In mid of January, the Kodak team in Southeast Asia including sales, marketing and management teams of 16 channel partners from Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam convened in a Kick Off meeting held at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to start the year by aligning on key strategies and directions for 2014 as well as, equipping the team with technical skills and tools on how to address customer needs and optimize Kodak opportunity in each of the 4 key focus segments ; namely , Commercial, Packaging, Newspaper and Publishing . Key resource speakers were experts from Kodak APR region and Worldwide.
The event was made more remarkable with the presence of Mr. Antonio Perez, Kodak CEO and President, who came in fresh from bell ringing event at the NYSE and who energized everyone with the latest news on Kodak. He was also joined by Mr. Doug Edwards, President of Digital and Functional Printing who likewise, painted an exciting future of the company with the many breakthrough technologies and the new cool applications particularly, in touchscreen and smart packaging .
A gala dinner was also held to honor channel partners for outstanding performance in 2013 with Accel Graphic Sdn. Bhd. leading the pack to win the Gold Award, followed by PT Intersupply from Thailand for Silve , and with both P.T. Microlux Indonesia and Ferrostaal (Thailand) Co. Inc. tied for the Bronze Award.
With the team trained to focus on customer problems and delivering the right Kodak solutions to address these needs, we look forward to seeing a triumphant finish for Kodak SEA team in 2014!!!