Yesterday I went to a PADI Course Director round table meeting on Koh Tao, Thailand during which meeting we were given a presentation by some very high ups in the PADI organisation.
Danny Dwyer, who was Director, Marketing & Business Development at the PADI Asia Pacific office, but recently was promoted to Vice President of Marketing, Sales, Field Services and Business Development at PADI Asia Pacific.
Mark Spiers was also there, Vice President, Sales, Field Services, Marketing & Business Development at PADI Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Kristin Valette, Vice President Marketing & Communications at PADI Americas was there as well.
With Drew Richardson yesterday on Koh Tao, the President and Chief Operations Officer for PADI Worldwide
Tim Hunt, Field Services Manager at PADI Asia Pacific and Gio Cacchione, PADI Regional manager for Thailand East completed the list of PADI staff who attended at this round table meeting. Not to forget some 25 to 30 PADI Course Director from Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.
A heavily loaded PADI delegation at this PADI Course Director round table meeting on Koh Tao, Thailand but it was interesting and it always presents a good opportunity to meet all the PADI staff again and get some personal touches to my 'relationship' with them since I don't get to see them that often, let alone in such a high concentration.
As always, come and look me up for some more information about my up and coming PADI IDC programs, starting with 5th May on Koh Samui, Thailand followed by 18th May by Moalboal in the Philippines, followed by 10th June on Koh Samui, Thailand again and this is followed by 9th July for my first ever PADI IDC in Puerto Galera, Philippines.
See you there,