Christophe Mausen


Diners Carrousels (2004)

When the BCM started to show the first signs of running out of steam, Christophe wanted to raise the tempo by providing an event of a completely new kind. Inspired by the emerging concept of speed dating, he created “Diners Carrousels” (Carousel dinners). The principle was extremely simple: a three course menu, with a change of table for each course, allowing participants to meet new guests. Organised at Standard Liège, their success was due in large part to the genius of a piece of computer software, developed in-house, allowing random attribution of tables to guests who were not mutual competitors. Dozens of sessions were organised before other Belgium and French CCIs appropriated the concept.