An experiment in meeting room layout will take place at the
European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) in Budapest, Hungary next week.
Delegates at the event, organised by Meeting Professionals
International (MPI), will be able to take part in the trial examining the
impact of physical positions on groups of participants.
Working in small groups, the delegates will be asked to tear up the rule book and design what they
think is the best possible format, lay-out and seating for a meeting. A role play
actor will be the live guinea-pig for the formats designed by participants.
Each design will receive feedback from the role play actor and from the
session’s presenter, Mike van der Vijver of MindMeeting.
The room-layout session is one of a number of 'hands-on' experiences promised
in the Meeting Design Area at the Novotel Budapest Congress from 29-31
MPI president and CEO Bruce MacMillan, said: “We are
committed to demonstrating innovation to attendees because the business
challenges facing meeting professionals are unprecedented.”
Registration is open. More information is available at