April 21, 2018

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INTERVIEW: Alexandra Sinson, DISTREE Events

The 14th annual DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) channel event takes place in Monaco from February 24-27th 2016. Firmly established as the premier event for vendors looking to manage, build or launch volume routes-to-market for consumer technology products, DISTREE EMEA continues to innovate to respond to the latest market trends and channel business strategies. Alexandra Sinson, Event Director for DISTREE EMEA 2016 participated in a recent Q&A session, providing an update on what to expect from this year’s event. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 15 January 2016

Jumia Nigeria names Anammah as new CEO

Online marketplace and e-tailer Jumia has appointed Juliet Anammah as CEO of Jumia Nigeria. Anammah is taking over from former co-CEOs Jeremy Doutte and Nicolas Martin, who are taking charge of Jumia Global across the 11 African countries in which the fast-growing e-commerce group operates. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 12 January 2016

Ctroniq builds Saudi Arabian consumer reach through Carrefour

Device vendor Ctroniq is growing its consumer channel sales in Saudi Arabia, working closely with hypermarket chain Carrefour as an in-country retail partner. Alain Moles, VP marketing and sourcing at Carrefour Saudi Arabia, said: “We were pleased and excited to have signed Ctroniq as a vendor partner for Carrefour Saudi Arabia, which operates hypermarkets across the kingdom.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 12 January 2016

Euronics plans deeper group integration

European technology retailer association Euronics wants to adopt a more integrated business model in 2016. Speaking at the CONTEXT Retail CEO Breakfast, which took place during last week’s CES in Las Vegas, Hans Carpels, president at Euronics International, stated: “Euronics wants to become a more integrated group, harmonising our supply chain solutions in each country to work together more closely.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 11 January 2016

New categories for DISTREE EMEA Diamond Awards

DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2016 will host the second annual DISTREE Diamond Awards in the region. The DISTREE Diamond Awards are open to all technology brands participating at DISTREE EMEA. The 2016 DISTREE Diamond Awards for EMEA will cover 22 separate categories including hot product categories such as drones and robotics, headphones, smart home solutions and wearables. Alexandra Sinson, Event Director for DISTREE EMEA, said: “Some brands have amazing products. Some brands have exceptional go-to-market models. The DISTREE Diamond Awards recognise brands that successfully combine both of these elements as part of an overall strategy.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 2 December 2015

DISTREE announces 2016 calendar of events

DISTREE Events has officially announced its 2016 event calendar, with six consumer technology channel events planned around the world. The company is also launching an additional event in the Middle East region in 2016 focused on the SMB reseller channel. In addition, DISTREE Events will stage a new two-day exhibition in Paris, in association with Innov8 Group, focused on the growth areas of connected devices, wearables, drones, robotics, accessories and smart home products. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 27 November 2015

Innov8 teams with DISTREE for ConnectDays Paris event

Innov8, a leading distributor of connected products and services in France, has teamed up with DISTREE Events to launch a unique two-day event in 2016 focused on connected products, smartphones, accessories and distribution 2.0 business models. DISTREE ConnectDays will take place on 11-12th April 2016 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, giving 100-plus brands the opportunity to showcase their connected technology products and pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with France’s top channel partners, retailers, e-tailers, press and market influencers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 26 November 2015

Dixons Carphone developing Knowhow button for homes

Dixons Carphone is pushing forward with a smart home monitoring and support service. Steve Moore, connected home director at Dixons Carphone, detailed plans to provide a connected ‘Knowhow button’ in homes that customers could press in case of problems and receive a rapid response. The scheme would allow the retail giant to monitor homes, respond to problems and even put customers in touch with an appropriate local tradesperson if required. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 20 November 2015

Audio, drones, smart home and wearables confirmed as spotlight categories for DISTREE EMEA 2016 channel event

DISTREE EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) has confirmed that audio products, consumer drones, smart home solutions and wearables will be four spotlight product categories at next year’s event in Monaco. The annual four-day event offers technology and consumer electronics (CE) brands a powerful platform to launch, manage or expand their routes-to-market across the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 17 November 2015

Ctroniq and Lulu create ‘222’ promotion in Saudi Arabia

Mobile device vendor Ctroniq teamed up with hypermarket chain Lulu in Saudi Arabia for a special ‘222’ promotion as the relationship between the two companies continues to grow and flourish. Atheeq Ahmed, general manager at Headlinks (Ctroniq), said: “For the exclusive launch of the Ctroniq C70R with Lulu Saudi Arabia we worked on the concept theme of ‘222’ to add value to customers - a two-sim 3G tablet with two cameras, dual core processor and two year warranty, priced at SAR222 (US$59). We focused on the value for money angle to Lulu consumers by emphasising the power of two.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 16 November 2015

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