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Hong Kong Meeting 2016
20 May 2016

In parallel to the yearly HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premiums fair, the IPPAG Cooperative and its members once again had the opportunity to meet up for a series of events.

The week was kicked off with IPPAG’s general assembly and Managers meeting. 

Mr Ton Lobker from our Dutch member company, Compacon, joined the Board in replacement of Mr Tomas Kaderka, of IMI Partner, Czech Republic.

The IPPAG Coop Board for 2016 is made up of :Mr Thibaut Fontaine (Chairman), Mr Andy Duckbury (Lesmar, UK), Mr Biren Jasani (Jasani LCC, UAE), Mr Ton Lobker (Compacon, Netherlands)

3 new IPPAG members were also officially introduced: Wackes (from Sweden), The Gimmick Company (from Guatemala) and Oasis (from Russia).

The IPPAG Family continues to expand with 28 country members.

The 2 day meetings were a unique opportunity for members to meet with peers from across communities and learn from each other through open space discussions where innovative ideas, winning strategies and best practices were discussed and shared.

 

Our members then took an open top bus and a scenic route out of Hong Kong city centre to Repulse Bay where the official IPPAG Dinner was held: a great evening of friendship and camaraderie with delicious Asian food.  The evening was topped off with our awards ceremony: congratulations to Compacon(Netherlands), MCS Kick&rush(Belgium) and Versopub(Mauritius) for respectively winning 'Best Marketing Campaign', 'Most Innovative Promotional Solution' and 'Most Original Product Idea'.

 

IPPAG Members and Partner Suppliers also joined together during an evening event at the HKCEC where our Partner Suppliers had the opportunity to showcase their latest products and ideas. Partner Suppliers were also rewarded for their collaboration with IPPAG members throughout the years. The evening’s main focus is to strengthen relationships and highlight our shared CSR focus and objectives for 2016.

Last of IPPAG's events in Hong Kong was our traditional 'Products' meeting where our members exchanged the latest and most inspiring products they found during the fair: this will be the source for our upcoming 'trends' collection!

 

Another successful and beneficial week for our IPPAG members! Next time our members meet will be in Mexico late September!