Legends 2.0, the re-launched version of Lenovo’s partner incentive programme, now offers two overseas trips, along with regular product promotions to win more prizes and points. Last year, seven places on a trip to Lenovo’s innovation centre in China were available to the New Zealand channel. This year, resellers can go to Legends conferences in either Broome, Western Australia in November or Kruger National Park in South Africa in May 2008.
"Lenovo Legends 2.0 builds on the success of the original programme and we've made it even easier for partners to claim their rewards,” says David Nicol, small business and consumer director for Australia and New Zealand. “Two trips are up for grabs this year, giving partners double the opportunity to network and have some fun." Four conference places are open to New Zealand resellers – two for transactional (consumer and small business) partners and two relational partners (who deal with larger corporate accounts). Points are accumulated by selling eligible products including the Lenovo 3000 desktop and notebook series, the Thinkpad and Thinkcentre series, monitors, projectors, port replicators, and batteries. Partners have until the end of September to gather points for the Australian conference. They can also earn points by completing online training and participating in ‘online safaris’ to build knowledge about the brand and products. Through the online safaris participants can earn a wildcard entry to the South African conference.