In addition to the unique depth and range of products provided by the exhibitors, a first-class event programme awaits trade visitors when the EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair opens its doors from 1 to 4 March 2020 in Cologne. It is also the place to find out about current developments and trends in the industry. Besides award ceremonies, accolades and special events, the EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair is also an important platform for professional exchange within the industry between the respective target groups.
EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne stands for innovations and new products, which can also be seen in the special events. The DIY Boulevard gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their competence and innovations in an authentic POS environment. With 62 participating companies from the construction, home and garden industry and an area extended to 300 metres, the Boulevard is fully booked way in advance and this year it will be located in Hall 11.1.
More EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair 2020 highlights:
EISENforum – new in Hall 11.1
The EISENforum will once again be offering a full mix of an event programme in Hall 11.1. Lectures, panels, start-ups from the most exciting industries and the EISEN 2020 award ceremony round off the trade fair programme. Anyone interested in the future of the industry and the latest trends is in the right place. Experts and insiders offer new insights and food for thought.
Sunday, 1 March 2020
Sunday is dedicated to the awards and accolades presented by Koelnmesse's partners.
The Partners of PVH Award will take place at 9:30 a.m. This will be followed by the EISEN 2020 Innovation Award powered by ZHH (Central Association of the Hardware Trade) for new product developments and enhancements presented at EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne 2020 for the first time. All nominated products and concepts will be presented to the international trade audience on the Mittelbouleveard .
On the first day of the fair, EISEN Party 2020 invites guests to network and enjoy themselves in the new DOCK.ONE location starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 March 2020 and Monday, 2 March 2020
On the first two days of the fair, the Digital Summit will be held in cooperation with digital expert Michael Atug on the EISENforum stage in Hall 11.1. The lecture programme on the opportunities and risks of e-commerce as well as payment, multichannel and logistics highlights the facets of digitalisation and explicitly aims to promote the exchange between suppliers, retailers and service providers. On Monday evening at the Rheinterrassen, the BHB Industry Award (previously the Customer Service Prize) will be presented by the Trade Association for Home Improvement, Building and Gardening (BHB) together with RM Handelsmedian.
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Interested buyers, predominantly from the industry, will meet up at the EISENforum during BME Buyers' Day. The gathering hosted by the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) will be about optimising procurement processes. The discussion will include the transformation of purchasing, the application of robotics and artificial intelligence in operational purchasing and the implementation of Industry 4.0.
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
The focus on Wednesday will be start-ups. Young, innovative companies will have the chance to present their ideas and forward-looking solutions for the first time. There will also be useful tips and valuable advice from experienced company founders. And following tradition, ZHH is organising the Trainee Day on the last day of the trade fair.
The complete event programme can be found at www.eisenwarenmesse.de/events
Koelnmesse – Hardware worldwide
As an international top organiser of trade fairs, Koelnmesse is the global market leader for the product areas of hardware/ironware, divided up into the segments tools, industrial supplies, fasteners and fixings, fittings and home improvement as well as for the innovations in these industries. The leading trade fair EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne as well as Asia-Pacific Sourcing in Cologne, the Hardware Forum in Milan/Italy and CHIS - China International Hardware Show in Shanghai/China are examples of this. www.hardware-worldwide.com
Koelnmesse – Hardware worldwide
As an international top organiser of trade fairs, Koelnmesse is the global market leader for the product sections hardware/ironware divided up into the segments Tools, Industrial Supplies, Fasteners and Fixings, Fittings, Home Improvement as well as for the innovations of these industries. The leading trade fair EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne as well as Asia-Pacific Sourcing in Cologne, the Hardware Forum in Milan/Italy and CHIS - China International Hardware Show in Shanghai/China are exemplary for this. www.hardware-worldwide.com
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