Friday night the entire EMBL Events team came together in the Heidelberg old town for our annual social. It’s tough to organise an event for 65 people who spend their time organising events. Even agreeing a date is a mammoth task as they are usually busy working on an event….but somehow it seemed to work out. Our caterers ate their dinner, the transport team found their way to the venue, the events managers sat still and let someone else run the show and the finance team agreed to pay the bill. All good signs!
You only realise how many professions come together to produce the events programme here at EMBL’s Advanced Training Centre when you put everyone in the same room. Designers, marketing, AV, transport, catering, facility management, accountants, security and of course event planners to name a few…. and these are just the in-house services. Off campus we rely heavily on our amazing local suppliers – Heidelberg’s hoteliers and musicians, our printers, florists, bus and shuttle service drivers. Without all of them, the programme of 80+ events would not be possible and we are very thankful for the outstanding support they provide every year.
But now, after an enjoyable and relaxing evening, it’s back to work for all on an expansive 2019 program!