​engaging.
interactive.
effective.

​​Conferences can be so much better. We are event professionals who not only host your event, but help you set clear goals, design your event and help you achieve the outcome you want.

Professional Moderators

Our moderators do this as a profession. Not as a gig on the side. We train, reflect and peer-review ourselves. We use state of the art techniques and technologies. 

conference designers
& strategists

We do not only moderate your event, we help you design the program. You are the expert in your field and know your goals. We are experts in methodology. We help you get more return on your investment. 

EU & Europe
experts

We know how the EU works, what is hot and what is appropriate. We know the cultural habits and the lingo (yet we try to avoid them when possible).

We believe that conferences can be so much better

​Death by powerpoint, panel discussions that are just long monologues and presentations or debates that ​avoid the controversy. Too often people have to sit it it out, saved by the bell for the drinks to start. We ​believe conferences can be so much better. Faster. More fun. Less beating about the bush. Straight to the core of the matter. And less predictable.

We want to bring change to the Brussels Bubble. So that people enjoy events, the precious time of people is used efficiently and effectively and you get maximum return on your investment: ​achievement of the goals that you have set. And that events really inspire, set change in motion and connect people. So that people leave with more energy than they came with.

interaction​ = engagement = effect

​engaging.

You only have effect if people are on the edge of their seats. If something happens in the room. If expectations are exceeded.​ That might mean fun. Why make things needlessly boring? But it mainly means to insoire and to hav​e the discussion that people feel is needed.

​interactive.

​We believe that the best way to engage your audience is interaction. Turn spectators in participants. Turn a passive audience in active contributors. People remember very little of what they hear or read, but much more if the have actively participated.


​​effective.

​We believe that conferences can have a much higher return on investment. can have much more results. That begins with defining clear goals, set the bar high and then think creatively on how to achieve those goals.

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​When we go on stage,
our work is 80% done.

moderation.

We find the right moderator for your event, who fits to your goals, audience, topic and atmosphere.

We always use interaction, simple language and a light atmosphere. Not for the sake of it, but to improve results.

​We make sure we understand what we talk about. But most importantly, we make sure we understand where you want the conversation to lead to.

strategy.

We sit with you in an early stage to help you define your goals clearly. You organise your event to make a difference. To achieve something. We help you formulate a strategy do do that.​ And we help you design the right format to reach your goals.

A good event is not a stand alone event. It is part of your promotion or public affairs strategy. It is the beginning, catalyst or grand finale of a longer process. We help you make the most of it.

events.

​​We do not only help you with the content. We help you design your whole event. The whole look and feel. And send you a detailed script with a minute to minute planning and all the details.

We can even do the whole organisation of your event. Make sure everything that things are in order. So that you can focus on the content and mingle with your guests

We can help you set up a promotion campaign, design a website and make sure people do not only register, but show up.


​Our team

of moderators & event professionals for Europe

Rogier Elshout

Moderator

Rogier has 10 year full time experience in moderation - live, television and mixed. His style is charming, fast and with humor. Not beating about the bush but straight to the core of the matter. Hard on content, soft on people. Brings dry matter to live and complicated issues to their core. He is co-founder of Brussels Bubbles, the monthly talkshow about media, spin and politics of the Brussels Bubble.

European Event planning & EU conference organizing/moderating tips and tricks

 

video: How to set up a room for a conference
Put your chairs in an interactive setting. Where people can face each other. Now your passive spectators become active participants.
video: Not sure if your guest speaker is a great speaker? Interview them instead!
There are 3 crucial questions to ask about a guest speaker before you should let them give a speech. When in doubt: have your moderator interview them.

It was pleasure working with Rogier. Both throughout the preparation period and during the performance of the programme, Rogier was very involved and enthusiastic. He was thoroughly prepared. He got people energized, made discussions light heartedly when needed, but always kept the right tone for the occasion. The topic –military interventions- was difficult and sensitive, but he focused the debate perfectly. Rogier is very good at sensing the atmosphere, he reacts fast and appropriate to this. He gave people the room to vent, but never lost control. Above all, it was a perfect evening.

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De Balie Amsterdam
Zara - programmemaker

Rogier moderated the Let’s Talk about your Future talkshow very well. This event with minister Kaag (foreign trade & development) was organized by Studium Generale together with Maastricht Working on Europe on the 15th of May 2019. Although the turnout appeared to be quite low, which normally makes it quite challenging to get an audience enthusiastic, Rogier handled the situation with great accuracy. With extra energy Rogier stirred up the audience. This created a great atmosphere with a lot of interaction. The evening ended with interesting discussions.

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Maastricht University
Studium Generale

Fueling the future summit - Hydrogen

Rogier Elshout is a real professional. With great confidence you can leave him on stage. Rogier creates interaction, asks the right questions and is well prepared.

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Daphne van Meer
management productions

Give your event in Europe the Moderation it deserves

Make your events so inspiring that people keep talking about it, so fun that time flies and so relevant that people come back. Hire the best Moderators for your event with ​Moderating.EU

​To get the moderator your event deserves.

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