More than 705 Capricorn Convention Delegates including Members and Preferred Suppliers headed to Spain recently

The beautiful Spanish coastal city of Salou was the host for what proved to be an epic 27th Capricorn Convention from across May 12 to 19.
This was the first time that Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative took its renowned biennial Member Convention to Europe, leaving an outstanding impression on all of the Capricorn Delegates who took part.
All Capricorn Conventions uphold a time honoured tradition of combining fun, friendship, camaraderie, networking, business education and world discovery. This year’s Capricorn Convention took in the majestic natural beauty and history of Spain’s famed Catalonia region.
To ensure that this would be the trip of a lifetime, Capricorn left no stone unturned to provide Delegates with unforgettable experiences at several outstanding world-heritage listed sites, along with medieval cities and ancient Roman ruins that dated back not tens or hundreds of years, but millennia during this convention.
These included day trips to the amazing city of Barcelona, the ancient Roman fortress of Tarragona, the world famous Codorniu Winery and the incredible mountain top village of Monserrat, among other side trips to the mammoth Camp Nou sports stadium along with transfers to Salou beach on the hour during each day of the Convention.
The GPC Asia Pacific sponsored Capricorn Convention Welcome Beach Party spectacularly headed off the two major festivities of this event. Held at one of Europe’s most exclusive beach clubs, Volcano at Lumine Beach, this breath-taking venue used the Mediterranean Sea as its backdrop, featuring a private beach surrounded by huge party areas. Spanish culinary favourites were flame grilled onsite with lots of party music that ensured a memorable welcome to Spain. This event also saw a famed Spanish tradition come to life with a Human Tower team providing two fantastic displays during the evening.
Despite the very late night, more than 300 Delegates woke up early the next morning and headed to the PortAventura Conference Centre to learn from one of Australia’s top ten motivational and business speakers, Matt Church. This amiable Australian speaker provided a full day of heath, life, family and business coaching across three packed sessions that garnered universal praise from all of the Delegates that attended.
The home of the 2018 Capricorn Convention, the PortAventura resort, offered the perfect facilities for social interaction, with its own large piazza area that saw the entire Capricorn Convention family meet up each and every evening for the (two-hour long) happy hour sessions that were generously sponsored by Capricorn Preferred Suppliers. The meticulously prepared Golf Course also ensured a popular and competitive Capricorn Convention golf tournament on the Wednesday.
This outstanding venue also offered free and unlimited access to Europe’s largest and newest theme park, PortAventura Park. Covering hundreds of hectares, this theme park had everything from the most fiercely frightening roller coasters to animal shows, theatre shows, Spanish dancing entertainment and much more. Also located on site was one of only two Ferrari Land theme parks in the world. Capricorn also provided free entry tickets to this magnificent park which was a must-visit for any thrill seeker or motorsport enthusiast. Home of one of the world’s fastest, completely vertical roller coasters, the combined screams of sheer horror and excitement could be heard with each and every launch.
The 2018 Capricorn Convention hit its peak with the Burson Auto Parts sponsored Gala Dinner on Thursday May 17. Held at the immense La Cantina venue at PortAventura Park, all guests enjoyed first class table service, a Flamenco dance show and fantastic party music, dancing the night away until 1:00am, making it a truly memorable night.
The four and a half decade long Capricorn Convention spirit of camaraderie, friendship, networking, learning and fun is the social glue that bonds this incredibly successful and growing cooperative structured organisation together. With many multiple Capricorn “Conventioneers” and first timers taking part, this bond was stronger than ever at Salou 2018, making this Capricorn Convention as unforgettable as it was enjoyable.

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