14 June 2017
Three participants at OWIB 2017 shared a lunch table, and now they have had their first cooperation meeting.
OWIB 2017 on 17 and 18 May featured lots of networking. In addition to the 300+ official B2B events with scheduled meetings, there were also many informal meetings. One of them took place over lunch at Hotel Legoland, where Peter A. Dahlgaard from Holtec, Klaus Demandt Winther from SB Engineering and Aage Dam from CNC Onsite ended up at the same table.
‘What are you working on?’ led to much more, and on Friday before Whitsun, Aage Dam drove to Sallingsundvej in Esbjerg, where he had two tours and a chat over coffee.
“There are two things that are important when you go to a networking event like OWIB,” says Aage Dam:
“You have to come with an open mind, and you have to look for people you have good chemistry with. We very quickly realised that we could well have something to talk about,” he says.
Klaus Demandt Winther made several coffee-break agreements outside the official schedule, and he is looking forward to finding out what SB Engineering and CNC Onsite can do together:
“This unofficial way of meeting is really good. I could hear from what Aage had to say about their work with sea-fastening and processing that we might be able to help each other with some tasks. Now we will find out more about what those might be,” says Klaus Demandt Winther.
Peter A. Dahlgaard sees the potential of cooperation and expanding the network.
“What Aage has to offer is something I have not heard about before. When I know more about what he can deliver and support, I will also be able to refer my network to him. None of us is selling things you can get off the shelf. We sell projects where relationships are important. So it is good to get to know each other over coffee,” says Peter A. Dahlgaard.