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GLOBAL DIY SUMMIT GLOBAL DIY S S


GLOBAL DIY SUMMIT


THE COUNTDOWN IS ON T


With less than a month to go until the top names in DIY and gardening converge on the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany, DIY Week takes a look at what’s on offer this June...


he “most successful event ever organised by home impr ovement or ganisations EDRA, fediyma and


ghin,” is how the 5th Global DIY Summit, which takes place in Berlin on June 8-9 is being described. Mor e than 900 senior managers, including in exces s of 300 execu tives fro m over 50 retail companies have now r egister ed to attend the summit and, with less than a month to go until doors open, time is r unning out to r egister .


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The theme for this year is ‘A nto the Future of Home


Improvement,’ with topics including the business opportunities in garden retailing, the ‘platform era’, a global economic and political overview co-operating with start-ups and an overall update on the global DIY market. Speakers include GfK’s


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June 7 with a store tour, giving delegates


a greater insight


into DIY retailing in Germany. In the evening there is casual get together in the congress’ exhibition are a at


the Mariti m


Hotel, allowing retailers and suppliers from across the globe to extend their business networks


open. This congress exhibition incorporates


offers service providers the opportunity to present their products and know-how to the global top decision makers of the sector. Organisers are calling this year’s exhibition “an invaluable platform to showcase your most


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Since 2007, the company has manufactured a number of products under its popular Bord na Móna Growise brand, which have gone on to receive ‘Best Buy’ status for quality and performance. Successful products include the peat-reduced multipurpose grow bag which was awarded ‘Best Buy’ status in 2016, when compared to similar products on the market. Head of marketing June Dowling said: “Bord na Móna UK invests heavily in ongoing research into sustainable growing media and peat-r educedcompost. Ourproduct


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our competitors, Bord na Móna has not once received a negative review for any of our products over the past 10 years. This is hugely encouraging and demonstrates our ability to produce consistently positive results, regar dless of the product in question.”


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The largest supplier of own-brand compost and growing media in the UK, Bord na Móna UK is celebrating its 10th year of ‘Best Buy’ formulas, as certified by consumer ratings magazine Which? Gar dening.


brand, other award-winning blends manufactur ed by the company include those supplied for own- brand use to the likes of W


e to the likes of Wyevale


and B&Q. This year alone, Which? Gardening awarded ‘Best Buy’ status to three own-brand formulations. Ms Dowling continued: “This is not only great news for us, but great news for our partners too. Bord na Mó na UK is all ab out providin g market leading products that ensure the consumer gets great results every time.”


Bord na Móna UK is the largest own-brand supplier of


compost


and bark in the UK. It is part of the Bord na Móna plc, which specialises in eco-fuels, growing media, recycling, resource recovery and renewable energy.


suppliers and


Franck Thur eau, CBI’s Josh Hardie, George Padelopoulos from Kingfisher Facebook’s Kai Herzburger and Google’s Alexander Zerdick.


and to exchange views. r,, The pr ogramme kicks of f on


On June 8, the main summit will be launched by EDRA and fediyma, and the Global DIY Exhibition


2017 will officially


innovative product trends and to expand your network of contacts.” Meanwhile, the summit will be introduced by EDRA general secr etary John Herbert and fediyma general manager Ralf Rahmed e. During the programme, visitors will be able to give their opinion using a voting tool.


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The summit’s first day will be r ounded of f with a Gala Dinner at Velodrom Berlin, during which Awar d will be


presented to Gr egory M. Bridgefor d of Lowe’s. Then it’s back to the Maritim Hotel on June 9 for another full day of global DIY discussion, rounding up with a networkin g farewell lunch.


Visit diysummit.org to register now . Rooms are still available for the event at the Sheraton Berlin and Hotel Berlin, both of which are within 10 minutes’ walking distance to the Maritim.


T: 0800 973 555


E: info@thegreenergardener.com www


w..thegreenergardener.com www.diyweek.net


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