As you all know, the aggravating situation with COVID-19 has since the confirmation of the first infections in Europe caused quite a few disruptions in the event calendars and travel plans of many among us.
To protect the health of their employees, many companies have put in place travel restrictions or outright travel bans to mitigate any further spreading.
Many events, from large international fairs to smaller gatherings have been either cancelled or postponed.
To us, the health of visitors and exhibitors of any event we organise is primary. Following the careful observation of the developments we, therefore, decided that the safest and best course of action would be to postpone Build 2020.
Due to the situation that many events were already postponed to late summer/early autumn, we plan to hold Build 2020 in November. A new contract is currently being negotiated with the event venue in Amsterdam and the exact dates will be communicated to you shortly.
The building sector met at another thrilling BAU fair in Munich.
With 2.250 exhibitors from 45 countries and 250.000 visitors from more than 150 countries, it was the largest and most international BAU so far.
EDIN had the pleasure to meet their industry and distribution partners and get insights into the current state as well as the future of the building industry.
|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.
Suki will exhibit at the upcoming international hardware show in Cologne, Germany, from 4th to 7th March 2018 and will present a refreshing way to display on an area of almost 200 square meters. A brand new „shop-in- shop“ concept for ironmongery will be on display with completely updated presentations as well as innovations in many other product ranges: For Chains & Ropes the new „European fit“ range, an assortment tailored to the entire European market. The modern furniture fittings concept, with a new flexible packaging design and many new products on an optimized space. The range of furniture fittings is completed by the new partnership with the Spanish producer of decorative furniture fittings, REI Industrias, who will present his products at the show side by side with suki. The partnership with REI is actually focused on the German, Dutch and Belgium market.
„Over the past four years we’ve developed a lot of innovations and sharpened our brands. Besides that, we are increasingly engaged in product range partnerships“ says Sebastian Laus, CEO of the suki Group.
A highlight of the show are the awards of the German BHB (= association of German DIY Retailers) Customer Service Prize. Suki is nominated with the brand Magnodur within the category “communication at the POS”. „We are very proud of this nomination and who know, maybe we can emerge as winners from the contest with other prestigious brands“ says Serge Thömmes, Director International Sales and Tobias Gerten, Head of Marketing full of enthusiasm.
Of course, the range can be marveled at the suki booth on the Cologne show. In addition to the Magnodur wood connectors, new screws under the same brand and with the same coating will be presented the first time. On top of that, suki will introduce a partnership with the US Company Ajustco, for a new patented product in the Magnodur range. suki is a leading European solution provider of individualized retail concepts for the Home improvement and trade markets and is a member of the Serafin diversified group of companies.
We would like to thank EUROBAUSTOFF for an invitation to yet another great Fair that took place on the 6th and 7th November 2016.
The Forum was a great opportunity for Edin to follow up on the development from Kick-off Summit, see friendly faces again, but most importantly to engage further in the networking activities.
Every event is a great chance for networking and this year’s Forum only proved it.
Visit Eurobaustoff booth / Jens Lehmann – Lucien Hardt