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Event Programme

DAY 1

DIGITAL DAY 
Monday, 8 May 

On the morning of May 8th, we'll open the access to the Keynote and the review of all the product pitches

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Keynote: Market reload – Which Trends Are Here To Stay?

Presented by Tatjana Wismeth, Head of Distribution & Supply Chain Intelligence, GfK

Since the pandemic, High-Tech Market have been facing several market disruptions simultaneously. But which trends have come to stay and will influence our markets in future? In this keynote, GfK will review current market developments and highlight trends that are going to shape tomorrow´s business. With special focus on distribution and Technical Consumer Good markets, current growth drivers and future business potential for the channel will be demonstrated.

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Best Product Award Pitches

Discover all vendors' product pitches and vote for your favorite products online. The top 3 in each category will then go for a live pitch on stage in Monte Carlo.

DAY 1
Monday, 15 May

Trade Show

Exhibition Setup

09:00 - 12:30

Check in, set up your exhibition place and meet the Channel Summit team.

Fresh Green Salad with Feta

Opening Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

Meet some of the delegates and prepare for the day ahead.

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GfK Keynote Replay

13:00 - 13:45

A video replay of GfK's keynote presentation covering the essential market insights and channel trends. See DIGITAL DAY for session details.

Business Meeting

Pre-Scheduled 1 to 1 Meetings (9 slots)

14:00 - 18:20

20 minute face to face meetings at the exhibitor stand or online via the Channel Summit meeting system.

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Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

Connecting the Dots: How to meet Smart Consumers’ evolving expectations?

Presented by Ines Haaga, Director Global Strategic Insights, GfK

Accelerated by the pandemic, consumers’ lives have become more digitized than ever before. Homes have become smart, appliances connect into ecosystems, entertainment and gaming cut across constantly transforming platforms and devices. Besides, consumer behaviour is changing radically the ways we work, communicate and shop.

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Wellness Session

18:30 - 18:45

Re-Energise

Hosted by Nina Noorali, Coach, Healer and Change Maker at Shift2Light

Give your brain and body a break and join Nina Noorali for 15 minutes of relaxation and breathing exercises. Reset and recharge after a long day of meetings and networking.

Grilled Antipasti Canapes

Welcome Reception - White Evening hosted by Tellur

20:00 - 22:00

More opportunities to network and get to know delegates attending the event. More details coming soon.

DAY 2
Tuesday, 16 May

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Morning Alignment

08:00 - 08:45

Hosted by Nina Noorali, Coach, Healer and Change Maker at Shift2Light

Start your morning with Nina for a session of stretches and centering exercises that will leave you feeling fresh and ready for the day ahead! It is designed for everyone; with or without experience. 

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GfK Breakfast Briefing (Invitation Only)

08:30 - 09:30

Unlocking Hidden Revenue Streams: Join Our VIP Breakfast Event For Key Decision Makers

Hosted and presented  by Tatjana Wismeth, Head of Distribution & Supply Chain Intelligence & Kelsy McKinley, Key Account Manager Distribution Partners

During our VIP Breakfast, we will review the distribution market to gain insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities for growth. We will explore which product groups are most likely to succeed in today's market, so you can confidently allocate resources towards areas that will yield the best return on investment. Our team will also be highlighting the distribution channels that are gaining momentum, so you can stay ahead of the curve and capitalize on emerging trends. Whether you're looking to expand your business or simply optimize your existing operations, this event is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insights and network with other industry leaders. Join us for an engaging morning of an informative presentation and engaging networking opportunities. Don't miss out on the chance to uncover new revenue streams and take your business to the next level!

Espressos

Breakfast

08:30 - 09:30

Time for coffee and get set up for the day ahead. Breakfast is served in your hotel.

Business Meeting

Pre-Scheduled 1 to 1 Meetings (7 slots)

09:30 - 13:00

20 minute face-to-face meetings at the exhibitor stand.

Fresh Green Salad with Feta

Lunch & Optional 1 to 1 Meetings (2 slots)

13:00 - 14:00

Enjoy some down time or arrange a working lunch.

Business Meeting

Pre-Scheduled 1 to 1 Meetings (9 slots)

14:00 - 18:20

20 minute face to face meetings at the exhibitor stand. 

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Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

The Secure Hybrid workplace - driver of market opportunity

Presented by Mette Tripp, Director Channel Partnerships, CONTEXT

The presentation will cover the digital reinvention which started in Covid and is continuing today with trends and outlook for the rest of 2023.

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Workshop

16:00 - 16:45

From Chaos to Opportunity: Navigating market disruption

Presented by Nevin Francis, Director Strategic Insights, GfK

In the tech and durable market, businesses must contend with multiple factors that are shaping the playing field. Inflation is creating challenges for product development and cost management, while regional nuances and changing consumer preferences are affecting demand. Yet, amid these complexities, companies that focus on innovation, sustainability, and customer experience can achieve growth.

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Insight Session: The Refurbished Market - Trends & Opportunities

17:00 - 17:45

17:00 - 17:15 | Refurbished Market Overview

presented by GfK

17:15 - 17:25 | Introducing 'itanica again' refurbished programme

presented by Laetitia Marmin, Head of Purchasing & Sourcing Used Devices 

17:25 - 17:35 | MEA Refurbished Market Insights: Q&A with Thomson Computing

featuring Mario Elhadjali, Director of Development EMEA, Thomson

17:35 - 17:45 |  Collection, Certification & Comms: A Snapshot of Global Trends

presented by Liam McSherry, Founder, flocq

Refurbished tech is experiencing a sustained period of growth across the EMEA region. From phones to tablets, consumers and businesses are opting for pre-owned tech to save money and for environmental reasons.  In this session, we will hear from a variety of speakers with insights into their local markets and discuss how the industry will evolve.

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Wellness Session

18:15 - 18:45

Re-Energise

Hosted by Nina Noorali, Coach, Healer and Change Maker at Shift2Light

Give your brain and body a break and join Nina Noorali for 15 minutes of relaxation and breathing exercises. Reset and recharge after a long day of meetings and networking.

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Award Evening hosted by Awol

19:00 - 22:00

Get ready for a memorable evening and join us for an action packed evening of awards, networking and entertainment. On the night, winners of the 'Best Product Award' and 'Best Vendor Award' will be voted for live by our audience of channel partners. The winner of the inaugural 'Sustainability Initiative Award' will also announced.

DAY 2
DAY 3

DAY 3
Wednesday, 17 May

Espressos

Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30

Time for coffee and get set up for the day ahead. Breakfast is served in your hotel.

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Morning Alignment

09:30 - 10:30

Hosted by Nina Noorali, Coach, Healer and Change Maker at Shift2Light

Start your morning with Nina for a session of stretches and centering exercises that will leave you feeling fresh and ready for the day ahead! It is designed for everyone; with or without experience. 

Business Meeting

Dismantling

10:30 - 12:00

Time to pack up and check your shipping arrangements

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Event closes

12:00

Thank you for joining us and see you next year!

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