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    Message of the week 19 - 23 August 2019

    Week 34 | 2019
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    Kyocera 2019 Dealer Conference 

    Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa’s (KDZA) partners recently attended the Kyocera Dealer Conference 2019 held at the Misty Hills Country Hotel Conference Centre in Muldersdrift.

    With the theme of the conference rooted in Kyocera’s Philosophy of “do the right thing as a human being”, as well as our future in the Digital Transformation arena, the day kicked off with a motivational talk by author, adventurer and inspirational speaker, Joey Evans. This was followed by presentations by the KDZA team, which covered topics like KDZA’s current market position and achievements; the 4th Industrial Revolution; Digital Transformation; Service & Support; Kyocera’s new branding and marketing tools; and the new rebate system.

    Joey Evans inspired attendees with his story, which is covered in his book “From para to Dakar: Overcoming Paralysis and Conquering the Dakar Rally”. He shared his experience of how he qualified to race the 9 000km Dakar Rally ten years after breaking his neck and crushing his spinal cord, leaving him completely paralysed from just below the chest. His message of determination in the face of insurmountable odds and his life struggle of chasing a dream left attendees determined to never give up and to embrace challenges and change.

    It’s been about 4 years since our last conference and there have been many changes within KDZA during that time. It was the perfect opportunity to impart information about these changes and information around our own digital transformation journey and how we will be moving forward in terms of business focus. One of the main aims was to inspire and reinvigorate the Kyocera partners and align our vectors, so that as a business, we would be moving in the same direction

    .The awards evening opened with Nick Mallet’s talk, which reinforced the message of teamwork, determination and continuing through adversity. As the coach for the South African Springbok rugby team, as well as the head coach of Italy's rugby union team, Nic shared many rugby anecdotes and stories that lead to the same conclusion that Joey Evans shared earlier in the day, which is never give up.

    The conference was concluded with business awards and the announcement of the FY19/FY20 sales incentive winners who will soon be on an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan for the 2019 rugby World Cup.

    Below are the names of the winners:

    Highest software sales for FY19:

    1.       Central Business Equipment – 1st place

    2.       North Holdings – 2nd place

    3.        Nasatech – 3rd place

    Growth over prior year FY18-FY19

    1.        Episcan – 1st place

    2.       Independent Business Systems – 2nd place

    3.       Universal Office Automative Solutions – 3rd place

    Greatest % over target FY19

    1.       Central Business Equipment – 1st place

    2.       Corporate Copiers – 2nd place

    3.       Leaf Technologies – 3rd place

    Achieving over 100% of FY19 target (In no particular order)

    1.       Copystar

    2.       Kokstad Copiers

    3.       Episan

    4.       Mitacopy

    5.       Omni Technologies

    6.       City Office Machines

    7.       Independent Business Systems

    Looking forward, we would like to have a dealer conference more often, to ensure that as a business, we are all striving towards the same goals.

    Thank you to all who worked tirelessly to put this event together and to the dealers who took the time out of their busy businesses to attend.

    Until the next one, go forth with perseverance and determination. Let’s make a difference to our Kyocera business.

    Sharon Peché - Marcom Mamager - KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa

    Lee-Ann Kellner - Channel Sales Manager - KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa


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