People in Cologne have the saying “appreciate and be appreciated”. And especially since grando is at home in the periphery of the metropolis at the Rhine River, this saying also applies to me. Our competitor Roland Melichar had invited to its 30-year anniversary celebration with the opening of its new company office building. Of course, I was happy to get on the road to Bad Tölz for this occasion. Lavish shine was blinding me. The only thing I can say, without jealousy: Respect, Roland! In attendance together with other industry colleagues, the new building was dedicated and at night, the business site turned into an event venue. Food and drink, entertainment and hospitality – all of it was of the finest. Our industry is a big family after all. Thank you for the invitation to this wonderful event.