The Global DIY Summit is the world’s leading event for retailers and manufacturers from the home improvement and garden centre industry. It is a unique opportunity to exchange views on current and future developments within the global market with the industry’s leading players. The Summit is being jointly hosted 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).
This year the motto of our event is “A New Era – A Glimpse into the Future of Home Improvement”. The world in which we live is changing rapidly. In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU and since then the pound sterling has depreciated and brought instability to global markets. Moreover, from late January on the other side of the world, Donald Trump will have all the authority of the American executive, and the support of a unified Republican Congress, behind him. He will, therefore, be in a position to deliver profound and lasting change. The economic consequences of Trump’s presidency could be enormous, and costly.
All this, together with the 4th Industrial Revolution, is the beginning of a new business climate where companies have to adapt to a new set of realities.
The world is even more competitive and challenging for retailers and manufacturers than ever before. The barriers to entry in the retail market are quickly becoming non-existent as the Internet opens up the world for business.
The digital transformation, the rise of new retail formats and global economic and political uncertainty are forcing DIY businesses around the world to embrace and adopt new innovative strategies to drive this ongoing disruption.
So how did we get here? How did we land in this exciting new age of retail? What impact does Brexit will have on home improvement? How does the future of our industry look like within the next years? Is a complete organisational transformation the only path to survival?
Join us in Berlin and meet leaders from the Home Improvement Industry. Together you will find a way to shape a new path in the marketplace for your organization, to disrupt business as usual. The future of our industry is in your hands!