Regional Head

Karin Odor


Events 2018

  • Overview of events

Review report - January 25, 2018

Hilton Hotel

On January 25, 2018, thirteen participants attended the first regional meeting in 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Cologne which is located right by the famous "Kölner Dom"; everyone was in high spirits and looking forward to an interesting presentation by Daniel Hermes, the evening's speaker. At the Hilton Hotel, which is a perfect location for business travelers in the city center, the group was welcomed with a delicious cocktail at the Ice bar. A good start to get to know each other and exchange information in a relaxed atmosphere. During the tour of the hotel that followed, the participants got a good impression of the rooms and suites which were renovated in 2016. Meeting rooms of various sizes are available for all kind of events and the restaurant offers a wide range of themed dinners. The participants enjoyed a tasty snack and cold drinks at the inviting open bar in the hotel lobby before the second part of the evening started. Interested in bookings, rates or contingents? Feel free to contact Sales Executive Kristina Thomas:

In his presentation which was perfect for the beginning of the new year Daniel Hermes, personal coach and management trainer - and new IMA business partner! - asked the participants "What do you carry in your mental backpack?" and provided a lot of food for thought. During his presentation - sometimes enjoyable, sometimes insistent - the backpack of life was unwrapped. The examples and lively stories invited the participants to think of the load in their own lives - and gave them helpful suggestions to deal with them. Time flew, and one hour later, Daniel Hermes received a lot of applause and positive feedback and all participants a voucher for a one-hour-coaching. For more information on Daniel Hermes check out his website: To all participants - thank you very much indeed for this great interactive meeting.

Review report - September 9, 2017

IMA visited the “Landtag NRW” and “INNSIDE Hafen” in Duesseldorf

IMA’s Cologne/Duesseldorf regional chapter enjoyed hours filled with information and networking. Nearly 20 participants met on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Duesseldorf to attend a guided tour of the Landtag (state assembly) of North Rhine-Westphalia and to get to know the INNSIDE, a hotel of the Melia-Group located at the very scenic port in Duesseldorf. Especially, in light of the upcoming Bundestag (federal) elections, it was very interesting to see where the politicians work and make their decisions. About 800 employees work at the Landtag building with its interesting architecture. It is built based on the round form of the “Plenarsaal” (plenary chamber) where all the long sessions take place and are all open to the public. Most of the work in the background is done by the committees in the about 20 rooms provided specifically for this purpose. Moreover, the building contains a lot of paintings by artists from Duesseldorf as well as the portraits of the former presidents of the state assembly. After a short walk to the INNSIDE Duesseldorf Hafen ****, we were very warmly welcomed at the VIEW Skylounge on the 16th floor with an impressive view across Duesseldorf. The VIEW Skylounge includes a bar and restaurant and can also be used as an event location. Furthermore, we received some facts about this hotel with approx. 160 modern bed rooms and 2 conference places which is perfectly located in the port. A very delicious finger food snack was then served with some sparkling water and Prosecco – networking at its best.

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Thanks to all participants who made this day an interesting and fun day in the framework of IMA