Hess customer event in Cologne

Designing cities –
Making decisions

On 13 November 2014, Hess invited customers to a very special event at the KölnSKY in the "TriangleTurm" in Cologne: Under the heading "Designing cities - making decisions" three guest speakers, among them the former top referee and current ZDF football expert and excellent speaker Urs Meier, talked about what it means to make the most difficult decisions under maximum pressure.

Three exciting presentations and many new impulses

With its impressive view of Cologne and its ambience, the KölnSKY on the 27th floor of the "TriangleTurm" offered the perfect venue for this customer event  focusing on the topics light and decision.

Image 1: View from the KölnSKY over the atmospherically illuminated city
Image 2: Pierre van Lamsweerde, Managing Director of Hess and CEO of the Nordeon Group, welcomed the participants
Image 3: Guest speaker Gerhard Kleiker, Rheinenergie AG Cologne
Image 4: Guest speaker Oliver Christen, OC | Lichtplanung Diepholz
Image 5: Guest speaker and excellent speaker Urs Meier

After the introduction by Pierre van Lamsweerde, Managing Director of Hess and CEO of the Nordeon Group, Gerhard Kleiker, Manager of Public Lighting and Telecommunications at Rheinenergy AG in Cologne talked about the city design and architectural lighting options that LED technology offers using the city of Cologne as an example.
In his talk "Dynamische Beleuchtung in Städten und Kommunen - Dynamic lighting in cities, towns and communities" lighting designer Oliver Christen of the municipal and architectural lighting agency "OC | Lichtplanung" in Diepholz presented valuable insights into the practice and exemplary lighting solutions.
A presentation by the former top referee and current ZDF football expert and excellent speaker Urs Meier about his experiences at top-class sport events followed. In his motivating and emotional talk, the specialist in decision-making showed what it means to make decisions under maximum pressure and "between the frontlines".

Get-together in an atmospheric ambience

During the relaxing get-together following the presentations, the ceiling-high panorama window of the KölnSKY offered a breath-taking view over the atmospherically illuminated city. The participants used this opportunity for networking, to deepen existing relationships or possibly even to get hold of Urs Meier's book with a personal dedication.

Image 1: Pierre van Lamsweerde talking to participants
Image 2 and 3: Many participants used the chance to take part in a special city tour – namely from a bird's eye view
and during the night
Image 4 and 5: The participants and guest speaker Urs Meier enjoyed some animated conversations
Image 6: If desired, Urs Meier signed his book "Du bist die Entscheidung. Schnell und entschlossen handeln"
- You are the decision. Act fast and decisive - with a personal dedication

Asking questions, exchanging ideals, gaining new impulses - the particularly intimate setting of this event allowed participants to enjoy open discussions and conversations.