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Expert Talks

Die aktuellsten Einkaufstrends und -strategien rund um den Globus

Bei den EXPERT TALKS in der STATION-Berlin präsentieren sich internationale und erfahrene Einkäufer, die regelmäßig mit Private-Labels sowie OEM- und ODM-Herstellern weltweit zusammenarbeiten. Die IFA GLOBAL MARKETS EXPERT TALKS vermitteln Einkäufern, Herstellern und den Medien in Form von Vorträgen und Branchen-Panels, Einblicke in die neuesten Entwicklungen, Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen der Branche.

Highlights sind in diesem Jahr eine KEYNOTE, ein KEYNOTE PANEL und die EXPERTS RECEPTION am Dienstag, 4. September 2018.

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Programm 2017

Das Programm aus dem vorherigen Jahr finden Sie hier:
Expert Talks Program - Experts List 2017 (PDF, 573,2 kB)

Programm 2018*

SUNDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER MONDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER TUESDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER
11:00 - 11:30

Blockchain and CE/HA Industries

Bob Snyder
Editor-in-Chief

Blockchain Technology Daily
11:00 - 11:30

2018 Design Trends

Anouk Groen
CMF Trend Forecaster
RnA Design NV
11:00 - 11:30

Sourcing Accessories & Peripherals

Panel:
Patrick Maeter
Managing Director
A6 Europe
11:00 - 11:30

How to Profitably Sell Virtual, Augmented & Mix Reality



11:30 - 12:00

How We Built Our Own Brand

An Interview with…

Razvan Vasile
Director
VONINO
11:30 - 12:00 h

Energy-saving Appliances with Vacuum Insulation Panels

Gregor Erbenich
President

VIPA International
11:30 - 12:00 h

Augmenting Audio Innovation in Consumer Devices

Malachi Bierstein
Head of Sales, Media Technologies
Nokia Technologies
11:30 - 12:00

The Winning Score: eSports & Retail

Bob Snyder
Editor-in-Chief
Channel Media Europe
    11:30 - 12:00 h

CE Marking: New Duties for Electrical and Electronical Companies

Edwin Schmitt
EU Advisor

TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH
 
14:00 - 15:00

What’s in Store for Retail : Top Trends for 2019


14:00 - 15:00

What IoT Means to CE/HA

Peter Kiss
Business Development Manager
Conrad Connect
14:00 - 15:00

How IoT Will Drive Smart Home Product Sales

Peter Kiss
Business Development Manager
Conrad Connect

Adam Simon
Board Director
Context Ltd.
and
Chair
SH&BA - The Smart Homes & Building Association)

Magnus Michael
MD
Cloud System Integrator (CSI)
 
15:00 - 15:30

Tools of Quality Assurance for Electronic Products Made in China

Daniel Röhrs
Managing Director
VDE Global Supply Chain Services Co., Ltd.
15:00 - 15:30

Shopping 4.0

Michael Wenzel
Key Account Manager
VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH
15:00 - 15:30

How AI Changes Consumer Electronics/Home Appliances

Prof. Dr. Pierre Brunswick
Chairman
Neuromem Technologies

 
15:30 - 16:15

Why We Need to Build In Better Audio (and Video)

Panel:
Paul Melin
VP Digital Media
Nokia Technologies
15:30 - 16:15

Where to Next for Voice Control?

Joshua Montgomery
CEO
Mycroft

Connie Hwong
Global Content Marketing Director
Verto Analytics


Nils Lenke
Senior Director Innovation Management
Nuance Communications
15:30 - 16:15

KEYNOTE

Liftoff for Travel Electronics Retailing: A “Fireside Chat” with…


Peter Wiggers
Managing Director
B&S Retail (Capi)
 
16:20 - 17:20

How to Find, Sign & Motivate Chinese Suppliers

Panel:
Etienne Finet
VP EMEA Business Development
Ten Pao International
Christos Koptsidis
co-founder
Coolado

Lee Byrnes
Asia technology procurement specialist
Tech Entreprenuer

Paul Weedman
Director
Victure Industrial Co., Limited

Andrea Rossi
Founder
Road to China
16:20 - 17:20

Life in the Apple Ecosystem

Nick Graves
CEO
Aquilla Europe Ltd.
16:30 - 17:30

SPECIAL ADDRESS

An Intro to the European Retail Alliance

Klaus-Peter Voigt
Member of the Extended Board & Chief Procurement Officer
MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group
 
    17:30 - 19:00

EXPERTS RECEPTION
TBA
 

* Please note: Subject to change

EXPERT TALKS - Speakers

Peter Wiggers

Managing Director B&S Retail, Peter Wiggers joined the company in 2008 after previously working in retail for the food and fashion industries. With over 60 years of experience in airport retailing, Capi, part of B&S Group, mainly operates at airports, but also at ferry and cruise liners, and military and diplomatic posts. Wiggers successfully developed and implemented Capi’s now-proven retail concept at Capi shops worldwide, creating an exciting and inspiring shopping experience for travelers. Capi is a dedicated niche player and the leading airport retailer of consumer electronics in the travel retail market with a trendsetting and focused product assortment in an internationally recognisable setting.

Klaus-Peter Voigt

Member of the Extended Board and Chief Procurement Officer of MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group will be speaking on the new "European Retail Alliance" co-founded with Fnac Darty. The MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group is Europe's leading commerce company for consumer electronics and related services. Apart from their MediaMarkt and Saturn brands, which network their more than 1000 bricks-and-mortar stores with online sales platforms, the Media-Saturn Group operates online pure players such as iBood as well as the music streaming service JUKE. Moreover, its portfolio includes its own brands PEAQ, KOENIC, ISY and ok. Majority-owned by CECONOMY AG, MediaMarktSaturn and its approximately 65,000 employees in 15 countries generated total sales of about €22 billion in 2016/17.

Anouk Groen

CMF Trend Forecaster at RnA Design NV, a design agency with consumer product & design trend research as well as concept development and actual scale modeling.

Joshua Montgomery

CEO at Mycroft A.I. is a serial entrepreneur and one of the few entrepreneurs in the United States to build a gigabit fiber network from scratch. Joshua brings more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience to the Mycroft team.

Nils Lenke

Senior Director Innovation Management at Nuance heads a team of product managers focused on disruptive innovation within Nuance's Automotive division. They are developing Nuance's voice-centric Automotive Assistant into the fully multi-modal cockpit of the future, for drivers of standard cars and for autonomous vehicles

Professor Dr. Pierre Brunswick

CEO of Neuromem Technologies PTE brings over 40 years of international experience in business development, sales, marketing, engineering, finance and incubators to his role of CEO at Neuromem. He is an Elected Knight from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2005

Paul Melin

Vice President, Digital Media at Nokia Technologies, and leading Nokia's new businesses with focus on virtual reality and multimedia technologies.

Razvan Vasile

Director of VONINO, with more than $100 million turnover one of the fastest growing OEM/ODM manufacturers, producing TVs, Tablet PCs, smart phones, GPS Navigation, MP3 players, USB disks and computer accessories.

Magnus Michael

MD, Cloud System Integrator (CSI) and formerly Prokurist & COO at Michael Telecom AG, a family-owned wholesale company working with approximately 10,000 dealers at home and abroad in the telecom, smart home and consumer IT sectors.

Etienne Finet

VP EMEA Business Development at Ten Pao International, a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of high-quality power adapters for large OEMs globally. Finet lives in Silicon Valley, California and has also been involved with several high-tech start-ups.cy focused on the Apple ecosystem.

Connie Hwong

Global Content Marketing Director at Verto Analytics works with an international team of data analysts and designers to create compelling stories from data, producing long-form reports, monthly Indexes, and weekly blog posts and insights on consumer trends and behavior.

Christos Koptsidis

Co-founder of Coolado, has spent more than two decades buying computer and consumer electronics from Asian sources. His career at some of the most famous computer distributors in Benelux led him to develop his own business importing Asian-made products.

Lee Byrnes

Asia technology procurement specialist as well as a tech entrepreneur. He is responsible for clients for sourcing of products and vendors, price negotiation, order coordination and follow-up, liaising with overseas clients and monitoring delivery status.

Paul Weedman

Director of Victure Industrial Co., Limited of China which provides customers with a one-stop shop solution for Chinese chain of supply. They provide full ranges of services from factory audit, quality inspection to China project management.

Andrea Rossi

Founder of Road to China in Shenzhen City, offering China import and export consulting, helping companies achieve their goals in China through a combination of both innovation and best practices.

Bob Snyder

Moderator for EXPERT TALKS is also the Editor-in-Chief at Channel Media Europe, and a well-known keynoter speaker in consumer electronics.

Edwin Schmitt

EU Advisor at TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH is an expert in product conformity and CE marking, EU product legislation, Technical Standards, Risk Assessment, Technical Dokumentation, Instruction for use, and EU Declaration of Conformity. With revenues of € 1.97 billion and 19,924 employees, TÜV Rheinland is a leading international provider of technical services.

Adam Simon

Global Managing Director at market researcher CONTEXTworld, responsible for thought leadership, including best practices in technology retail and distribution, and the tracking of the reseller market. He is Chairman of the Smart Homes & Building Association Group in the UK, and a founder member of the European Smart Home Association.

Daniel Röhrs

Global Managing Director of VDE Global Supply Chain Services Co., Ltd., in Shenzhen, China

and Head of VDE operation for factory audit and pre-shipment inspection worldwide.

Michael Wenzel

Experienced in sales, project management for key account businesses and purchases from China and Taiwan, and since 2011 working for the VDE Testing and Certification Institute as Key Account Manager. Working with clients on business development as well as building of the extended usability test services for consumer products within the retail segment as well as the test content development, proper documentation and ultimately certification.

Malachi Bierstein

The Global Head of Sales of the Media Technologies division of Nokia Technologies which has introduced groundbreaking new products like OZO Audio, the 3D capture solution for smartphones and cameras.

Christos Koptsidis

Business Development Team Leader of Conrad Connect GmbH, an innovative spin-off company of Conrad Electronic SE where he drives the development of a new IoT business. Prior to his current role at Conrad Connect he was a product expert on IoT field within the Deutsche Telekom group.

Gregor Erbenich

President of VIPA International, the Vacuum Insulation Panel Association.

Nick Graves

CEO of Aquilla Europe, a pan-European technology consultancy focused on the Apple ecosystem.

Patrick Maeter

Founder and owner of A6 Europe which owns several brands (including the audio brand ON.EARZ) sold to the major retail stores all over the world. He has a strong experience in consumer electronic products such as headphones, speakers, mobile accessories, connected devices and much more.