The world is changing, and currently more rapidly than we can imagine and wish for our sector. The world is becoming less global, more digital and more indebted. "Less global" means that fewer means of transport are needed: ships, planes, trains, cars. The resulting drop in demand for metals and steel will accelerate the consolidation of the sector. "More digital" promotes innovation in the sector. "Debt" could lead us into the next financial crisis. Just like with the virus, we must learn to deal with these changes. Hempel is investing in the local production of fittings, is expanding the Econoxx.com trading platform and is not forgetting that the future belongs to"our new generation".