The V-Convention is the flagship event of The V. Since its first installment, V-Con has grown to become the most anticipated V training event, with the network’s most esteemed leaders taking the stage, giving the most riveting of motivational speeches, stirring excitement and enthusiasm from the crowd. The V-Convention is also a true melting pot of culture, with fantastic shows and surprises keeping the audience at the edge of their seats. With thousands of Independent Representatives gathering yearly, the V-Convention has become the must-attend event in the V calendar.
The InService Brotherhood has provided its service to the V-Convention since the very start. And just as the event grew, so did the demand for the service of the InService Brotherhood.
The Birth of V-Convention, Bali, Indonesia
It was in 2001 that The V first staged what would be the most highly anticipated event in its company history. 2001 saw the birth of the first convention, with 150 participants at the Grand Hyatt in Bali. No formal crew was formed pre-event, but a handful of leaders selflessly offered their participation in keeping the event smooth-sailing. The very first InService crew proved to be instrumental to the event’s success, and would eventually, become of key importance in every V-Convention to follow.
The Essence of Leadership, Goa, India
Not one, but two V-Conventions were held in Goa in 2002. With back-to-back events, the InService was greatly in demand, and once more, leaders volunteered their services on the spot. And although the crew was very small in number, these volunteers proved to be tireless in both conventions. Each event had 400 participants, and the highlight of both conventions was the experiential trainings, which the InService crew successfully led and managed.
Above and Beyond: Essence of Success, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Aside from facilitating the events, the InService crew also had to serve the participants their daily meals, arrange the hotel accommodations of the group, and oversee the registration of the attendees. Learning from previous experience, the InService crew members were selected and gathered days in advance to prepare for the crowd of 600 participants, raring to experience the V-Convention in Kota Kinabalu.
Celebrate a New Beginning, Dubai
Essence of Unity, Greece
The first convention out of Asia, V-Dubai was staged in order to address the needs of the growing market in the Middle East. The number of participants shot up in 2004, and the V-Convention moved from experiential to modular trainings. For the first time in V-Convention history, an exhibit area was built to showcase the growing product line of QNet, which was also under the supervision of the InService crew. 2004 was also the year that the Dato’ Vijay Eswaran officially called the crew “InService” in V-Dubai. Crossing over to the Mediterranean, the V-Convention was also held in Greece in 2004, with the same anticipation and energy found in V-Dubai.
Par Excellence: Only the Best for the Best, Bangkok, Thailand
It was a memorable year for the InService crew, as they proudly wore for the first time, uniforms which had the words “In-Service” written at the back. V-Thailand also surpassed the thousand-participant mark, proving to be the most challenging event for the InService. It was in 2005 when the InService was formalized as a Brotherhood, and as a family, these volunteer crew members possessed the intensity and energy for passionate, whole-hearted service.
Over the Top, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
EuroVCon: Over the Top, Madrid, Spain
The V-Convention in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia continued to break records, and the number of participants doubled from the previous year—and so did the InService Brotherhood. Now with departments and rankings, the InService Brotherhood maintained its reputation as a formidable force in the V-Convention. Trained in aspects such as first-aid, security, and gatekeeping, the ISB was ready for any situation at any given time. The EuroVCon in Madrid was to be a repeat performance for the InService Brotherhood.
Your Success, Our Passion, Jakarta, Indonesia
V-Africa: Your Success, Our Passion, Nairobi, Kenya
By 2007, V leaders from all over the world were clamoring to become part of the InService—the very reason why the InService Brotherhood Bootcamp was born. A lot are called, but few are chosen, and only the best of the best are made into true servant leaders. The first ISB Bootcamp graduates served together during V-Jakarta. In V-Africa in Kenya, the InService Brotherhood was an even stronger faction and all the more dependable in the first V-Convention held in Africa.
Celebrating 10 Years of Leadership and Success, Penang, Malaysia
V-Africa: Celebrating 10 Years of Leadership and Success, Kampala, Uganda
2008 saw two V-Conventions held in Asia and Africa, with both events once more surpassing the number of participants from the previous year by thousands. In Penang, a 4000-strong crowd tested the strength of the InService, while 3,000 participants held together in a tent built by Lake Victoria in Uganda was a challenge for the InService Brotherhood. But despite the difficulties that the events posed, the InService Brotherhood remained firm and indefatigable in keeping the V-Conventions safe, but still fun and energetic.
The Change Begins, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Change begins from within, and this V-Convention’s theme was lived out every single day by all members of the InService Brotherhood. In 2009, the number of participants in the convention reached an astounding 6,000—a most impressive crowd which the InService crew faced. With the daily sessions lasting until the early hours of the morning, all members of the InService Crew pushed their limits—and succeeded.
We Are One, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia
The biggest V-Convention to date, V-Malaysia 2010 saw some 8,000 participants in the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia—and only less than 200 InService Brotherhood members. But the massive crowd did not at all daunt the Brotherhood, as crew members took on multiple roles to control and address the needs of the attendees, especially the mini convention goers: the 200 V-Kids.