IBC Global Forum Adds Three More Retailers To Program

Three retailers, all with an online focus, have been added to the program for the 2019 IBC Global Forum, to be held September 15-17 in San Diego. Just announced are Kulina from Eastern Europe, Tmall from China and Westwing from Brazil.

The retailers join overviews by housewares buyers and distributors covering Asia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom along with sessions on opportunities in key global markets on the agenda of the two-day annual meeting.

Kulina, with operations in Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland and Hungary, offers branded products across an array of home and housewares categories. Patrik Pavlíček, key account manager, will discuss how suppliers have been successful in these Eastern European markets through Kulina’s online retail platform.

Tmall, China’s largest B2C platform, offers suppliers without physical operations in China opportunities to connect and sell within China’s largest retail environment. Tom Sheng, category manager, consumer electrics and household cleaning for Tmall Global, will discuss opportunities for companies looking for sales solutions in the country.

Westwing, a Brazilian online retailer, features home and housewares products and home décor content for registered members. Andrés Mutschler, CEO and founder of the company, will discuss how this online lifestyle retailer is finding success with its model in the Brazilian market.

Representatives from citiesocial (Asia), Culinarium (Spain), Boyner (Turkey) and Eddingtons (U.K.) will discuss their markets and explain their goals and strategies for working with housewares suppliers. IHA’s global offices and representatives will offer insights into their key markets. Offering the top five opportunities for sales in their markets will be experts representing Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Scandinavia, Taiwan and the U.K.