Mike van der Vijver is a Meeting Designer and Advisor, Trainer and Coach in Intercultural Management.
Since 2003, he has been operating as a free-lance designer of international meetings for a wide variety of international clients through MindMeeting, a company he co-founded with Eric de Groot. MindMeeting specialises in the design of effective meeting programmes for international organisations. Mike provides advice on programmes and formats, designs single sessions as well as full conference programmes. In connection with his design works, Mike presents, moderates and facilitates on average about 30-40 meetings a year. He is also a regular speaker on topics such as meeting effectiveness, innovative meeting formats, and especially Meeting Design.
In 2018, MindMeeting co-founded Orange Gibbon, a joint venture with Taiwan-based PCO Asia Concentrate that brings Meeting Design to markets in Asia. As a result, Mike now regularly works on events in that part of the world.
Mike is a native of the Netherlands. He has a second home base in Naples (Italy). He brings Meeting Design to life all over the world. He is the co-author of Into the Heart of Meetings, the first book on Meeting Design, published in January 2013.