On November 21-24 in the hotel complex «Westa», situated not far from Minsk, the main event of the year 2012 – Gurtam partner conference, dedicated to the company 10th anniversary took place.
This year the event attracted much attention and more than one hundred and thirty GPS/GLONASS–monitoring professionals from different countries: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Germany, the Netherlands and even Honduras gathered in order to participate in the conference.
But let’s not run ahead of the story and start from the very beginning. Since early morning, November 21, the guests of «Telematics 2012. Anniversary» – Gurtam partners from all over the world, have started to arrive to the hotel complex «Westa». Gurtam team did everything to make the participants feel comfortable; limousines were waiting for them in the airport, and upon arrival they got convenient suites, where they could have a rest after a rather long and tiring journey. In the evening of the first day the participants had a dinner, as well as diverse entertainment and recreational SPA-program, where the guests, who did not know each other earlier, could get acquainted and communicate in informal atmosphere.
Basic events occurred in the early morning of the second conference day. The official part of the event started from the ceremonial awarding of partner certificates by Aliaksei Shchurko, General Manager of Gurtam, who welcomed and thanked all the partners for effective cooperation and contribution, paid by everyone to the development of the common business. After a short coffee break the main reports of the conference were brought to the attention of the participants. Aliaksei Shchurko summarized the results of the year 2012 and announced Gurtam further development strategy. Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Chief Marketing Officer, presented the company partner program for the year 2013, and Denis Strakh, Head of Development Department, spoke about Gurtam software products development.
After lunch interesting reports were presented by other specialists of the company. Valiantsina Babkina, Customer Support Specialist, spoke about working with partner network and Katsiaryna Malitskaya, marketing and SEO specialist, proved website efficiency as a tool for clients’ attraction. Vladimir Nedved, Lead Quality Assurance Engineer, introduced new Wialon tools and their possible applications.
Reports aroused lively discussion among the guests that helped to build an open dialogue. A lot of questions were asked, and our Gurtam representatives gave the most extensive answers possible, which satisfied everybody. Discussion of topical issues, problems and development prospects continued in the banquet hall, where the gala dinner in honor of Gurtam 10th anniversary was organized. The guests not only enjoyed lovely meal and nice, friendly atmosphere, but also took part in the awarding ceremony for the best partners of 2012. This year, besides the traditional award figurine the best partners received an additional present, which surprised and got everybody excited – the map of a medieval city with the streets, named in their honor. Furthermore, the same map was added to the Wialon Hosting address database, and now many partners can find their own street in Wialon Hosting.
The evening continued as the guests were invited to take part in diverse entertainment program, which helped to get rest after business negotiations and discussions.
The third day of the conference started with the opening of exhibition, where the telematic equipment manufacturers and Wialon-based solution developers could introduce their products. This year Gruzolot, UltraNavigation, Autolocator, BCE, Standard, Pointer Telocation, Ruptela, Omnicomm, SCOUT and Escort took part in the exhibition. Presentations aroused vivid interest of the audience; the companies representatives managed to communicate with the potential partners and client directly.
A bit later the guests had the possibility to get acquainted with the whole Gurtam team, which were present at the gala dinner. After this the conference was officially closed. Fabulous firework became a pleasant and unexpected surprise for all the guests and left nobody untouched.
Summarizing the results of «Telematics 2012. Anniversary», it should be mentioned that Gurtam team together with all the participants of the partner conference managed to achieve all the set goals. We are grateful to our colleagues for active participation and keen interest shown. Together we reached an open and intense dialogue, exchanged the experience, achievements, shared the future development plans and innovative elaborations. We hope that all the guests spent quality time and also had a good rest.
In the course of this week we will publish the details of the reports, presented during the conference, to provide those, who were absent, with all the necessary information. The presentations and photo archive will be also available. You can find a detailed photo report on Gurtam facebook page .