18 July 2014

The Catalyst Global EuroZone 2014 conference provided a platform for like-minded companies across the European region of the Catalyst community to listen, cooperate, be creative and ultimately profit from shared knowledge.

The Catalyst Global EuroZone 2014 conference provided a platform for like-minded companies across the European region of the Catalyst community to listen, cooperate, be creative and ultimately profit from shared knowledge. The Catalyst Global EuroZone conference brought together a talented pool of its licensed partners from 12 countries including UK, Ireland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Spain, France, Portugal, Finland, Russia, Romania and UAE.

The theme for the conference was: 'Maximising our Business Opportunities Together' .

The day kicked off with Catalyst Global CEO, Guy Baker sharing the vision for the Catalyst Global network and then turning to the group for feedback and input. Guy Bergeaud, CEO of Team Building France, was the moderator for a session titled “Who’s Who Giant” a speed meeting session covering pricing, marketing, social media, sales and networking with presentation from Andy Fieldhouse of Biz Events ; Cristian Hossu of Universum Romania; and, Tim Shepley of Blue Hat UK. The session was punctuated with lively discussion.

Time for a break!

Catalyst Global EuroZone participants took a well deserved coffee break as they participated in a product “walk-around” exploring first hand the intricacies of Rat Trap, Animate and Bam Bike.

After the break, Andrew Fieldhouse delivered an insightful presentation titled “How to Grow Business from Scratch”. And then, Richard Smith, Head of Sales at Bluehat UK, gave a well received presentation on the BlueHat UK sales team structure and their sales strategy, in particular, dealing with enquiries.

Over lunch, delegates participated in a “Marketing Material Walk-Around” which enabled them to inspect, share and learn from each other’s marketing material.

In response to Catalyst Global licensees’ hunger for innovative technological teambuilding solutions, Fermin Guerrico from Teambuilding Spain brought to the table a potential new product Drone Zone. Fermin explained that it is still in the R&D phase and that the practicality of flying drones was yet to be proved, however, there was much enthusiasim from the group for further investigation of this lower cost than expected product.

The afternoon kicked on with an update on the GoTeam.guru website from Catalyst Global, CEO, Guy Baker. Kari and BlueHat UK's Dave Turner then ran an enthusiastic and informative Q&A session on the future of GoTeam.

Next up was Dani Polajnar from Teambuilding Academy. Dani’s concepts on Leveraging the Catalyst Global Network, such as, cross selling, PR and common branding were fresh and creative. Guy followed on from this with a presentation on the role and importance of having a Catalyst ambassador within each licensee.

Time to get active!

Delegates participated in the new product Whiskey Wisdom and then a relaunch of International Stakes with a new giant cardboard rocking horse! The group then hit the streets with a new and otherwise untried version of Go Team which had teams running from London Bridge to South Bank in 30 degree heat culminating inside a fountain!

Mother nature turned on a show with a spectacular light display at sunset as the group wined and dined on a Thames River boat.

At Catalyst Global we are very proud to have created a trusting environment, creating a live event that enabled teambuilding professionals to network and share best practice with other likeminded individuals from across the EuroZone.

Many thanks from the team at Catalyst Global to Tim Shepley, Mandy Cole, Fiona Craven, Ami Coleman, Dave Turner, Corinne Tatham, Andy Fieldhouse , Timo Herinaro, Guy Bergeaud , Martin Bergeaud, David Bassett , Oran Masterton, Darius Lornsargis , Luis Trindade , Christian Hossu, Maria Varlamov, Ola Kastensson, Elena Kastensson, Dani Polanjnar, Fermin Gerrico and Daniel Simó for taking the time to participate in this event.