Seven different session formats will maximize your learning experience

Practitioner case studies

Presentations by company/corporate practitioners where a specific challenge is described and its solutions are brought forward. Presentations must be based on real-life situations within a company. Confidential information can be disguised to prevent disclosure and ensure anonymity.

Impulse speeches

Interactive impulse speeches will challenge your mindset and invite you to think out-of-the-box. These speeches involve audience participation in an interactive dialog about the topic, by asking questions or assigning tasks (exemplary tasks, group work, role plays …). Impulse speeches may include media (audio, video, flip charts, pin boards ...). They should introduce new and innovative methods, tools, trends or a perspective on CI/MI. Alternatively they might be aimed at providing training for skills that are needed in CI/MI. Topics that are not mainstream CI/MI are also welcome.

Best practice lessons

Applicable lessons by CI practitioners to introduce methods and skills needed by any CI practitioner. The presentation needs to describe these methods and skills using practical examples that are directly applicable. These should be supplemented by checklists, templates and frameworks, assignments, and literature lists that enable the attendants to apply the methods at least to an introductory level after attending the session. These materials will be distributed to participants along with the conference handouts.

Tutorial presentation

Company and tool presentations from vendors (software and services) are CI/MI case studies that show solutions from dedicated CI/MI service providers and software vendors. The tutorials will focus on solutions to real world CI problems, rather than features of the software and services.


The delegates set the agenda, i.e. anyone attending the conference can propose a topic by sticking his idea to the bulletin board. Six topics are selected in an election and moderated by their promoters at the Unconferencing Group Event.

Scientific research track

Presentations about recent and innovative scientific research on Competitive/Market Intelligence. The track is supported by Halmstad University (Sweden) and the “Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business” (JISIB)

Expert Talks

Interactive expert panel discussions. Learn about the different viewpoints of the experts. The audience is invited to join the discussion and ask questions.

Networking Opportunities - Promoting Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Action

We will set up tables with the topics of the Unconferencing event to allow each participant to join an informal discussion group.

Wall of Fame

You can indicate your background and interest in a short profile on our wall of fame. To create an opportunity to find and meet people with similar interests and backgrounds.

Meet the Experts

Simply place your business card on the table for each designated expert to schedule a short personal meeting during this break.

Birds of a Feather

During this break we will assign tables for the most popular topics from the wall of fame. This will enable you to join informal discussion groups.

Find your Peers

We will set up tables with the different industries of the attendants. This will enable you to find your peers and join a discussion.

Meet the Exhibitors

We will set up an exhibitors’ wall with short profiles of their expertise. Meet them and join a discussion.

Evening Networking Events

On April 19 we would like to invite you to a pre-conference reception. Connect with the other attendants, propose unconferencing topics and put your profile on the wall of fame. On April 20 we would like to invite you on a guided tour through historic Bad Nauheim, followed by a get-together with fingerfood, drinks and a Segway course at the historic Art Nouveau bath house VII.