GetYourGuide's 2nd Annual Summer Summit and Party.
GetYourGuide’s 2nd annual Summer Summit took place on August 3rd and 4th 2017. The Summit is a 2-day event filled with talks and workshops from GetYourGuide people for GetYourGuide people. Nearly 300 of our employees gathered at the H4 Hotel Alexanderplatz to enjoy over 50 presentations from some 75 GetYourGuide employees (that’s nearly triple the amount of presentations from last year !!). GetYourGuiders were flown in from all of our 12 global locations - everywhere from Sydney to Las Vegas and Zurich to Bangkok to enjoy the Summer extravaganza.
Some examples of the remarkable sessions we could participate in:
Women in Leadership
How to Increase Your Personal Productivity and Impact
Getting and Giving Feedback That Doesn’t Suck
How To Be a Champion at Work
Take Panic Out of Presenting and Improve Your Storytelling Skills
Growth! The Personal Kind That Is
The Surprising Truth About Coaching
These presentations and workshops gave us a chance to share insights, knowledge, ideas, and experiences with our colleagues while allowing us to gain a clearer understanding of the incredible work happening in every team across the board. Not only that, it also gave us the chance to connect and collaborate with co-workers near and far on new ideas and solutions we can introduce going forward.
The Summer Summit presentations were followed by what’s called a Cinema Session. The Cinema Session consisted of an impressive Supplier Panel where some of our Suppliers positively spoke about what it’s like working with GetYourGuide and an engaging and fun Customer Panel where customers told us of the various adventures they have been on with the help of GetYourGuide. Photographer Orion Lafuente then showcased some of the breathtaking photographs from the 250+ tours he has photographed for us.
The Summit ended with a very inspiring and motivating speech from our CEO Johannes Reck. The atmosphere and energy throughout the whole event was electric and it definitely feels like a really exciting time to be part of GetYourGuide.
The Summer Party
So what happened after all the learning, knowledge sharing and collaborating that took place during the Summer Summit? ... It was party time of course!
A chance for us to relax and let our hair down with colleagues from all over the world, the Summer Party happened right after the Cinema Session. Buses brought us all to a mystery location filled with summer cocktails on arrival and an array of food options (from barbeque and halloumi burgers, Mexican enchiladas, vegan hot dogs and vegetarian Vietnamese summer rolls, there was something to suit every taste).
Giant Jenga, hula hoops, water balloons, sumo-wrestling suits and a candy-filled pinata were just some of the fun activities we could take part in. While the games were being played, some GetYourGuiders opted to relax on the chill-out sun loungers or even take a dip in the swimming pool! After enjoying some delicious food and drinks, we headed to the dance floor to show off some of our best moves while the live band and DJ played until the early hours of the morning...
What an unforgettable few days. Until Next Year!
Fancy being part of next year’s Summer Summit and Party? Come join us and help turn trips into amazing experiences.