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19
May

This year's electrical wholesale conference took place from 9.-11. May in Brussels. Hans Hanegreefs, the secretary of the European Association, and his team, have once again set up a good and engaging program.

This year's electrical wholesale conference took place from 9.-11. May in Brussels. Hans Hanegreefs, the secretary of the European Association, and his team, have once again set up a good and engaging program.

For the past 18 years, EMR has always been present at the various European meetings, partly as a speaker, which is why we want to take a critical look at the association's meeting, wondering if an international conference of such an important branch of Industry still meets the expectations for the future.

The lectures of e.g. Ian Heller and, in particular, the lecture on China by Pascal Coppens have stood out in particular. Unfortunately, many native speakers (as lecturers) forget too often that for most people attending an international conference English / American is a foreign language, either they speak too fast or too complicated. For most listeners, their knowledge is sufficient for small talk, but not for a corresponding qualified lecture; therefore, it would be desirable for the presenter to adapt his speech accordingly. Years ago, this was more taken into account and the lectures were translated simultaneously, but unfortunately this has been discontinued.

The invitation to the conference was followed by 258 people, of which 139 were manufacturers, 100 electrical wholesalers (from associations or wholesale groups or independent companies) and 19 others.

Already these figures show that more manufacturers were at the wholesale conference than wholesalers themselves. In Europe there are about 2,800 electrical wholesalers with a total of approx. more than 12,000 branches and one may ask why it is that the majority of wholesalers did not participate at the Annual meeting of their own association: was it because of the program, or was it because  of the cost of the conference ( with flight, accommodation, participation fees, etc. you have to pay at least 1.300, - EUR altogether!!),or was it simply because the majority of national wholesalers knew nothing of the European conference of their association.

For years, the conference has followed the same pattern and perhaps the organizers of the European electrical wholesale association would have to scrutinize the different points in order to become more attractive and come up with better solutions and procedures in order to reach a greater acceptance in the future. The European electrical wholesaler would deserve it.

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16
May

EUEW Conference 2019 in Brussels 9-11 May 2019

EUEW Conference 2019 in Brussels 9-11 May 2019

Outgoing President Ulrich Liedtke from Würth from 2017-2019

Incoming President Alexander Dewulf from Sonepar Belgium from 2019-2021

Next President Henk Oude Brunink from itsme from 2021-2023

Secretary General  Hans Hanegreefs

Next EUEW Conference in Barcelona 4-6 June 2020

The regulation at the EUEW is such that the presidency changes every 2 years, once the president is coming from an independent wholesaler, as now U.Liedtke from Würth in Germany, then the next president comes from a wholesale group like in this case A.Dewulf from Sonepar Belgium , then again an independent wholesaler (2021 Henk of itsme from the Netherlands), etc.

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Würth in Italy has made a big hit, the effects of which are not yet clear. Ulrich Liedtke, the expert for international business at Würth,......

Würth in Italy has made a big hit, the effects of which are not yet clear. Ulrich Liedtke, the expert for international business at Würth,......

was able to win over Simon Sanfilippo, managing director of the purchasing association Elex Italia for Würth. Sanfilippo is one of THE professionals in electrical wholesaling in Italy. Before that, he was at the wholesale company Comet. Sanfilippo is indeed bilingual: Italian and English (native speaker).

Würth has signed two partnership agreements with major electrical wholesalers in recent years. First, it was MEF from Florence (since February 2015) and since July 2018 with M.E.B. from Schio.

Behind this tactic is quite a system to be recognized, but the most important thing is, you have to get on it first.

Already 1 year ago, Würth in Poland was able to win the managing director of the marketing association SHE, Mr. Ryszard D'Antoni. Without doubt also perfect as regards to the wholesale trade.

Würth is represented in Poland by the companies Elektroskandia Poland and Fega-Poland.

Until now, e.g. most recently in Germany (Hagemeyer), Sonepar has always benefited from a tumbling wholesaler, with good professionals migrating to Sonepar; this could change now, as Würth is not only represented in Italy and Poland, but in other European countries as well. Würth is perceived, which certainly results in a desired effect in terms of staff with expertise.

And by the way Ulrich Liedtke is quite a heavyweight in the European electrical wholesaling scene as well. He is acting President of the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers (EUEW) with multiple contacts to the entire trade.
 

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New President of the EUEW became Jo & nt; o Bencatel from the independent electro-brass electro-rayd company, which is part of Fegime Portugal.

The new President of the EUEW was Jo & nt; o Bencatel from the independent electro-brass electro-rayd company that goes to Fegime Portugal.

Ulrich Liedtke became Deputy President, succeeding Jo & atilde; o Bencatel in 2 years.

We just apologize for the hoax.

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João Bencatel of the independent electrical wholesale company Electro-Rayd, which belongs to Fegime Portugal, has been elected as the next president of the European electrical wholesalers association EUEW in Lisbon.

João Bencatel of the independent electrical wholesale company Electro-Rayd, which belongs to Fegime Portugal, has been elected as the next president of the European electrical wholesalers association EUEW in Lisbon.

He succeeds Jens Andersen, CEO of Solar Danmark, who has held the office for the last two years. (As a rule every two years a representative of an electrical wholesale group always alternates this office with a representative from the medium-sized companies in the industry).

Ulrich Liedtke from Würth electrical wholesale company was elected vice-president, thus becoming Bencatel’s successor in two years’ time.

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