Delegates, Legal Advisors and National Secretaries from IUCAB Member Associations came together in Torino,Italy,from 17-19 May 2018 to participate in the Annual Delegates Meeting.
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The meeting was hosted by the Italian member association USARCI.
On the first day of the meeting, the Secretarial Working Group (SWG) members, chaired by David Johnson of The MAA, met to discuss the latest developments with the national associations & share experiences in working better for their members. Other topics included the come-into-contact project/ Platform, IUCAB Re-branding & latest Newsletters as well as e-mail campaigns, social media, Linkedin, Facebook and other strategies.
At the same time, the Legal Working Group (LWG) met in which the lawyers and legal advisers exchanged information on the most recent case law according the commercial agent law in the Member States. One important topic was the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on commercial agents.
During the Delegates’ meeting on 18th May 2018 the Vice-Presidents Mr. Enric Enrech (Spain), Mr. Ralf Scholz (Germany) and Mr. Axel Sturmberger (Austria) were re-elected for a new three-year term.
Mr. Christian Rebernig (Austria) was re-elected as Secretary General of IUCAB for a new two-year term.
The Secretary General presented the relaunch of the website www.iucab.com as one of the most important projects in the last months, which will greatly boost worldwide exposure & communication. In addition, he introduced the key figures about the profession in the member countries, the annual report and the action plan of IUCAB for 2018/2019.
During the IUCAB Delegates Meeting, which was held on 18th May 2018 in Turin, Italy, the 9th George Hayward Award was presented to Peter Feigl, owner of the agency Peter Feigl Handelsagentur (Austria). He successfully works in the field of paints, varnishes and industrial adhesives. His agency is the market leader in Austria in the field of painting of agricultural machinery.
In his acceptance speech at the Gala Dinner, Mr. Feigl used a fox as a symbol for the commercial agent. “The fox has to search for food on a daily basis and does not regularly receives food but he is free and can determine his own success. On the other hand, he compared the sales employees to a dog on a chain, which receives regular food on the plate but is not free.” Quite a philosophical view & appreciated by all.
IUCAB congratulates the winner with the company’s achievements.
The next Annual meeting will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 30th May – 1st June 2019.