Nigeria’s most innovative and dynamic telecommunications service provider, Etisalat, recently hosted the 2012 Distribution Partners Conference at the Expo Center of the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos.
The event which is a forum for the company to meet with its distribution partners is also aimed at reviewing activities and performances of the previous year and sharing its business plan for the year.
Themed, ‘reaching higher for 9ja’, the conference was also an avenue for Etisalat to receive feedback from the distribution partners on the challenges encountered in the course of executing their businesses in the different regions.
In his opening remarks, Director Indirect & Corporate Sales, Ken Ogujiofor acknowledged the support of the distribution partners towards building a business environment that is not only congenial but also rewarding for the company.
He said, “Our distribution partners play a key role in the fast and expansive development of our business and it is for this reason, amongst others, that we are keen to continually engage with them so as to share ideas which will be mutually beneficial to them as business people and to us as an organization”.
Various presentations highlighting plans to address the trends in the telecommunications industry, growing demands for data services, provision of affordable 3G-enabled devices, mobile applications and the CBN cashless society were made. The conference also provided Etisalat the opportunity to inform the distribution partners of the forthcoming plans to reward outstanding performances in the Heroes Awards scheduled to take place in February 2012.
Responding after the feedback session, Chief Commercial Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Wael Ammar, added, “We constantly engage our partners in this kind of meetings to review our performances, share thoughts and understand expectations in order to achieve optimal success as a business. When we understand where we are, we would be able to appreciate where we are going and what we need to get there. We appreciate our distribution partners who are the backbone of our business and assure them that we will continue to improve and enhance the existing relationships with them”.
It was not all about products, services and targets as the Distributor Partners were given the opportunity to win devices from Etisalat through a lucky dip. Among the winners were; Golad Investments from Ilorin, Stanqueen in Nigeria Limited, C&N Abuson Ltd and TIG Communications from Lagos.