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NKE Distributor Conference 2010 – Guests from all of the world in Steyr

. Janet Mo

Bearing manufacturer NKE AUSTRIA GmbH held its fifth International Distributor Conference from 14th to 17 October 2010 in Steyr, Austria. About 190 participants from 30 countries attended the event. The biennial conference is a platform for NKE distribution partners to share ideas and experiences.

The conference started on 14th October with a reception and a gala dinner at the Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr. The following main conference day began with a panel discussion with the both managing directors and company founders Heimo Ebner and Harald Zerobin. Subsequently, a restrospect of NKE's development during the last two years, sales strategies and technical competence were presented. Finally the outstanding marketing initiatives of NKE distributors were highlighted and awarded with prizes. In the afternoon, the delegates took part in a guided tour in the company's new plant as well as the training centre with apprentices workshops. The day ended with a cozy "Austrian Evening" at Schloss Kremsegg near Steyr. On Saturday, the participants joined an interactive excursion to experience the romantic city Steyr. The event ended on 17th October with the departure of the guests. The next NKE Distributor Conference will be held in 2012.

“Distributors are our most important business partners. They are our extended sales force and the local service interface to end users,” said Heimo Ebner, Commercial Managing Director of NKE AUSTRIA. "Our distributors benefit from our individual support and flexibility."

NKE produces standard and special bearings for all industrial applications. In addition to product development and application engineering NKE provides a full range of technical services and training. NKE’s products are distributed through 17 international representative offices and more than 240 distribution outlets in 60 countries.