The first seminar of 2018 of the Technologie Kring about ‘Raw materials and stock preparation’, with a clear international character, was a great success! About 80 participants made this possible. There were a lot of qualitative good masterclasses, an interesting in-depth workshop (follow up), a small technology market and not to forget; a perfect ambiance to exchange experiences one on one. There were enough possibilities for informal networking. Besides the in-depth papertechnology issues, there was also attention for the young talent group. They won the Technology Kring Award!