After a two-year break and a virtual event in the meantime, the Greek DIY industry will meet at a physical event in November. The 13th DIY & Home Improvement Conference will take place on 24 November. The conference, which has been bringing together the home improvement and renovation industry for 15 years, is organised by trade publisher Stephanos Karydakis. It is being held for the first time at the Benaki Museum in Piraeus/Athens because, according to the organisers, interest in a B2B meeting for the home and garden industry has grown steadily.
The DIY & Home Improvement Conference is the only networking event for executives from the top management level of all major companies, representatives from all segments of retail chains and the traditional trade of tools, paints, building materials, technology and home equipment, say the organisers.
With a professional, scientific and research approach, the 13th DIY & Home Improvement Conference will cover all matters of concern for the upcoming year: digital transformation, the rise of new forms of commerce, consumer trends, physical stores and global economic and political uncertainty, which are forcing businesses to seek new, innovative strategies.
The list of speakers includes both Greek and international industry experts such as Nikos Filippidis, anchorman for Mega TV, Dimitris Galanis, CEO of Praktiker Hellas, Jamie Anderson from Antwerp Management School, DIY experts Neil Munz-Jones from the UK and Thierry Coeman from Belgium or Marco Ortlandelli from Italy.
Under the caption 'Keep rolling', the pivotal themes around which the 13th DIY & Home Improvement Convention will revolve are consumer confidence, the future of retail, quick commerce, innovation, "phygital" concepts, digital transformation and garden trends.