned a great deal about the international meetings industry through the members of SITE, ICCA, IAPCO, AIPC and, more recently, DMAI. We have followed the progress of MCI from the outset; we monitor Congrex and educate young students in Sweden who go on to achieve success in the international meetings and events industry.

We have the lofty ambition of becoming the world’s best trade magazine with regard to meetings content, meetings models and methods, meetings architecture and design, and everything relating to ROI meetings and meetings management. But, above all else, we are a buyers’ and meeting planners’ magazine. We will write about and present the people who plan meetings and who are the economic backbone of the meetings industry, we will reward good ideas and put the spotlight firmly on the role models, the people who truly deserve the attention.

Our first edition that you are now holding in your hands is, through necessity, Scandinavian in perspective. This is not down to laziness but because we regard Scandinavia as being the very best in the meetings and events industry in relation to meetings content and the research and development of meetings pedagogies. It is also home to young events companies who, in just a few years, have established themselves as cutting-edge innovators and implementers of corporate meetings, also on the global stage.

We intend to spread throughout the world and in the large global corporations. We are expanding our networks in Asia, the Middle East, South America, North America, and, of course, Europe to which we belong. We will be at the forefront of the global meetings and events industry wherever that might be. Future issues are important, but we live here and now and too many meetings are badly planned, poorly implemented and never evaluated. We aim to change that!