International Gateway Programs

International Partnership with the European DIY-Retail Association


The European DIY Retail Association (EDRA) is an international organisation representing home improvement retailers across the globe. With contact to almost every home centre worldwide EDRA has its finger on the pulse of current developments, best practices and the latest home improvement trends.

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Upcoming International Events


June 6-7, 2013

Global DIY Summit 2013
Rome, Italy.
The 2nd Global 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 congress is being jointly hosted by the two leading European DIY professional organisations, EDRA (European DIY-Retail Association) and fediyma (European Federation of DIY Manufacturers), and the first global representation of interest of DIY trade, GHIN (Global Home Improvement Network).

November 26-28, 2013

China International Hardware Show
Shanghai, China.

Being the second largest trade fair of its kind in the world after its sister event – The International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany – CIHS is long regarded by the hardware community as a must-attend show if you are serious in the vast China market!

90% of China’s leading manufacturers choose CIHS every year to present their products to an international audience. Increasingly, European and American exhibitors from the hardware sectors are using this show as the ideal gateway for international brands looking to gain a firm foothold in China – one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world.
With “innovations” in mind, CIHS 2013 will continue to present the “Best of China” showcase featuring a selection of the most outstanding exhibits from Chinese companies at the show. New kitchen and bath products, technologies, processes and designs will be unveiled and honored at design competitions to be hosted at the event. Nearly 1,000 new products will constitute the showcase, including those from top international brands, which will be making their first appearance in China. Aside from that, product promotion activities like the “Fastener Sourcing Fair” and the “National Lock Dealer Conference” will also be held alongside technical seminars such as the “Cutting & Polishing Applied Technology Forum”.

March 9-12, 2014

The International Hardware Fair
Koln, Germany.

2,665 exhibitors from 50 countries. 53,500 visitors from 132 countries in the middle of a conurbation with 21 million inhabitants. The world’s number 1 in the hardware sector for over 50 years.

Why look for a trade fair with better figures? You won’t find one. The EISENWARENMESSE is THE meeting place for all manufacturers, distributors, purchasers, multipliers and decision-makers of the hardware industry.


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