Innovation network
»Future Meeting Space«

The innovation network “Future Meeting Space” was created by the GCB and the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. It looks into trends, innovations, and societal developments and their possible influence on the meetings industry.

Research Results

The Innovation Catalogue

The results of the research phase will serve as an instruction manual for the design of future-oriented organisational, technological and special future meeting spaces in phase 2 of the project.

Innovation Catalogue


What does the Future of the meetings sector look like? View our infographic with six meeting formats from Interactice Forum to Unplugged Meeting


Future Meeting Room

The “Future Meeting Room“ promotes interaction and knowledge transfer. The “Future Meeting Room“ was compiled from the scenarios with the focus on different categories. The objective is to promote interaction and knowledge transfer intensively. Furthermore it aims at bringing together attendees with different backgrounds and objectives as well as actively involving the individual.

Future Meeting Room


Albert Einstein


Management Summary

The meetings industry is transitioning. Therefore the “Future Meeting Space” project provides specific recommendations for action next to showing future developments and opportunities. The management summary of the “Future Meeting Guide” gives an overview of all results from analysis, expert interviews and focus groups starting from January 2015 to the end of the project phase in June 2016.