Global DIY Summit to be Held in Dublin
Dublin has been chosen to host the Global DIY Summit 2019. They staved off competition from several major convention destinations including Rome and Amsterdam.
The two day event is the world’s leading event for retailers and manufacturers from the home improvement and garden centre industry. It brings together 1000 top managers from 50 countries around the world.
The Convention Centre Dublin
The summit will take place next June in The Convention Centre in the Dublin Docklands which overlooks the River Liffey. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, Dublin’s Docklands is the finance and technology hub of the city and therefore ideally positioned to entice the international business tourism market. The event is expected to generate up to €5 million for the Dublin economy and is a unique opportunity to exchange views on current and future developments within the global market with the industry’s leading players.
2018 DIY Summit Barcelona
This year’s summit was jointly hosted in Barcelona by the two leading European DIY professional organisations, EDRA (European DIY-Retail Association) and Fediyma (European Federation of DIY Manufacturers), and the first global representation of interest of DIY trade, GHIN (Global Home Improvement Network).
Speakers focused on the main congress theme of DIY Next – Reinventing our Industry and featured a long list of high profile professionals including Véronique Laury, CEO of Kingfisher, Sylvain Prud’homme, President of Lowe’s International, Ignacio Sanchez, General Director of Leroy Merlin, and Henning von Boxberg, Global President of Bosch.
2019 Global DIY Summit Topics
Topics for discussion at the 2019 event will include how technology is transforming consumer behavior in home improvement, navigating potential geopolitical challenges such as trade tariffs, and global trends in relation to home ownership versus rental.
Tickets for the global summit will go on sale internationally in early 2019 along with confirmation of the programme of speakers.