Offline and in person – The EDA Digitalisation Forum is Back

December 3, 2021

On 1 December 2021, the EDA’s 3rd Digitalisation Forum and 1st Data Awards took place to celebrate excellence in product data and the day was attended by over 100 delegates from UK wholesalers and manufacturers.

The event was designed to help UK wholesalers future-proof their businesses by sharing the latest thinking on the ecommerce landscape, their customers’ buying habits, and their options for digital systems that will improve and automate their operations. From internal business systems through to full-service ecommerce websites, attendees had access to open sessions designed to provide clarity in a nonproprietary format. The event also looked at the importance of working with manufacturers to obtain the highest quality product data to drive sales in and how electrical wholesalers can learn best practice from other sectors when creating their digital strategies.

EDA Data Awards

The day concluded with the presentation of the inaugural EDA Data Awards, which celebrated the 12 manufacturers whose product data has achieved the highest quality Gold Standard. Attendees raised a glass to the winners, who were selected from over 50 leading brands currently syndicating their data through the EDATA data pool – congratulations to:

EDA Data Award Winners 2021

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Digitalisation Forum Delegates said

“Excellent depth of information, and pitched at the right level.”

“Very beneficial & some great insights into the future of the industry.”

“Well organised & well run.”

“James & Jeremy’s presentations blew my mind – almost scary but really wonderful future strategy.”

Download the presentations

EDA Digitalisation Update

Presenter: Richard Appleton, General Manager, EDA Data Services Limited and David Bate, ETIM UK Manager & Data Consultant, Builders Merchants Federation Ltd.

Our Digital Journey

Presenter: Jeremy Saunders, Director of Operations – North London & South West Region, CEF.

The Product Data Ecosystem

Presenter: Richard Appleton, General Manager, EDA Data Services Limited.

What’s behind the Bar?

Presenters: Sarah Jordan, UK&I Business Excellence Manager, Data Standards & Data Management, Nestlé UK Ltd, and Harshal Gore, Industry Engagement Director, GS1 UK Ltd.

The Future of the Wholesaler

Presenter: James Hardy, Former Head of Europe, Alibaba.