The DIB Group, incorporating Metro Petroleum and Hill & Co, hosted its annual trade show and Christmas party on December 4.
Held at the Bellevue Reception Lounge at Bankstown in south-western Sydney, the trade show hosted a wide range of exhibitors, including Parmalat, Schweppes and JB Metro.
Australian owned confectionery manufacturer SweetOz showed off its range of sweet treats, including chocolate Green Tree Frogs, and musk sticks.
Repco displayed a wide range of car fresheners and Patties also had a car theme, with the Four’N Twenty branded ute on show in the foyer.
The trade show was followed by the DIB Group’s annual Christmas party. Themed ‘the frosty magical night’, the party was attended by DIB Group and Metro Petroleum staff and suppliers as well as special guests, including NSW Police Force Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas and Bank of Sydney CEO Julie Elliott.
Elie Dib and Norman Dib jnr welcomed guests and thanked staff and suppliers for their hard work throughout the year. They said Metro Petroleum had grown faster than ever expected and will continue to grow.
Lola Zaatini presented a slide show highlighting the benefits of the group’s Pumped Incentive, which this year saw a number of high-achieving retailers fly to Fiji. She also announced New Zealand as the destination for the incentive program in 2016.
Several awards were presented on the night, including:
- Sales Rep of the Year – Steve Hochbaum from JB Metro.
- Service Station of the Year – Caltex Peats Ridge.
- Employee of the Year – Joe Zaatini
- Supplier of the Year – Stuart Alexander.
The entertaining night was filled with live performances from C’darz Entertainment, belly dancers and singers.