Fix Network World celebrated its 2019 global conference at the Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun from May 2-6 2019. Approximately 350 attendees from 14 countries (Canada, USA, UK, France, Turkey, China, Australia, Germany, South Africa, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Mexico, Czech Republic) joined together.
The event, for which the theme was The Power of One, was the first of its kind, in that it united delegates from across all three of Fix Network World’s aftermarket services brands: NOVUS Glass, Fix Auto and Speedy Auto Service. The theme was chosen specifically to recognize and celebrate not only the power and potential of each franchisee, but as a tribute to the strength of one network coming together.
The event kicked off with a welcome cocktail on May 2, then followed by a one and a half day business conference featuring corporate updates, franchisee and work provider panel discussions, keynotes from special guest speakers Mitch Lowe, co-founding Executive of Netflix and CEO of MoviePass, as well as Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at GM Canada and author of The Uber of Everything. Bringing together both business and leisure, the conference also featured social activities and networking opportunities, such as the Fix Network World Beach Party and organized group excursions. The event concluded with a gala evening and awards ceremony acknowledging the work of franchisees from all parts of the world.
Fix Network World President Steve Leal commented on the importance of uniting the networks and celebrating individual and collective accomplishments. He said: "Our global family of entrepreneurs is united by a passion for quality and success. Their appetite to adapt to change is what drives us at Fix Network World, and it is the very reason we put this event together, as a celebration and opportunity for continued growth."
Among guests were franchisees, staff, various industry specialists and VIP guests, as well as representatives from Fix Network World’s four global supply partners: 3M, AkzoNobel, Mirka and SATA. "This is a global family reunion unlike any we’ve organized before, rekindling and creating bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime", said David Lingham, Head of Business, Fix Network World.
“The Power of One refers to what we can achieve when our global network pulls together as one, and also highlights the ability for any single franchisee to have a major impact,” said Carl Brabander, Head of Global Franchise Development and Master of Ceremonies for the event. “The Power of One conference showcased both the individual successes and the momentum that we are building around the world as the global aftermarket services network.”