August 20, 2019

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Vitagliano appointed CEO of GTDC

The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) has announced Frank Vitagliano as its next CEO. He becomes the organisation’s third CEO since its founding in 1998, replacing distribution luminary Tim Curran, who retired earlier this year after 16 years in the position. Alain Monié, GTDC chairman and CEO of global distributor Ingram Micro, said: “Frank is an ideal choice for this dynamic industry role. He brings a wealth of related experience from the entire ecosystem, including partnering with top technology distributors, OEM’s and solution providers.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 8 May 2019

Western European distributor PC revenues continue to rise

Western Europe’s largest distributors saw revenues from PC sales continue to rise in early first quarter 2019 after a significant increase last year, according to data published by CONTEXT, the IT market intelligence company. PC revenues were up by 6% year-on-year during the first two months of the year – to €2 billion (US$2.28 billion) – on the back of a 5% growth last year. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 21 March 2019

Russian smart home market to hit US$2.3 billion by 2023

Market research from Statista has highlighted the huge growth opportunities in the Russian smart home segment. Sales in the smart home market are forecast to hit US$609m in 2019, with an annual growth rate of 40.4% driving the overall market value to US$2.37 billion per annum by 2023. Household penetration of smart home solutions stands at just 2.8% in 2019, but is projected to climb to 10.7% by 2023. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 19 March 2019

Russian tech market expands 16.6% in 2018

Research house GfK’s most recent TEMAX analysis of the ICT, telecoms and consumer electronics market in Russia indicates that the total market value hit US$8.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 – up 16.3% year-on-year. The positive market development continued as consumers found attractive offers in retail and accelerated purchase decisions ahead of VAT changes planned for 2019. Total sales in Russia for calendar 2018 hit US$25.8 billion – up 16.6% year-on-year Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 13 March 2019

Channel M&A expert confirmed for DISTREE EMEA

Next week’s DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) hosted buyer channel event brings together vendors, distributors and retailers from across the region for three days of one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities. Expert speakers and analysts also attend the event to meet with delegates. Pradip Somaia, Partner at M&A advisory specialists Regent Partners LLP, will be available at DISTREE EMEA for one-on-one meetings with delegates interested in learning more about the latest merger and acquisition (M&A) trends. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 15 February 2019

Workshop programme at DISTREE EMEA to cover key product and channel trends for 2019

The 17th annual DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), which takes place in Monaco from February 19-22nd 2019, includes an extensive workshop programme for delegates. The group sessions are designed to bring vendor and channel executives up to speed on some of the latest trends and market developments influencing the consumer tech, consumer electronics (CE) and volume IT channel. Content partners include CONTEXT, EHA, Futuresource, Game Advisor, GfK, GTDC, Parks Associates, Quadmark, Red Dolphin and Regent Partners. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 13 February 2019

Speakers announced for CONTEXT Distributor VIP Summit at DISTREE EMEA 2019

CONTEXT has released details of the speaker line-up and key themes for its exclusive ‘invitation only’ Distributor VIP Summit that takes place during DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2019. The session takes place on Thursday 21st February at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. Senior executives from Tech Data, Westcoast, Maxiim and QBS will tackle C-suite issues impacting the distribution business. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 30 January 2019

GTDC CEO announces retirement

The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) has announced that its CEO, Tim Curran, is retiring from the organisation after leading its development over the past 16 years. From his appointment to the position in 2002 to this year, Curran has focused on creating better awareness and understanding of distribution’s growing impact and value worldwide. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 12 December 2018

Smart Home, Gaming, Mobile Devices & Audio identified as top growth categories by EMEA consumer tech channel

DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) has released preliminary findings from its 2018 EMEA Consumer Tech Channel Survey. Smart Home, Gaming & Gaming Accessories, Mobile Devices and Audio (Headphones & Speakers) were identified as the product categories with the most growth potential in EMEA in 2019, according to this year’s survey. Hundreds of distributors, retailers and e-tailers participated in the annual DISTREE EMEA survey. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 10 December 2018

GfK confirmed as Event Partner for DISTREE EMEA 2019

GfK has been confirmed as an official Event Partner for DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2019, the region’s leading hosted buyer event for consumer technology, consumer electronics (CE) and IT channels. DISTREE EMEA will take place in Monaco from February 19th to 22nd 2019. GfK connects data and science. Innovative research solutions provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media – now and in the future. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 3 December 2018

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