Joe Pine and Albert Boswijk of the European Centre for the Experience Economy contacted me this week about their "Value Creation through Experience" executive course, 23-28 April in Norcia (Umbria), Italy.

It is a five-day intensive course providing a "new look at the experience and transformation economies". The list of speakers looks promising:

  • Felix Lozano of E-Cultura (Madrid) presents their view of how to create meaningful experiences in the Imagination Society.
  • Duncan Stutterheim of ID&T will convey the inside story how he got to the market of 20 year olds, how he has built a dance imperium with mega dance parties of 50.000 people. He now runs a broadcasting station, several bars and restaurants.
  • Bart van Kampen entrepreneur ‘pur sang’ will describe how he achieved to get 1.3 million visitors a year to his Beverwijkse Bazar, a weekend market.
  • Rob Wagemakers will share his architectural insights, experience by design.
  • Mark William Hansen of LEGO will explain how Lego approaches their customers and how they handle the great power of communities and experience co-creation.
  • Jeroen Ankersmit (CEO) of ROCA and the College Hotel will share his learning concept of the best concept and design hotel of Europe.

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