On the 24th February, the first Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention was held as an opportunity to thank all those people who help us, both in Spain and on an international level, to offer our clients a home they will fall in love with.
This Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention was a complete success: attended by over 100 people from 52 estate agencies in different parts of Europe and held in the SH Villa Gadea hotel, where visitors were welcomed with a selection of VAPF materials as well as a lanyard with ID card for the event.
During the morning, Pedro Soliveres, Managing Director of Grupo VAPF, opened the convention with a speech in which he highlighted the importance of our agents as well as the changes experienced by our company over its 55 years of history. Following this, there was a workshop in which the attending agents had the opportunity to meet the sales team. These are the people who send them information about new products and follow up with clients.
The first and only Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention workshop began with Kurt Op de Beeck, our head of agencies in the sales department, who reminded the attendees about Cumbre del Sol’s strong points. He highlighted the high-quality finish of Blue Infinity and spoke of the updates from the development: in block B, all apartments have 3 bedrooms and the garages include an electric charging point.
After this, our colleagues Mari Cruz Ochando y Corina Stan presented the new product features from the Lirios area, in the Creta, Milo, Hydra, Itaca, and Siros XL models. Sylwia Kular, head of the German-Polish market, highlighted our beautiful project Lirios Sunrise, and Merche Pulpillo, head of the Spanish market, presented Magnolias for Life and Magnolias Sunset.
In the second part of the Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention workshop, our head of the Russian market, Natalia Bugaychuk, explained the characteristics and finish of our villas Villa La Mar and Villa Ifach, and Bart Stevens, our head of local agencies, talked about Villa Ibiza and Villa Mirador, a 1,700m-villa perched on a cliff.
In his presentation, our colleague Bart spoke about the products we have in Benissa Costa. Kurt returned to speak about Altea and all the advantages it offers, one of which is fibre optics. Vicente Mestre, our Sales and Marketing Director, presented our latest product: Blanc Altea, a project with unique interior architecture with large spaces and huge amounts of natural light, spiral staircases, and views of Altea’s skyline.
Then, from 15:30 to 19:30 the Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention offered attendees a short break to enjoy a spa session at the hotel or simply relax in their room.
At 19:30, event attendees returned to enjoy some live jazz music along with a magic show. During the event, prizes were awarded to the Best New Agency 2017 (Rayos de Sol), our two best sellers in 2017 (Gerard Riet from Orange Village and Kamil Kadyrzanov from Bravos Capital), to the agency with which we have been working the longest (Masa Internacional), and to the agency with the highest number of sales (Zapinvest).
After the dinner, which took place just after, our Sales and Marketing Director gave a thank you speech to all those present in which he reflected on the journey of the company as well as our present and future objectives: “Our company wouldn’t be the same without you, because all of you who are here today or have been with us in the past are what has made these 55 years of history possible. Today, we want to thank you, and we can’t think of a better way than to come together with you at this event, because you are all part of our success: our success is your success”.
Many thanks to all those who attended our first Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention. It was a true pleasure to see you, to put names to faces, and to know that we all share one objective: working for our clients.