Programme 2024

Embracing Change in DIY – How to Thrive in the Never Normal

Our motto encapsulates the ethos of the 10th Global DIY-Summit in 2024, igniting discussions on adaptation, resilience, and innovation within the DIY industry. In an era marked by constant flux and unpredictability, this theme serves as a guiding beacon for industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts to navigate the uncharted territories of the ‘Never Normal.’ Recognizing change as the only constant, this summit seeks to equip participants with the tools, strategies, and insights necessary not only to withstand disruptions but to flourish in an ever-evolving landscape.

The DIY sector is witnessing a paradigm shift driven by technological advancements, shifting consumer demands, and a growing emphasis on sustainability. This summit’s focus on embracing change underscores the need for industry stakeholders to embrace technological innovations, leverage digitalization, and explore novel approaches to meet evolving consumer expectations. Furthermore, sustainability remains a pivotal facet, encouraging a shift towards eco-friendly practices and materials, aligning with global efforts towards a more responsible and sustainable future.

Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, the summit aims to facilitate dynamic conversations around agility, adaptability, and forward-thinking strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with experts, thought leaders, and pioneers who will share insights, success stories, and practical approaches to thriving in the ‘Never Normal.’ By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, this summit endeavors to empower participants to proactively embrace change, transform challenges into opportunities, and chart a course for sustained growth in the dynamic DIY landscape of tomorrow.

  • Start Date : 11.06.2024
  • Start Time : 10:00
  • End Date : 13.06.2024
  • End Time : 14:00
  • Address : Viale Asia, 40 /44, 00144 Rome, Italy
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John W. Herbert

Store Tour Rome

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10:00 - 16:30

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La Nuvola - Rome Convention Center

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Get-Together 2024

sponsored by Worx

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19:30 - 23:30

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Exhibition Area

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John W. Herbert

Welcome & Introduction / EDRA- GHIN

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09:00 - 09:09

Hall

Auditorium

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Piet de Coninck

Welcome & Introduction / HIMA

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09:00 - 09:09

Hall

Auditorium

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Iñaki Maillard

Introduction to the Summit

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09:09 - 09:12

Hall

Auditorium

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Thierry Garnier

Presidents Welcome / EDRA-GHIN

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09:12 - 09:25

Hall

Auditorium

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Reinhard Wolff

Presidents Welcome / HIMA

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09:12 - 09:25

Hall

Auditorium

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Ira Kalish

Global Economic Outlook

Time Schedule

09:25 - 09:55

Hall

Auditorium

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Sebastian Gundel

Moving Forward

Time Schedule

09:55 - 10:25

Hall

Auditorium

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Networking Break

55 minutes

Time Schedule

10:25 - 11:20

Hall

Exhibition Area

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Ken Hughes

Introduction to the Never Normal

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11:20 - 11:30

Hall

Auditorium

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Peter Hinssen

The Never Normal

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11:30 - 12:15

Hall

Auditorium

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Ken Hughes

Fireside Chat

Time Schedule

12:15 - 12:35

Hall

Auditorium

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Networking Lunch

85 minutes

Time Schedule

12:35 - 14:00

Hall

Exhibition Area

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Awaiting confirmation

Sustainable Home Improvement: Unveiling Scope 3 Solutions

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14:05 - 14:30

Hall

Auditorium

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Awaiting confirmation

Panel Discussion

Time Schedule

14:30 - 14:55

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Auditorium

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Katie King

How can the Home Improvement and Garden Centre Industry Harness AI Ethically for Competitive Advantage

Time Schedule

14:55 - 15:30

Hall

Auditorium

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Networking Break

50 minutes

Time Schedule

15:30 - 16:20

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Exhibition Area

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Aidan McCullen

Permanent Reinvention: An Agile Mindset in times of Change

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16:20 - 17:00

Hall

Auditorium

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Christophe Jauquet

Home, the Ultimate Investment in our Health

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17:00 - 17:40

Hall

Auditorium

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Networking Break

Free Time before Gala Evening

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17:40 - 19:00

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La Nuvola - Rome Convention Center

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Gala Dinner 2024

A delightful evening in one of the most exclusive venues in Rome

Time Schedule

19:00 - 01:00

Hall

Surprise Venue

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John W. Herbert

Welcome and Introduction

Time Schedule

09:00 - 09:05

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Auditorium

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Nick Stene

Where to Play - the 2024 DIY Opportunity Index

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09:05 - 09:25

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Auditorium

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Craig Webb

Looking Beyond The Home Depot: Great Ideas from DIY Centers in the United States

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09:25 - 09:45

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Auditorium

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Bob Chermin

The DIY Industry – A View from the Bridge

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09:45 - 10:05

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Auditorium

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Jacob Minah

Unlocking-Potential: The Power of Omni-Channel Marketing of Home Improvement

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10:05 - 10:35

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Auditorium

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Networking Break

60 minutes

Time Schedule

10:35 - 11:35

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Exhibition Area

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Andrea Scown

Winning in Customer Experience

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11:35 - 11:55

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Auditorium

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Paul Candon

Crafting Excellence: Lessons from Ireland’s DIY Industry

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11:55 - 12:15

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Auditorium

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Jonathan Nathusius

The Softer Side of Home Improvement

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12:15 - 12:35

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Auditorium

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Marc Henkens

QR Code Powered by GS1: Your Product‘s Gateway to a Sustainable Era

Time Schedule

12:35 - 12:55

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Auditorium

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Kayleigh Fazan

Inclusivity at the Heart of Retail: Teamwork to Drive Customer Success

Time Schedule

12:55 - 13:20

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Exhibition Area

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Networking Lunch

Farewell

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13:20 - 14:20

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Exhibition Area