Strategic Move for Strategic Meetings
In an unprecedented strategic move, two companies from widely different parts of the world are now joining forces to spread Meeting Design know-how and services. For this, they have founded a 50-50 joint venture based in Taipei, called Orange Gibbon. Name and logo testify to the company’s agility and its ability to give shape to meetings that catalyze and promote change. Orange Gibbon works on the principles of: Meeting – Agility – Design – Change!
Starting from March, 2018, Taipei-based Asia Concentrate will offer Meeting Design services to clients in the Chinese speaking Far East. Clients include corporate, government and association organizations. These services will be provided jointly with one of the best-known and ground-breaking Design agencies in the world, MindMeeting from the Netherlands. Together they are called: Orange Gibbon.
Orange Gibbon offers a 360 degrees package of services to create change and increase meeting effectiveness and efficiency. This includes: the application of selected formats to specific sessions during meetings and events; full-fledged meeting design; change programmes for day-to-day internal meetings; facilitation and moderation. Where needed, we work with local, external partners for ancillary services, such logistics.
Meeting Design for the Future of Meetings
It is becoming ever clearer that live meetings will need to become more effective in order to remain strategically viable. Unless meetings prove their unique communicative power, organizations will increasingly deploy remote technological solutions and keep costs down. Meeting Design is one of the few strategic innovations that support the meeting industry in its vital pursuit to remain relevant. In recent years, organizers and participants alike have progressively begun to recognize the power and the effectiveness of well-designed meeting programmes.
Asian Concentrate co-founder and owner Han Chiang explains: “Life will find its way, people say. Back to 2015 when we first talked to Mike and Eric, I never thought Orange Gibbon would swing into our business life. In the first place, we found Meeting Design is very interesting and, with women sixth sense, we decide to introduce this into Asia market. It is not just two gentlemen from Netherlands showing us the great power of Meeting Design, but also our two ladies in Taipei finding a perfect solution to dull meetings. So, we started our first trial in Watermelon Camp and it brought us such impressive impact, to both the participants and us as organizers! Plus, we gibbons share the same vision of the meeting future, which builds up our tribe now in Asia!
For MindMeeting, the cooperation is a logical next step after earlier activities in Taiwan. Says MindMeeting’s co-founder, owner and managing partner Mike van der Vijver: “We have visited Taiwan several times in the past few years, raising the awareness about the importance of well-designed Meetings and Conference programmes in a number of workshops and trainings. Asia Concentrate facilitated these events and has begun to open up the market for Meeting Design. With Asia Concentrate, we have found a local partner who shares our views on the future of meetings. And even more importantly, we have found a great alignment around such shared values as friendship and fun. People often think that you can’t – you shouldn’t! - found a business cooperation on human connections like this, but we fundamentally disagree. MindMeeting’s international expansion is essentially rooted in shared values. We are extremely pleased that we have found the same spirit that has always distinguished MindMeeting in Taiwan, as well.”
Asia Concentrate Corporation is thrilled to design a unique and memorable event experience.
Every convention begins as a rough stone and is shaped with the highest levels of skills and expertise into a dazzling encounter. As a leading authority in the industry, Asia Concentrate has provided professional event management including itinerary design, language services, guest entertainment, interior design and decoration, financial management and much more since 2013.
We understand the value of good communication. Our efficient consultations allow us to understand in detail your goals and expectations and this empowers our planning team to deliver the most memorable conventions and exhibitions ever. We excel in what we do and we aim to make your event a splendid and brilliant experience for your guests and your organisation.
We believe every convention or event requires its own unique masterplan, like a diamond has its own unique characteristics and cut. Based on the four Cs of event planning – Concentration, Challenge, Creativity and Communication, Asia Concentrate integrates your demands and coordinates resources to make your event sparkle. To be a guest at your own event is our promise to every one of our honored clients.
MindMeeting is a leading agency, fully specialized in the design of successful international meetings. Founded in 2003, it serves clients worldwide in order to increase the effectiveness of their meetings. It has recently expanded into Spain and India with a local representation and is planning to expand further in Ecuador, as is evident from the recent Meeting Design Week held there: http://mailchi.mp/14fc7504f8a4/meeting-design-week-quito-ecuador
MindMeeting published “Into the Heart of Meetings” in 2013, the first book on Meeting Design. You can source additional info, quotes from the press, reviews, etc. on www.mindmeeting.org. Or contact us for further enquiries, interviews.
For a concise explanation of what Meeting Design is, please go to: https://youtu.be/SpT1EThGPL0
Meeting Design Week in Taiwan
Orange Gibbon starts off fast and intensely: In the third week of June, Taiwan will experience the first-ever Meeting Design Week. The programme will feature Meeting Design training, cooperation with Universities to innovate teaching formats and several keyshops (contact us to find out what a keyshop is!). Also, the third edition of the "Watermelon Camp", a training programme with unconventional teaching methods for innovative thinkers, will take place during the Meeting Design Week. This year’s Watermelon Camp will be dedicated to ”The Power of Meetings.”
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