UK delegates get ready for EUEW’s 2019 General Convention in Brussels

April 30, 2019

An EDA-led delegation will join around 300 representatives from across 21 European countries at the upcoming 64th General Convention of the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers (EUEW) – Thursday 9 May to Saturday 11 May 2019.

The EUEW General Convention will bring together key representatives of peer organizations such as EuroCommerce, ETIM International, FEST and AIE, and members of the international press, over a course of two days 9–11 May. The convention will be hosted at Dolce La Hulpe Hotel, Brussels.

The EDA is one of 16 members of the EUEW.

Trends and challenges

Hans Hanegreefs, Secretary General of EUEW comments:

Improve and secure the value of your business is the main theme of this year’s Convention. We have brought together world’s leading speakers and authorities to help outline our industry’s priorities and gauge trends and challenges for electrical wholesalers including opportunities of the circular economy, artificial intelligence, digitalization, China’s vision on leading innovation, and understanding the European anti-trust and competition laws.

“As the leading organization that represents nearly €41.5 billion in annual turnover by its 1,050 companies employing 103,000 people – we consciously chose Brussels as the destination for our 2019 General Convention to raise profile of our objectives, strategies and priorities at the European Union level.”

EUEW’s General Convention’s guest speakers are:

  • Guy Wollaert
  • Matthias De Clercq
  • Pascal Coppens
  • Ian Heller
  • Maxim Kleine, and
  • Jan Janse

EUEW will host several panel discussions with the guest speakers and the electrical industry’s key leaders and influencers.

New EUEW President

2019 General Convention will also mark the appointment of a new President for EUEW. Ulrich Liedtke, Executive Vice President of Würth Elektrogroßhandel GmbH & Co. KG will hand over the leadership baton, after two iconic years, to Alexander Dewulf, CEO at Cebeo Sonepar Belgium. The Presidential Ceremony will take place during the Gala Dinner on Friday evening at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts.

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