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Casino Party

Official Flyer
November was a particularly busy month for me because I had to organise the end of semester party at my exchange university, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. That was one of the biggest projects for me so far and it turned out to be a great success. The most challenging part was to raise money for the party, as no budget was given. This we achieved by hosting weekly events which presented the culture of exchange students and sold traditional food and drinks. In the process we also got a small sponsorship from a local coffee shop, Nicolas Coffee Company.

The theme which was chosen was Casino. The party setting was meant to be classy and exclusive, the evening starting with casino lounge with Black Jack and Roulette, while a magician walked around and entertained the party guests with card tricks. In the background we had a saxophone and piano live music, was just perfect!

After that, the official show started. We thanked and gave out some gifts to those who helped and supported us throughout the semester and followed with the magician show and dance by our exchange students. At midnight the party kicked- off.

I had the best time of my life organising this party from the early start, being involved in all the stages of the event management and creating new contacts with industry suppliers in a new country. I really hope to work with them again in the future!

Big success of the event is thanks to the great and talented team, which worked long hours to make it happen. Best events have the best teams!

Looking forward to new projects in 2014! Stay tuned.


















Special thanks to Korova Bar where we hosted our weekly events and Nicolas Coffee Company.

Sushi Party

Who doesn´t love sushi? Recently we organised a sushi party, making fresh hand- rolled sushi by ourselves. The menu was sushi, cup sushi cake and plum liqueur. It was a great event to get together and celebrate the Japanese culture and cuisine.



The only one I rolled – it´s not as easy as it looks.




Cup sushi cake – with salmon, shrimps  and avocado.






Heidelberg for Connaisseurs


I had the pleasure to join Susanne Fiek on one of the tours called “Culinary Ramble”. On the day it was a group of 20 young professionals from top consultancy firm who did the tour as an after work activity. The Culinary Ramble is a three hours experience, combining a city tour and a 3 course menu. The tour started at the Old Bridge where the “Ape” (more about it later in the inteview with Susanne) was waiting with chilled sparkling wine and snacks. While the guests were having their after work drink Susanne told about the history of Heidelberg and the castle, combining personal stories and making it entertaining. From there the tour followed into the old town, stopping by one building or another to tell the story, until we got to the first restaurant at the Hip hotel for the starter. Seated on three tables it gave the participants the opportunity for calm discussions and relaxation from the long day at work.

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The tour continued to the Universitätsplatz where Susanne provided us with further interesting history facts and was attentive to answer all questions. Later the tour went along the beautiful narrow streets, accompanied with personal stories and recommendation for the time we want to come to Heidelberg again.

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The tour ended at Marktplatz, just in front of the restaurant Roter Ochsen where we were to have the main course and dessert. Suddenly Susanne told us to look at the castle. At that moment the castle was lighted and that was one of the WOW moments to remember from Heidelberg.

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I even couldn’t notice that the three hours were over. I don’t want to ruin you the experience, so I just say that there is an additional surprise on the way 😉

Interview with Susanne Fiek:

1. Can you tell about your company, how long it exists and

what brought you to start it?

I started out in 2002 when I have been a tour guide for two years. Every

guided tour, even when it was “just a regular” tour of the old town or the

castle should be special for the guests: an event, even small tour can be

one, so I named may company event & event..chen Heidelberg”– “event..chen”

for the fine and small ones… J Individual, informative and – most important:

it should not be a lecture but humorous and entertaining as well!

2. Why do you think Heidelberg is attractive for business travel

(e.g. incentives) and which of your tours would you recommend

for corporate groups?

Heidelberg is attractive for all kind of travels… ;-), but especially for

business travels because the city and its very close by surroundings offer

almost every possibility which make incentives good ones.

event..chen´s “highlight” is the “Culinary Ramble” through the Old Town of

Heidelberg. The idea came more than ten years ago when I met a group, guests

of one the big companies of the region, who had been working all day in a

seminar. They were scheduled for dinner in town but before the organizers

wanted to present them with a guided tour of the city. Even though

interested in Heidelberg they were first of all interested to relax the

first time after work. My idea was: greet them, welcome them and offer them

a drink – simple but just perfect. Water, a regional Secco, salty snacks

plus talk about regional food specialities, the fame of Heidelberg and

anecdotes. Choice of the courses take place along the way (we also account

for vegetarians, vegans and food intolerances!), further surprises follow

along the way.

3. First time I’ve seen your tour I noticed that a mini- van

accompanied the tour. Can you tell more about the concept?

The little van is an “Ape” from Piaggio (means bee in Italian). We

acquired it to more flexible on our tours: we have water, champagne, glasses

and all you need for a unique special surprise reception in the trunk.

Because the Ape is so small we can go almost everywhere and hold the

receptions where our guests want to be.

4. In your opinion, what are the two or three places someone must

visit when in Heidelberg on a short trip?

Definitely the castle!!! A must! A stroll through the old town and its

picturesque alleys. The historic “Studentenkarzer” and the Old University

Building as well as the University Library´s first floor exhibitions.

And: if you feel like taking a little hike: climb up to the Philosophers




Review: live decision 2018 Winter Olympics

Munich did a great job and the preparations lasted 3.5 years to this moment, but unfortunately it lost to Pyeongchang. Munich definitely showed that it has the right infrastructure, resources, staff and most of all spirit to host international events.

Here are some impressions from the public viewing which attracted many local and international visitors. Exceptional performance gave the hip hop band Madcon with three songs and they will be back in Munich on November 7, 2011  so don’t miss it.


And here are some photos: