A – The Austrian health resort Bad Leonfelden was the venue for this year’s VÖW summer meeting. The event organised by the association of Austrian Promotional Products Distributors (VÖW) was held from June 26-27, and as usual, it offered a successful mixture between educational formats, a trade fair and the opportunity for a sociable exchange.
On the first day of the event, in addition to dealing with the association formalities and internal affairs of the VÖW, the agenda included a lecture by Jürgen Wieser, coach for limbic corporate management. The lecture was followed by a discussion round, which proved to be a welcome occasion for the attendees to exchange their ideas and experiences on industry-relevant themes. A joint dinner rounded off the first day.
On the second day, 46 of the 52 VÖW supplier partners presented their product ranges at the Bad Leonfelden Leisure Centre. According to the official figures, 55 people from 22 Austrian distributor companies (in total 32 VÖW distributors belong to the VÖW) took part. The Austrian association brought the evening of the trade fair to a close with a big party. Among other items on the evening’s programme, the Austrian terry cloth manufacturer Framsohn Frottier was voted VÖW “Supplier of the Year 2013”.
A detailed report on the VÖW summer meeting will be published in eppi magazine, No. 100, Nr. 328 (August 6, 2014).