A – This year’s VÖW summer meeting took place in Steiermark, Austria from June 18-20, 2015. As usual, the event organised by the Association of Austrian Promotional Products Distributors (VÖW) is a successful combination between training offers, a trade fair and a sociable exchange. On the first day of the event, the items on the agenda included dealing with the association formalities and internal affairs and the election of the board for the term from 2015 to 2017. Konrad Godec (Kolibri), Gerhard Wagner (Optimal Präsent), Wolfgang Kohout (Kneiko), Klaus Pohn (Istac Promotion) and Günter H. Seybold (Seybold) were re-elected as board members. With immediate effect, Christian Pichler (Schrecks Goodies) and Stefan Radlgruber (Radlgruber Werbegeschenke) will be acting as extraordinary advisory committee members. The day was rounded off with a joint dinner and the festive award ceremony of the VÖW certificates.
On the second day, 43 of the VÖW supplier partners presented their product line-ups at the Schloss Hotel Pichlarn in Aigen. 69 visitors from 26 companies took this opportunity to examine the exhibited products. Then, in the late afternoon the participants took a bus to the Alpine meadows for the evening event, where the cool temperatures certainly didn’t detract from the good atmosphere. The guests dined and celebrated into the early hours, whereby among others the new association members had to demonstrate their entertainment skills. A further item on the agenda was the distinction of the Danish company Poul Willumsen as Supplier Partner of the Year 2014.
A detailed report on the VÖW summer meeting will be published in the coming issue of eppi magazine, No. 106 (August 26, 2015).