January 2019 News

IHA to Meet in Dublin During the 2019 Global DIY Summit

Representatives of IHA member associations are invited to beautiful Dublin, Ireland June 3-8, 2019 for a week of exciting business seminars, store tours and networking opportunities. Here’s a brief overview of events.

Monday, June 3, 2019 - Arrivals

IHA members will arrive in Dublin on Monday, June 3rd and stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House, just minutes from the Convention Centre Dublin, where the Global DIY Summit will be held.

Hotel Information
Hilton Garden Inn Custom House

1 Custom House Quay, North Dock
Dublin, D01 KF84, Ireland
+353 1 854 1500

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – IHA Independent Business Day

Tuesday, June 4th will be a day set aside for IHA members to meet at the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House in order to share business climate updates from their countries and discuss issues facing the independent, privately owned business enterprise in their part of the world. The day will conclude with a fun and festive reception and dinner for IHA members and guests. Following is the schedule for Tuesday:

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm
    IHA Managing Council Meeting

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    IHA Luncheon - All IHA Attendees

  • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
    IHA General Meeting - All IHA Attendees
    - General IHA Report
    - IHA Financial Report
    - Country Reports
    - General Discussion

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    IHA Reception - All IHA Attendees

  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
    IHA Dinner - All IHA Attendees

Click here for a general schedule of events.

To participate in the IHA activities, please email Bill Lee at blee@nrha.org. Please include the names of all attendees, spouses and your arrival and departure dates.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – Global DIY Summit Store Tours Or Workshops

On Wednesday, June 5th IHA members and their guests are invited to join store tours arranged by EDRA/GHIN as part of the Global DIY Summit or you may also attend Global DIY Summit retailing workshops. The evening events feature the Global DIY Summit Get Together, to be held and the historic Guinness Storehouse.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Global DIY Summit – “DIY Evolution: Designing the Future Together” Day One

IHA members and guests will join the Global DIY Summit conference program on Thursday and Friday for two days of stimulating conference seminars on the future of our DIY industry, the evolution in the latest technologies and the changing consumer.

You won’t want to miss this outstanding program; attended by over 1,000 delegates from around the globe, representing every major home improvement retailer. If you want to know what’s new and exciting in retailing around the world, this is the place to be. There is no other home improvement event in the world like it.

The evening’s Gala Celebration will highlight the rich Irish culture and be held at the Convention Centre Dublin.

Friday, June 7, 2019 – Global DIY Summit – “DIY Evolution: Designing the Future Together” Day Two

The conference continues with another day of insightful seminars; ending with a Farewell Lunch from 1:40-3:00 p.m.

Click here for this year's programme.

To register to attend the Global DIY Summit, go to www.diysummit.org.

See you in Dublin in June!


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