Marrakesh – journey to another time, to another world

That you can end up in a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent and fas­ci­nat­ing world after what feels like a short-haul flight – that’s what the 22 par­tic­i­pants of ENERGETIX’s train­ing trip to Mar­rakesh expe­ri­enced. The name alone con­jures up excit­ing images of vibrant and ori­en­tal diver­si­ty that are then far sur­passed by what can actu­al­ly be expe­ri­enced there.

The first day alone pre­sent­ed the full pack­age: div­ing into the mag­i­cal atmos­phere of the Med­i­na mar­ket place with jug­glers, snake charm­ers and musi­cians along with an incred­i­ble selec­tion of goods being hawked by hun­dreds of traders. All this fills the air with a unique sound, accom­pa­nied by the fan­tas­tic smell of ori­en­tal food – a feast for the sens­es.

A some­what dif­fer­ent ral­ly was kicked off in the mid­dle of this unique atmos­phere with the aim of help­ing the trav­ellers dis­cov­er the his­to­ry and cul­ture of this mag­i­cal place. Appro­pri­ate­ly, the night was spent at the Riad Dar Jus­to, a state­ly vil­la at the heart of Mar­rakesh.

 

The fol­low­ing day was devot­ed to the aspect of valu­able details that this city, which has been able to keep its tra­di­tions alive, presents. ENERGETIX’s busi­ness part­ners were par­tic­u­lar­ly tak­en with the many small and open stu­dios where tan­ners, black­smiths and wood­work­ers – who are more artists than arti­sans – could be observed at their work. Anoth­er world, anoth­er time – still full of life today. A ‘tuk-tuk’ whisked the vis­i­tors down nar­row alleys to a styl­ish restau­rant in the evening.

The third day was ded­i­cat­ed to a trip to the Atlas moun­tains. This was where the par­tic­i­pants dis­cov­ered how com­plex the pro­duc­tion of Morocco’s pre­cious argan oil is on a trip to a coop­er­a­tive where it is made.

A Berber fam­i­ly pre­sent­ed the secrets of mak­ing tea in the Agafag desert  – a true cer­e­mo­ny. A ride on the camel was, of course, a must on a lit­tle excur­sion into the desert.

 

 

The evening meal, which was served in a Berber tent, was a very spe­cial expe­ri­ence as it pre­sent­ed the unique set­ting to cel­e­brate the win­ners of the Mar­rakesh ral­ly as well as the birth­day of Cécile Car­bonel, the busi­ness part­ner from France.

The high­light of the fourth day was the trip to the Yves Saint Lau­rent Muse­um and the Majorelle Gar­den that revealed that the fash­ion design­er did not only excel with won­der­ful cre­ations at his cho­sen pro­fes­sion.

This excur­sion into the Ara­bi­an world was brought to a close with an evening meal at the mod­ern Jad Mahal Restau­rant, where Andreas Förster, stand­ing in for his father, award­ed the cer­tifi­cates to the par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pe­ti­tion qual­i­fiers. He empha­sized how valu­able the ENERGETIX train­ing trips are, also from the point of view of per­son­al exchanges and learn­ing from each oth­er.

The unfor­get­table impres­sions of this train­ing trip to Mar­rakesh demon­strate once again that ENERGETIX’s ses­sions are great oppor­tu­ni­ties for busi­ness part­ners to moti­vate both them­selves and their entire teams.

More impres­sions from this extra­or­di­nary jour­ney are to be found on Flickr.

French culture and international exchange – the STARCLUB event in Colmar

Feb­ru­ary 2019: 60 top busi­ness part­ners from Den­mark, Ger­many, Aus­tria and Switzer­land met in Col­mar. The charm­ing small town in the French Alsace rep­re­sent­ed the ide­al loca­tion for the first STARCLUB event of 2019.

The day was ini­tial­ly kicked off with the man­age­ment pro­vid­ing direct infor­ma­tion to the stars about new devel­op­ments and projects at the com­pa­ny. This ses­sion already made the ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship in the STARCLUB appar­ent as it gave the busi­ness part­ners the oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­tribute and offer their feed­back direct­ly.

The new STARCLUB mem­bers were imme­di­ate­ly inte­grat­ed into the group of stars with ques­tions, awards and gift pre­sen­ta­tions.

The sec­ond part of the day was ded­i­cat­ed to the essence of the busi­ness, which is team-build­ing. An extreme­ly live­ly and con­struc­tive exchange took place dur­ing this ses­sion. Every­one ben­e­fit­ed here from the mix of expe­ri­enced and new busi­ness part­ners. It was once again con­firmed that ENERGETIX offers both a par­tic­u­lar­ly attrac­tive com­pen­sa­tion plan and high-qual­i­ty prod­ucts – which is almost unique in the indus­try. Every­one is giv­en the space to devel­op and become suc­cess­ful in the busi­ness with­out pres­sure and oblig­a­tion.

This part of the day was fol­lowed by a guid­ed tour of Colmar’s cen­tre, which, with build­ings from six cen­turies, is extra­or­di­nar­i­ly well-pre­served. The din­ner was fol­lowed by a cel­e­bra­tion of all STARCLUB mem­bers for their mag­nif­i­cent achieve­ments. A splen­did evening, which end­ed with great con­ver­sa­tions, danc­ing and music.

The next day was reserved for a culi­nary work­shop at the Château de Kintzheim, where groups were formed to bake a spe­cial­i­ty that’s typ­i­cal of the region: mac­a­roons! As always with our busi­ness part­ners, fun and enter­tain­ment were not neglect­ed!

Over­all impres­sion: bright sun­shine, busi­ness part­ners in excel­lent spir­its and a valu­able exchange of expe­ri­ences!

More impres­sions of the event may be found here.

‘Let’s talk about EX!’ — the Kick-Off Event 2019 in the Netherlands

The mot­to at the meet­ings to kick off the year in Ger­many, France and the Nether­lands shows where the focus will lie over the com­ing months: it will be on telling more peo­ple about ENERGETIX, inspir­ing them and offer­ing them the oppor­tu­ni­ty of a job that’s fun and that will help them make their wish­es and dreams come true.
Sole Share­hold­er and CEO Roland Förster talked about the mot­to that sets out the direc­tion for the com­ing months in his speech that opened the meet­ing in Tiel in the Nether­lands. ENERGETIX doesn’t only offer beau­ti­ful jew­ellery and high-qual­i­ty well­ness arti­cles but also a unique job for every­one!

“Talk about:

 

Roland Förster wel­comed last year’s new­com­ers with a brief inter­view with each. Some of them had already achieved a rapid start and had con­se­quent­ly secured addi­tion­al rewards for them­selves.

The attend­ing mem­bers of the cur­rent STARCLUB were then hon­oured and were exclu­sive­ly pre­sent­ed with a pair of Mag­net­Slip­pers, the lat­est addi­tion to the well­ness range. Their anec­dotes about how they start­ed with ENERGETIX were emo­tion­al, espe­cial­ly among the busi­ness part­ners of the first hour.
There was also news about the inno­v­a­tive food sup­ple­ment QICUMA (for­mer­ly Inja). Besides a new name, which is an indi­ca­tion of one of the most impor­tant com­po­nents which is turmer­ic, mag­ne­sium has also been added and the taste changed. A joint tast­ing on loca­tion was, of course, a must and con­vinced every­one who tried the new prod­uct. The mar­ket­ing mate­ri­als, such as the QICUMA prod­uct video, have also been adapt­ed.


Anoth­er high­light was the new SPRING / SUMMER 2019 col­lec­tion, which Mar­greth Janssen pre­sent­ed in a pro­fes­sion­al busi­ness-part­ner-like man­ner. Her pre­sen­ta­tion was accom­pa­nied by a fash­ion and jew­ellery show for the first time. The breaks pro­vid­ed oppor­tu­ni­ties to view, touch and try on all the new prod­ucts, which imme­di­ate­ly found new fans!

The after­noon was ded­i­cat­ed to prac­ti­cal train­ing ses­sions for the par­tic­i­pants. Sjaak Janssen explained in an inspir­ing pre­sen­ta­tion how to be con­sis­tent­ly suc­cess­ful with ENERGETIX and have fun at the same time. The new ‘Talk & Win’ com­pe­ti­tion was then pre­sent­ed.

The busi­ness part­ners’ moti­va­tion was clear­ly notice­able. New acquain­tances, new knowl­edge and new fan­tas­tic prod­ucts as well as a reli­able and strong com­pa­ny in the back­ground – these are the foun­da­tions for busi­ness part­ners to enjoy a suc­cess­ful year – entire­ly in line with the mot­to: „Let’s talk about EX!“

Please click here to see more pho­tos of the event that our dear busi­ness part­ner Mar­greth Janssen has made avail­able on her Flickr chan­nel.

At this point, we’d like to thank Mar­greth and Sjaak Janssen again for orga­niz­ing the event and to all the busi­ness part­ners who helped on loca­tion!

Joey Kelly breaks world record with ENERGETIX

Joey Kel­ly is a mem­ber of the Kel­ly Fam­i­ly and sportEX brand ambas­sador and – as an extreme sports per­son­al­i­ty – he nev­er likes to miss out on a sport­ing chal­lenge. So it was only nat­ur­al that he also decid­ed to take part in the telethon host­ed by the RTL tele­vi­sion chan­nel in Ger­many, which is one of the biggest char­i­ty cam­paigns in Ger­man broad­cast­ing.

This year’s chal­lenge was the ‘24-hour Urban Run’. This meant run­ning for 24 hours on a 375-metre long obsta­cle course. But he wasn’t alone: a total of 20 com­pa­ny teams joined him at the start­ing line as part of the world record attempt with the aim of help­ing chil­dren in need in Ger­many and the rest of the world with their dona­tions. And because Joey Kel­ly and ENERGETIX belong togeth­er just as much as ENERGETIX and social com­mit­ment do, it was agreed that the Bin­gen-based net­work-mar­ket­ing com­pa­ny would join in the activ­i­ties again in 2018! Because social respon­si­bil­i­ty and team spir­it are two of ENERGETIX’s absolute pri­or­i­ties. Besides par­tic­i­pat­ing in the RTL telethon (this year for the fourth time run­ning!), ENERGETIX also fields a team every year to run for good caus­es in the Guten­berg Half Marathon in Mainz.

The start­ing gun was fired at 6.30 p.m. on 22 Novem­ber when RTL’s telethon and the 24-hour chal­lenge went live on air. The 25-strong ENERGETIX team joined Joey Kel­ly as well as Jes­si­ca Schlick and Alexan­der Link of the man­age­ment to face the dif­fi­cult chal­lenge.

Equipped with the inno­v­a­tive and styl­ish sportEX bracelets and an ENERGETIX cap, Joey com­plet­ed lap after lap for 24 hours with­out a break in the com­pa­ny of the oth­er teams able and was in this way able to break the world record for the »longest team relay dis­tance over an extreme obsta­cle course (24 hours, mixed)«!

Instead of the 2,000 kilo­me­tres on the obsta­cle course that was required for the ‘24-hour Urban Run’, a total of 3,435.8 kilo­me­tres was cov­ered in 24 hours. Com­pa­nies that donat­ed 24,000 euros were able to secure their par­tic­i­pa­tion in advance – which in itself had raised almost half a mil­lion euros before the chal­lenge even start­ed! View­ers and celebri­ties were in this way able to raise a total of 8,604,481.00 euros through their many dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties dur­ing the 23rd RTL telethon with Wol­fram Kons for chil­dren in need in Ger­many and across the world. ENERGETIX was able to con­tribute 70,000 euros to this grand total.

We’ve put togeth­er the most beau­ti­ful impres­sions from these unfor­get­table 24 hours for a good cause in a jam-packed on-line album for you. We hope you enjoy it!

ENERGETIX in the city of ‘White Nights’: St. Petersburg

The par­tic­i­pants qual­i­fy­ing for the first cat­e­go­ry in ENERGETIX’s Time for Suc­cess com­pe­ti­tion set off for a four-day train­ing trip to St. Peters­burg in Octo­ber. The city with its his­toric old town has been des­ig­nat­ed a UNESCO World Her­itage Site.

Frank­furt on 23 Octo­ber 2018 was the start­ing point for the trip to St. Peters­burg – the sec­ond largest city in Rus­sia – which is also known as the city of the ‘White Nights’. That’s because the sun nev­er sets entire­ly dur­ing the peri­od between the end of May and the mid­dle of July so that it stays bright or dusky even at night. A nice evening meal accom­pa­nied by great expec­ta­tions for the next few days brought the par­tic­i­pants’ first evening to a pleas­ant con­clu­sion.

Kalei­do­scope of St. Peters­burg

ENERGETIX’s busi­ness part­ners start­ed the next day with a guid­ed tour of the city, which actu­al­ly began with a trip to a vod­ka muse­um. That’s where – besides view­ing the museum’s exhibits – the par­tic­i­pants were also giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to enjoy a vod­ka tast­ing. The tour then con­tin­ued with a trip to one of the old­est cafés in the city where the trav­ellers were able to try pysh­ki – which are a type of Russ­ian dough­nut that are usu­al­ly enjoyed with a cup of cof­fee or tea.

The after­noon saw the qual­i­fiers vis­it­ing the famous Mari­in­sky Theatre’s bal­let school where they were first able to watch the chil­dren warm­ing up and then enjoy a 45-minute pre­sen­ta­tion. The the­atre is one of the most famous venues for opera and bal­let in the world and is also home to the old­est bal­let acad­e­my in Rus­sia.

The evening meal at the Repa restau­rant oppo­site the the­atre was fol­lowed by a per­for­mance of the bal­let of ‘The Foun­tain of Bakhchis­arai’ at the Mari­in­sky The­atre.

The next day kicked off with a tour of dis­cov­ery that was entire­ly ded­i­cat­ed to Art Nou­veau. Among oth­er sights, this trip took in the so-called ‘Singer House’, which was for­mer­ly the per­ma­nent rep­re­sen­ta­tion of The Singer Com­pa­ny, the sewing machine man­u­fac­tur­er from the USA. But every­one had to earn their own lunch: typ­i­cal Russ­ian food was pre­pared in a cook­ing stu­dio with lots of fun and in a great atmos­phere.

The par­tic­i­pants were tak­en to the most impres­sive build­ings in St. Peters­burg on the last day of the trip: the Cather­ine Palace with the Amber Room and the Her­mitage, one of the largest and most impor­tant art muse­ums in the world.

This won­der­ful and impres­sive trip was con­clud­ed at the Luce restau­rant in the evening, where the indi­vid­ual trav­ellers were rec­og­nized for their great achieve­ments and for qual­i­fy­ing for the first cat­e­go­ry in ENERGETIX’s Time for Suc­cess com­pe­ti­tion.

Besides the many cul­tur­al and culi­nary high­lights, the strength­en­ing of team spir­it and the exchange of ideas also played impor­tant roles on this trip thus enabling the par­tic­i­pants to return to their busi­ness­es full of ener­gy and high­ly moti­vat­ed!

We’ve put the most beau­ti­ful impres­sions from St. Peters­burg togeth­er for you in an exclu­sive on-line pho­to album!

Magnificent! The Collection Premiere 2018 in Wiesbaden

ENERGETIX and its business partners have been developing continuously for 16 years. The Collection Premiere in Wiesbaden was the place to experience the latest highlights in this success story in the field of international network marketing: a modern and creative new collection of jewellery, a top-class motivational event and enthusiastic business partners all around. 

Sole Share­hold­er and CEO Roland Förster opened the event in the usu­al man­ner and was hap­py to see more vis­i­tors at the event than in the pre­vi­ous year. He – and TV pre­sen­ter Jörg Pilawa – wel­comed the guests to the Col­lec­tion Pre­miere who had trav­elled there from 20 coun­tries.

The impor­tant stand­ing that new­com­ers enjoy at the net­work-mar­ket­ing com­pa­ny was already appar­ent from the fact that they were the first busi­ness part­ners to be invit­ed on to the stage.

The new­com­ers were imme­di­ate­ly able to expe­ri­ence at first-hand that the busi­ness idea for mag­net­ic jew­ellery is geared towards a long and suc­cess­ful pro­fes­sion­al life: the sec­tion of the pro­gramme that fol­lowed cel­e­brat­ed those busi­ness part­ners who have already been with the com­pa­ny for 10 years and whose con­tin­ued pres­ence con­sti­tutes an exam­ple for every­one, espe­cial­ly for those new to the activ­i­ty.

Jewellery show

The jew­ellery col­lec­tion is the foun­da­tion for all the suc­cess that ENERGETIX enjoys. It has also devel­oped from year to year – always on the wave of cur­rent fash­ion and design trends.

 

 

And the 2019 col­lec­tion was the absolute focus of the day again this year. The accom­pa­ny­ing show was unique: mul­ti­me­dia, dance and cat­walk – a stir­ring expe­ri­ence that cul­mi­nat­ed in the pre­sen­ta­tion of the new cat­a­logue.

 

Here’s a look behind the scenes of the pho­to shoot.

Still bathing in the glow of the show, the guests immersed them­selves in six cre­ative­ly staged Worlds of Jew­ellery – pre­sent­ed in line with the mot­to of the event: ‘Get in touch!’ Close up to the jew­ellery: see, touch, try.

 

 

The lunch break was fol­lowed by vibrant the­o­ry: Man­age­ment Mem­ber Jes­si­ca Schlick played host to the best in PSV and in team-build­ing who talked about ‘expe­ri­ences from the real world for the real world’. The audi­ence lis­tened very atten­tive­ly to the valu­able tips that were pre­sent­ed.

 

The expert for the day was Michael Stra­chowitz. The con­sum­mate net­work-mar­keter shared his 40 years of expe­ri­ence with the event’s par­tic­i­pants and talked about his approach to team-build­ing with­out lim­its.

 

 

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Alexan­der Link pre­sent­ed a wide range of infor­ma­tion from the IT depart­ment to the audi­ence. He talked about the suc­cess that the addi­tion­al sup­port to busi­ness part­ners was enjoy­ing, e.g. ‘Boost your Busi­ness’, and about the pro­fes­sion­al­iza­tion of par­ty man­age­ment with the help of the MMS. He also intro­duced a new web­shop, which received a great response from the audi­ence.

Alexan­der Link also launched the new com­pe­ti­tion, which was also warm­ly wel­comed and greet­ed, as always, with spon­ta­neous out­breaks of approval. A mur­mur of ‘I want to go there’ went through the hall as South Africa and Mar­rakesh were revealed as des­ti­na­tions, pre­cise­ly the moti­va­tion­al effect that the com­pe­ti­tions are designed to achieve over the next few months of the qual­i­fi­ca­tion peri­od.

Gala

The day was con­clud­ed with the cel­e­bra­to­ry gala evening, which at the same time pro­vid­ed the appro­pri­ate set­ting to cel­e­brate the STARCLUB. These ENERGETIX stars had already arrived on Thurs­day to take part in the STARCLUB event.

 

The One Year STARCLUB and the cur­rent STARCLUB were appro­pri­ate­ly cel­e­brat­ed in front of the Col­lec­tion Premiere’s large audi­ence at the gala for their out­stand­ing achieve­ments.

 

 

Mov­ing moments dur­ing the sec­tion reserved for the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Hugo Tem­pel­man Foun­da­tion – which was also cel­e­brat­ing 10 years of part­ner­ing with ENERGETIX. Dr Hugo Tem­pel­man talked about the progress and cur­rent devel­op­ments of his admirable work in South Africa. A very touch­ing film showed how impor­tant ENERGETIX’s dona­tions are to this char­i­ty part­ner of long stand­ing. This year’s cheque for € 50,000 brought dona­tions from ENERGETIX up to an over­all total of € 1.5 mil­lion.

The Kel­ly Family’s per­for­mance was absolute­ly sen­sa­tion­al. Their sell-out tour was unbe­liev­able. And now the exclu­sive con­cert for ENERGETIX busi­ness part­ners only! The atmos­phere in the hall was inde­scrib­able but the pic­tures say enough about this bril­liant high­light of the evening. Peo­ple then danced and enjoyed the par­ty atmos­phere at the new Con­gress Cen­ter in Wies­baden until the ear­ly hours of the morn­ing.

Boat trip

The har­mo­nious get-togeth­er dur­ing a boat trip along the Riv­er Rhine on the Sun­day rep­re­sent­ed anoth­er ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty for busi­ness part­ners to swap notes with each oth­er and the man­age­ment. The atmos­phere was unique­ly warm here as well.

 

The per­fect end to a top-notch moti­va­tion­al event with all-round enthu­si­as­tic busi­ness part­ners!

 More impres­sions of the event are avail­able here:

Pho­tos: The day / Gala / Boat trip

Video

The STARCLUB meeting ahead of the Collection Premiere 2018

Focus on har­mo­ny and team­work

The cur­rent STARCLUB already met for the moti­va­tion and team event in Wies­baden on the Thurs­day in advance of the Col­lec­tion Pre­miere. The focus was on har­mo­ny and mutu­al sup­port. It was the inter­na­tion­al char­ac­ter of the exclu­sive group in par­tic­u­lar that turned the meet­ing into an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn from each other’s expe­ri­ences and strate­gies.

Team spir­it was also put to a very spe­cial test at the event as dur­ing a drag­on boat racethe par­tic­i­pants were able to expe­ri­ence at first hand what effect good team­work has on suc­cess. The small regat­ta was lots of fun for all and pro­duced the required desire to win along with the impor­tant real­iza­tion that it’s only pos­si­ble to achieve progress when peo­ple work togeth­er har­mo­nious­ly and take care of each oth­er – right in line with the mot­to of ‘lead­ing by exam­ple and fol­low­ing the lead’.

The stars were award­ed their well-deserved recog­ni­tion over the course of the evening in the boathouse of the Schier­stein Row­ing Club that pre­sent­ed a won­der­ful view of the Rhine. That was also when all the new mem­bers received mov­ing praise and recog­ni­tion by men­tors and part­ners alike. All STARCLUB mem­bers were then pre­sent­ed with excep­tion­al items of jew­ellery from the new col­lec­tion as a spe­cial thank you. Sole Share­hold­er and CEO Roland Förster sub­se­quent­ly pro­vid­ed an overview of the lat­est devel­op­ments at the com­pa­ny.

The evening was round­ed off by a deli­cious meal and atmos­pher­ic music, which, as at so many events, prompt­ed the par­tic­i­pants to get up on the dance floor. A suc­cess­ful event with lots of fun and an effec­tive exchange of expe­ri­ences.

This way to the pho­tos.

‘Priceless’: The newcomer event within the framework of the ‘Happy Future’ and ‘TIME for SUCCESS’ competitions

“I’m so pleased to have been there!” “It has expand­ed my aware­ness of our busi­ness in my heart.”  “Exchange among col­leagues who have become friends – PRICELESS!”

The feed­back from the 40 par­tic­i­pants at the new­com­er event that took place in Bin­gen on 21 and 22 June could not have been more pos­i­tive and heart­felt. The new­com­ers had trav­elled from Aus­tria, Switzer­land, Ger­many, France and the Nether­lands to pass on their spe­cial and valu­able expe­ri­ence to the inter­na­tion­al group with great com­mit­ment.Six STARCLUB mem­bers also trav­elled to Bin­gen to be at the event – an invalu­able con­tri­bu­tion to the exchange of expe­ri­ences with the new­com­ers. There’s hard­ly a bet­ter way to learn as a new­com­er than to learn from the best. The event was nat­u­ral­ly once again cen­tred around exchange with the man­age­ment. Roland Förster and Jes­si­ca Schlick attend­ed to their guests in per­son and shared the lat­est infor­ma­tion about the com­pa­ny.

The per­fect atmos­phere was, of course, also expressed in the accom­pa­ny­ing pro­gramme and the social part of the event. The ‘Rund um den Nieder­wald‘ (‘Around the Nieder­wald’) team-expe­ri­ence day on Fri­day had the par­tic­i­pants beam­ing – as had the par­ty the day before. “It’s not about the fan­tas­tic food we enjoyed, the fun dance in the evening and the great day out – every­one who has expe­ri­enced all this will know that it will be hard to beat – it’s actu­al­ly about being able to enjoy these great events and con­tin­u­ing to have qual­i­ty time in the future, too. That’s why we always need more peo­ple to take part. Let’s bring the enthu­si­asm for our busi­ness to the world through build­ing our teams,” said a moti­vat­ed busi­ness part­ner in her spon­ta­neous response on Face­book.

There’s actu­al­ly no more to be said – with the excep­tion of Roland Förster’s ref­er­ence to ‘the next great event’, the Col­lec­tion Pre­miere in Wies­baden on Sep­tem­ber 1 – com­bined with a warm invi­ta­tion that was not only extend­ed to the enthu­si­as­tic new­com­ers.

More pho­tos are to be found on Flickr.

ENERGETIX in the Kingdom of Happiness

Bhutan wel­comes first-cat­e­go­ry qual­i­fiers with the great­est of warmth 

It was prob­a­bly the most emo­tion­al train­ing trip that ENERGETIX has ever arranged for its top busi­ness part­ners in a com­pe­ti­tion. Deeply impressed, the par­tic­i­pants describe their expe­ri­ences. They expe­ri­enced what it means when a coun­try active­ly pro­motes ‘gross nation­al hap­pi­ness’. This hap­pi­ness radi­at­ed from the sparkling eyes of every res­i­dent of Bhutan.

The country’s for­mer edu­ca­tion min­is­ter said that it was a world first that a com­pa­ny had organ­ised a train­ing trip to Bhutan. The min­is­ter helped our busi­ness part­ners to see and under­stand what it means to place the peo­ple them­selves at the cen­tre of all deci­sions. All projects revolve around the hap­pi­ness of indi­vid­u­als – a focus that in Bhutan has deliv­ered aston­ish­ing results.

Bud­dhism is the spir­i­tu­al basis for this strat­e­gy of hap­pi­ness, which was appar­ent in all its warmth in our per­son­al encoun­ters with monks and nuns in their monas­ter­ies and abbeys. A trip to the largest Bud­dha stat­ue was arranged – as was an out­ing to the Dzong-style Monastery of Punakha, the most impor­tant sacred site in Bud­dhism.

The busi­ness part­ners were able to expe­ri­ence that genial­i­ty and warmth also char­ac­terise per­son­al inter­ac­tion at the home of a farm­ing fam­i­ly.  The res­i­dents pre­pared dish­es typ­i­cal of the coun­try for the vis­i­tors and offered an insight into the very spe­cial world of the spices and plants that are to be found there.

Yes, the ascent was dif­fi­cult – first on horse­back and then on foot – but the guides‘ atten­tion and warmth made the effort seem small.  And so every­one made their way to the country’s land­mark, the famous Tiger’s Nest. This is a monastery that incred­i­bly holds on to steep rocks and pro­vides an insight to archi­tec­ture that is unique in the world and that presents inde­scrib­able views. Undoubt­ed­ly the high­light of a trip to a coun­try where the phi­los­o­phy of the state has much in com­mon with ENERGETIX’s own vision. Name­ly, the goal of pro­vid­ing peo­ple with the oppor­tu­ni­ty of a ful­filled life in a pro­fes­sion that’s fun and enjoy­able – some­thing that could have come straight from Bhutan’s prin­ci­ples.

This way to the pic­tures of this unique jour­ney.

Gutenberg Marathon on 6 May – a unique experience!

ENERGETIX once again field­ed the largest group of ath­letes at this year’s half marathon in Mainz. It was a true cel­e­bra­tion for the run­ners in the com­pa­ny shirts in blue – which matched the bright blue sky.


And it was much more than just a run: the entire man­age­ment was present, sev­er­al mem­bers of the STARCLUB, ENERGETIX employ­ees – all in the ‘goose-pim­ple’ atmos­phere of a sport­ing event at which sev­er­al thou­sand par­tic­i­pants let them­selves be car­ried across the fin­ish­ing line by the spectator’s thun­der­ous applause and the pow­er­ful music from the loud­speak­ers. It’s some­thing you need to have expe­ri­enced for your­self!


EXERGETIX’s run­ners also enjoyed addi­tion­al sup­port: extreme sports per­son­al­i­ty Joey Kel­ly had also donned the blue ENERGETIX shirt to again keep to his promise that he would to help every team mem­ber across the fin­ish­ing line. To be accom­pa­nied across the line by this charis­mat­ic per­son after 21 km: pure emo­tion!


CEO and Sole Share­hold­er Roland Förster took the oppor­tu­ni­ty that an inter­view on the SWR stage pre­sent­ed to explain what made ENERGETIX’s pres­ence at the Mainz Marathon so spe­cial: for every kilo­me­tre run, the com­pa­ny donates two euros to its char­i­ty part­ner, the Hugo Tem­pel­man Foun­da­tion. So Roland Förster was able to hand over the round­ed-up fig­ure of 5,000 euros to Lies­je Tem­pel­man, the wife of the charity’s founder, who – along with her sons – had also joined the run­ners.


Liv­ing at and with ENERGETIX brings many warm and mov­ing moments – and every­one is able to enjoy a whole range of them at the Guten­berg Marathon. That’s why ‘See you next year’ is sim­ply the nat­ur­al way of say­ing good­bye at the end of this event. And, as men­tioned above, it’s some­thing that you have to expe­ri­ence first hand – whether as a fast or slow run­ner or as a spec­ta­tor on the side­lines. So make a note of the next run and join us for a unique expe­ri­ence in 2019 – the 20th Guten­berg Marathon.

Here are the pho­tos for you!