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Corporate Events Services

Let us organize your corporate events!

We know from long experience that vision setting and strategic planning are important for a world-class business event. We often hear from clients that organising a corporate event often takes a heavy toll on staff workload, depriving them the time needed to do their main job.

Merlien has a successful track record of organising and promoting events of every size, from intimate breakfast briefings and private dinners to large-scale international conferences with more than 400 delegates. We provide a comprehensive conference management service, from vision setting and concept development to ensuring every last detail is perfect on the day.


Our corporate events services include:

  • Concept development and vision setting
  • Venue and supplier contract negotiation
  • Ongoing management of all suppliers
  • Sponsorship and exhibitor sales and management
  • Marketing, promotion and website development
  • Rigorous financial management
  • Detailed project management and reporting
  • Seamless event coordination and rollout
  • Conference vision and strategy


Drop us a line today to discuss how we can help you plan and run your next successful event!

For a non-obligation quote, please contact us!

Advisory Board

Our International Advisory Board consists of esteemed scholars in their field of disciplines. The role of the Advisory Board is very important to us as they provide invaluable feedback and guidance to speakers and help steer speaker's presentation content to the required standards and relevance.

Aside from reviewing submitted abstracts, our Advisory Board also contributes to keynote speeches, chairing sessions, facilitating panel discussions or conduct brainstorming workshops.

Jasmeet Sethi

Regional Head of ConsumerLab

Jasmeet Sethi is a Regional Head – Insights for Ericsson ConsumerLab, the consumer insights division within Ericsson group. He is responsible for driving and managing consumer insights function in India and has been instrumental in building and managing regional intelligence on emerging market consumers which includes identification and translation of consumer needs, insights and behaviors to guide strategy, communication, innovation and marketing initiatives across Ericsson’s various business units.

He has also been responsible for driving the Consumer Experience Measurement program at Ericsson and introducing and integrating new methodologies like social media listening and on-device metering to understand true consumer experience in the wireless industry. Jasmeet has over 11 years of experience across wide variety of industries including telecom, technology, media and financial services where has worked on a very wide range of insight, strategy and brand development projects

Guy Rolfe

Head of Global Mobile Practice
Kantar Mobile

Guy joined Kantar in 1998 and took up his current role focused on Mobile in 2008. Guy is currently responsible for the mobile data collection strategy of the Kantar group. He has overseen the development of Kantar systems to enable mobile research and continues to spearhead the exploration of emerging technologies and techniques.

He also facilitates group-wide collaboration and fosters collective learning, acting as both mobile evangelist and knowledge hub; he works closely with researchers to help them fully explore and exploit the product potential. Prior to joining Kantar Guy completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture at the University of Kent.

Ryan Backer

Global Customer Insights Manager
General Mills

Ryan Backer currently leads General Mills’ Emerging Technologies team within the company’s Global Consumer Insights function (Minneapolis, MN). He has been with GMI for five years, all in Insights related roles. His previous roles focused on Channel, Category & Breakthrough Product Innovation.

Prior to GMI, Ryan served as a Medicinal Chemistry Research Scientist at Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals in Indianapolis, IN. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) and an M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)


Imran Anwar

Internet Pioneer, COO PKNIC, & Enterprise Strategy

Imran Anwar is a highly accomplished New York, USA, based global business, media and technology thought-leader, well known for strong vision, strategy and execution of bold new innovative ventures in multiple industries on two continents.

He is an experienced “serial parallel entrepreneur”; corporate innovator; global strategy, management, marketing & operations execution leader who is equally well known for his thought leadership in cloud computing, location-aware eCommerce, micro-payments and the power of big data, social media, mobility and cloud to transform market research and marketing. His experience at world leading companies like Microsoft empowers him to enable corporate innovation, leveraging technology as a strategic differentiator and competitive advantage for companies, segments and entire industries.

A published writer & journalist, radio & TV commentator and talk show guest on CNN, Fox News, BBC, Voice of America, News12, WWRL, ETV he has also been an anchor/host on politics, global affairs & business.

Massimo Cealti

VP Global Consumer Knowledge

Massimo Cealti, 25 years of experience in Market Research, Consumer Strategy and Insight is currently Vice President Global Consumer Knowledge for the Scent& Care Unit at Symrise, a global Fragrance and Flavours Company (www.symrise.com), helping clients grow their business bringing the consumer voice to fragrance development.

Previous experiences include The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé, McDonald’s and leading research agencies (IPSOS, Research International). He holds an M.S. in Business Management from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

Claudia Del Lucchese Aiman-Smith

Packaging & Design Insights Manager
Mondelēz International

As a Packaging and Design Insights Manager for Mondelēz International, Claudia Del Lucchese is responsible for providing strategic insights to improve on-shelf performance of products. Through her work she has shifted the research focus to include the entire lifecycle of packaging, from first moment of truth on shelf to usage and disposal.

Prior to this role, Claudia was the Consumer Innovation leader for Kraft Foods, responsible for bringing innovation into consumer research for long-term technology development and cross-category platforms within R&D. Claudia’s diverse education background includes some courses in Journalism, a MSc in Food Engineering and a MA in Marketing.

Debbie Solomon

Former MD

Debbie Solomon is a Research Professional who has worked in Senior Media and Marketing Research positions at several global companies. Most recently she was Managing Director, Media Research at Mindshare, serving as an in-house resource on a wide variety of media research and planning issues. Her work encompassed all media disciplines and she worked on all the agency’s clients.

She was also part of the agency’s Global Insights team. Previously, Debbie worked in Media Research at J. Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett and Marketing Research at Quaker Oats and Milton Bradley. She has won a number of industry honors, including ARF Great Mind Award, Creative Media Awards, Top Kid Researcher by KidScreen magazine, MediaWeekMedia Research All-Star, Esquire “Woman We Love in Advertising” and WPP Atticus Award. Debbie has also been one of a select group of people invited to meet with the International Olympic Committee to advise them on the state of media in the future. 

Mark Michelson

Market Researcher

Mark’s experience as a market researcher includes 30 years of developing and implementing strategic marketing research programs for many of the world’s leading brands in a variety of industries including technology, food service, healthcare, retail and CPG. Mark is President/CEO of Threads Qualitative Research (www.threadsqualitative.com), a global qualitative consultancy with partner offices in 22 countries.Mark is also the Executive Director and co-founder of the Mobile Marketing Research Association (MMRA), a global trade organization that advocates the use of mobile devices to understand opinions and behaviors of consumers, shoppers and B2B audiences. In addition to founding MMRA, Mark also co-founded the Mystery Shopping Provider’s Association (MSPA) and has served on the board of the Qualitative Research Provider’s Association (QRCA)


Pankaj Jha

Vice President – Consumer & Business Insights
Tata Teleservices, Delhi

I am a consumer & market insights professional with experience across agencies & clients, start-ups & large organizations, multinationals & Indian companies, where I worked in a variety of roles: generating strong sales, managing large teams, driving profitable growth when holding P&L responsibilities, & working with global clients.

In this role, I drive the integration of external consumer insights with business analytics to influence important marketing decisions & plans for consumer business. Over the course of the last 20 years, I have worked with client organizations – Unilever, Bharti Airtel & HT Media, as well as Market Research agencies – IMRB & Millward Brown.

Simone Caprodossi

Senior Manager CMK – Consumer Fundamentals and Insights Expert for India, Middle East and Africa
Procter & Gamble






about us

The world's leading events and publishing company for research and innovation

who we are

Merlien Institute is a leading events and publishing company with a mission to efficiently respond to the information and networking needs of insight, marketing research and innovation professionals. In fact, we pride ourselves with the ability to scout for the newest technologies and introducing them at our events.

Established since 2008, we are committed to the broadening the exchange of best practices through a multitude of information generation and networking channels including small and large scale events, exhibitions and powerful publishing channels.

our core competence

constant innovation
deep industry knowledge
meticulous attention to detail
good customer care

our key people

Jasper Lim

Jasper Lim - Chief Executive Officer

A hands-on CEO with extensive experience in developing successful B2B events and business publications. He is responsible for shaping the overall business strategies at Merlien.

Jens Cornelissen

Jens Cornelissen - Managing Director, Global Events

A dynamic leader responsible for the day-to-day running of Merlien's global events portfolio. From production, marketing, operations, sponsorship to sales.

Irene Hatji-iosifidou

Irene Hatji-iosifidou - Conference Production

Irene has been researching and producing successful conferences for the past eight years with a proven ability to launch, produce and manage high profile global events.

Mary Polychronis

Mary Polychronis - Operations and Logistics

Mary manages operations and logistics at Merlien, combining her professional experience and passion for events to plan, coordinate and deliver successful conferences.

Janeth Guerzo

Janeth Guerzo - Admin and HR Officer

Janeth expected to work efficiently and effectively providing accurate and reliable information to management by analyzing company's data and preparing reports.

Zarina Reshovska

Zarina Reshovska - Business Development Manager

Zarina is a Business Development and Sales professional with intensive background with leading companies. Giving 100% of her expertise to bring the highest possible business value to companies.

Contact us

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Contact info

    • Merlien Live Pte Ltd,
    • 1 Scotts Road, #24-10
    • Shaw Centre
    • Singapore 228208
  • Conferences: Jens Cornelissen +49 1578 5833909

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