Expert Talks & ShowStoppers offer high-level platform for buyers, sellers and journalists from September 2-5 at STATION Berlin
IFA Global Markets brings together suppliers, component manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), original design manufacturers (ODM) and yet-to-be discovered global brands with a broad range of potential customers and suppliers. Having quickly evolved to become Europe’s largest sourcing platform for the sector, the 2018 event returns to its dedicated space at the architecturally & historically significant location of STATION-Berlin near Potsdamer Platz.
IT’S A FORMAT THAT IS FRIENDLY AND CONDUCIVE TO PERSONAL NETWORKING
EXPERT TALKS@IFA GLOBAL MARKETS
Expert Talks is part of IFA Global Markets, now in its second year, brings together on stage some of EMEA’s most knowledgeable buyers and procurement executives in consumer electronics, consumer IT and home appliances.
Highlights this year will include a keynote address, a keynote panel and the Experts Reception on Tuesday, September 4.
To be held in STATION- Berlin, Expert Talks features experienced buyers who work regularly with the world’s manufacturers, private label and OEM/ODM suppliers will talk about their approach to sourcing products.
These talks, in the form of speeches and industry panels will provide insights to buyers, manufacturers, and press who need to understand the latest in buying requirements, new opportunities and challenges.
EXPERT TALKS IS PART OF IFA GLOBAL MARKETS, NOW IN ITS SECOND YEAR
“It’s a format that is friendly and conducive to personal networking, as well as bringing together successful executives in OEM and white labelling,” said Bob Snyder, Editor-in- Chief at Channel Media Europe who will moderate the Expert Talks. “Any buyer or seller can gain money-in the-bank insight into what’s selling and what’s coming down the pipeline.”
Snyder added: “While buyers always search the globe for the ‘Next Big Thing’, much of their daily work is to find smaller, faster, cheaper, or better versions of what’s selling. Expert Talks offers a forum for buyers to understand common problems, share experiences, and learn about the business from different angles – generalists can learn from specialists, distributors can better understand a retailer’s perspective, for example.
“These industry panels will also solve the missing link for many manufacturers: providing a roadmap of the supplier evaluation process, the current sourcing interests of buyers, and their advice for suppliers.” Expert Talks’ different panels will reflect a number of channel segments, much of the European geography, and various product categories. Topics including IoT, robotics, voice, AI, virtual & mixed reality will be covered as well as traditional consumer and home electronics (TV, audio, mobile, small kitchen appliances). The audience will be invited to join in the discussion and ask questions from the experts on the panel.
Snyder said: “Add Expert Talks@IFA Global Markets to your visit – take a short break from walking the show to meet and listen to the best OEM buying executives in the business.”
@ IFA GLOBAL MARKETS
ShowStoppers and IFA have announced that ShowStoppers will produce a new and second official press event at IFA – ShowStoppers @ IFA Global Markets.
ShowStoppers @ IFA Global Markets invites journalists to discover manufacturers, suppliers and private-label makers of new technologies that are connecting at IFA Global Markets in Berlin with distributors and retailers to power the next- generation of tech for the OEM/ODM markets.
The first edition of ShowStoppers @ IFA GLOBAL MARKETS is scheduled 1700h – 1900h Monday, September 3, at STATION-Berlin in hall S8. Jens Heithecker, IFA’s Executive Director, said, “IFA Global Markets is where the next generation of technology comes to market rst. ShowStoppers is the platform to tell that story – for these innovators and future industry leaders to meet the press”.
Photo: IFA Global Markets 2017