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Message from Agenda Manager From the 7 to 9th December 2012, Taiwan hosted the regional Asia Pacific External Relations Summit bringing together over 100 team leaders across the region and beyond from the business development and sales function for a three day conference to strategize and drive for high sales capacity in the network. Throughout the three days, it aimed to drive the core theme of the summit which was PIONNER TO ACHIEVE, and its objectives of the which were to Corporate Brands - TOOL KIT • Collaborate across entities towards overall AP and global sales strategies
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About Agenda TIME
Opening Plenary Sales Skills
MC Strategy Talk
Lunch Networking Lunch
The Story of APER Summit
Connecting Asia Pacific
Enabling our Programs
Connecting the Dots Dinner
My Journey, Your Inspiration
Enabling Asia Pacific
Evening Plenary Evening Plenary Entity Time
Creating AP Legacies
Break Connecting to our MC Strategic Talk essence
Creating our Dream Team
APER Summit Day 1 Story of ER Summit Delegates to understand the origin and creation of the ER summit (from IPM in Hungary by AP MCPs). Delegates to embrace the global GIP numbers to achieve for this year and hear about the outputs created from the first ER Summit in Guangzhou.
Connecting Asia Pacific Delegates have a clear and holistic scope of AP as a region and how it has the potential to grow in GIP numbers and External Relations. Thus, they would have a better understanding of the region and how they can capitalize on it.
Connecting to our Essence Delegates will be strongly aligned to how our AIESEC products are connected to AIESEC's vision and culture. From there they will be able to effectively communicate AIESECâ€™s value proposition to present a strong image to their customers
Your Story, Our Inspiration Impactful stories and journeys from our delegates aim to empower and inspire others to act as a source of inspiration and drive for sales excellence.
APER Summit Day 2 Trust Based Selling Delegates will be equipped with essential soft skills to become better sellers. The focus was towards fostering strong relationships with their customers by building trust.
Enabling our Program: GIP ICX For our Global Internship program, delegates were empowered with the skills and techniques behind market research and understanding the overall supply and demand of AIESEC talents. Next, they were introduced to the service blueprint concept in order for them to clearly map out the full process of the GIP delivery for the customers.
Enabling our Programs: External Relations For the External Relations function, delegates were introduced to the steps of product development and had to design and create new initiatives which are potentially relevant to the market. Next, they were introduced to the various sales channels to effectively reach their customers and managing them through CRM.
Enabling Asia Pacific Delegates from their respective entities get to share and profile their Good Case Practice to showcase to the AP network Delegates get to learn from the different networks and implement these GCP in their entity
APER Summit Day 3 Creating a Strong Sales Team Delegates will understand the breakdown of a typical sales force, Laggards, core performers and stars. This session will also indicate the key bottlenecks of sales teams in AIESEC entities. They will also be introduced to the concepts of building a good sales team.
Training, Coaching, Pipeline 101 Delegates will be split accordingly to the various sessions to drive for strong team performance. Pipeline 101 focused on building strong sales capacity in their entity, Training 101 introduced delegates to the concepts behind effective training sessions and Coaching 101 emphasized the important techniques behind being an effective coach.
Creating Possibilities A think tank session for delegates to innovate and collaborate in groups to enhance and drive GIP delivery. They will be allowed to discuss key issues and brainstorm on new initiatives.
Creating Asia Pacific Legacies Delegates will be able to set personal and team goals to achieve targets based on knowledge gained over the summit. There will also be a re-emphasis of the APER Campaign updates, Delegates are able to create and feel a sense of belonging a shared AP Culture to drive for excellence and collaboration