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. 

For more information about GS1's presence at the DIY Summit, please contact Camille Dreyfuss (GS1 in Europe).

 

For more information about the conference and the program, click here.