300 delegates and guests welcomed by EUEW at 2019 General Convention in Brussels

The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers (EUEW) will welcome nearly 300 delegates and guests from 120+ leading electrical wholesaler and manufacturer companies across 21 European countries.

The 64th edition of EUEW General Convention will bring together key representatives of peer organisations such as EuroCommerce, ETIM International, FEST and AIE, and members of the international press, over a course of two days 9th–11th May. The convention will be hosted at Dolce La Hulpe Hotel, Brussels.

Hans Hanegreefs, Secretary General of EUEW comments: “Improve & Secure the value of your business’ is the prime theme of EUEW’s 2019 General 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, digitisation, China’s vision on leading innovation, and understanding the European anti-trust and competition laws. As the leading organisation 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. View the detailed program and bios on convention’s dedicated website euewconvention.org/program

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.