Mike van der Vijver is a free-lance Meeting Designer of international meetings for a wide variety of international clients through his companies MindMeeting and Orange Gibbon – whether live, virtual or hybrid. Orange Gibbon specialises in the design of effective meeting programmes in Asia. He is also works as an advisor, trainer and coach in Intercultural Management.
Mike is a regular facilitator, moderator or chairman of the day at meetings and alternatively provides content and training on topics such as meeting effectiveness, innovative meeting formats, and especially Meeting Design.
Mike is the co-author of Into the Heart of Meetings (together with Eric de Groot), published in January 2013, the first book on Meeting Design, which has already been called the standard work on the topic. He has also published several articles and book chapters on intercultural management. In 2022, Mike and Eric’s second book is dude to appear in the autumn of 2022, with the title Meetings, by Default or by Design.
He is a native of the Netherlands but he has work bases in Taipei (Taiwan) and Naples (Italy).