Traditionally, in the years without CIMAC congress, the CIMAC meeting week takes place. This also happened in 2022 since the CIMAC congress had to be postponed to 2023. The meeting week from 1st to 3rd of November brought members from the working groups & strategy groups to Frankfurt. 80 attendees from 9 Working and Strategy Groups were present in person, many others joined online. In the afternoon of the All WG meeting, the group divided into 4 sub-groups and discussed future topics and the way of cooperation. The central outcome in a nutshell: More collaboration between Working and Strategy Groups is needed, the secretariat is to work on solutions to further increase the collaboration (Platform for exchange, overview over common and single topics of WGs).

The meeting proved once again how indispensable it is to meet in person. The time for networking during breaks and at the lovely evening event was happily used. The next CIMAC meeting week is to take place in 2024.