Featuring appearances by ESPN GameDay hosts and celebrity guests Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso, as well as CEO David Kiger and his fellow executives, the Worldwide Express (WWE) Annual Conference in 2013 was a major success, with employees from the company’s more than 150 franchise locations coming together to celebrate another profitable year. Considered a motivating event for sales staff across the country, the annual conferences provide a way for the WWE team to reward itself for the hard work that has resulted in the company becoming one of the fastest growing in the industry, with more than $550 million in sales since its 1995 founding. The 2013 celebration, held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, consisted of numerous events, including an awards banquet featuring over $100,000 in prize money.
The convention began with a daylong golf tournament, followed by a morning of breakout sessions on a range of topics important to the shipping and freight industry. Awards Night began later in the evening, with David Kiger and the WWE leadership team hosting the National Sales Competition. Caitlin Alloway, Josh Anderson, Tim Ash, and Walter Solala took home top prizes, among other winners. The evening concluded with a question-and-answer session with Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, who brought their own convivial charm to the festivities.