“Innovate, Integrate, Motivate”; over 80 Regional Franchisee and staff members across the network lived and breathed this theme for 3 days in our annual convention. In between presentations, there were opportunities to relax, network and participate in team building activities in the picturesque setting of InterContinental Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. The convention took place from 28 to 30 April and was hailed as “the best convention of Fastway Couriers”
The convention provided a great opportunity for members of our network to draw our combined strength, tap into new ideas and look at ways to deliver future growth through service innovations, technology integration and franchisee motivation.
We heard about the importance of emerging trends that are reshaping the future of our industry and how we must invest in the right people, facilities and technology. Key members from Aramex including COO Iyad Kamal and Senior Corporate Operations Manager, Motaz Nofal, also gave us insight into the future with Aramex. In addition to that, we addressed our plans to expand the Fastway network across Australia and the importance of the Parcel Connect service as our volume increases.
To celebrate the successes of our network, we ended the convention with a gala dinner night to recognise the effort of outstanding Fastway members. This was the night of amazing cocktail dresses and men in suits, rocking the dancefloor and costume playups in the photo booth. In between all the fun, we managed to fundraise close to $12,000 to support Finnan’s Gift.
The big win for the night went to Fastway Cairns as they scooped up both Regional Franchise of the Year and Courier Franchisee of the Year, which was taken out by Courier Franchisee Peter Capes. Other winners from the night include:
• Andrew McKenna for Franchise Support Office Employee of the Year
• Shane Gosewisch for Regional Franchise Employee of the Year
• Fastway Couriers Wollongong for the Community Award
• Fastway Couriers Melbourne for the Marketing Excellence Award and Business Development Award
• John Eggert for Runner Up Sales Representative of the Year
• Robyn Cole for Sales Representative of the Year
• Colin Osborne for Runner Up Courier Franchisee of the Year
Thank you to all our sponsors and guest speakers, including LDV, BluPrint, Blackbay, FreightSafe, Arthur J Gallagher, Peak Marketing, Fastway Print, Sweeney Advertising, Transport Supplies and Alisa Camplin. The convention wouldn't be possible without their support.