Specsavers store partners came together on Saturday 2 March at the ICC in Sydney’s Darling Harbour for the biennial Specsavers Partnership Seminar. More than 800 partners and support team members were present for the event, which was themed ‘#STRONGER’ as both groups looked ahead towards the continued strengthening of the Specsavers Joint Venture Partnership.
While guest MCs Hamish & Andy may have stolen the show at the evening’s Awards for Excellence Dinner and charity fundraising event, this was more the culmination of a full day of Partnership Seminar presentations and the accompanying all-day Support Office Expo. In the mix were a range of breakout sessions, expo talks, and three runway shows, where new frame ranges were modelled by a diverse group of models covering different age-groups.
Specsavers global CEO John Perkins delivered a keynote address during the day, with Australia & New Zealand Managing Director Nigel Parker signposting key routes to ongoing growth and success, backed up by a range of speakers to present key related plans for the year ahead.
In the expo, 20 Support Office stands were on offer, including three fully operational model stores with all the latest diagnostic and automated equipment, including OCTs as well as the fully functional dual-purpose and single-use audiology consulting rooms.
After a packed day, attention turned to the Hamish & Andy-hosted Awards for Excellence Dinner, which saw awards presented to partners across ten categories, including three audiology prizes for the first time. The event was capped off by the partners donating $127,500 to Vision Australia, New Zealand’s Blind Foundation and Better Hearing Australia. Abba tribute band Bjorn Again picked up from the comedy MCs to take the party late into the night.