Regional Head

Karin Odor


Events 2018

  • Overview of events

  • Year-end event

    30.11. - 01.12.2018

    Burg Hemmersbach


Review report - June 28, 2018

The participants of the IMA region Cologne-Dusseldorf can look back on a summery and entertaining network evening in Monheim with many remarkable impressions. We were in a fantastic venue located between Dusseldorf and Cologne. The Marienburg Monheim distinguishes itself as a business & conference center with a unique ambience and is run by an authentic team with heart and soul. After a really delicious finger food buffet, we went on an exclusive tour of the numerous meeting rooms, the Whiskey & Wine Lounge, the Tapas Bar and the guesthouse. In addition to the popular barbecue academy, there are also numerous supporting programs and outdoor events. For your next meeting or event planning, it is worth to take a look at the homepage:

Afterwards we devoted ourselves to the topic of "visual human knowledge". Citing many practical examples, Pia Fohrer, our affable and competent speaker, explained the consideration of humans in terms of face, facial expressions, body language and construction and head shape. An insight into this extensive and exciting topic made many participants want to learn more. Ms. Fohrer is also working as a coach and trainer, you find more information here:

Thank you all for the nice evening!

Review report - 8 March 2018

Thanks to all participants, our regional evening on March 8, 2018 was a really successful event.

We met in the new rooms of the Satellite Office Business Center in Düsseldorf to have an exclusive tour, get to know our IMA Business Partner aveato Catering and listen to the presentation by Isabella Grabbe. Of course, everything connected with intensive networking and good mood.

The Satellite Office keeps what it promises on its homepage The owner, Mrs. Anita Gödiker, and Mr. Dirk Bornewasser, Sales and Area Manager on site, guided us through the new location. Amusing anecdotes of Mrs. Gödiker supplemented the practical information. The stylishly furnished co-working and business spaces offer all the necessary equipment of a modern workplace. The open kitchen provides a communicative atmosphere and for confidential meetings, a small room including a fireplace is the perfect place. A meeting room for 14 people completes the offer for business meetings. With the flexible booking options, every claim is fulfilled here.

In the networking break, delicious finger food was served by our IMA Business Partner aveato Catering Mrs. Julia Ulrich, responsible for the Rhineland area, explained the concept of aveato Catering, answered all our questions and received very positive feedback.

Afterwards, we paid attention to the topic "CI & CD - Corporate Identity & Corporate Design: The Assistant in an important Role". The really informative presentation by Isabelle Grabbe clearly showed us the importance of this subject, the role of an assistant in this context and prompted a lively discussion afterwards.

Again, it was a great networking 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

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.