From 30 to 60 minutes long, pre-scheduled in advance, this is one of the most effective ways to interact directly with your customers and suppliers. The 1:1 meetings offer incredible value to delegates and this is why more than half of your time with us is dedicated to these sessions.
Thanks to our sophisticated web-planning tool, all of your meetings are carefully planned, scheduled and optimized prior to your arrival at the event. Vendors have full access to the profile of each retailer and reseller attending DISTREE Russia & CIS, allowing you to schedule your one-on-one meeting agenda accordingly.
Similarly, all retailers and resellers attending DISTREE Russia & CIS have access to the vendor profiles, allowing them to request meetings in advance. This two-way meeting requests system ensures that the right delegates meet the most appropriate vendors at DISTREE Russia & CIS.
Experience the exciting ‘Live@DISTREE’ interview session. Learn more about the Russia & CIS retail and reseller channel strategies from a range of vendors and discover how some of the latest technology innovations will reshape the market.
The Russia & CIS Strategy Forum unites the most senior vendor, reseller and retailer executives operating in the region's IT & CE channel. This private 'invitation only' session aims to drive greater cooperation and understanding between the major channel stakeholders to encourage further channel development and growth within the market. Featuring presentations, interactive discussions and a review of market conditions during the past year, the Strategy Forum offers deep insight and tangible business benefits for all attendees. The DISTREE Russia & CIS Strategy Forum is an independent, vendor neutral, invitation-only event that takes place away from the main exhibition.
‘2013 Directions’ Sessions
DISTREE Russia & CIS will once again play host to the ‘2013 Directions’ Sessions. These interactive sessions give delegates access to expert speakers covering a wide range of retail topics or offering deep insight into the regional market conditions. Please note that delegates must pre-register for these sessions through their personal account as places are limited.
60 Seconds to Convince
Vendors participating at DISTREE Russia & CIS have the opportunity to enter the '60 Seconds to Convince' awards programme. The awards represent a perfect opportunity to present an elevator pitch on your latest product to hundreds of, retailers and resellers from across the region.
Vendors can find full details of how to enter this programme through their personal DISTREE Russia & CIS web account. Each vendor will be asked to submit an image and product information and decide if they wish to enter for the 'Product Design' or 'Product Innovation' category.
Those selected for the final will have a minute on stage to present their product to the audience. The winners will be determined by live electronic voting and there are also prizes for 'Best Presentation'. '60 Seconds to Convince' remains one of the most popular segments of the DISTREE Russia & CIS miss out on the chance to maximise your product exposure at the number one retail and reseller event.
An essential part of business development, DISTREE Russia & CIS pays special attention in order to create entertaining and memorable social evening activities.
Building relationships is critical to any successful business partnership. DISTREE Russia & CIS offers a wide range of opportunities to meet your current and prospective partners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere: lunches, cocktails, dinners...the choice is yours.
A compelling mix of keynotes and workshops led by our content providers to help you heighten your knowledge of regional market conditions and technology developments.
Hear from DISTREE Russia's inspirational keynote speakers; participate in workshops and discussions featuring top retailers and resellers, get the latest market research and learn about current market trends from our event partner GfK and other channel experts.
Plenary sessions and networking opportunities throughout the event will better prepare you lead your company through the unprecedented opportunities and challenges that the channel is facing today
The DISTREE Russia & CIS Matching Squad provides a powerful service for vendors. This dedicated team arranges extra meetings with resellers and retailers during the event, ensuring that vendors make the most of their valuable time at the event. Professional, courteous and quick to respond, the Matching Squad offers a premium value added service.
Post Event Report
The DISTREE team supports vendors before, during and after the event. The post-event report module allows vendors to access a wealth of information, ensuring that they can maximise their return on investment (ROI) from attending DISTREE Russia & CIS. This module includes lists of participants, pictures, press releases and presentation documents, but that’s just for starters.
DISTREE Russia & CIS also offers two unique reports for vendors:
- One-on-One Meeting Evaluation Report: each individual attending for a vendor rates the quality and business potential of their One-on-One meetings. This information is collected and collated and used to create a comprehensive report for the marketing manager.
- DISTREE also collects One-on-One meeting feedback from delegates attending the event. Vendors are also supplied with a report highlighting this feedback from the retailers and resellers that they have met.
By combining the customer feedback and the evaluation of their own executives, vendors have a unique opportunity to reveal the ‘perfect matches’ where both sides felt there was a clear case for working together in future.