Amdea will take part to the Retra conference


Amdea, the Uk Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances will be partner of the independent electrical retailing trade association Retra to sponsor the organisation’s 2022 conference. The event will be held on April 5 and will be focused on ‘The Challenge of Change’. It will be also the occasion to celebrate Retra’s 80th anniversary.

Guest speakers will include Amdea chief executive, Paul Hide, Richard Hartigan, Google’s industry manager for technology, and GfK’s client director for market intelligence, Nick Simon. Retail and brand expert, Mark Pilkington, will give a video presentation, and there will also be a guest speaker from BSH talking about the white goods market, and presentations on the road to net zero.

A panel, including Robert Hughes, chairman of Hughes Electrical, Sirius Buying Group managing director, Steve Jones, Amdea’s Mr Hide, Retra chief executive, Howard Saycell, and a representative of Euronics, will debate questions supplied in advance by Retra members.

«Amdea is delighted to be partnering with Retra to sponsor this year’s conference – Paul Hide said -. We, along with our members, recognise the significant importance of independent electrical retailers in reaching and serving our mutual end customers. More than ever, we need strong and vibrant independent retailers to support a growing appliance (large and small) market, explain new technologies, support the circular economy and add value through ‘one stop’ integrated kitchen design and installation services.»