During two days suppliers get to meet a huge network of purchasers from 20 countries with 23+ billion euro in total distribution turnover in speed dating sessions.
In an effort to shorten decision-making cycles and to make things happen on site, all our distribution members will be represented by their sourcing/purchasing executives.
On top of that, suppliers can book a booth directly in the conference area to showcase their products.
Furthermore our European Ambassadors from 12 European countries will be at your disposal for any market support you might need.
Our new member Neuhofer Holz, which has been engaged in wood processing for 368 years, offers our participants a tour of their nearby production plant as a precursor to the X-Change days.
Apart from this, the X-Change days offer an excellent networking platform, where the participants will get inspired by the marvelous setting inside one of the oldest abbeys in Europe, framed by the picturesque winter ambiance of the Dachstein mountains.
The EDIN X-change days are a unique exchange and networking opportunity steered by the strong will to create added value for all – be part of it!
If you are interested in participating at the EDIN X-Change days, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to announce that, in cooperation with the Global DIY Summit, EDIN will organize the first Build Forum in 2019, taking place at the Convention Center in Dublin on June 4-5.
The Build Forum brings together senior executives and key decision makers from leading building materials distributors, builder’s merchant chains, cooperations and manufacturers.
The aim of the forum is to provide a unique platform for high-level networking and discussion of the latest trends and future evolutions in building materials and professional supplies.
On top of this attendants will receive valuable insights into the prospects for the B2B market via world-class keynote talks and panel discussions featuring the industry’s foremost thought leaders.
Topics covered will include the future of logistics, how technology can help improve business processes in all trade segments, the importance of standards in building information modelling and the digital marketplace as well as innovative partnership models between supply and distribution.
The Build Forum will be held in the marvelous Convention Centre Dublin, awarded Europes best conference center in 2017 and 2018.
Updates concerning tickets, programme, etc. coming soon!
|We are very happy to announce that Balex Metal, a leading manufacturer of building materials for the residential, industrial and agricultural sectors, has joined EDIN. Balex specializes in the production of sandwich panels, thermal insulation panels and trapezoidal sheets for roofing and walls.
For further information take a look at the company profile below or visit the Balex website.
ABOUT BALEX METAL
We build together.
For over 25 years, we have been operating in the construction material manufacturing industry, providing solutions for the commercial, residential and agricultural construction sectors.
We are a leading sandwich panel manufacturer in this part of the globe, with our materials sold to destinations across the planet, from the USA to New Zealand.
We owe this dynamic growth of Balex Metal to our customers, who trust our experience and contribute cooperatively to our concept of “We Build Together”.
Our business relations have helped us to develop products which exactly match the needs of modern construction markets. The business partnerships we maintain have helped us to build a comprehensive range of products and services for the B2B and B2C sectors, including Thermano PIR/PUR thermal insulation panels, Panorama steel sheet tiles, Elegant upright seam panels, and the state of the art Zenit roof gutter system.
We Build Together is our respect for our customers, first.
Many of our customers have been with us for over 25 years.
Trust is security.
The measure of trust for a brand is how the market values that brand. We have been at the top of many prestigious business rankings, with multiple industry awards to our name.
The nature of the north
The Kashubian region, the birth place of Balex Metal, is unique in many respects. The picturesque beauty of the landscape clashes with the harsh climate and the hard conditions of working in a land that has hardened generations. The untamed rage of the Baltic Sea, the wild winds, and the difficult farming conditions have shaped the people in the north of Poland into what they are today. This is why Kashubians are said to be practical, enterprising and reliable.
The austerity of the north means that people grow closer. Kashubians care highly for family values and the bonds they share with their communities, on whom they can always rely, not just in their private lives, but also in business. Whether a fish cutting crew, a gang of loggers stubbing the woods, or farmers harvesting together, it is all the same: for generations, collaboration has been highly valued, no matter what the walk of Kashubian life.
And yes, honestly, Kashubians are a stubborn folk. This might be a drawback in human interactions, but it is a great advantage at work. The people of the north are rock-solid; when they give their word, they live by it. This has been highly acclaimed in Scandinavia, where Balex Metal has been Building Together for years.
While manufacturing has been largely automated, Balex Metal places people in the forefront. It is people who control the processing and tend to the quality of the materials and the deployment of new solutions.
We are pleased to organize the 3rd EDIN Executive Exchange together with our partners and hosts Menouquin and Katoen Natie in Brussels from 23 October to 24 October 2018.
During two days CEOs and KDIs from industry, distribution and logistics will discuss core topics of the building materials sector and develop innovative solutions to create common added value.
Thrilling and informative keynotes will be held by
The Executive Exchange includes a visit of a warehouse of Katoen Natie, a leading international logistics service provider.
Uni-Mat joins EDIN
Uni-Mat is the biggest independent purchase group for building materials in Flanders, Belgium.
Its 20 members have a total of 26 outlets and a turnover of 244 million €.
The central warehouse and offices are located in 2280 Bornem.
|We are delighted to announce that Blue Dolphin, manufacturer and distributor of self-adhesive tapes, has joined EDIN.
Blue Dolphin presents itself in this presentation.
EDIN, the leading European platform in building materials, is delighted to announce an important step for their network.
On July 10th 2018, EDIN signed a partnership agreement with EDRA, the European DIY Retail Association, and GHIN, the Global Home Improvement Network.
EDRA/GHIN has an outstanding worldwide network of 28.000 stores, operating in 65 countries with a turnover of more than 300 billion €.
For more information visit the EDRA/GHIN website.
In the frame of this partnership EDIN is pleased to organize the 1st European Construction Forum in Dublin as a precursor event to the 7th Global DIY Summit in Dublin.
The European Construction Forum will take place on the 4th and 5th of June at the Convention Centre in Dublin, the same venue in which the Global DIY Summit will be taking place.
Save the dates:
EDIN X-change | 28-29 May 2018
The EDIN Building Materials forum took place on May 28th and 29th in Hilton Hotel, Cologne. European suppliers met EDIN distributors represented by their CEO’s and purchasing managers.
It was a huge opportunity to forge new partnerships and trade opportunities. Suppliers had the possibility to present their product portfolio to purchase responsibles from 17 countries and many doors for new business were opened.
EDIN is already looking forward to deepen the contacts during the X-Change days 2019 with many new partners from both industry and distribution.
During two days the participants from industry and distribution had – apart from an exciting store tour at K-Rauta and Onninen – the possibility to get some inspiring and innovative ideas for their own local business and feel how important it is to join forces in a new digital environment.
After Mr P. Niemi exposed the full spectrum of Kesko’s international activities in Europe, Mrs Vakkilainen (Head of Analytics and Customer Data at Kesko) and Prof. Lasse Mitronen (Aalto University) resumed in an excellent way the blurring market environment:
- new power of consumers
- customer is more mobile and always online
- data and mobile phones are changing our business
- competition landscape is in quick move
- everything and everywhere is data driven
- marketing technologies are changing rapidly
- globalisation is changing the customer and his expectations
- value co-creation by customers and providers
→ necessity of new service platforms, but
- how is service defined in the 21st century?
In resume, the slogan from the first Executive Exchange at tesa in Hamburg is more than valid
‚Today is the slowest day of our life‘
Both Prof. Mitronen and the moderator André Noël Chaker outlined that other branches have been preparing and acting earlier and much more consequently to the fact that the customer has got the remote control in his hands and that joining forces between producers and distributors is thus not only a possibility but a must.
Next meetings for Executive Exchanges are fixed as follows
- 23.-24.10.2018 in Brussels on invitation of Katoen Natie and Menogroup
- 10.-11.04.2019 in Krakow on invitation of Siec Budowlana