Message from the Chairman: August
During the past few weeks, I picked up a number of articles – all dealing with networking.
As an association, shop-sa is the only dedicated platform where individuals and companies from our industry can get together.
We always believed that networking should be on top of the list of what shop-sa has to offer.
Here are a just few pointers from people in the know, relating to networking and why it should be a priority:
- In any business it’s not always what you know, but who you know
- The exchange of fresh ideas and real-time information with like minded individuals is invaluable
- It results in the fostering of mutually beneficial relationships with customers and competitors alike
- Nothing beats the human factor – even in the current digital world
Especially in trying times, it’s always good to know that we are not alone. Being out of one’s own environment and talking and listening to others from our industry may just spark new ideas!
To get the ball rolling, so to speak, we hope to see you at our next event, the AGM, where – apart from a quick report back of shop-sa‘s business – we will also present the annual OPI research summary and hopefully engage an interesting speaker.