Roel is involved in different organizations:

Roel is author of the book Event Design handbook, with his colleagues Ruud Janssen and Dennis Luijer. This visual handbook demonstrates the why, how, and what of event design with the help of real world application and case studies that exhibit effective event design. It will change the way you think about how events change the world you live in.

Inspired by the work of Alexander Osterwalder in the book Business Model Generation, where he demonstrated a visually how businesses create value, Ruud Janssen and Roel Frissen started Event Model Generation. A common and highly visual language to design, prototype effective events and document how events create value. To close the gap between them who own a meeting and them who plan and execute a meeting.

In 2012 Roel started the Center for Business Model Innovation. A platform where Roel and other people work on transforming models of existing businesses. Roel became an expert on Business Models after years of modeling his own and other businesses. The Center for Business Model Innovation  Mail for more info.

Within Parthen Roel is Partner and shareholder. Parthen provides services to meeting organizers in Europe to let them focus on their core business, which is organizing events. Parthen takes care of registration for events, develops & sells Eventure and Edison; registration software for event registration, Parthen finds venues for conferences and events and Parthen is the biggest supplier in Europe when it comes to badges,lanyards and conference bags.

Roel was Vice-Chairman of MPI in 2012-2014 (Meeting Professionals International). He served in the International Board of Directors of this global association headquartered in Dallas TX. MPI is a professional association for professionals working in conferences, events, incentives worldwide. MPI has 72 chapters and over 20.000 members worldwide. The international board monitors the performance of the organization and works on long term strategy. See the for detailed information.

Roel was non-executive in PaddleWheel, a investment company 2011-2013 which brings ideas to life and to market. Roel is involved with five other entrepreneurs who share the same frustration of having plenty ideas and too little time to spend time to make them all happen. PaddleWheel was created to make these ideas happen. In PaddleWheel to date one idea has been brought to market. The Moomat is a rubber mat which prevents grass to grow around objects along the road.




Roel is working in different groups on different ideas and in this blog I will talk about ideas, innovations and brain waves regularly.