Congratulations to the sales and marketing executives and to your honoured guests as you celebrate the 29th annual Distinguished Salesperson Award. As president of Sales and Marketing Executives International, the world voice of sales and marketing management, I extend my warmest greetings to the members of sales and marketing executives of Hong Kong and especially to the outstanding men and women who are being honoured. The outstanding sales achievements of these distinguished professionals have contributed greatly to the dynamic economic growth of Hong Kong. They have set a new standard of excellence for which all professional salespeople will strive to achieve. Best wishes for an outstanding evening of recognition. ROBERT CUNNINGHAM, President, Sales and Marketing Executives International.