Testimonials

The Global DIY Summit success stories!

“We are proud to have participated as main sponsor and platinum partner to the 5th Global DIY Summit held in Berlin in June 2017, as this was a great platform to receive and share information on the global macro trends, local best practices, customer new expectations and build strategic contacts and relationships for new business opportunities internationally. For Arexons, this was the perfect stage to present our product and service innovations aimed at creating the best customer experience for professional and consumer DIYers anywhere in the world”, Domenico Ciaglia, MD & CEO, Arexons SpA.


“We recommend the Global DIY Summit to all people and businesses involved in the DIY industry. Last year, it was our first time at the event and we participated as Silver Sponsors. The support received by the management, before and during the event, was impeccable. Everything was well organized and the venues were excellent for the purpose. The program was well planned, with great speakers and very interesting topics. During the coffee/lunch breaks, we had the opportunity to network with many decision-makers of the sector and it definitely helped us giving visibility to our brand and our offer. In two words: highly recommended!”, Marco Rossetti, Managing Director, Alfa Srl.


“For our company, AR Shelving, 2018 was our first attendance to Global DIY Summit. It’s been a great surprise from a producer/supplier point of view for several reasons: 1) It does not exist any other forum in Europe where you can meet the purchase power from the main operators in DIY retail market, and 2) From a management point of view, the Summit offers a glimpse of the worldwide retail trends with special focus on the new technology revolution. Without any doubt, this forum is a must in the agenda of any directive involved in the European retailing”, Iñaki Bringas, Sales Director, AR SHELVING.


“Today’s business is a global business. And the Global DIY Summit is a unique opportunity to meet every relevant stakeholder in the DIY business in one place. It’s simply a must-go that you can’t afford to miss”, Tobias M. Koerner, Vice President Global Sales, Gardena Division.


“The Global DIY Summit is the perfect setting for us to present our latest innovation to the Top Decision Makers within the industry. Each and every year, the audience keeps growing, the exchanges are more and more beneficial and due to these exchanges and audience numbers, it was an easy decision for V33 Group to become a proud Platinum sponsor of the Summit. Each and every year we look forward to the Summit”, Stefano Bénard, International Director, v33 Group.


“In its short history Global DIY-Summit has become the most important international platform for our industry. The yearly growth of attendees underlines the importance of the event and also proves how well the topics and trends are yearly selected by EDRA & fediyma. In an era of Brexit & Trump the congress sends a clear signal for free trade and taking down trade barriers”, Roland Skibbe, Managing Director, Ciret GmbH, GB Color Expert.


“We are proud to have been one of the sponsors and participants of the Global DIY Summit. 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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“Great Platform for networking and interaction, on a real international level. Perfect place to meet Manager out of the DIY Industry, in a perfect balance, between industry related presentation and break outs”, Matthias Schumacher, Director International Sales & Key Account Management, 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”, Henning von Boxberg, CEO, Robert 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“It is every year again a great experience and also opportunity to absorb the views from various home improvement cultures from all over the world. Hearing on the Summit about what drives our fascinating industry, in this and the next years, have an essential impact on our daily and strategical decisions”, Victoria Neuhofer, Manager, Neuhofer Holz GmbH.


“The Global DIY summit is a great opportunity to build relationships and partnerships at a senior, global level. A wide range of speakers deliver relevant, topical content that impacts on the changing nature of business. WD-40 Company will be using the event to present and get feedback on concepts that impact the maintenance, care and repair category”, Thomas Schmitz, Commercial Manager Strategic Accounts Europe, WD-40-Company.


“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.


“According to our pan-European presence, we supported the DIY Summit from the early beginning. We enjoy the fruitful discussions and networking with existing and potential partners in our global Home Improvement Industry. The DIY Summit will always be a fixed date in our agenda!”, Sebastian Laus CEO suki.international Group.


“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.