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Even though communicating and learning is possible in many ways, Businessgames believes truly connecting to others is today’s real challenge. This cannot be achieved in a one-way presentation. In order to actually reach people, we develop training sessions in the shape of live gaming. Live gaming is a proven and success tool to get your message across. To bolster the team spirit. To share knowledge in an interactive way. To train and improve (soft) skills that in a professional improvement have to be correct in order to be successful. We create awareness: what can we do better? Wat should we do differently? This way, everyone uses their full potential.

In a game, natural behaviors quickly reach the surface. In a safe learning environment that challenges you to bring your A game. And yes, in your excitement, sometimes you make mistakes. Just like in real life. And in this game, we use those mistakes and turn them into learning opportunities.

With this in mind, I – Gijs van der Linden – founded Businessgames in 2002. As frontrunner in this field I developed many game dynamics. Where do people learn the most from? How can we turn this in an interactive game? And how do we safeguard the fun element, an important part of every game we develop?   

In the meantime, I have surrounded myself with a team of inspired professionals, each with a different background. We have one thing in common: the principle of experience based learning is in our DNA. A part of our team excels at facilitating live games for our valued clients. Another part of our team develops customized, playful games for the most various issues and the final part of our team creates the right look-and-feel of all of our materials. To sum it up: a perfectly balanced team that works with a lot of passion and expertise on your learning objectives.

In the past years we have become the leading provider of live Business Games. With our knowledge and experience we are able to quickly switch gears so your needs are properly dealt with. We believe in doing it perfectly.. or not at all! This means we get more than half of our business by word of mouth.

We have a team of trained facilitators who run Business Games throughout the Middle East. Please contact us for more information.

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PC 't Hart
PC 't HartManaging Director and Facilitator Business Games Middle East
Peeter Chris (who goes by his abbreviation “PC” ) started his career 26 years ago with an international bank. This gave him the opportunity to live in various countries across the world and experience different cultures. This helped him in developing a cultural sensitivity. Over the years he has been, next to his regular job, a moderator/ facilitator and trainer. His passion was to become a full-time trainer and was requested to further develop our middle east activities.
Gijs van der Linden
Gijs van der LindenCEO, Business Games
According to friends and acquaintances, my enthusiasm, creativity and entrepreneurship have made L.I.B. Businessgames what it now is.
At the beginning of 2001, I started developing my own management game model. At the beginning of 2002, I registered myself with the Chamber of Commerce as L.I.B. Businessgames. Anno 2016, my company sets the tone in the development and execution of live Business Games and that’s something I’m proud of!
Even now, I can still invest all my passion in dealing with my colleagues and customers, developing customized games, discovering new (international) markets and facilitating our Business Games. And….there’s still so much to do and discover!