Agenda

8 December - DACH Focus

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Growing From Challenges – HighTech Markets in Europe

09:00 - 09:30

Speaker: Tatjana Wismeth, Head of GfK Distribution & Supply Chain Intelligence
At a time when high inflation rates, conflicts and supply chain issues heavily affect markets, maintaining resilience and generating growth is more difficult than ever. GfK will provide an objective view into future consumer desires and changed business dynamics as well as highlight strategies to successfully use current challenges for sustainable business success. This session is an opportunity to learn what will influence your decision-making and future business strategy.

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Innov8

Buyer Insider Session 1 - Innov8 Spain

09:30 - 10:00

Speaker: Managing Director

The company forms part of the Innov 8 Group. INNOV 8 Group, is a Top European Distributor of smartphones, Mobility & Wearable accessories and connected objects with more than 5 000 customers in about 50 countries and the preferred partner of the major players in distribution, which are phone operators, specialized networks, consumer electronics, mass merchandisers and eCommerce sites.

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Exertis

Buyer Insider Session 2 - Exertis France

10:00 - 10:30

Speaker: Director of Development
Exertis France is the French subsidiary of DCC PLC a publicly listed company on London Stock Exchange with a global turnover of €15b, including €5.4b in IT. Exertis France is specialised on the retail market, with an offer spanning from AV to smart technology, gaming and computing products. At the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards in 2020, Exertis Group was named "Best Company to Work For"

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Buyer Insider Session 3 - Euronics International

10:30 - 11:00

Speaker: Head of Commercial Affairs
Euronics is the leading international group of national retailers operating across the EMEA and CIS regions bringing innovative electrical products to consumers via an omni-channel approach. Our Group was founded in 1990 by 5 entrepreneurs who recognized that delivering the right products and services within the consumer electronics market would change dramatically and foresaw the need to create synergies in order to provide outstanding support with the most pioneering products to consumers.

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Europe’s bumpy road to recovery: what next for the region’s smartphone market?

11:00 - 11:30

Speaker: Jan Stryjak, Associate Director, CounterPoint Research

The European smartphone market’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and global supply issues has now been threatened by macroeconomic challenges. This session aims to answer the key questions: what has happened, who are the winners and losers so far, and what are the future prospects for the region?

 

20 October - MEA Focus

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Opportunities for growth in a disrupted META market

09:00 - 09:30

Speaker: Chris Moon, Market Intelligence Product Lead for META

The Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META) market has been impacted by multiple factors such as inflation, supply chain uncertainty, conflict and COVID-19. This session will help the audience understand how these factors are impacting the durable market for digital products, and highlight how vendors and channel partners can capture opportunities in volatile conditions.

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Virgin Megastore

Buyer Insider Session 1 - Virgin Megastore Lebanon

09:30 - 10:00

Speaker: General Manager

Virgin Megastore is a global entertainment brand, and the leading lifestyle retail destination in the Middle East and North Africa region, with 40 stores in 9 markets. Since its establishment in the UAE in 2001, Virgin Megastore set a constant target of establishing and expanding its Middle East presence as well as its product offering to fulfill growing trends and expectations in the region.

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Buyer Insider Session 2 - Techmart UAE

10:00 - 10:30

Speaker: VP Business Development

Techmart is a leading distribution company in the Middle East region focusing on Mobility, Gaming, and Urban Mobility Product categories covering 6 countries across the Middle East with a local team and warehouse. Techmart partners with global brands such as Razer, Corsair, Thrustmaster, Huawei, SanDisk, Belkin, among others. Servicing customers across a multitude of channel segments: Online, Telecom Operator, Big Box Electronic Retail, Hypermarkets, Corporate VAR, Independent Retailers, and many more...

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Buyer Insider Session 3 - Esquire South Africa

10:30 - 11:00

Speaker: Purchasing Director

Esquire is an award winning and one of the leading distributors of technology products such Computer Hardware, Peripherals, Accessories and Digital Lifestyle products for southern Africa. Established in 1999, Esquire's head office is based in Samrand / Midrand, Gauteng in South Africa at the Esquire Digital Lifestyles Park, which is a 8,000 square metres warehousing and logistics centre, with regional branches in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

 

21 October - Asia Focus

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The Paradigm Shift in APAC’s Consumer Tech Market

09:00 - 09:30

Speaker: Mukund Tripathi, Market Intelligence Lead-APAC, GfK

The Asia Pacific region has been impacted by global challenges, however, APAC is a melting pot of different cultures and channels, presenting vendors with plenty of local opportunities to grow. At the same time, the tech and durables market is going through paradigm change driven by new consumer choices in response to a changing world. Join this session to find out how a new consumerism is changing the tech and durable market dynamics, the impact of evolving consumer needs plus changing digital trends and habits.

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Buyer Insider Session 1 - Green Sources India

09:30 - 10:00

Speaker: Director of Business Development

Green Sources Pvt. Ltd. is a value-added distributor in AV & IT products, with offices across India. Established in 2009, we have gathered adequate experience to ascertain the best quality products for your business. Today, we are known to offer the most sought-after AV & IT products to our esteemed partners. Rated SME 1 by CRISIL (Highest level of Creditworthiness)

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Buyer Insider Session 2 - CNS Power South Korea

10:00 - 10:30

Speaker: Sales Director

CNS Power Co., Ltd. was established in 2003 and entered into global partnerships with HP, Microsoft, Toshiba, iLuv Mobile Accessories, Foxconn Innowatt, and Energizer as the authorized distributor. Through such partnerships, we supply products and solutions to retailers in South Korea and take up a meaningful market share in the market which includes but is not limited to department stores, CVS, Apple stores, stationery and book stores.

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Buyer Insider Session 3 - Limonics India

10:30 - 11:00

Speaker: Managing Partner

Limonics is a distribution company headquartered in India and covers the entire region of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri-Lanka. We distribute to all major CE, Lifestyle, Toy stores, APR, and outdoor/sports retail channels across the region.