Our 2018 AGM will be the fifth held. Admittedly, we have found that attendees have decreased over the years which is understandable for the types of members we have. Installers and sole traders are regularly called out on site at short notice. This includes many Directors. Leaving suppliers slightly disappointed with the lack of sales they could potentially make. But we urge that a representative attends on behalf of your company. And not just to be sold products. Here are four important reasons why:
1. MEETING THE ADIA TEAM
Coming face to face with ADIA representatives gives you and your company the perfect opportunity to voice your opinion on matters that you’re concerned with or wish to improve. This can be done during networking opportunities or during the meeting itself to offer others to chance to discuss the matters raised.
Sometimes emails and surveys just don’t hit the mark, so if you have something to say, come along!
2. A DAY TO ENJOY GOLF, A THREE COURSE MEAL, FREE DRINKS AND A BUFFET LUNCH
We have found that many members avalue the golf day we offer before the AGM. This is a perfect time to familiarise yourself with other attendees in an informal capacity whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Hellidon Lakes Hotel.
The free wine and beer are also very much appreciated in the evening before a delicious three-course meal!
The next day, we give members the enjoyment of a lay-in before coming down for breakfast and unlimited tea and coffee. Once signed into the meeting, you can network with other attendees whilst observing the items suppliers have brought with them to demonstrate to potential customers.
And who doesn’t like a good buffet? The meeting is finished with delicious options for you to enjoy before heading home.
3. NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
For suppliers, it can be that you will meet someone who will want to buy your product. Alternatively, it could be the chance for Installers to find a new system that will help improve their installations.
Whatever your aim, meeting other business can always push for collaborations, additional sales and a chance to take your company to the next level.
4. FIND OUT THE FUTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION
Going to the Annual General Meeting will give you an insight to what we have coming up in the association as well as how we will be improving our services. This gives you the possibility to ask questions and keep up to date with future goings on. This will allow you to retrieve first-hand information that you won’t necessarily get on a press release.
Overall, being able to meet other members as well as the ADIA staff, you will not only be fed but you will have a step ahead of your competitors. Once you leave the meeting you will feel informed and be able to take away a wealth of information on how you can take your company to the next level.