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IFA GLOBAL MARKETS EXPERT TALKS…

Expert Talks

Opportunities in sourcing

IFA GLOBAL MARKETS’ new sourcing conference brings the latest in buying trends and strategies from across the globe.

IFA GLOBAL MARKETS EXPERT TALKS brings together on stage some knowledgeable buyers and procurement executives in Consumer Electronics, Consumer IT and Home Appliances.

To be held in STATION-Berlin, IFA GLOBAL MARKETS 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.

IFA GLOBAL MARKETS EXPERT TALKS is part of IFA Global Markets, Europe’s biggest sourcing market.

These talks, in the form of twice-daily industry panels (moderated by industry veteran Bob Snyder, Editor-in-Chief at Channel Media Europe) will provide insight to buyers, manufacturers, and press who need to understand the latest in buying requirements, new opportunities and challenges.

While buyers will search the globe for the Next Big Thing, their daily work is to find smaller, faster, cheaper, or better versions of what's selling.

IFA GLOBAL MARKETS EXPERT TALKS offers a forum for buyers to understand common problems, share experiences, and learn about the business from different angles (for example, generalists can learn from specialists, distributors can better understand a retailer's perspective).

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.

IFA GLOBAL MARKETS EXPERT TALKS' different panels will reflect different channel segments, much of the European geography, and various product categories. The "on demand solutions & technologies" (such as Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Virtual Reality (VR), Wearables, Smart Home) will be covered as well as traditional consumer electronics and home appliances (TV, Audio, Mobile, Small Kitchen Appliances).

The audience will be able to join in the discussion and ask questions from the experts on the panel.

Matchmaking
The Enterprise Europe Network Berlin-Brandenburg invites you to register for the matchmaking sessions 2017 and explore the vast opportunities of finding new business, technology or research partners.

Please register at https://www.b2match.eu/ifa2017/sign_up


FREE trade visitors registration for IFA Global Markets 2017 can be made here.

Free shuttle service STATION-Berlin <-> Berlin ExpoCenter City:
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For the latest updates and additional information, please visit www.ifa-globalmarkets.com.

Experts, executives, or buyers who wish to join in as panelists should contact Bob Snyder bsnyder@channelmediaeurope.com. We are especially looking for panelists who can discuss the commercial aspects of routes to-market for drones and VR

Confirmed Experts

  • Tobias Redlin
    Managing Director of iGo3D, Europe's largest distributor of desktop 3D printers and accessories.
  • Rebecca Fuchs
    Head of Retail Sales at Nimans, an £80 million distributor in telecom, office and smart home in the UK.
  • Mike Lange
    Managing Director of Z-Wave Europe GmbH, a leading distributor for wireless home automation controls.
  • Mick Grom
    CEO of CNEO GmbH, a unique go-to-market company that works with companies to develop their Amazon presence in Germany and other markets.
  • Adam Zwierzynski
    CEO of Alstor, a distributor in Poland of consumer IT whose retail strategy includes iCorner, a store area dedicated to Apple-related accessories.
  • Magnus Michael
    Prokurist & COO
    Michael Telecom AG, a family-owned wholesale company working now with approximately 10,000 dealers at home and abroad in the telecom, smart home and consumer IT sectors.
  • Manjit Gidwani
    Business Development
    MBX International Ltd, one of UK’s largest digital radio vendors--a designer and manufacturer of DAB radio/audio products built in partner factories in southern China.
  • Nicolai von Tsurikov
    Managing Director
    Corwell, a distributor/ wholesaler of 16,000 different products in office, IT and CE accessories and data storage products in the Czech Republic.
  • Morten Frederiksen
    Head of OEM/ODM
    EET Group A/S which encompasses EET Security, Podspeakers, Clint Digital, EET Logistics, and the distributor EET Euoparts (which serves 43,000 customers in Europe.)
  • Joerg Reimann
    Director 3D/Storage
    UFP Deutschland GmbH, one of the main European distributors with sales of 800 million euros of printer supplies and storage.
  • Arthur Baanders
    Business Development Smart Homes
    Digital Home Lifestlye (DHL), a consultancy focused on the European IoT-at-home market.
  • Nick Graves
    CEO
    Aquilla Europe, a pan-European technology consultancy focused on the Apple ecosystem.
  • Samy Moustafa
    Global Sales Manager
    iDeal Of Sweden, a Swedish fashion and lifestyle brand.
  • Fergal Dempsey
    Head of Business Development
    Exertis Supply Chain Services, a leader in supply chain design and operation, a member of Exertis Group, one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing technology distribution and specialist service providers with 400 global technology brands and over 45,000 resellers, e-commerce operators and retailers across Europe.
  • Dr. Bill Liu
    Founder and CEO
    Royole Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of next-gen human-machine interface technologies and products such as advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices. Its Moon 3D Virtual Mobile Theater won a Gold Award in the European Product Design Award competition.
  • Anouk Groen
    Research Manager/Designer
    GK Design Europe, an Amsterdam-based design agency with consumer product & design trend research as well as concept development and actual scale modeling.
  • Gary S. Weissberg
    Director of Product Management
    Light Engine LTD, a global leader in advanced LED technologies including smart control systems.
  • Cyril Tuschi
    Content Development & Product Vision
    and
    Pascal Morgan
    Innovation, Strategy & Business Development
    VONDERLAND, a pioneer in VR/AR/MR, building a bridge between film, multi-sensory and multi-person VR experiences including eye-tracking, hand-tracking, a scent-generator, real time-engine controlled wind, heat, moving walls and hydraulic floors.
Sunday, 3 September Monday, 4 September Tuesday, 5 September Wednesday, 6 September
10:00 - 10:30 h

VDE
Energy efficiency - Legislation and requirements for household appliances in the EU

VDE @ IFA Global Markets Expert Talks (PDF, 486.3 kB)
10:00 - 10:30 h

VDE
The Chemical Product Safety of Electronic Products

VDE @ IFA Global Markets Expert Talks (PDF, 486.3 kB)
10:00 - 11:00 h

IFA Business Days - Enterprise Europe Network

How to Enter New Markets: China


Sabine Yang-Schmidt
Senior Consultant for International Affairs
IHK Potsdam

IFA Business Days - Enterprise Europe Network (PDF, 352.2 kB)

10:00 - 11:30 h

Panel Discussion:
New Routes to Europe’s Markets

Bob Snyder, Editor Channel Media Europe

Mick Grom, CEO,
C-NEO

Samy Moustafa
Global Sales Manager
iDeal Of Sweden


10:30 - 12:00 h

More than Reality – VR on Every Street

Cyril Tuschi, CEO Pascal Morgan, Head of Innovations
Vonderland Berlin
10:30 - 12:00 h

IFA Business Days - Enterprise Europe Network

How to Enter New Markets: Indonesia, Philippines

IFA Business Days - Enterprise Europe Network (PDF, 352.2 kB)

Kumala Chandra
EU-Indonesia Business Network

Antonio Alcazar
EU-Philippines Business Network

11:00 - 12:30 h

IFA Business Days - Enterprise Europe Network

Protecting Your IP Rights (Special Insight into China

IFA Business Days - Enterprise Europe Network (PDF, 352.2 kB)

Dr. Bertram Huber
China IPR SME Helpdesk

12:00-13:30 h

Panel Discussion:
Challenges in Distribution

Bob Snyder, Editor Channel Media Europe

Morten Frederiksen Head of OEM/ODM EET Group

Adam Zwierzynski, CEO
Alstor

12:00-12:30 h

Product Design Trends for Global Markets

Anouk Groen
Research Manager / Designer
GK Design Europe
  12:00-13:00 h

Amazon Business

Reach new business customers on Amazon (Must Pre-register)

Amazon Business @ IFA Global Markets Expert Talks (PDF, 393.9 kB)
  12:30-13:30 h

Panel Discussion:
Where is the New Opportunity in Mobile Communications?

Bob Snyder, Editor Channel Media Europe

Magnus Michael
Prokurist & COO
Michael Telecom AG
12:30-13:30 h

Panel Discussion:
Three Futures: Displays, VR, & LED Lighting

Bob Snyder, Editor Channel Media Europe

Dr. Bill Liu
Founder and CEO
Royole Corporation

Gary S. Weissberg
Director of Product Management
Light Engine LTD

 
14:00 -15:00 h

Amazon Business

Reach new business customers on Amazon (Must Pre-register)

Amazon Business @ IFA Global Markets Expert Talks (PDF, 391.9 kB)
14:00 -15:00 h

Amazon Business

Reach new business customers on Amazon (Must Pre-register)

Amazon Business @ IFA Global Markets Expert Talks (PDF, 391.9 kB)
14:00 -15:00 h

Amazon Business

Reach new business customers on Amazon (Must Pre-register)

Amazon Business @ IFA Global Markets Expert Talks (PDF, 391.9 kB)

 
15:30-17:00 h

Panel Discussion:
Challenges & Trends in Distribution


Bob Snyder, Editor Channel Media Europe

Tobias Redlin
Managing Director iGo3D

Manjit Gidwani
Business Development
MBX International Ltd.

Rebecca Fuchs
Head of Retail Sales Nimans
15:30-17:00 h

Panel Discussion:
Challenges & Trends in Distribution

Bob Snyder, Editor Channel Media Europe

Mike Lange
Managing Director
Z-Wave Europe GmbH

Joerg Reimann
Director 3D/Storage
UFP Deutschland GmbH

Fergal Dempsey
Head of Business Development
Exertis Supply Chain Services
15:30-17:00 h

Panel Discussion:
Challenges & Trends in Distribution

Bob Snyder, Editor Channel Media Europe

Magnus Michael
Prokurist & COO
Michael Telecom AG

Nick Graves
CEO
Aquilla Europe

Nicolai von Tsurikov
Managing Director
Corwell

Arthur Baanders
Business Development Smart Homes
Digital Home Lifestyle (DHL)