Main Topics 2018

What’s next in the world of home improvement?

The world has drastically changed in the past years! How does the future of home improvement look like?


Global Economic and Political Overview

The World Bank forecasts a fragile recovery of the global economy, as it expects that growth will strengthen to 2,7 percent in 2017. However, prospects remain clouded by elevated policy uncertainties, including election outcomes, the direction of Brexit negotiations, and financial sector fragilities. Policy changes in the United States, the single largest destination of Euro Area exports, also remain a source of uncertainty. A renowned global consultancy will present a comprehensive overview of the key facts of the actual global political and economic scene. [Read more]


Challenges for a New Kind of Cooperation – Facing the Future Together

Many manufacturers and retailers are facing the future, and trying to shape it, rather than denying it, but is the industry doing enough? Do the boardrooms understand the urgency and the scale of the demographic changes that are already remaking the industry? Manufacturers and retailers are closely working together to develop a new ways to generate growth within the market. Get inspired by the industry’s leaders and discover a new era on how to develop a new business model of cooperation. [Read more]


The DIY Next Generation – Disrupting our Industry

Many of the major players have decided that the best way to compete with start-ups is to invest in their own. Many of the big global companies are looking to disrupt themselves and have set up venture arms to help them think and operate differently. Even large, global companies can disrupt markets if they are agile, build the right networks and dare to innovate. You don’t have to be a startup to think like one. [Read more]


Market Update – Latest Industry Figures

Driven by the changing consumers and purchases channels, organizations in the DIY industry are investing in exploring their customer journeys. During this session we show customer journey analytics which can help you to take decisions based on the changing orientation of the consumer. As a second topic, we will also present an update on what Brexit means for international retailers in the home improvement sector and for organizations that supply the UK retail industry with both goods and services. [Read more]


Home Improvement around the World

Our congress brings together top DIY managers from over 50 countries worldwide. The development of our industry varies from country to country. We will take you on a journey around the planet and show you the most successful strategies. Discover new trends and concepts that could become a benchmark and growth accelerator for your own business. [Read more]