This year the international user meeting for our high tech product INSIGNIA took place in New York City, the second time in a row. The right venue for the domestic market to meet friends, discover innovation, share and exchange on highest orthodontic levels. So proud to have one of our German Key Opinion Leaders, Dr. Opitz, on stage to lecture about transition from standard to extraordinary. By the way: got myself treated with it at the age of 40. Never too late!
Against all odds, we did not participate at the annual trade show which took place this year in the city of Bonn. Instead we´ve invited customers and partners to our special day at the Kameha Grand Hotel. A decision which has fairly been rewarded by roughly 600 people following our invitation. This way of exchanging with friends and professionals is more than exceptional in our industry. But it looks like, we´ve again set the bar to a certainly high level.
What an opportunity to see Dwight Damon and his comrades during the Forum in Monaco this September. Great lectures. Amazing people. Fantastic venue. Our team couldn´t have done any better. I just adore the way I earn my family livings. Cannot wait for the next Forum in 2019.
This April I had a chance to fly over to the headquarters destination of Ormco in Los Angeles to meet and exchange with global leadership members. After that I attended the annual AAO in San Diego, which appeared as one of the most amazing cities along the West Coast. Last but not least we invited some of our Key Opinion Leaders to get a view into our production sites and hand on training and exchange. Grateful for having spent 10 days in great venues with fantastic people.
Ormco’s Global Sales Meeting in Cancun was the perfect way to kick-off another successful year in orthodontics. Ormco is fortunate to have the most talented and fun team in the industry! Even if it looks like enjoying life was top priority, work was truly the main aim. An unforgettable trip for everyone … apart from the hotel staff 😉
On the 11th and 12th of November we had the honour to host a lecture out in Berlin with the amazing and famous Dr. Chris Chang and Professor Benedict Wilmes for a tremendeous lecture in Berlin. More than 100 guests from all over Europe joined the session in „simplifying mechanics“ in orthodontic treatments. This one gave a direction from education to edutainment!
For the 3rd time this year, we held our DACH meeting in my hometown, Hamburg. It should be clear that I did the planning with the upmost priority to host the full team and some international guests. It´s been such a pleasure to see the team feeling comfortable, being engaged and having plenty of fun. And by grace of Petrus, we could enjoy our time on the sunny side of life.
In the lovely month of June we had another round in the city of London with the best sales management team in our organization. Our host Andy just topped it so far with finding a great venue right at the Trafalgar Square and some amazing spots to satisfy hunger & thirst. Of course we were able to free our minds during a superb team event, hitting down river Thames in some proper sort of ´dinghy´.
This year I was lucky enough join the European delegation of our sales force at the American Association of Orthodontics in Orlando/Florida. Apart from many pretty good chats with customers and colleagues, I had the first and hopefully last chance to experience executing my mission in a suit at 35°C and the famous humidity of Florida. And what an honor to be there with the one and only Myles from Ireland.