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EXPERT TALKS @ IFA Global Markets - Opportunities in sourcing

Expert Talks

Program 2019

The program of 2019 you will find here:

Expert Talks Program - Experts List 2019 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

IFA Global Markets – Expert Talks 2019

Once again the EXPERT TALKS @ IFA GLOBAL MARKETS brings more than 20 top experts to IFA's international sourcing platform (for OEMs, ODMs, suppliers, component manufacturers and undiscovered brands from all over the world).


Topics and speakers include such experts as Anouk Groen, CMF Trend Forecaster at RnA Design NV, who will share the Top 2019 Design Trends-- forecasting how world events, culture and technology influence the Colour, Material, and Finish (CMF) choices for our latest products.


Adam Simon, Global Managing Director at market researcher CONTEXTworld, will talk about his latest research on product trends in Smart Home. Known for his thought leadership on best practices in technology retail and distribution, he is also Chairman of the Smart Homes & Building Association Group in the UK, and a founder member of the European Smart Home Association.


For anyone selling into the Apple ecosystem, Nick Graves, CEO of Aquilla Europe (a pan-European technology consultancy focused on the Apple ecosystem) will present on successful selling into the Apple-related huge aftermarket. He spent 15 years in senior management on Apple Europe, and at the time created and managed the nascent accessories business for Apple Stores, Apple's direct channels across Europe, the online sales.


Paul Weedman, Director of Victure Industrial Co., Limited of China which provides customers with a one-stop shop solution for Chinese chain of supply, will talk about factory audits, quality inspections and everything else you need to know about sourcing in China.


Hear why the Own Brand/OEM/Private Label manager has the "toughest job in our industry" from Bob Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Media Europe.


Didier Beernaert, CEO/Partner for ITresellers Group (more than 200 dealer members in Belgium) will bring a dealer's perspective on what categories are selling in 2019 and why. He'll also answer the big question, "What's the best way for undiscovered brands to go-to-market in Europe?

IFA Global Markets Expert Talks