As much as we would all like to forget 2020, the reality is its going to be a year remembered for a long time to come, so let's rather use the difficult period and learn lessons for the future.
When I look back over the year and reflect on the incredible amount of news and commentaries regarding the situation, my own takeaways are these.
• Negative and destructive politics add no value leading to division and the restraint of innovation.
• In a crisis good governance and accountability retains its importance.
• When we work together with common purpose the impossible can be achieved.
None of this is new but sometimes we need a 2020 to remind us.
May I take the opportunity to wish you and your families every success in the year ahead and my commitment to the continued promotion of the International Tooling Industry that ISTMA World represents.
Looking forward to some hugs and the shaking of hands when we meet again.