World: 8th Global DIY Summit 2020 taking place on 10-12 June

Following the huge success of the 7th Global DIY Summit 2019 in Dublin, this year’s event, taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is again expected to host a record number of delegates. Taking place on 10-12 June 2020 with the motto “The New Normal: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing World” – the 2020 congress offers an outstanding program with top speakers addressing current major issues affecting our industry. Save your place for the world’s best home improvement networking event! Start the year with the early bird special rate and save up to 300 EUR!

 

Ireland: Screwfix plans for 40 stores

Screwfix Sandyford and Swords in Dublin along with a Waterford store all opened last month, with more stores planned for 2020. As part of Screwfix’s expansion plans, there is the potential for the business to open up to 40 stores over the coming years, creating over 400 employment opportunities in Ireland. The vacancies will be available in a variety of areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisor roles. Each store will stock 10,000 products, from power tools and work wear to heating and electrical with 24,000 products available to order online and over the phone for delivery and collection from store. Screwfix CEO, John Mewett, said: “We’re extremely excited to be launching Screwfix stores in Ireland to help tradespeople get their jobs done quickly, affordably and on time. The creation of bricks and mortar stores in Ireland is a major milestone for us and a direct result of the increasing demand from Irish tradespeople for our fantastic range of products.”

Read more at www.diyweek.net

Germany: Hornbach almost double-digit Q3 growth overseas

The Hornbach DIY stores outside of Germany grew in the first nine months of financial year 2019/2020 (ending 29 February 2020) significantly more strongly than on their home market. The increase in sales in European countries amounted to 9.5%; in Germany this was 7.5% more than in the comparative period. Like-for-like growth of the international stores at 8.1% also lay one percentage point over that of the Hornbach stores in Germany. Overall, the German DIY retailer made sales of €3.4993 bn in the first three quarters (€1.7821 bn at home, €1.7172 bn abroad) and thus grew by 7.8%.

Read more at www.diyinternational.com

World: Registration open for Global DIY Summit 2020

Register now for the most important international networking event in the Home Improvement Industry. More than 1,100 executive managers from 50 countries will gather at the 8th Global DIY Summit taking place on 10-12 June 2020 in Amsterdam. The event’s motto, The New Normal: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing World, will address the constantly accelerating pace of global change and the now permanent fixture of disruption in the business landscape. Register now to learn from the world’s leading authorities on these issues and participate in the industry’s best networking event!

Find out more at www.diysummit.org

World: Board of EDRA/GHIN appoints two new members

EDRA/GHIN are delighted to announce the addition of two new board members. Thierry Garnier, CEO of Kingfisher, taking the place of outgoing CEO Véronique Laury. Furthermore the Board have co-opted Jorma Rauhala, Deputy CEO/Pres: Building & Tech Trade Division of Kesko, the largest Scandinavian home improvement company, to their number.

 

Germany: Ambiente getting set for 7-11 February 2020 in Frankfurt

Ambiente is gearing up for another successful event next year, taking place on 7-11 February 2020 in Frankfurt.

The show is one of the world’s most important consumer goods trade fairs, boasting a globally unrivalled range of products in the Dining, Giving and Living areas. With the latest design trends and innovations, interest in the fair is increasing as the high number of buyers makes Ambiente attractive to even more exhibitors from around the world.

In 2019, 4,460 exhibitors from 92 countries attended the fair. Ambiente is one of the EDRA/GHIN Recommended Global Trade Fairs.

Any EDRA/GHIN Member who requires VIP Complimentary tickets to attend ambiente should contact info@edra-ghin.org

 

Find out more at: www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com

Germany: Heimtextil gearing up for 7-10 January 2020

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, and will next be held in Frankfurt am Main on 7-10 January 2020. The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the new business year. Heimtextil is the season opener for new trends and textile innovations. Here, you can find everything in one place: interior textiles, interior design and interior trends.

EDRA/GHIN Members who would like complimentary VIP tickets to attend Heimtextil should contact info@edra-ghin.org

Find out more about what’s in store for the 50th Edition of Heimtextil at: www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com

Germany: Light+Building preparing for another successful event

Light+Building, the stage for the latest lighting trends and a source of inspiration for building services technology, is building up for next year’s event on 8-13 March 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. Taking place every two years since 2000, this event has grown rapidly and now has more than 2,600 companies presenting their world firsts in the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. Of some 216,000 visitors, almost half come from outside Germany. Amongst the major visitor groups are architects, interior architects, designers, planners and engineers, as well as tradesmen and representatives from the retail and wholesale sectors and from industry.

Any EDRA/GHIN Member who would like complimentary VIP tickets for Light+Building should contact info@edra-ghin.org

Find out more at: www.light-building.messefrankfurt.com

Germany: Christmasworld, Creativeworld & Paperworld set for Jan 2020

Messefrankfurt is gearing up for its triple trade fair taking place in January in Frankfurt. Christmasworld, the world’s biggest trend and order platform for the international seasonal and festive decoration sector, will take place on 24-28 January 2020. On 25-28 January Messfrankfurt will also be hosting Paperworld, the international trade fair for stationery, office supplies and writing instruments, and Creativeworld, the world’s largest trade fair for hobby, craft and art supplies uniting the most important manufacturers from all over the world. Christmasworld, Creativeworld & Paperworld are all EDRA/GHIN Recommended Global Trade Fairs.

Find out more about ChristmasWorld Here: www.messefrankfurt.com