The 2017 VANA member meetings took place throughout the months of September and October. VANA General Manager Chris and Member Services Officer Heather took the opportunity and met with many of our members in regional and metro areas. Industry topics such as Lottoland and Sports lottery have been discussed, and new commercial opportunities were presented to members.
A recent development in the VANA IT area is the introduction of “Distribution Calculator” application in the members area on VANA website. It allows members to calculate the gross profit made from home delivery, subagents and schools, without having to download the excel spreadsheet.
In October we also saw the Gippsland Newsagents Golf Day take place in Traralgon Golf Club. It was an excellent networking event for Industry partners and Newsagents. Lots of laughter was had and great prizes were handed out.
Event-wise, VANA is also exploring new opportunities and format for the next EXPO, as we hope to hold another great event which provides members with the latest information, products, connections and brings the industry together.
For the past six months VANA has also been working behind the scenes to help inform and bring clarity to the government around the impact of synthetic lotteries on the community and small business in this state and by extension the country. We were thrilled at the Victorian state government’s introduction of the Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. If you haven’t read the latest media release, CLICK HERE