The world of home improvement has just returned for the 8th Global DIY-Summit, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 8 to the 10 of June 2022.

At the end of the 8th Global DIY-Summit, the delegates, using the in-app voting tool, rated this event an overwhelming 81% as ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’ with a further 18% rating the event as ‘good’. Approximately 900 delegates from 55 countries attended the congress, which included over 280 of the top retailers in our sector from around the world.

Due to the highly multicultural audience attending the Summit this year, perhaps due to international travel reopening, the Voting Tool produced some interesting results. Our audience was predominantly male, at 72% of the total number of delegates. This year over 31% of the audience were retailers, whilst suppliers are still the largest share among the different type of attendees: approximately 55% of the delegates were manufacturers.

Moreover, companies not necessarily working in the industry, or at least not 100% related to it (for example: consultancy firms, trade fair organisations, universities, etc.) also showed a growing participation at 15% of the total.

It was most encouraging for us as organisers that the delegates using the voting tool labelled our congress to be a world-class event. The next and 9th Global DIY-Summit will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 14 to 16 June 2023. Over 65% of delegates have already confirmed their participation to next year’s Summit.



_Respect for people - respect for everyone__ DIY Lifetime Award for John Herbert


The global DIY-Lifetime Awars 2022

The absolute highlight of the 8th Global DIY-Summit was the Gala Evening that took place in one of the most unique buildings in Copenhagen: the Lokomotivværkstedet. Steeped in history, this refurbished and repurposed locomotive workshop, with its floor to ceiling windows and candescent skylights, provided the perfect backdrop to present EDRA/GHIN General Secretary, an undeniable icon in retail, DIY and home improvement, John W. Herbert, with the Global DIY Lifetime Award.



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