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Winning Group holds conference in Queenstown with key supply partners

By Winning Group Communications Team

23 May 2024

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Leading retail entity, Winning Group, held a conference in Queenstown, New Zealand last week, attended by over 100 of its supply partners.

John Winning, CEO Winning Group, explained “We were delighted to host the Winning Group Conference in Queenstown with our key supply partners, our first since COVID and since we updated our company mission, where we got to share our strategic focus, provide a business update and further strengthen our relationships with our valued partners. We showcased our Winning Universe, which demonstrates how we achieve our mission to create the best experiences in the world, for the world in retail, logistics, science & technology, hospitality, education and events.

“Aligned with our mission Katharina Kuehn, Chief Strategy Officer and leading neuroscientist shared how we use neuroscience to provide the best experiences for our customers, and our team through the use of Deep Sphere. Alice Kuepper, Winning Group's Head of Sustainable Business and CSR discussed our Sustainability Initiatives and how we provide the best experiences for our communities and the planet, focussing on our industry-leading free take-back and recycling scheme for packaging and old products.

“Members of our senior leadership team including Todd Gibbons, Chief Commercial Officer, Harry Boileau, General Manager of Winnings and Winning Services, James Bartlett, General Manager of Appliances Online and Troy Tindill, Country Manager NZ, Winning Group shared business updates and discussed growth opportunities on a panel moderated by Sam Fay, Chief of Staff and Head of External Affairs, at the Winning Group.

“Throughout the conference, we were highly entertained by local comedians and well-known Australian comedian Vince Sorrenti and we were inspired by Nigel Beach, who has worked with some of the world’s top athletes including the All Black’s Team. Nigel educated us on the role of physiology in performance. Queenstown’s beautiful landscape provided some memorable experiences that we enjoyed sharing with our valued supply partners'', said Mr Winning.

Winning Group engaged CarbonClick to offset the carbon footprint of the event and all attendee's flights, by supporting projects that fight climate change in New Zealand, China and India.

Comments from Supply Partners:

Yves Dalcourt, Managing Director, Miele Australia & New Zealand

“Winning’s conference provided a glimpse into the world of consumers “The Winning Way” with all businesses interlinked to provide a superior experience coupled with a large investment in people, while conveying a strong message of sustainability. Finally, an openness to share best practices allowing for great dialogue for the betterment of our businesses.”

Andrew Jones, CEO, BSH AN/SM

“The team and I were delighted to represent BSH at the Winnings conference last week in beautiful Queenstown. It was great to get the insight into the “Winnings Universe” and future direction whilst also connecting with colleagues in the industry.”

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, Winning Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.