We are about 50 members working for different companies in and around Frankfurt. Meetings include interesting lectures, workshops, visits to new and interesting meeting locations and much more. Professional development as well as networking within our peer group are our main goals.
18 February Kick-off-Meeting Read more here
3 December Jahresabschlusstreffen Read more here
14 September Assistenz heute Read more here
16 August Summer Networking Event Read more here
27 July Malworkshop Read more here
13 June Discover Lufthansa's dockyard. Read more here
IMA Germany Lilian Helbig, Regional Head of Frankfurt chapter, organised the visit of an A-Rosa river cruiser on its way from Cologne to Basel. On Sunday, 28th April we visited the ship while stopping in Mainz and were heartly welcomed by hotel manager Michael Frahn. After a delicious lunch we were shown around and some of the group thought about how to be able to get hold of the one vacant cabin. Afterwards Nancy Mehnert, HelmsBriscoe‘s representative, presented interesting information about today‘s and modern meeting culture: very interesting - and partially surprising. HelmsBriscoe, by the way, helped making arrangements for IMA‘s National Training in November. Overall a wonderful networking event with interesting insights and good suggestions for thinking outside the box. Thank you Lilian for organising!
On Saturday afternoon March 2, 2019 a small IMA-groupmet. I had organized a tour of the exhibition BRUNO GIRONCOLI. Prototypen einer neuen Spezies(prototypes of a new species) at the Schirn Kunsthalle, a tour of the reconstructed old town and finally a dinner at the wine tavern in the Römer. In a small, yet very interesting exhibition we saw the Austrian artist’s monumental sculptures made from papier mâchéfeaturing surfaces made from gold, silver and copper which appeared futuristic and strange and stimulated our imagination, evoking different associations in the participants. Afterwardswe took a short tour of the reconstructed old town in Frankfurt, thenew attraction for locals and tourists alike starting at the Alte Markt. I provided some historical facts regarding the significance of the Alte Markt, the former coronation route for kings and emperors during the Middle Ages and the long process until the final planning and implementation of the Dom-Römer-project. In total, 35 new buildingswere erected, among them 15 reconstructions of historic houses in the old town described as creative replicas.The„Haus zur Goldenen Waage“isconsidered the most valuable reconstruction. In the future it will house an annexe of the Historic Museum on the ground floor. On the open ground floor of the NeueRote Hauswhich is grounded on mighty wooden pillars sausages were sold. Historically, the property marked the access to the butchers‘ quarter.At the Hühnermarkt I pointed at the Esslinger Haus (Hinter dem Lämmchen 2) where 6-year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his sister watched the busy market scene from their aunt’s apartment. The Struwwelpeter Museum will move into the house where a plaque commemorates the auntand the house next door (to be opened in summer 2019). At the center of the Hühnermarkt one once again finds the Stoltze-Brunnen featuring a bust of Frankfurt’s famous dialect poet and free spirit Friedrich Stoltze.Fairly cold and hungry we reached the wine tavern in the Römer where we sat in a separate area and after dinner discussed at length modern forms of the office such as mobile working and home office as well as our duties. There was an at times heated and passionate discussion regarding the pros and cons of the various work forms and cultures and we realized that nothingcan be generalized, since everybody has different needs and ideas and a lot depends on the duties.
Lilian Helbig Regionalleitung Frankfurt
On February 13, 2019 21 IMA-members and guests attended the kick-off of the Frankfurt regional chapter at the recently opened Scandic hotel Frankfurt Museumsufer. From the train station the hotel is easy to reach on foot and is located close to many museums and landmarks. Following a reception, the attendees were divided into two groups and shown around the hotel by Mr. Hartwig and Ms. Vorsmann. One of the bigger meeting rooms as well as rooms overlooking the Main river and the Frankfurt skyline were presented. The rooms are characterized by the simple yet elegant and comfortable Scandinavian design that combines functionality and aesthetics very well. The wooden floors and tinted mirrors that were in one line with the TV as well as the small couch with desk were particularly appreciated as were the sustainability concept (biodegradable materials including the coffee capsules and the trash separation in the rooms), the well-stocked mini bar and the Nespresso-machine that is also able to prepare tea. The participants were also allowed to take a look at the fitness area. After the tour the group was served a very delicious buffet in a separate area of the bar. Once everybody had eaten and found someone to talk to, Regional Head Lilian Helbig warmly welcomed everybody and introduced the IMA-members to the guests and interested parties, among them the SORGLOS–hotel agency that does good things and coach Elke Brunner who gave a brief overview of the topic of her one-day workshop on September 14, 2019. After one year as Regional Head in Frankfurt Lilian Helbig thanked everybody for their support, ideas and the kindness she experienced and that really touched her.