QNET History is on our mind as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary! What a milestone! As we reminisce on our journey, we can’t help but gush at the moments that have come to define us. These moments are a testament to the power of our Founders’ dreams and vision for us as a successful direct selling company. Here are some of the unforgettable and extremely important moments in QNET History.
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This is the year where our QNET History begins. On 8 September, Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran, Joseph Bismark and a small group of people took their big dream and made it a reality. They launched a new direct selling company you know and love as QNET. Today, we can boast of millions of happy and satisfied customers in over 100 countries.
We celebrated our first anniversary which was marked by incredible growth at unbelievable speed. Our Founders built a strong team of people, many of whom are still with us today 24 years later. Can you spot our current CEO Malou Caluza in this picture? Look closely!
Y2K went off to a great start, marking the beginning of an era of innovation and rapid growth. We launched the Gandhi Coin and Watch, a tribute to our corporate icon. It was the perfect memento to introduce our partnership with a company so rich in heritage and renowned worldwide – Mayer Mint.
This year was special because it was the birth of our annual flagship event – the V-Convention. It was first named V Conference and was held in Indonesia. We wanted to create a space for our global QNET Family to gather and interact with other aspiring entrepreneurs… a space for that “click” to happen. Little did we know back then that we were creating a legacy that would continue to thrive and inspire tens of thousands of IRs worldwide.
In 2002, as our QNET family continued to grow, we got to showcase our passion for sports through the launch of coins exclusively created for the FIFA World Cup. As direct selling and sports share the same core values of leadership, teamwork, resilience and hard work, this project was very close to our hearts. The coins were part of the Korea/Japan Coin Programme.
This was the year we officially forayed into sports sponsorships. It started with the International Badminton Federations’ (IBF) World Championships tournament in 2003. As you can see, our beloved Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran was at the award ceremony, honouring the champs with their medals!
QNET distributed an official coin set for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. 2004 was also when we held our very first V-Convention in Dubai, where Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran launched his first book In The Sphere Of Silence, which continues to be a self-development bible for our staff and IRs.
The clarion call of RYTHM, Raise Yourself To Help Mankind, has been our lifeblood from the very beginning. In 2005, we could make a huge difference through our contribution to the Tsunami Relief Fund in Thailand. The cheque was presented by Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran on behalf of the company. In the same year, Joseph Bismark represented RYTHM Foundation by donating on our behalf to the Red Cross Of Cambodia.
2006 was the year of the ground-breaking innovation for holistic health with the launch of the Amezcua Bio Disc. It was a grand opening to our health and wellness line.
Feeding off of the amazing demand for Amezcua, we added the revolutionary Amezcua Chi Pendant to our wellness product line-up. In this year, we created a wearable version of our then-bestselling product.
This was the year the QI-Meritus partnership was born, proving how much motorsports and direct selling have in common. In the words of Chief Pathman Senathirajah, “Both instances require performance, focus, passion, a winning attitude, and last but not least, teamwork, to get ahead.”
Taking QNET’s Holiday category to a whole new level, Q-Breaks was introduced in 2009, allowing IRs worldwide to take short, quick breaks while creating memories that lasted a lifetime. This year, we also opened a new QNET office in Manila, Philippines, marking a new chapter in QNET History.
Our partnership with Marussia Racing has, of course, been one for the books. Our very own Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran and legendary business magnate Sir Richard Branson announced the partnership in a well-attended press conference.
Joining our lineup of world-class products was the HomePure 7-Stage filtration system. The bestselling water filter not only brought safe and clean water to our IRs homes, it also delivered Pi Water for their overall well-being. 2011 was also the year that QNET Founder Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Economic Forum in Malaysia.
This year, we continued to spread our wings. And how! 2012 marked the grand opening of our office in Dubai, UAE. We held a prestigious ceremony that included QNET Founder Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran, QNET Managing Director JR Mayer, the Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa region Tariq Al Yousefi, and the universally beloved Chief Pathman.
QNET revealed our grand goal of Touching A Billion Hearts in 2013. It was a promise to uphold the values of RYTHM, and help change lives for the better in every community we worked in. We feel so passionately about making a difference that RYTHM inspires everything we do.
Who can forget the start of our partnership with the four-time Premier League Champions – Manchester City Football Club! 2014 was the year #QNETCITY was born. We signed on to become their Official Direct Selling Partner, and there has been no looking back!