Wendy’s 30 Year Conference in Fiji

Map of the Island Resort

Map of the Island Resort

View of the resort outside the units
View of the resort outside the units

Greg went with Air Pacific to Fiji on Thursday 23/7/09 and arrived late at night at the Shangri-La resort.

Early next morning he retrieved the crates with the joinery which were shipped from Melbourne and together with the help of Dale from Wendy’s and some carpenters from the resort he was able to mostly set up the counter on Friday with the final setup being finished off on Saturday. Everything went together smoothly thanks to the committed preparation work by all the staff back in the factory in Sydney.

At the end of Day 1 of the convention the local school children choir sang, followed by the beach party with the Kava ceremony and polynesian dances (there are a number of photos attached).

At the end of Day 2 we were treated to a band music performance by the local Fijian Police Band, which lead into the Gala Dinner.

Everyone loved our joinery and we received a lot of praise from all.

Thanks to the fantastic help by the Shangri-La staff when packing up the joinery again, Greg was able to enjoy a few action-packed days after the convention with his family before they had to reluctantly leave again. Greg and his family had a fantastic experience in Fiji, their first overseas trip.

The convention was a huge success for Wendy’s as well as Tri-Design and Greg came back buzzing and full of stories about the reaction from the staff at the resort, Wendy’s and the franchisees.

The counter came together smoothly

The counter came together smoothly

Finished counter at the end of the 2. day

Finished counter at the end of the 2. day

Stocking the counter and the supplier booths

Stocking the counter and the supplier booths

The new donut and coffee counter

The new donut and coffee counter

Scoop front detail

Scoop front detail

Coffee/Donut counter and X-Position signage

Coffee/Donut counter and X-Position signage

Detail of the donut display

Detail of the donut display

Close-up of Scoopfront

Close-up of Scoopfront

The new Cafe Heart Logo

The new Cafe Heart LogoThe pavillion is ready for the convention

Greg with Mohab from Wendy's

Greg with Mohab from Wendy's

The Convention Centre from the outside

The Convention Centre from the outside

You could not miss where the convention was held

You could not miss where the convention was held

Dale from Wendy's outside the pavilion

Dale from Wendy's outside the pavilion

The pavilion where the convention was held

The pavilion where the convention was held

Toby from Wendy's holding his talk at the convention

Toby from Wendy's holding his talk at the convention

The local children performed for Wendy's

The local children performed for Wendy's

Kava Ceremony

Kava Ceremony

Kava Ceremony

Kava Ceremony

Greg receiving his Kava

Greg receiving his Kava

Shangri-La Fire Dance

Shangri-La Fire Dance

Shangri-La Fire Dance

Shangri-La Fire Dance

Polynesian Dance

Polynesian Dance

The women dancing in their colourful costumes

The women dancing in their colourful costumes

Polynesian Dance

Polynesian Dance

Franchisees joined in the fun

Franchisees joined in the fun

Franchisees and Wendy's staff joined in the fun

Franchisees and Wendy's staff joined in the fun

The ladies joined in the fun as well

The ladies joined in the fun as well

More Dancing

More DancingWendy's giving away the icecreamWendy's staff were busy handing out the icecreamView of the line-up from behind the counter

Fijian Police band playing for the assembled crowd

Fijian Police band playing for the assembled crowd

Gala Dinner Show

Gala Dinner Show

Packing up the counter again 1

Packing up the counter again 1

We had a lot of help from the resort

We had a lot of help from the resort

Wendy's lent a helping hand as well

Wendy's lent a helping hand as well

Dale from Wendy's with Paddy from Harbin

Dale from Wendy's with Paddy from Harbin

The boxes and equipment went on the truck

The boxes and equipment went on the truck

The forklift was busy all day

The forklift was busy all day

Dale from Wendy's and Paddy from Harbin working hard

Dale from Wendy's and Paddy from Harbin working hard

The pack-up team

The pack-up team

Hang-gliding was one of the activities

Hang-gliding was one of the activities

One of the picturesque views

One of the picturesque views

View over the pool to the ocean at sunset

View over the pool to the ocean at sunset

View from the pool to the units

View from the pool to the units

View from the pool to the ocean at sunset

View from the pool to the ocean at sunset

Sunset view of the palms

Sunset view of the palms

Sunset at the beach in Shangri-La resort

Sunset at the beach in Shangri-La resort

Greg and his family would like to thank Wendy’s for giving them the opportunity to be part of this fantastic experience.

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