300 of the company’s employees, from twelve different countries, came together at PortAventura Convention Centre with two main objectives: acquire a global overview of the company and get to know the different teams working in other office branches located all over the world.
“When a company operates in twelve different countries, it’s difficult to know what is being done in other in other branches. That’s why our aim was for all our employees to learn the roles in each department and their activities,” said Matthias Mittelsten Scheid, Vice-President of People & Culture at Quandoo.
To encourage teamwork, a teambuilding activity took place called Those crazy machines (a soapbox challenge), where the participants’ ingenuity, creativity and dexterity were put into practice. Divided into motor-racing teams, just like in Formula 1, each team had to create an almost life-sized single-seat vehicle and decorate it with the material provided, and then go on to compete in a 100-metre race.
Two theme parks with exclusive access
For the event organizers it was essential that Hotel PortAventura was only 3 minutes’ walk from the convention centre, although many other aspects were taken into account. “Not only do you have a large number of hotels to choose from and a convention centre with a capacity for over 3,000 people, but you also have two fantastic theme parks, Ferrari Land and PortAventura Park. PortAventura Park was opened exclusively for us. For me, it was a unique experience,” added Quandoo’s Vice President for People & Culture.