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Chili Boy – Viv Thomas Masters. June 2016, Vilamoura, Portugal

Vilamoura, Portugal – The 11th edition of the Viv Thomas Masters took place from June 13th-18th, 2016 in Vilamoura, Portugal. Sales Manager, Chris Tisdall was in attendance and represented CommerceGate during a week of sun, fun and relationship building.

With attendees from all over the world, the group of executives and company owners spent 5 days building on existing relationships and making new ones. “Being invited to such an exclusive event with companies as prominent as the ones in attendance is an achievement for myself as well as CommerceGate. It shows that we are respected by our peers and the industries in which we work in. it’s a privilege and quite the experience to be around this group of people day in and day out. Viv, Avril and their entire team are really dedicated to putting together a week where there is no stress and lifetime relationships are built. This isn’t so common in the fast paced environment we all work in these days. I hope we can continue to involve more companies and grow this week so that others can benefit with regards to building strong and lasting relationships” said Chris.

Aside from the daily routine of golf, laughs and group dinners. The week was dedicated to raising money for an organization that supports cancer victims and their families in the Algarve. All total, the group was able to raise over 5,000€ via group donations, a chipping and putting contest and the infamous daily fines given out by the ‘Sergeant in Arms’ for the week. Fines ranged from 5-10€ and were generally given out for infractions committed throughout that day of golf. Most importantly, they gave the group a good laugh during dinner and supported a cause always in need of more funding.

Next years event is tentatively scheduled for March 2017 and will be moving from Portugal to South Africa. The CommerceGate team is anxiously looking forward to another great week of sun, fun and liaising with new and old friends!




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