MULTIMEDIA Marcolin Hosts North America National Sales Meeting, Focuses on Growth By Staff Friday, April 20, 2018 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES—From April 12 to 14, Marcolin held its North America national sales meeting where Los Angeles served as its backdrop.Vision Monday was invited to the meeting which brought together the company’s sales teams from across the U.S. with the goal of reiterating the company’s growth, and injecting a positive energy into the atmosphere to keep the hard work and momentum going. The meeting, held at the J.W. Marriott L.A. LIVE, kicked off on Thursday, April 12 with a welcome reception and dinner in the hotel’s Mixing Room which featured drinks, dancing and dueling pianos as live entertainment. Friday of the sales meeting started off on a high note with artist Erik Wahl’s interactive keynote about harnessing creativity in a business setting and was followed by a book signing. Both Gianni Zoppas, executive vice chairman, Marcolin Group and Massimo Renon, global CEO, Marcolin Group addressed the crowd in the morning. Davide Rettore, CEO of Marcolin North America, then took to the stage to share company insights and goals with the sales force as well as emphasizing Marcolin’s “Next Play” culture and philosophy. The highlight of the meeting was the surprise appearance of designer Tom Ford, welcomed by Maurizio Marcolin. Vision Monday was on the scene (see video) as Ford thanked Marcolin for its partnership and hosted an engaging Q&A session with the audience. During the evening, attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and gala where various awards were presented to Marcolin’s sales team. 1/15 Marcolin Sales Meeting Marcolin held its national sales meeting for North America in Los Angeles from April 12 to 14. Marcolin Sales Meeting Attendees gathered in the Mixing Room of the J.W. Marriott L.A. LIVE for a welcome reception and dinner. Marcolin Sales Meeting The welcome reception featured drinks, dancing and dueling pianos as the night’s entertainment. Marcolin Sales Meeting Gianni Zoppas, executive vice chairman, Marcolin Group welcomed everyone to the 2018 North America national sales meeting. Marcolin Sales Meeting Massimo Renon, global CEO, Marcolin Group thanked the sales force for its hard work and growth and encouraged them to keep the momentum going. Marcolin Sales Meeting Davide Rettore, CEO of Marcolin North America, shared insights and goals with the sales force as well as the company’s “Next Play” culture and philosophy. Marcolin Sales Meeting Artist Erik Wahl began his keynote session by painting a portrait of U2’s Bono on stage. Marcolin Sales Meeting The finished portraits by Erik Wahl were displayed after his keynote. Marcolin Sales Meeting Artist Erik Wahl signed copies of his book during the sales meeting after his interactive keynote on harnessing creativity in the workplace. Marcolin Sales Meeting Maurizio Marcolin (r) welcomed surprise guest, Tom Ford, to the stage. Marcolin Sales Meeting Tom Ford, designer and Marcolin partner for Tom Ford Eyewear, took the stage during the sales meeting to host a Q&A session with the audience. Marcolin Sales Meeting Guests mingled in the Platinum foyer during a cocktail reception before the night’s gala and awards ceremony. Marcolin Sales Meeting Candy Urbanski (l), vice president of marketing for Marcolin USA and Brendan McLaughlin, trade marketing director, Marcolin USA pose for a photo during the Gala event. Marcolin Sales Meeting Maurizio Marcolin (l) and Davide Rettore during the Marcolin North America national sales meeting Gala. Marcolin Sales Meeting Tom Carberry, SVP, sales operations (l) and Christopher Robinson, SVP, optical channel took a moment for a photo during the gala event.