Life is beautiful. That is one of the first sentences you can read on the website of the Club of Optimists. It motivates, it drives, it makes you optimistic. The CdO has been organizing regular meetings for its members for over 15 years. These meetings serve the exchange of ideas, they are supposed to encourage mutual inspiration and also stand as a platform for spreading optimistic behavior. ORCA van Loon Communications fully supports these maxims and has been supporting the club since 2015 with a pro bono commitment in the area of media relations.
These goals could be felt clearly throughout the whole first theme night in 2019. Around 70 members, including well-known entrepreneurs, freelancers, public authorities and managers, met in Hamburg for an optimistic exchange - and were carried away by the likeable and eloquent guest speaker and discussion partner: Ralph Brinkhaus, chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary groupsince the end of 2018, created interesting bases for discussions and was later available for questions and a lively exchange. "Especially now, after the European elections and with regard to the current political discussions in the Union, we are pleased that we could win Mr. Brinkhaus as a speaker", affirms Lutz Peter Eklöh, president of the Club of Optimists. Hendrik Schulze van Loon, Managing Partner ORCA van Loon Communications, also added: "Mr. Brinkhaus provided exciting background information on the political events in Berlin and Brussels and did not shy away from any question of the discussion".Hendrik Schulze van Loon, Managing Partner ORCA van Loon Communications, also added: "Mr. Brinkhaus provided exciting background information on the political events in Berlin and Brussels and did not shy away from any question of the discussion".
With its timelessly impressive design and noble drinks, the Bar Privé at the Hotel Tortue provided a suitable setting.
Ralph Brinkhaus speaking at the Bar Privé
About the person Ralph Brinkhaus
Before his election to the Bundestag, Ralph Brinkhaus worked as an independent tax consultant in Gütersloh. His committed political career also began there when he joined the Junge Union and the CDU in 1994 and 1998. He has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2009. After various offices in politics and parliamentary work, the Rietberger-born was directly elected to the Bundestag from the Gütersloh district at the end of last year. In Berlin he now holds the office of chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag. Ralph Brinkhaus is married and is particularly committed to the youth. For example, he visited a day-care center for children as part of the nationwide "Day of the Little Researchers" event or invited a participant of the simulation game "Youth and Parliament" to visit the German Bundestag.