Bessey, the steel and tool manufacturers, will be 125 years old. We were able to conceive, plan and perform an evening of conaisseurs in Cologne on this occasion. Because only those who integrate all knowledge with dedication and experience may still exist as a tool manufacturer in the German market today. In a second event we took Bessey and their guests on the way »Forward into the past«. A boat trip on the Neckar lead from the present headquarters back to the origins in Stuttgart-Obertürkheim. Along the way there were all sorts of interesting and entertaining facts about »innovation«. A vital Elixir for the steel manufacturer from southern Germany.