Numerous helpers work behind the scenes at the Council Chamber. Keynote speakers are years in advance requested and booked before January 13th, date of the cultural event. While some members of the staff had the experience of organizing this program in 1991 reviving medieval tradition along with 150 guests, young colleagues get to learn the specificities of related tasks for the first time. Experienced people in the catering of the guests are the staff from the Park Hotel Unter den Linden. The aim of the meal: To offer the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas between people from various walks of life.