Crocon decided to celebrate its 20th jubilee birthday with the people who indeed made this successful yearlong cooperation possible.
Crocon invited sales representatives and managing directors of foreign companies it represents, top producers and leaders in the development and production of maritime equipment. Around 20 business partners and principals, Crocon’s dear guests from the companies Raytheon Anschütz, Aqua Signal, Eucaro, Savinox, Honeywell, Synectics, Schwepper, McMurdo and a new principal in Crocon’s portfolio, the company GEA Westfalia boosted this already joyous celebration.
The first day of this laidback two-day event, during dinner in the unique atmosphere of the hotel Villa Kapetanović in Opatija, principals had the chance to personally get to know around 80 clients from different regions of Croatia from the shipbuilding and maritime sector.
An exceptional gastronomic experience along with an entertainment and music program have additionally relaxed and amused Crocon’s guests and hence it’s no wonder that the evening advanced with increasingly livelier song and laughter.
A carefully planned second day was dedicated exclusively to Crocon’s foreign principals. Even the sulky May weather could not ruin the positive atmosphere at this gathering of principals and Crocon’s employees during a half day surprise excursion in Istria.
At Raspadalica, a cliff above Buzet, from where an amazing view extends at Ćićarija’s pastures in untouched natural surroundings, a creative teambuilding was planned for the crew, that among others included guessing autochthonous sorts of olive oils, preparing the ‘Istrian soup’, competing in traditional Istrian games and identifying and picking medicinal plants and herbs.
Even when the rain decided to come out and play and disturb the merry company in their nature activities, in the ambient tavern, other than sheltering from the cold weather and warming up beside an open fireplace, there were alluring delicacies for even the most demanding taste buds, ranging from homemade prosciutto, salami and cheeses, exceptional olive oils, freshly made sheep curd cottage cheese and traditional sweet pastries to various homemade wines, autochthonous schnapps and sweet fruit and wine liquors.
After the return to Opatija, welcomed back again as guests of the beautiful hotel Villa Kapetanović in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, the pleasant gathering as well as the discovering of the culture and customs of our littoral area continued not only with an eno-gastronomic experience of the restaurant Laurus but also with the entertainment program that impressed but most of all made the guests laugh.
The musical experience was signed by young musicians on the violin and piano and ‘Pescecani’ an exceptional band that demonstrated their skills on four different string instruments forming a perfect harmony of modern and traditional melodies. Responsible for a loud laughter and unexpected fun games were talented theatre actors from Rijeka’s RiTeatar. With personalized sketches and magician tricks they genuinely made all guests laugh.
Crocon had only to enjoy its anniversary in this merry company and beautiful presents that marked a long standing cooperation with principals and make a wish over the birthday cake candles for its next 20 successful years.