15,000 incentive winners from Amway China are about to converge on Thailand’s integrated resort, Laguna Phuket, and when they do, it will be the largest corporate gathering to ever visit this island resort complex.
The delegates from the direct sales company’s annual leadership seminar will arrive and depart in waves throughout the four week event and will attend a rolling program of dinners, business sessions, and sightseeing.
600 plus are expected to arrive daily from 15 April until 15 May and depart four days later.
Once the program is underway there will be around 1,800 Amway China delegates and staff each day at the resort.
There will be 21 gala buffet dinners each hosting around 750 delegates at the central Laguna Grove venue, overlooking one of the resort’s tropical lagoons, where entertainment will be staged on a floating platform.
Catering for the gala dinners will be shared by resort properties under the direction of Chinese chefs, with entertainment provided by Chinese artists.
The former Sheraton Grande which reopened last December as
Angsana Laguna Phuket after a $US35 million refurb, is one of the resort hotels where participants will stay.
Others are Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and Laguna Beach Resort while support staff and contractors will be at Best Western Allamanda Laguna Phuket.
Managed by Banyan Tree Group, the Angsana’s GM Jerry John who was in Sydney last week together with Banyan Tree Phuket DSM, Adrian Croft and Banyan Tree Bangkok Asst. DSM, Wanida Suparp said, “The hotel has a brand new look for the Angsana brand and we have reduced the rooms inventory to 414.
“Now it’s more hip and in line with the hotel brand that is designed to create and deliver a vibrant enlivening experience for guests.”
During the mega incentive, the Banyan Tree Phuket which is moving to reposition the luxury resort into three individual Banyan Tree hotels, will play host to Amway’s VIPs and to the many private functions.
To ensure the incentive runs smoothly, a reported 200-300 Mandarin-speaking students have been engaged to help during the event, with dry-runs for staff beginning this week.
Based on the economic impact Amway’s incentive brought to Sydney last year, some 12 billion baht is expected to pour into Phuket’s coffers.
Then in October, Club Clipsal from Australia will hold their annual incentive at Laguna Phuket with a five day, resort buyout of Laguna Phuket with between 500-800 pax expected.
Pictured at Sake in The Rocks, Sydney from left are: Jerry John, Victoria Hobbs, Wanida Suparp & Adrian Croft.