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Maarten Vanneste

President and Founder
Meeting Design Institute
  • Maarten Vanneste
    Maarten Vanneste, CMM has been active in the industry since 1982. His background is Meeting and Conference Design, Production, AV, Digital and Hybrid Meetings and Technology.  
    He is the author of "Meeting Architecture, a manifesto" (2008) and the only substantial book on online meetings:  "Multi-Hub Meetings" (2017). He was also involved in several other books on meeting design.

    Maarten Vanneste, CMM developed the "one-man and a suitcase" concept for reliable and affordable technical support and was the founder of the award-winning Multi-Hub Meetings technology. Since 2000, he was been involved in several online and Multi-Hub Meetings projects. And supported dozens of clients to organise successful hybrid and digital meetings for medical audiences around the word.

    He also organised three online conferences for meeting planners themselves. The FRESH Conference 2014, 2017 and 2018 were hybrid, digital and fully multi-hub meetings. This experience makes Vanneste one of the foremost experts in designing highly interactive online conferences, meetings, presentations and more.

    Maarten is an influential innovator, trainer and speaker when it comes to designing online meeting and conferences. For his work in the meetings industry, he received the IMEX Academy Award in 2005 and the MPI RISE Award for Industry Leadership in 2011.
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