From its foundation more than four and a half decades ago, Capricorn’s Member-based structure has always placed a high priority on maximising the opportunities for social interactivity amongst its Members and Preferred Suppliers. This important principle has grown immensely over the years through a series of Australian, New Zealand and worldwide Capricorn Member events that are successfully coordinated each year by Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative.
2018 was without a doubt Capricorn’s biggest year of social events that were highlighted by the remarkable Capricorn Convention held in Salou, Spain back in May. This remarkable event saw more than 700 Capricorn delegates attend the first ever Capricorn Convention held in Europe. This proved to be an incredible week that was filled with lots of fun and great memory making, sight-seeing adventures. More than 400 Capricorn delegates extended their European visit with a Mediterranean cruise following the convention, which also proved to be an outstanding success, capping off the trip of a lifetime for many.
The most recent Capricorn Member international event was a fully coordinated visit to the SEMA Show held in Las Vegas in November 2018. This annual event saw 78 Capricorn Members fly to the USA to attend this mammoth automotive aftermarket trade show in a package that included five nights of five-star accommodation and a hosted dinner for Australian and New Zealand based Capricorn Members. Here Capricorn Members compared notes on the latest automotive aftermarket innovations seen during the world-renowned Automotive Industry Week in Las Vegas.
The annual Capricorn Gala Dinner & Tradeshow schedule set out across the nation and into New Zealand from October to December, with record shattering attendances at each and every outstanding event thus far. For many Capricorn Members, these events are the social highlight of each year and they were all quickly sold out. These events include outstanding venues, interactive tradeshows, industry led training, first class meals, refreshments along with live bands and comedic entertainment.
The Capricorn Gala Dinner and Tradeshows continue to grow each year with over 1,200 attendees in Perth, more than 1,000 in Melbourne, 830 in Brisbane, 620 in Adelaide, 450 in Auckland and with more than 550 registered in Sydney. These events are always a fun way to celebrate what was the most successful year to date for Capricorn.
The year also saw Capricorn Members take part in Australia’s premier domestic motor race, the Adelaide 500 within an exclusive corporate marquee, including a Supercar team pit visit. Members also took part in numerous national and regional golf days along with regional BBQ events. Capricorn’s events are designed to bring Members together, while also providing Capricorn’s vast list of Preferred Suppliers with access to Members for event based special offers and exclusive Capricorn Member promotions throughout the year.
The best part of this vast social calendar of events is that Capricorn Members can use their Capricorn Reward Points to take part. Capricorn Members earn points on almost every dollar spent on essential products and services from Preferred Suppliers, which they need to run their businesses.
While Capricorn organises many social events each year, a large number of Capricorn Members also elected to use their reward points to organise their own “bucket list” cruises, tours and automotive events around the world. For this purpose, the award-winning Capricorn Travel team is available to help both Members and non-Members to plan their next escapes or business trips.
All these Capricorn events are on top of ensuring that automotive repair businesses are easier to manage, with Members benefitting from instant trade credit and great prices from top name suppliers and the convenience of receiving a single invoice each month for all of their parts, while earning generous reward points throughout.
Benefits such as Capricorn’s exclusive AutoBoost business tools, and access to the latest vehicle service and maintenance data, all form part of being a Capricorn Member, truly making automotive repair businesses much easier to run.