Capricorn recently hosted a supplier road show in NSW, where around 35 metro and regional suppliers were invited to networking events starting in Tamworth, moving to Coffs Harbour and ending in Port Macquarie over three nights. Each venue had approximately 120 attendees and networking was the order of the day!
The purpose of this road show is to bring Capricorn’s regional members into contact with the suppliers they deal with around the state but who, in many cases, they have not met face-to-face, and also may not be aware of them being a Capricorn supplier.
The suppliers represented a broad spectrum of business types, products and services, with a strong focus on equipment given the need for members to continually improve their technology in the current environment. Most suppliers confirmed that they had made new contacts at each event and the most frequently asked question was: “where to next?”
New faces to these events included Brett Fisher from SAPE and the Holden Trade Club team.
Capricorn’s area managers responsible for the three areas – Scott Simpson in Tamworth, David Hill in Coffs and Jason Gruber in Port Macquarie – did a sterling job spreading the word amongst their members and, given the feedback from both suppliers and members, more of these supplier road shows will be planned over the next 12 months.
This report was supplied by Rob Mildenhall, Business Development Manager – NSW & National Panel Manager