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y, focused on maintaining

brand awareness and remaining uption, gave

interactive atmospher

relevant in times of disr delegates the chance to work in an e. The Global f with

DIY Summit then kicked-of a networking event that evening at -one tourist attraction in

Ireland; the Guinness Store House. Designing the future together

This year’s motto was ‘DIY Evolution – Designing the Future Together’.

digital transformation, new innovation leader worldwide, ecasts,

The speakers gave presentations on innovation, digital platforms as new business models worldwide, how epare your team to embrace Asia – as a

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the world. The general perception of the global economy was positive, ecast

and most of the speakers for

mor e innovation and growth within the next few years.

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f disruption.

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fromAlibaba’s category group leader Andr eas Kerschner. According to the audience, one of the highlights of the Summit was China Evangelist, Pascal C delegates “China’s As in

on the gr of many technological innovations worldwide, including the keynote ,

owth of Asia as the centr r,

Coppens, who delighted all esentation;

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sitive vent,

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sales director at FN Neuhofer Holz, was presented as the winner the first edition of the Global DIY Influencer Award.

projects and er of

General manager of the Global DIY Summit, Iñaki Maillard, said: “It is all about our delegates. We just give them the space for networking and i


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technological est tools

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interact, but all the r by them. This event was a success because of all delegates who joined ganisers,

is done uccess oined

us in Dublin and we, as or are fully committed to them for future editions of the event.”

The 7th Global DIY Summit closed with the delegates, using a voting tool, giving the event an overwhelming 72% as ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’ with a further 23% rating t

the event as ‘good’. Delegates


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business growth for this year y p


expected r, with

21% very optimistic as they estimate it will be better than 10% compar to last year and around 37% of the audience was more cautious as they only forecast growth of up to 4%. The next Global DIY Summit

pared %.

be held in Amsterdam from 10 to 12 June 2020 and over 58% of delegates have already

confirmed participation in next year’s Summit.

t will gates mmit.


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