CONFERENCE KEY DATES
May 1st – Deadline for proposals submission
June 15th – Notification of the acceptance
July 15th – Deadline for Early Bird conference registration
July 15th – Deadline for handout submission
September 20th – Conference opening
Exploring the Future of Organization Performance
ISPI EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) invites you to join us in Gothenburg, Sweden for our 17th conference – September 20-22, 2018!!!
ISPI EMEA Conferences are purposefully intimate in size with a format, content and presenters designed to attract executives and professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience that bring with them an enthusiasm for learning, sharing and growing together in the highly participative atmosphere of the conference.
Only you can contribute your unique perspective! At ISPI EMEA, we believe that a conference is more than its programs and presenters. Our conference participants are every bit as much a part of the total learning experience, as our fabulous presenters. Our conferences are compelling because of their innovative, active/interactive format. We invite you to view videos containing participant reactions and to read feedback from our most recent conferences. Following is a sample of what you will experience at an ISPI EMEA conference.
Four Half-day Pre-Conference Workshops
Open Assist Client – an opportunity for participants to be immersed in a unique teamwork experience that runs throughout the conference. Through this process, all conference participants and presenters become “crowd-sourcing” resources for teams, as they work to respond to a live request for support from the senior executives of an actual organization, who will participate throughout the conference.
Senior Executive Panel – respected senior executives, from well-known organizations, share their thoughts and insights with participants in an interactive 2-hour session.
Lunch & Learn – a number of short presentations on a variety of topics, delivered by selected presenters in an informal small group format.
Keynote presentation – a local executive and/or thought leader to be named shortly
Concurrent Sessions – 60-minute briefings carefully selected from proposals to present submitted through our 2018 Call For Proposals (CFP) process.
The conference fosters and supports the building of relationships, rather than just the exchange of business cards. The conference format and overall atmosphere (culture), directly supports an ability to get to know people and actually build relationships. ISPI EMEA feels like a family, even to new people. (2016, Bonn, Germany)
What is unique about ISPI EMEA Conferences? We at ISPI EMEA feel that we have evolved a format that makes our conference a uniquely valuable experience. Our Open Assist client centrepiece, highlighted below, and Senior Executive Panel session are two key elements of that format.
Open Assist (Formerly, the Simulation)
As in previous years, the Gothenburg conference will be organized around an opportunity for participants to be immersed in a unique live teamwork experience recently renamed, Open Assist. This important centrepiece, which runs throughout our conference, provides an exciting opportunity for teams of participants to engage directly with senior management representing a real organization (client). The objective for the teams is to respond to the organization’s (client’s) Request For Proposals (RFP) to outline an approach for resolving a current problem the organization is facing and/or to identify and take advantage of opportunities to perform and produce “even better” results.
Through the Open Assist process the client organization receives real value for their participation, as measured by their immediate feedback at the end of the process and also, importantly, one year later. Participant teams gain valuable knowledge and actual experience, working on a diverse multinational team, as they interact directly with, present to and get feedback from a senior management team, all in a “safe,” supportive, constructive environment of learning, sharing and enriching each participant’s experience and ability to grow their professional network.
At ISPI EMEA, I started to see how performance improvement can be applied to many different aspects of organisational development, management, leadership development, and training design. The simulation (now Open Assist) was a great, interactive way to meet people, try out new ideas, and get practice making a pitch to a potential client. (2016, Bonn, Germany)
You should definitely plan to join us in Gothenburg, if you value any or all of the following.
Dynamic and Performance Focused – A dynamic, learning and sharing environment, where everyone is actively seeking to improve their own, their organization’s or their clients’ performance
Client Engagement Centrepiece – The conference is organized around the Open Assist process, through which the opportunity to engage with executives representing an actual client organization, will run throughout the conference
Real Life Challenges – The Open Assist experience allows participants to be exposed to performance challenges from real life, but in a safe, supportive environment
Purposefully Limited in Size – An event where the number of participants is purposefully limited to ensure a much greater level of interaction and participation than for typical conferences.
Proven Value – A highly interactive format with a proven track record of high value for both presenters and participants
Relationship Building – A high participation, multinational environment, with participants from San Francisco to Shanghai, which supports relationship and network building, not just an exchange of business cards
Open Exchange – An atmosphere that fosters an open exchange of knowledge, experience and innovative ideas in the field of human and organizational performance
Special Place to Come Together – A place where all of us can meet and prepare together for the challenges that lie ahead for creating healthy, prosperous organizations and communities.
Remember that we intentionally limit the size of our conferences.
We do this in order to ensure that all participants get the full value from these unique events, where our participants are every bit as knowledgeable and experienced as presenters and as important to the success of these world-class learning and sharing opportunities.
We invite YOU to become part of a select group this year in Gothenburg.
Plan to learn, share and grow with ISPI EMEA and our host/partner YesP, September 20-22, 2018, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
What Participants Have Said about ISPI EMEA in past years:
To be honest, I first thought “How different could a conference be?” However, from the beginning of the conference I started to realise that it was no ordinary event and there was so much to learn, participate in and enjoy. ISPI EMEA 2015 has been one of the greatest events that I have attended. (2015, Istanbul, Turkey)
I make the choice to come to this conference every year. The most successful thing about this conference is that you get to meet smart people, spend time with them, talk about their expertise, learn from them in an atmosphere that is totally open and totally sharing. (2011, Skopje, Macedonia)
I found the conference to be very interactive, insightful and energising. The caliber of presenters, topics and content was a reflection of the committee’s commitment to raising the performance & knowledge bar in a non-traditional yet very welcoming and experiential way. (2010, Gothenburg, Sweden)