Testimonials

The Global DIY Summit success stories!

“We are proud to have been one of the sponsors and participants of The 3rd Global DIY Summit which was held in London in June 2015. The purpose and achievement of this venue was to bring together the home improvement industry of manufacturers and retailers who together both had the opportunity to network and exchange views on current and future developments within the global market. This certainly was the case for Arcansas who took this unique opportunity to have discussions with not only current but also establish connections with new partners”, Amedeo Scriattoli, General Manager, Arcansas.


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“A great event where we were able to present ourselves as a global DIY trade partner. The retail contacts is one of the many benefits to attending this event. You will be able to deepen the communication with existing contacts and also the possibility of attracting new global contacts”, Matthias Schumacher, Director International Sales, tesa.


“For my team and myself the Global DIY Summit has become a “Jour Fix” in the annual meeting calendar as it combines personal experience exchange amongst top decision makers with relevant input on latest trends and developments”, Thomas Heim, Senior Vice President Brand Positioning and Distribution, Bosch Power Tools.


“Homebase have been delighted to support and attend the Global DIY Summit over several years. We find it provides a great opportunity to meet with other retailers and with suppliers to catch up with leading edge thinking in our industry. The line up of speakers is always varied and very strong, and the Gala dinners never fail to impress with stunning venues around Europe”, Jo Kenrick, Marketing Director, Homebase Ltd.


“It was a real privilege to be one of the sponsors of the 2015 Global DIY-Summit. It was an insightful event full of thought provoking presentations that were supported by good research and data. The event also provided unique opportunities for face to face meetings with CEO’s and Key Executives of many of the world’s largest retailers. This is simply a “Must Do” event for anyone in the retail industry!”, Bob Mosbaugh, Managing Director, LHLP / Honeywell Safes & Door Locks.


“The increasing digitalisation, especially of online retail trading, gains in importance in the DIY store sector, as the Third Global DIY Summit in London again made very clear. Now it is time that manufacturers, retailers and customers work together to find creative solutions. The DIY industry’s most important international congress dealt at a top level with these and other fundamental future issues for the DIY business. I was delighted to have been able as a participant to contribute toward an extremely interesting platform debate”, Hartmut Jenner, CEO, Alfred Kärcher.


“This year’s congress was a perfect mix of highly relevant, up-to-date and interesting topics combined with an inspiring networking platform in a very professional set-up. The yearly event for the home improvement industry which no manager should miss!”, Bernt Ringhofer, Vice President Global Sales Adhesives Consumer, Henkel Central Eastern Europe GmbH.


“The Global DIY Summit has become an important communication platform for the DIY sector worldwide. We are also looking forward to taking part in next year’s Summit and to interacting with all participants”, Ralf Meistes, Head of DIY-Logistics, DACHSER.


Einhell“The Global DIY Summit is a big magnet for our industry where you can meet all international decision makers. The whole extent of this event as well as the organization was again excellent this year and we look forward to attending next year”, Andreas Kroiss, CEO, Einhell Germany AG.


“The Global DIY summit is a key date in our diary. The conference provides J. W. Ostendorf with the opportunity to learn about developments of our market, listen to expert presentations and network with fellow industry colleagues. We value the Global DIY summit greatly as we are able to use the networking and insights to further build our relationships to our partners and thereby develop the Ostendorf paint business across Europe”, Jan Ostendorf, Managing Director Sales & Marketing, J. W. Ostendorf.


“Our first participation as sponsor of the Global DIY Summit has been totally successful and rewarding. We could not find a better opportunity to show to all key decision makers our skills and innovative products! No doubt that we will renew our partnership next year and will become a permanent partner of this event”, Stefano Benard, International Director, V33 Group.


“An impressive DIY Summit in London this year in terms of a perfect organization and especially its open culture. Easily exchanging opinions and details between participants and having interesting speakers make it possible to cooperate more effectively and improve “our” DIY industry!”, Henk van Ommen, Director, Batavia GmbH.


Neuhofer Holz - Global DIY Summit“The whole convention was excellently organized with very interesting lectures and outstanding speakers. We also participated successfully as a sponsor with our booth, where we presented our product innovations and new trends. We will definitely attend at the Global DIY Summit 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden”, Franz Neuhofer, CEO, Neuhofer Holz GmbH.


“This event is the global DIY shopping window with best opportunities to get in contact with key decision makers from global DIY players to exchange about new trends, concepts, product lines and extend your network”, Thomas Schmitz, Pan European Accounts Manager, WD-40 Company Ltd.


“The Global DIY Summit is a mixture of key decision makers from both retail and industry meet in a relaxed and inspiring setting, where existing contacts are intensified and new contacts are made. A true added value for our business”, Michel Berkes, Director International Key Accounts DIY, Bolton Adhesives.


“The Global DIY Summit is the only real global event of our branch. For suki, it is the ideal networking platform for a global exchange of our industry. Nowhere else is this possible in such a concentrated way”, Sebastian Laus, Managing Director, suki.international GmbH.


“The Global DIY Summit was a great success for our company due to the valuable contact with decision makers. After participating in this congress, I am now sure that sponsoring this event is the best way to reach most effectively your target group. It is by far one of the best events I have ever attended”, Rudolf Tale-Yazdi, Head of International Business, Online-Software AG.