Winning Group held its first conference since Covid, with over 100 supply partners gathering in Queenstown, New Zealand last week.

Winning Group CEO, John Winning said, “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.

John Winning Jnr, Kerrie Winning & John Winning Snr.

“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 and technology, hospitality, education and events.

Winning Group chief strategy officer and leading neuroscientist, Katharina Kuehn (above) shared how the Group uses neuroscience to provide the best experiences for customers and teams through the use of Deep Sphere.

Winning Group head of sustainable business and CSR, Alice Kuepper (above), discussed the Group’s sustainability initiatives, providing the best experiences for communities and the planet, focusing on industry-leading free take-back and recycling scheme for packaging and old products.

James Bartlett, Harry Boileau & Todd Gibbons.

Members of the senior leadership team including chief commercial officer, Todd Gibbons, Winnings and Winning Services general manager, Harry Boileau, Appliances Online general manager, James Bartlett and Winning Group country manager for New Zealand, Troy Tindill shared business updates and discussed growth opportunities on a panel moderated by Winning Group chief of staff and head of external affairs, Sam Fay.

Sam Fay, Troy Tindill, John Winning & James Bartlett.

“Throughout the conference, we were highly entertained by local comedians and 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 Blacks rugby team. He educated us on the role of physiology in performance,” Winning said.

“Queenstown’s beautiful landscape provided some memorable experiences that we enjoyed sharing with our valued supply partners.”

BSH CEO for Australia and New Zealand, Andrew Jones said, “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 while also connecting with colleagues in the industry.”

Miele Australia and New Zealand managing director, Yves Dalcourt said, “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.”

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