In the first week of May 2022, the German IFAFRI Project Management Office was visited by Michelle Royal from FirstLink Research and Analystics (USA). It was the first in-person workshop for the German IFAFRI Project Management Office since they took over the IFAFRI chairmanship from the European Commission in September 2021. Within the workshop preliminary results of the IFAFRI member survey were presented. The results will be used to develop an IFAFRI stratey for the upcoming years. Moreover, preparations took place for the IFAFRI Annual Forum Meeting at the INTERSCHUTZ fair end of June.