Celebrating 2018 with the Winter Summit and Winter Party
Before many of us went away to celebrate the holidays with friends and family around the world, employees from all of our global offices came to Berlin for the Winter Summit and annual Winter Party.
The Winter Summit
On December 13th and 14th, our employees descended upon the Alte Börse Marzahn for the Winter Summit. Fueled by an unlimited supply of coffee, tea, and snacks, not to mention the delicious breakfast and lunch, our Winter Summit consisted of team-based trainings, reflection on 2018, and planning for 2019 and beyond. Free from daily tasks, each team was able to take a step back and gain perspective on what went well, what could have gone better, and what needs to be achieved in the coming year.
The Winter Party
The final day of the Winter Summit led right into the much-anticipated Winter Party as employees changed into their most festive attire and boarded buses to the party destination. Each year, the Office and HR team go above and beyond to plan an extraordinary Winter Party with a whimsical theme, and this year was no different. This year’s theme was Magical Winter Market, modeled after the infamous Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas Markets) that pop up across Germany to initiate the start of the holiday season.
Featuring stall after stall of outstanding international cuisine, employees drank, ate, and were merry until the wee hours. In addition to the food stalls, the photo booths, and the live DJ, there was, as always, the Talent Show. After a stiff competition between the the UX Team, Customer Service, the People team, and a group from the Zurich office, the Customer Service team took home first prize for the third year in a row!