The Habasit Far East Annual Regional Distributor Seminar was held on from 11 to 14 September 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with more than 30 participants from various Habasit distribution partners.
This year the Annual Distributor Seminar was organized by Habasit Far East in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, inviting more than 30 participants from eight distributors in seven territories in the Far East region. The focus of this year’s seminar is on Plastic Modular Belts (or PMB in short) and its wide spectrum of applications, ranging from food processing (seafood, poultry, meat, agriculture, bakery & confectionary, and snacks), to packaging, tire manufacturing, materials handling, paper, corrugators, bottling, canning and textile.
Mr. Enrico Visconti, Head of Product Management for Plastics from Habasit AG was invited as the guest-speaker to share with the distributors on the product designs, material characteristics, various applications and system designs, as well as case studies. The 4-day seminar becomes an ideal platform for the distributors who are experienced with Habasit Plastic Modular belts to exchange their field experience with Habasit Product Management and also opens opportunities for distributors who are less involved in sales of Plastic Modular Belts in the market. In addition to the Plastic Modular Belts, new products, such as premium TPU Food Belts, Wide Timing Belts, Flex Timing Belts, Folder Gluer Belts and Reinforced Round Belts are also introduced to the distributors by Product Specialists from Habasit Far East Team.
The Distributor Seminar is not only an event for exchange of knowledge and sharing of business opportunities, but also a platform for team-bonding and cultural exchange with which Habasit and its business partners can then build up a strong and efficient distribution and service network to meet or exceed customers’ expectations. A one-day excursion was therefore arranged as the last agenda for the Distributor Seminar this year to bring all the seminar participants to visit Cu Chi tunnels built by the Vietnamese to fight during the Vietnam War. Participants were immersed in the Vietnamese history and impressed by the resilience of Vietnamese people in protecting their own country.