Accredited Distributors

Accredited Distributors’ hosts record-breaking trade show and awards night

A record number of people attended Accredited Distributors’ trade show in Melbourne last week, which also saw its best ever sales result.

Held at Marvel Stadium on July 3, the event was a resounding success, with multiple suppliers telling C&I that it was an extremely successful and busy day, with a total of 5947 orders placed and $8,358,420 in sales made.

With over 75 exhibitors showcasing their products, the show featured an array of impressive stands, from the iconic Red Bull car parked in the foyer to the Twisties ‘Twist of Fortune’ stand where attendees could have their future told. Not only was it a profitable day for suppliers but also a great day out for the 1992 guests that turned up.

Later that evening, guests attended the Showtime Event Centre for an evening of networking and recognition of the year’s top achievers. Attendees mingled the night away with a selection of nibbles, drinks, and cocktails made from Red Bull.

Craig Bain and Stuart Hobbs, Directors of Accredited Distributors, presented awards and thanked their team and suppliers for their continued hard work.

The Terry Booth Award, named in honour of the founding owner, was presented to Dany Kobbaji for his outstanding service to the company.

Branch Representative Awards

Dandenong – Blake Dickson, Red Bull

Albury – Megan Vandermeer, Suntory Oceania

Bendigo – Colin Rae, Mondelez Australia

Geelong – Deb McKay, Smiths Snackfoods

Account Manager of the Year – Kane Leeds, Snackbrands Australia

Hall of Fame Inductees – GC Brands and Asahi Beverages

Supplier of the Year (under $2 million) – AIT

Supplier of the Year ($2-$6 million) – Snackbrands Australia

Supplier of the Year (over $6 million) – Red Bull

A photo gallery of the awards ceremony will be featured in Thursday’s C&I newsletter.

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