The Virtual DIY-Summit is the world’s major event where retailers and manufacturers from the home improvement and garden centre industry have the opportunity for an exchange of views of current and future developments within the global market. This event is being jointly hosted by the leading DIY professional organisations, EDRA (European DIY-Retail Association), HIMA (Home Improvement Manufacturers Association), and ghin (Global Home Improvement Network).
Session title: The Future Home
Session description: Our relationship with the home has been fundamentally changed by the pandemic. Our home has now become a “hygienic sanctuary” where an increasing number of activities happen. With space a constraint, versatility of the living space has become a core focus for future home designs. At the same time, we also approach an inflection point for sustainable technologies that reduces our climate footprint and monthly bills. This makes scale inevitable for the same reasons it was long resisted: economic reality. Euromonitor to introduce the DIY industry to the shape of the future home through eight topics lenses, highlighting both opportunities and threats provided by change to domestic conditions short, medium, and long term.
Session date and time: 9 September at 10:20 - 10:50 am
Speaker name and title: Tim Chuah, Head of Global Consumer Appliances Research, Euromonitor