The Swiss Symposium Thermal Energy Storage celebrated its 10th anniversary. We took this opportunity to reflect on the past decade, review what we have achieved so far and make joint decisions on what we will focus on in the next decisive years. The festival format of our symposium had a highly interactive and networking character with lectures, workshops and an exhibition. Key industrial and academic players in the field of thermal energy storage have come together. It was a great opportunity to identify key topics and start new collaborations.