The Distributors Members, Management Team, their Suppliers and Customers gathered on the Gold Coast for The Distributors 2015 National Retailer and Wholesaler Trade Show & Conference held May 4-6.
The first day kicked off with the Inaugural Retailer Trade Show providing the opportunity for Members and Suppliers to interface with the Convenience & Route Customers. The Wholesaler Trade Show followed in the afternoon, which hosted over 50 exhibitors showcasing new product lines, product innovations and trends.
The day wrapped up with an evening cocktail welcome party offering an invaluable networking opportunity for all delegates.
On the second day, The Distributors Members gathered for the Mid-Year state of the business update as well as supplier presentations. The formal Gala dinner held that evening in the luxuriously transformed ballroom was impressive with the Australian musical comedy act, The Axis of Awesome, providing the entertainment with a combination of original material and pop parodies. The dinner culminated with presentations of The Distributors annual awards recognising Supply Partners and Members.
Festivities continued with guests choosing between The Distributors ‘Casino’ and ‘Night Club’ to celebrate another successful year delivering another memorable night.
“We are very pleased with the attendance at our first ever National Retailer & Wholesaler Trade Show,” said Alessandro Garofalo. “It was a fantastic opportunity for our trading partners, Customers and Suppliers, to share what our Group can offer across our National footprint made of passionate and dedicated local businesses.
“Working more in partnership, sharing as much as we can to plan and work together will make sure that together we are all successful.”
ACW Sunshine received the Award for The Distributors Member of the Year up to $10 million.