Team

Team

Certified Event Design using the #EventCanvas Trainers
Angeles Moreno, CEDDirector Spain

Angeles Moreno, CED

Director Spain

Angeles is an entrepreneur and a Certified Event Designer with a wealth of experience in the Spanish speaking markets. She is the Chair of the MPI European Advisory Council and past MPI Chapter President for the Iberian Chapter. Angeles leads the Event Design Collective in Spain and is based in Madrid.

Gerrit Jessen CMP, CMM, CEDDirector Germany

Gerrit Jessen CMP, CMM, CED

Director Germany

Gerrit is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader. Gerrit was Managing Director of MCI in Germany and is now MCI Germany’s Strategic Advisor. He is also current Vice-Chair of Finance on the MPI International Board of Directors. He is based in Berlin and leads the development of Event Design Collective in Germany.

Annaliza Laxamana, CEDDirector Philippines

Annaliza Laxamana, CED

Director Philippines

Annaliza is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant and speaker in The Philippines. Annaliza leads LEAD Impact Asia Inc. and The Next Step Events Inc. Annaliza leads the development of the Event Design Collective activities in South East Asia.

Alissa Hurley, CMM, DES, CEDDirector Canada

Alissa Hurley, CMM, DES, CED

Director Canada

Alissa has over 20 years of experience in corporate events and marketing – working with hundreds of clients in many industries – from tech start-ups to financial powerhouses, non-profit organisations and global brands across North America and Europe.
A tech-savvy, digital and event strategy dynamo, Alissa’s past experience includes senior management roles at Maritz and Lenos Software, where she was recognized for developing innovative client solutions while maintaining a dedicated focus on achieving strategic business objectives. As Vice President, Marketing at FMAV, Alissa’s mandate includes marketing, MediaLab, and leading a team of solution specialists.
Alissa leads the development of Event Design Collective in Canada.

Roel Frissen, CMMCo-Founder Event Design Collective | #EventCanvas Co-Creator | Co-Founder EventCanvas.org Foundation

Roel Frissen, CMM

Co-Founder Event Design Collective | #EventCanvas Co-Creator | Co-Founder EventCanvas.org Foundation

Netherlands based Entrepreneur Roel Frissen, CMM (1974) has been an innovator and entrepreneur in the Meetings & Events Industry since 1999. He is founder of  Event Design Collective (the event design consulting & training firm) with Ruud Janssen aimed at creating a common language for Meetings & Events.  Full bio.

Marga Groot Zwaaftink, CEDDirector the Netherlands

Marga Groot Zwaaftink, CED

Director the Netherlands

Marga has been designing events for the past 2 decades with a focus on the Dutch market. She is the Managing Director of CommGres and has pushed the innovation boundaries with a pragmatic approach and enthusiasm that is contagious for the teams she works with. Marga leads the development of Event Design Collective in the Netherlands.

Ruud Janssen, CMM, DESCo-Founder Event Design Collective | #EventCanvas Co-Creator | Co-Founder EventCanvas.org Foundation

Ruud Janssen, CMM, DES

Co-Founder Event Design Collective | #EventCanvas Co-Creator | Co-Founder EventCanvas.org Foundation

Switzerland based Entrepreneur Ruud Janssen, CMM, DES (1970) has been an innovator and game changer in the Hospitality and Meetings & Events Industry since 1994. He is founder of  the Event Design Collective (the event design consulting & training firm) with Roel Frissen aimed at creating a common language for Meetings & Events. Full bio.

Dennis LuijerStory Engagement Engineer

Dennis Luijer

Story Engagement Engineer

Netherlands based Visual Thinker and Story Engagement Engineer Dennis Luijer is part of Event Design Collective since 2014. He also manages Visuallyyours.nl and has been involved in the early stages of Business Model Generation as well. “I believe in making thoughts visible by drawing them out into reality… It is the connected way of the future and will end up bringing the world together! So get your pen out and start drawing some doors…so others can come in and connect to your thinking!”