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DISTREE Russia 2018 scheduled for May 30th to June 1st

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 4 October 2017

Frederic Simard, Event Director for DISTREE Russia
Frederic Simard, Event Director for DISTREE Russia

The 15th annual DISTREE Russia (www.distree-russia.com) will take place in Moscow on May 30th to June 1st, 2018. The country’s leading annual channel event will offer technology brands and distributors access to Russia leading retailers, e-tailers and resellers in one place at one time. DISTREE Russia 2018 will take place in the luxurious surroundings of the Areal Congress Hotel. Surrounded by green parklands, this conveniently located hotel is situated just 10 miles from Moscow’s ring road.

Frederic Simard, Event Director for DISTREE Russia, said: “After a successful 2017 event, we are looking forward to welcoming even more tech brands to DISTREE Russia 2018, giving them access to senior executives and buyers from both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) technology channels.”

Milestone event

“The 15th anniversary of DISTREE Russia is an important milestone for us,” Simard added. “It demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Russian market and the strength of our in-country relationships with vendors, distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers. DISTREE Russia provides the most cost-effective event platform for brands looking to launch, build or manage their routes-to-market across the country.”

DISTREE Russia’s positioning as a premium channel event is reinforced by the quality of the location, the accommodation, the functions and the facilities available to delegates. Approximately 300 pre-qualified channel partners will attend next year’s event, representing Russia’s most influential resellers, retailers and e-tailers.

One-on-one meetings

Exhibitors at DISTREE Russia can access the delegate list prior to the event and pre-schedule one-on-one meetings, creating a personalised agenda tailored to their precise business needs. In addition to one-on-one meetings, DISTREE Russia delegates can access a conference programme focused on Russian market trends.

Simard added: “The Russian consumer tech market value climbed 4.7% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017 to reach a value of RUB296.8 billion (US$5.13 billion)*. IT sales and telecoms sales were up 9.9% and 7.7% respectively. More international brands are understanding the scale and opportunity that exists within the Russian market.”

Exhibitor support

DISTREE Russia also offers a comprehensive range of services to international exhibitors including logistics assistance, visa support, on-site translators, hotel transfers and pre-event press coverage. The event format is specifically designed to maximise channel growth opportunities for tech brands at every stage of development within the Russian market.

“The growth of marketplaces has also seen more Asia-based brands selling direct to Russian consumers through online platforms. The next step for many of these brands is to establish in-country distribution partnerships. We look forward to helping these brands accelerate their Russian business growth,” explained Simard.

B2C and B2B channels

DISTREE Russia B2C will provide a focused platform for consumer technology brands looking to build volume channel reach across Russia. Top executives and senior buyers from Russia’s leading chain stores, consumer technology retailers, electronics stores, mobile retailers and e-tailers will all form part of the delegate base.

DISTREE Russia B2B gives exhibitors the opportunity to meet senior executives from the country’s leading corporate resellers, systems integrators, solution providers, value-added resellers (VARs) and SMB-focused resellers. The exhibitors at DISTREE Russia B2B will span the full spectrum of technology solutions covering hardware, software and services, including cloud-based solutions.

Facilitating growth

Simard concluded: “We are dedicated to facilitating the growth and development of Russian B2B and B2C tech channels. The unique DISTREE format delivers business benefits for both delegates and exhibitors. We look forward to celebrating the 15th anniversary of DISTREE Russia next May.”

Vendors, technology suppliers, distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers that require more details on DISTREE Russia 2017 can find full event details and contacts at www.distree-russia.com or follow @DISTREE_Russia for event updates.

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We are pleased to confirm that Channel EMEA is an official Media Partner for all DISTREE events in 2018, including DISTREE Russia. DISTREE Russia.

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