The Benelux Field Offsite sales meeting is organised every year for all Benelux NetApp Sales employees in one of the three countries. This year, Jibe! Group was asked to source the venue and to organise the event. Hotels van Oranje and Beachclub O were chosen to host this event due to their location and possibilities. A group of 102 sales employees of NetApp joined this 2 day program with one full day of interactive meetings where they worked in teams on different assignments to drive improvement. On big pieces of paper and specially designed walls the teams had to draw pictures and set goals and strategies for next year. The picture of the winning team, chosen by all the attendees, was drawn by a cartoonist (live in the room) and is put up in the NetApp office.
After the meeting, NetApp employees from the office in Amsterdam were invited to join the dinner and party in Beachclub O, in order to meet and mingle with the sales team. This was the first time NetApp did this and it was a great success! Another 125 people joined and Beachclub O was filled with "NetAppers". We privatised the club and due to the great weather a part of the buffet was outside on the beach. To complete the evening a DJ was present to extend the party to the max. Day 2, which started a little later, was for partners to present their products to the entire Benelux sales team.