At the 13th annual Network Congress on 9 October 2014 in Berlin the LanoTex and RaumConTex networks successfully exhibited at their own stand. The exhibition attracted great interest from both the event participants and representatives of the federal and state ministries. Visitors to our booth included BMWi Head of Unit, Carmen Heidecke, Nora Wallrabe from the State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Work and Transport, and Andreas Wessel-Terharn from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The event also included a podium discussion with the topic: 'Networks - innovation motor for SMEs'. Four innovative networks were presented. The audience's questions were fielded by the network manager of LanoTex and RaumConTex, Steffi Volland, and RaumConTex project partner, Regina Pahrmann. This allowed us to pass on our experience about the need to participate in a network for small and middle-sized companies with a particular focus on the textile industry.