Two people who are at the forefront of thinking on the intersection between business and design will be speaking in Europe this November. Though this is not 100% related to business model design, I believe they promote the kind of tools & techniques that are necessary to come up with sound business models. I very much value their contributions of bringing design thinking to business.
Victor and Jess will be first speaking at the IA Konferenz 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany (9./10. November).
Jess will also speak at the Italian IA Summit 2007 in Trento, Italy (16./17. November).