Stonewood Homes Conference

Stonewood traditional dinner

Stonewood Homes are one of the largest and most sought-after home builders in New Zealand and in October 2019, cievents took their strong network of franchisees and suppliers from across the country to Bali, Indonesia for their annual conference. The group of 65 consisted of well-seasoned conference attendees and so the challenge was to lift the game in terms of the value extracted from the conference and deliver an event like nothing the group had experienced before.

Over four months of planning, cievents worked with Stonewood Homes to develop a valuable and interactive programme that oozed authenticity for the destination. During the five days in Bali, the group worked hard and played hard with a combination of conferencing and networking, local and traditional dinners, and adventurous jungle buggying, cycling tours through rice paddy villages and white water rafting down the Ayung River.

 

Stonewood Homes Procurement Director:

"The months of liaison and coordination all came together seamlessly and the delegate experience was fantastic."

"The feedback was unanimous and we had attendees that said that this conference was the best they had attended...Everyone has said that the event management was in a different league to previous years."

"I don’t think there is going to be any question that we will be working with cievents again in the future."

Dragons in Bali

 

Highlights of the event included:

  • Stonewood Homes Conference Mobile Phone App - Stonewood Homes included an extensive conference app that meant at the tip of our fingers, the group were in contact with each other throughout the whole event. From regular notifications, seating plans and sneak previews of look books, the delegates loved the total experience with a piece of technology that was extensively woven into the event operations.
  • Dragons Den and Feast of the Flames Function - introducing a new conference format, Stonewood Homes ran a Dragons Den style session with suppliers pitching exciting and new marketing ideas for franchisees. We carried the theme into the evening with our Feast of the Flames Function complete with flaming cocktails, spicy canapes and live cooking stations.

Supplier A:

The whole event came together without any issue and was enjoyed by all so thanks go your way."

Supplier B:

"Thank you for everything you guys did to make the SWH conference one of the best conferences I’ve been to."

Supplier C:

"Thank you both for the fantastic event organised- many other suppliers noted the great job you girls did."

Stonewood Homes team with SolarBuddy lights

 

CHALLENGE

In previous years, Stonewood Homes had included a guest speaker in their conference session however this year, our client wanted to lift their game and try something new. The challenge was to engage delegates the way a guest speaker would, but do so in a way that would give back to the community.

Supplier D:

"Thank you for organizing such a great conference, I’m sure everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. You’re stars, ladies!"

Supplier E:

"Honestly, all thanks to you and Gin! You guys were so onto it and amazing with all the organising and getting everything done and organised. Never seen anything like it, so well done! Hope you guys enjoyed it too."

Supplier F:

" It was an excellent event, so well organised and I know there would have been a lot going on behind the scenes to make it all happen. It was great to be a part of it and an excellent opportunity for our business."

 

RESULT

cievents work closely with the Corporate Social Responsibility programme SolarBuddy and we knew immediately that this would be a great fit for Stonewood Homes. The group built 50 branded solar powered lights from scratch while learning about energy poverty around the world. The branded solar lights were delivered to a local community in Cambodia, and Stonewood Homes can be proud to have helped reduce energy poverty in 50 homes.

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