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This year’s Kwik Kopy conference saw record number of printers attend, with most franchisees making the trip to Fiji for three day World of Opportunities: Empowering Us to Make Possible event.

Sharing stories: Kwik Kopy franchisees at the annual conference
Record numbers: Kwik Kopy franchisees at the annual conference

The conference, led by CEO Sonia Shwabsky, showcased Kwik Kopy's commitment to continuous growth and innovation, highlighting the strides made under her leadership over the past two years, where the focus has been on leadership, brand consistency, industry recognition, and service, and revenues have begun to increase again.

Workshops at the conference centred around issues including wide format expertise, peer learning, community collaboration, and sustainability, all of which have contributed to what the company says has been a healthy post-Covid resurgence.

Matthew Penfold, chairman of Kwik Kopy Australia, expressed pride in the company's achievements, he said, "We are immensely proud of the strides we've made as a company, and this year's conference is a testament to our commitment to continuous growth and innovation.

“Our unwavering dedication to our core values and purpose, a clear brand direction, and strategic initiatives, have propelled us forward in the face of challenges, and opportunities."

The conference saw unprecedented attendance, with 200 individuals, including franchise owners, partners, staff, suppliers, and industry guests, coming together to celebrate Kwik Kopy's success, and chart the course for future growth.

Record number of attendees: Kwik Kopy conference
Sharing stories: Kwik Kopy conference

Conference attendees were treated to insightful presentations, interactive workshops, and engaging discussions covering topics crucial to Kwik Kopy's future success. From leadership and purpose-driven decision-making to customer understanding, e-commerce integration, sustainability initiatives, and investment in growth, the conference provided valuable insights into shaping the industry's future and empowering franchisees for success.

The conference also featured special guests, including Kellie Northwood, CEO of the Visual Media Association, and keynote speaker Mark Carter, who delivered inspiring presentations and workshops.

Activities such as a special trip out on the custom-built Catamaran, Sabre, and a fire-lit dinner on the beach, celebrated Top Performers. An exclusive experience at the Malamala Beach Club exemplified Kwik Kopy's commitment to fostering a vibrant and supportive community.

Penfold congratulated Schwabsky and her team for an outstanding conference, noting that, “We have in place a team of exceptional and dedicated leaders and support staff who bring our ideals of excellence, creativity, ambition and community to the fore in all they do.

“We’re excited to be launching many initiatives over the coming months, and will enhance the Kwik Kopy network in terms of footprint, sales, and innovation in the years ahead.”

Highlighting the conference's success, Sonia Shwabsky remarked, "This conference isn't just about the here and now - it's about preparing you for the future. We're providing new thoughts, tools, and systems. But above all, we're nurturing our superpower: our community. Together, we are unstoppable, and we make it possible."

Kwik Kopy says that with a clear vision for the future and a collaborative approach to growth, it is poised to lead the design, print, and signage industry and “deliver exceptional value to customers and stakeholders alike.”

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