CIH, part of electrical buying group Euronics, has declared its 2019 conference a success.
More than 240 guests attended the event (September 16-17), which was held at the Algarve Congress Centre in Vilamoura, Portugal.
CIH members were invited to attend the conference to meet with suppliers, the head office team and the board of directors.
The main theme of the conference was ‘We are Family’, highlighting that even though the members are independent electrical retailers, they are part of one of Europe’s largest electrical buying group and can rely on the head office team and the board directors for support, during the good times and the bad times.
The conference kicked off with a welcome and introduction to the agenda from CIH chairman, Steve Scogings.
Mr Scogings spoke to CIH members on the topic of electronic shelf labelling technology and future back office projects to enhance the members’ support.
The CIH head office teams presented a number of topics, including the current marketplace, plans for Euronics’s online presence and buying strategy, as well as the new branding available for stores and vehicles.
Focusing on the future, discussions included the upcoming changes on legislation and appliance energy labelling, connectivity, and the soon-to-launch Smartcare warranty scheme.
Members were also informed of upcoming seasonal activities and promotions.
In addition to the business seminars, the following suppliers presented to the CIH members; Aga Rangemaster, Beko, BSH, Electrolux, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA), Hoover Candy, LG, Samsung, Sony and Whirlpool.
Said Stuart Cook, chief executive of CIH: “I am pleased to report that a hugely successful conference was had by all.
“Guests were enthusiastic, becoming involved in discussions and raising important points during the open-forum. We’ve received some great feedback from our guests, stating it was the right balance of business and relaxation.
“At CIH, we’re glad to be back hosting our members’ conference and even though retailing is going through a tough period, we are delighted at the level of support and co-operation between one another at the Euronics 2019 conference.”