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2017 HIP christmas party

HIP Christmas Party

At the end of the year we met to celebrate another great year of presentations, workshops and networking. Enjoying lovely Italian Food and drinks we shared our most important take-aways or learnings from 2016. Some of us had founded their own business, others had changed a job. We all had some insights to share from the past year.

As every year we wound up the evening with our famous ‘White-Elephant’ exchange. We all had cleared our basements, cupboards and garages to find one thing we would like to get rid of.  Some popular gifts changed the owner several times. One person’s coal made someone else’s diamond. Some gifts made us tell stories of the past when we first got hold of this item. And some gifts let us share some laughs. We all have some weird things at home.

We wrapped up 2016 and unwrapped 2017. Stay tuned and check out our Upcoming Events calendar. Hope to see you at an event soon!


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2015 christmas

Holiday Cheer: A Christmas Party

It was time for our annual gathering, a Christmas party—a moment to relax, share and launch the Christmas season with friends and fellow HIP members. We try to gather as much of our group as possible and provide the opportunity to spend some quality time with no fixed agenda.

Back by popular demand we held our ritual White Elephant gift exchange. Everyone contributed with a gift for €10 or less, and all attendees went home with a funny or heartfelt gift.

Besides this light hearted exchange, we also shared a bit more of ourselves. Everyone told their New Year’s Resolution (or Resolutions!) and we cheers’d to achieving personal and professional goals in 2015.

We wrapped up 2014 and unwrapped 2015 – unveiling for you the diverse lineup of events and speakers coming next year for your professional growth and personal pleasure! Stay tuned and check out our Upcoming Events calendar. Hope to see you at an event soon!

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Location: Helmstätter Herrenhaus