After lockdowns and Covid-related travel restrictions, the Cape of Good Hope Panel project team could finally meet for the first time in person. A workshop was held on 30 July in Paris, a day after the World Economic History Congress. The workshop kicked off with an icebreaker: each participant was asked to share the historical figure they would most like to meet. It was then down to business, with talks on transcription and matching progress, and lengthy discussions on new project ideas. The next (online) workshop will be in September.