A – On June 20 and 21, 2013 the Austrian industry association, VÖW, organised its annual summer meeting at the popular holiday resort, Zauchensee. On the first day of the meeting, the elections of the board for the term from 2013 to 2015 were on the agenda. The following board members were re-elected: Konrad Godec (Kolibri), Ralf Hinterleitner (Trend Present), Wolfgang Kohout (Kneiko), Günter H. Seybold (Seybold) and Gerhard Wagner (Optimal Präsent). Klaus Pohn was newly elected (Istac Promotion).
After the General Meeting, four workshops were held on the themes Compliance, PR and Marketing, VÖW Certificate and on the relationship between supplier/promotional products distributor and customer. The workshops were open to both members and to supplier partners of the association. A joint dinner rounded off the agenda.
The following day 45 supplier partners showcased their product line-ups in the alpinseminar conference centre. 40 visitors from 22 VÖW-affiliated distribution companies came to inspect the exhibited products. In the evening, the attendees took a chair lift up to an alpine hut, where in addition to delicious food and musical entertainment, the guests enjoyed further agenda items. Among others Troika was voted Supplier Partner of the Year 2012.
A detailed report will be published in eppi magazine, No. 94 (July 31, 2013).