And then it was time again already: The new year had barely begun when it was again time for the next kothes Think Tank. As we do every year, all colleagues from our various locations made the pilgrimage to Kempen (Germany) to spend the day together, and to share knowledge and exchange experiences. This encounter is always eagerly anticipated, and it feels just like a reunion with good friends.
Our 2020 Think Tank was to be a special meeting because, for the first time, selected cooperation partners were invited to actively participate at the meeting. Employees were able to choose from a total of 25 seminars and workshops, with both internal and external speakers. Each of the partners had a specific seminar slot, presented updates on their software, and shared tips and tricks for the day-to-day work of our Technical Editors. In addition, events were offered on the subjects of time management, preparation for sales meetings, designing knowledge networks, translation management, and much more.
The breaks between the workshops presented the perfect opportunity to visit partners' stands or to use the downtime for exchanges between the various departments.
This was followed by the traditional main meeting. Within this context, there was another premiere: the presentation of the kothes Smart Awards. This internal award honours exceptional ideas and creative solutions for our customers. To great applause, the prizes were awarded across a total of seven categories.
And as is the case with getting together with good friends, the night ended with a party. Invigorated by a "flying buffet" and spurred on by a DJ, people celebrated and danced until the wee hours of the morning.
We'd like to thank our partners who were available throughout the day, for both the professional exchange and our questions:
- Antidot – Fabrice Lacroix
- DOCUFY GmbH – Michael Elflein, Holger Rath
- door2solution software GmbH – Robert Siegel
- Empolis Information Management GmbH – Rainer Terlutter and Team
- i-Views gmbh – Achim Steinacker
- kothes UK Ltd. – Paul Ballard, George Lewis
- SCHEMA GmbH – Sebastian Göttel and Team
You can also view our Think Tank video (in German) on YouTube.
Video Link (German language-only)