Distributor registration opens for DISTREE EMEA 2018
Region’s consumer tech channel hosted buyer event increases distributor quota to 400
DISTREE Events has opened distributor registration for DISTREE Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2018, which takes place in Monaco from February 6 to 9th.
DISTREE EMEA is a premium hosted buyer event, that gives consumer tech brands access to an invited channel audience of 400 consumer tech distributors from over 60 countries within the EMEA.
Aurore Verla-Friess, audience director at DISTREE Events, said: "We have increased the distributor quota to 400 for DISTREE EMEA 2018, reflecting the emergence of new and specialist consumer tech distributors across EMEA who focus on high-growth categories such as lifestyle products, smart home and gaming."
Verla-Friess added that: "We have analysed market conditions in 60-plus countries across EMEA and adjusted our country quotas for distributors accordingly. As well as looking at growth rates, we also assess channel maturity and evaluate the number of new distributors that are launching in each country. The continuous updating and enrichment of the DISTREE EMEA database is intrinsically linked to the overall quality of the event."
Verla-Friess said with 100-plus brands exhibiting at DISTREE EMEA, the event is a powerful business development platform for both distributors and exhibitors. "Our post-event research for the most recent DISTREE EMEA revealed that distributors who attended added rights for an average of between three and four brands to their portfolio because of meetings at the event," she added. "A projected total of 480 distribution agreements had been signed by exhibitors with distributors they met at the last DISTREE EMEA, according to research six months after the event."
Exhibitors at DISTREE EMEA 2018 will represent the entire consumer tech product ecosystem, including high-growth product categories such as mobile devices, mobile accessories, smart home solutions, wearables and gaming products.