Top-performing UNIGLOBE Travel Management Companies from around the world came together in December, taking part in the annual UNIGLOBE Chairman’s Circle meeting at the The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Hawaii.
The four-day agenda featured workshops, presentations from suppliers, and motivational speakers. This year’s guest executives were from Delta, United Airline, and Amadeus. Adam Kreek - Olympic Gold Medalist and Social Entrepreneur - was the keynote speaker for this event. He presented on The Story of Change and held an outdoor fitness session.
With a message of successful succession at this year’s event, UNIGLOBE Chairman & Founder U. Gary Charlwood said, “In business, there are two approaches to long-term planning; one is preparing an exit strategy (eg. the sale of the company), the other is successful succession planning. The one we recommend is successful succession planning.”
“After all you and your team have dedicated your lives to create something of value.” Charlwood encourages members to “build on this value by hiring good people and/or encouraging second generation family members to continue your legacy. This way, your business, and your people, will continue to thrive and grow in the long term.”
The first UNIGLOBE office opened in 1981, and today many Chairman Circle members are either from some of the original agencies, or are the beneficiaries of successful succession planning.