Earlier this month, Kannaway hosted our second annual Elite Retreat in Kauai, Hawaii. Elite Retreat qualifiers were treated to an unforgettable stay at the luxurious Kaua’i Marriott on beautiful Kauai, Hawaii.
The Elite Retreat provides a unique opportunity for Kannaway’s top performing Brand Ambassadors to celebrate their success among fellow BAs.
Enjoying the Results of Hard Work
The Kaua’i Marriott resort rests in idyllic Garden Isle, uniquely situated on Kalapaki Bay and providing a variety of activities for our qualifying BAs.
Elite Retreat qualifiers were able to soak up the sun poolside or on the resort’s gorgeous beach. They also relaxed at the resort’s full-service spa, taking full advantage of Garden Isle’s calming setting.
Golf enthusiasts were able to play 18 holes at the challenging nearby Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course.
BAs looking for more adventure took excursions out on the water for snorkeling, diving, or fishing. Others explored the island’s rugged landscape or took to the skies for a helicopter tour of the island.
4×4 Tour for Top Performers
Brand Ambassadors ranked International Director Elites and above, arrived a day early and were treated to an incredible 4×4 tour from Kipu Ranch Adventure. These BAs were taken by 4 wheeler across a private ranch past green foothills and cascading waterfalls. The ranch is well known for being the location for Hollywood films like Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones.
The next day, we held a Welcome Reception for our Elite BAs in attendance. The event was hosted poolside. Attendees enjoyed refreshments and live music along the resorts beautiful pool. Kannaway President Brad Tayles spoke during the reception, greeting all those who made the trip to Hawaii and congratulate them on their hard work.
Fun In The Sun
During the 2018 Elite Retreat in Hawaii, Kannaway planned a number of activities to help bring our Brand Ambassadors together to create lifelong memories.
One of the highlights was the Na Pali Coast Snorkel Cruise. BAs were taken out on a trio of catamarans along the world famous Na Pali Coast. On the way out, a pod of dolphins swam alongside the boats and played in the wake they created. The tour stopped at points along the coast, and BAs were able to jump into the water to go swimming and snorkeling.
Later in the week, there was a Pool Volleyball tournament. The tournament was open to any BAs who wanted to participate. It was a great way for BAs to cool off while challenging their fellow BAs to some friendly competition. The event featured music by DJ Rankan.
Kannaway held Beach Olympics that took place Saturday morning at Luau Gardens. Here, teams of BAs competition in a variety of fun activities with the hope of coming out on top. DJ Rankan again provided the background music for this fun event.
Later that evening, Kannaway hosted its Farewell Dinner. A bittersweet final event for those in attendance, the farewell luau featured a fire show and traditions Hawaiian luau dancers.
Hawaii Worldwide Webcast
One of the highlights of the Elite Retreat was the Hawaii Worldwide Webcast. During this live Facebook webcast, Kannaway celebrated our incredible success so far in 2018 and revealed our newest products and innovations to our worldwide audience of Brand Ambassadors.
Among these new developments were the release of the Kannaway Connect app, an exciting new business building tool for smartphones and tablets, and our new 5-day sample packs, which will make it easier than ever for BAs to share the benefits of CBD with those they encounter each day. We also teased other new releases, including our Holiday Trio holiday tincture box set and new Starter Pack packaging.
Announcing exciting news from Kannaway has become a tradition at the Elite Retreat. The best way to learn these announcements is to attend the Elite Retreat.
Celebrating Elite Ranks
During the Elite Retreat, we recognized all Regional Director Elites through Crown Ambassador Elites in attendance. We also introduced our new recognition pins for the first time. We celebrated seven Brand Ambassador teams who have reached new Elite ranks.
National Director Elites Renita & Scott Brannan and Roger & Karen Boger received their Hemp Briefcase with custom labeled Kannaway products. International Director Elites Grazyna Lopatka, Beate Emmer, and Franz & Hana Pollak received Tumi Luggage. Finally, our new Crown Ambassador Elites Jeff & Debbie Lessard and Valerie Aloisio received Rolex Watches.
We also had some Brand Ambassador teams who were attending their second Kannaway Elite Retreat. These veterans of the Inaugural Elite Retreat cruise to the Mexican Riviera were recognized with a custom surfboard shaped cutting board.
Next Year in Costa Rica!
Kannaway will host next year’s Elite Retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. To qualify for the Kannaway Elite Retreat, Brand Ambassadors must rank advance to the Elite level between August 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 to qualify for this incentive, or maintain at a minimum Regional Director Elite volume for 7 out of the 13 contest months to qualify for the 2019 Elite Retreat.
We hope to see you all next year on the 2019 Kannaway Elite Retreat!