August 2nd marked the commencement of Maytronics Australia’s 4th Elite Dealer Conference in sunny Saigon. A team of 80 delegates and staff from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia travelled to the Asian city to take part in a three day conference organised by Praneel Lal, Marketing Manager at Maytronics Australia on behalf of GM Dan Kwaczynski and Sales Director Chris Papa.
“The turnout was great for this time of year and the feedback has been nothing more than positive with our Elite dealers saying that this is the best conference they have attended by Maytronics. We took it up a notch and put together some really engaging activities which got the attendees truly involved. A highlight for me personally was the Bike Building activity in Van Thanh Park where we teamed with Saigon Children’s Charity to not only build bikes for the children but also to donate to such a worthy cause that has become dear to our hearts.” Praneel said.
The delegates stayed at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers and were stationed in this five star venue for the Maytronics ‘Exceptional Experience’ Conference day. The morning commenced with a formal welcome from Chris and Dan followed by a global overview by Eyal Tryber (Global VP of Sales & Marketing). Grant Brooks, National Sales Manager, delved into the key selling features of the much anticipated new S-Series range, while guest speakers included Sophie Paulin, Digital Director from media agency Media Circus elaborated on the importance of responsive digital marketing and what our stores should look for when outsourcing their social media. Pool shop owner Lee Salisbury from Sapphire Wetwork Pool & Spa discussed her independent project Pool Shop Coach; with final guest speaker Craig Brooks from Pool Quip discussing Mineral Chlor an alternative magnesium based chlorination system for pools.
The Gala dinner was nothing short of spectacular, and was a great opportunity for Maytronics to recognise the integral role the Elite dealers play in the business success and to highlight some exceptional performances within the group. This years’ Gala dinner certainly delivered on both accounts with an evening filled with wonderful local foods, traditional dancing, cultural music and of course great people.
The winners of Maytronics Exceptional Experience State Awards and Presidents award for the evening are listed:
Queensland State Award Winner – Active Pool Supplies
New South Wales State Award Winner – Dural Poolsmart
Victorian State Award Winner – Mornington Pool & Spa
Western Australia State Award Winner – Pool Logic
South Australian State Award Winner – Advanced Pools
North QLD & Northern Territory Award Winner – Tropical Pool Maintenance
President’s Award – Poolside Beaconsfield
Congratulations go out to all the awards winners and a big thank you to all the attendees who by all reports enjoyed a truly unique experience. The Maytronics team thank you and are looking forward to 2016.