Fix Network World celebrated its 2019 global conference from May 2 to 6 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.
Around 350 people from 14 countries (Canada, USA, UK, France, Turkey, China, Australia, Germany, South Africa, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Mexico, Czech Republic) attended the conference.
The theme of this year’s event, The Power of One, was the first of its kind. Delegates from across all three Fix Network World’s aftermarket services brands—NOVUS Glass, Fix Auto and Speedy Auto Service—united under one roof. The network selected this team to recognize the power and potential of each franchise as well as to celebrate the strength of one network working together.
After a welcome cocktail on May 2, the network conducted a one-and-a-half-day long business conference. Subjects in the agenda included 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.
Besides business, the network also indulged in social activities and provided a platform for networking opportunities. Activities included the Fix Network World Beach Party as well as organized group excursions. A gala evening and awards ceremony recognizing the work of franchises globally, successfully rounded off the event.
Steve Leal, Fix Network World President, stressed on the importance of uniting networks as well as celebrating individual and collective accomplishments. “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,” he said.
Franchisees, staff, industry specialists and VIP guests were in attendance at the event. The guest list also included representatives from the network’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”, remarked 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 franchise to have a major impact,” explained 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.”