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Incentive gets an A plus from Fijian school

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa teamed with New Zealand’s incentive and conferencing company Eventive for new philanthropic conference initiative which took more than 180 delegates into a local school to deliver personalised backpacks with clothing, sport equiptment and school supplies.

Conference delegates delivered personalised backpacks to the school children filled with school supplies, sports equiptment and clothing

The delegates who were conferencing at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa in August took part in a incentive designed specifically for Pharmacybrands by the Auckland-based company Eventive. The initiative stemmed from an existing relationship between InterContinental Fiji and local primary school, Malomalo.

“Our staff have been working with Malomalo Primary School and the local community on numerous projects since the hotel opened in May 2009, including upgrades and maintenance to existing infrastructure. There is still more to be done to provide the children with a suitable learning environment and in turn make their school experience more positive. Eventive’s new conference initiative is definitely a step in the right direction,” said InterContinental Fiji general manager, Scott Williams.

Eventive worked closely with conference and events staff at InterContinental Fiji to compile profiles on each child at Malomalo Primary School. The profiles included hobbies, favourite sports and future dreams as well as the more practical age, height and clothing size and were distributed to conference delegates prior to arriving in Fiji.

Pharmacybrands conference delegates visit Malomalo Primary School in Fiji as part of a new initiative at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.

Delegates were encouraged to study their nominated child’s profile and fill a backpack with suitable gifts. These were then presented to the children and their parents at a school open day during the conference.

“The time spent at Malomalo Primary School was hugely rewarding for the delegates. By matching each delegate with a school pupil the day became very personal and as a result was an absolute highlight of the conference,” said Eventive’s managing director, Marina Nola.

“It was more than simply an exercise in giving to those less fortunate, bonds were formed between delegates and students, email and postal addresses were exchanged and I’m sure the benefits will continue long after the conference.”

For more information on the range of residential conferencing and incentive options and packages available at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, email [email protected]