On June 14th, the first module of the 12th CIBP Link Cycle started at Montabaur Castle. The cross-border management training programme is specifically designed to forge long lasting relationships between the participants. In 2018, 10 participants from 6 different countries will focus in three modules on the topics Strategy, Leadership and Innovation. The first module, Strategy, took place in Montabaur (14.06.-17.06.) and included visits lectures on strategy (group-, central bank- and local bank level ), a visit to DZ Bank in Frankfurt and the Raiffeisen exhibition at Festung Ehrenbreitstein. Additionally, the participants heard the presentations of the CIBP Link Innovation Lab projects of the last cycle.