Manila, August 21-24 – Over six hundred (600) managers from all over the country gathered for the first ever Branch Managers Convention conducted by Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) last August 21-24, 2017 at The Bellevue Manila – Alabang, Muntinlupa. The primary aim of this prestigious event is to reignite the innate competitiveness of Honda 3S (H3S) personnel starting with the front liners – the branch managers. It also aimed to help the attendees understand and experience the advantages of Honda versus its competitors.
As part of the convention theme, “Accelerating Market Dominance”, HPI launched new motorcycle models with improved designs, exciting colors, and enhanced features that the riders of the smart generation will surely like. The launched products that will be penetrating the MC market are as follows:
- New XRM125 – PGMFI (Dual Sport, Motard, and Dual Sports Extreme).
- Zoomer X in new exciting colors (Matt Axis Gray Metallic, Nitric Orange, and Heaven Blue Metallic)
- The new Honda RS125 – PGMFI
Honda Philippines also took the opportunity to honor the selling efforts of the branch managers and their teams through an awards night, recognizing the TOP 10 H3S branches who excelled in MC Retail Sales as well as the Top Selling H3S branches in different MC Model Category (Sports, Cub, AT, and Business.) The most wonderful looking lady and gentleman of the night were also acknowledged.
During dinner, attendees enjoyed the buffet followed by an open bar for fellowship. While eating, everyone was serenaded by the Silk Band. The crowd became livelier and more energetic as Mr. Ely Buendia appeared and performed some of his best hits.
The guests were also treated to a surprise number as the event’s Executive Committee danced to the hit song Despacito, joined by Mr. Masahide Hirose, the Assistant Vice President and Adviser of the MC Sales Department, and Mr. Daiki Mihara, the HPI President. The night ended on an upbeat tone as the dance floor opened for everyone.
The very next day, the branch managers travelled to Tanauan, Batangas for a tour of the HPI plant that acquainted them with the technology that produced some of the best-selling models in the country. This was kicked-off by a safety orientation and capped by the test ride, which boosted the excitement of the branch managers. The activity also gave the attendees confidence in selling Honda products, especially after witnessing the production themselves and after experiencing the motorcycles firsthand.
The next two days were allotted for the branch managers of the Visayas and Mindanao region, with the same set of programs and activities.
Branch managers testified to have enjoyed the event, including Mr. Cleofer and Mr. Adelfo of Summit Superbike Corp, who said that they have witnessed the camaraderie of dealers and appreciated the update on new HPI products. They said the night was “sulit” and they would surely be coming back for another year.
The Branch Managers Convention was organized by the Dealer Development Section of HPI as project leaders, aided by representatives from various departments. Another convention for dealers will be held in February, 2018.
LIST OF WINNERS:
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR SPORTS MODELS – Triumph JT Marketing Corporation, Caloocan City Branch
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR BUSINESS MODELS – Elite Motorbike Sales Corportation, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR CUB MODELS – Elite Motorbike Sales Corporation, Tuguegarao Branch
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR AT MODELS – Triumph JT Marketing Corporatiom, Caloocan City Branch
TOP 10 BRANCHES IN MOTORCYCLE RETAIL SALES IN LUZON
Triumph JT Marketing Corporation – Caloocan City Branch headed by Branch Manager Katherine C. So
Hondamar Motorcycle Corporation – Caloocan City Branch headed by Branch Manager Allan Roy D. Poblete
Elite Motorbikes Sales Corporation – Tuguegarao City Branch headed by Branch Manager Vilma Lucena
Elite Motorbikes Sales Corporation – Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Branch headed by Branch Manager Salvacion A. Galvan
Elite Motorbikes Sales Corporation – Tayug, Pangasinan Branch headed by Branch Manager Ronald Acosta
Elite Motorbikes Sales Corporation – Baliuag, Bulacan Branch headed by Branch Manager Joel C. Macapagal
Desmark Corporation – Pasig City Branch, headed by Ms. Karen C. Sotomango
Elite Motorbike Sales Corporation – Bauang, La Union Branch headed by Branch Manager Rodel P. Duqueza
Du Ek Sam – Puerto Princesa, Palawan headed by Branch manager Dennis O. Catanaoan
Elite Motorbike Sales Corportaion – Ilagan City, Isabela headed by Branch Manager Daisy B. Idmilao
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR SPORTS MODELS – Du Ek Sam, Inc., JC Clarin St., Tagbilaran City, Bohol
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR BUSINESS MODELS – Solid Motorcycle Distributors, Inc., Roxas City, Capiz
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR CUB MODELS – Du Ek Sam, Inc., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR AT MODELS – Du Ek Sam, Inc., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
TOP 10 BRANCHES IN MOTORCYCLE RETAIL SALES IN VISAYAS
Du Ek Sam, Inc. – Du Ek Sam, Inc., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Solid Motorcycle Distributors, Inc. – Roxas City, Capiz
Honda Motor World, Inc. – Mandaue City, Cebu
Du Ek Sam, Inc. – JC Clarin St., Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Du Ek Sam, Inc. – Estancia, Iloilo
Du Ek Sam, Inc. – San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
Cinemar Traders, Inc. – Calbayog City, Western Samar
Du Ek Sam, Inc. – Kabankalan, Negros Occidental
Du Ek Sam, Inc. – Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Silver Wing Motors – Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR SPORTS MODELS – Jicjam Cycle, Inc., General Santos City, South Cotabato
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR BUSINESS MODELS – Honda Socksargen, Inc., Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR CUB MODELS – Safety Enterprises, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
BEST RETAIL SALES FOR AT MODELS – Safety Enterprises, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
TOP 10 BRANCHES IN MOTORCYCLE RETAIL SALES IN MINDANAO
Safety Enterprises – Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
Desmark Corporation – Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
Desmark Corporation – General Santos City, South Cotabato
Honda Des, Inc. – Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
Honda Socksargen, Inc. – Koronadal, South Cotabato
Honda Socksargen, Inc. – Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
Honda Socksargen, Inc. – Surallah, South Cotabato
Motor One Marketing – Cotabato City
Motorjoy Depot, Inc. – Digos City, Davao del Sur
Odyssey Motors – Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte