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Tenth annual DISTREE Russia & CIS opens today

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 25 June 2013

DISTREE Russia & CIS is celebrating its tenth anniversary event this week. The three-day event, which starts today, is taking place at the Pulkovskaya Radisson in Saint Petersburg, Russia. More than 2,500 pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings have already been set-up between delegates using DISTREE Events’ advanced web planning software.

In total, 600-plus executives are confirmed to attend this year’s DISTREE Russia & CIS. This includes more than 150 senior retail buyers representing 110 retail chains operating in the region; senior executives from 70 top resellers, plus close to 300 representatives representing 90 ICT and consumer electronics (CE) vendors and distributors.

DISTREE Russia & CIS 2013 is supported by Platinum Sponsor Sony, Gold Sponsors AMD, Dell, S3 and Toshiba, plus Silver Sponsors Blackberry, Formoza, TP-Link and Ulmart. GfK is an official Event Partner and Content Partner. Additional Content Partners include CONTEXT, Kiki Lab – Ebeltoft Group, Ocean Solutions and VIA.

Frederic Simard, President and co-founder at DISTREE Events, commented: “This year’s event will unite senior executives from ICT and consumer electronics (CE) brands with the region’s most influential channel partners. DISTREE Russia & CIS offers maximum efficiency for all delegates by bringing together all of the channel’s main players in one place at one time.”

The Russian market for ICT, telecoms and consumer electronics (CE) products was worth more than US$40 billion in 2012, according to GfK. The sheer scale of the market and additional growth opportunities across the wider CIS region provide a powerful opportunity for vendors to engage with the key channel partners driving market development.

DISTREE Russia & CIS is far removed from a traditional trade show or exhibition. Using a unique format - developed by DISTREE Events and deployed in fast-growing emerging markets around the world - the three-day event allows each delegate to pre-schedule a personal agenda of one-on-one meetings based on their precise business needs.

Simard continued: “Through a compelling combination of one−on−one meetings, keynote speeches, awards, workshops, exhibition area, boardroom sessions and a programme of evening functions, DISTREE Russia & CIS offers delegates unique and powerful insight into the past, present and future challenges and opportunities in the Russia & CIS channel.”

This year’s DISTREE Russia & CIS event also includes a special 10th anniversary Gala Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 26th June, hosted by Platinum Sponsor Sony. This special evening function will feature a wide array of entertainment as DISTREE Events celebrates a decade of operations in the Russia & CIS region.

“We want to thank channel partners from across Russia & CIS for their continued support during the last decade,” added Simard. “The market has matured and grown during that time. It is inspiring to see how many of the vendors that participate have built significant, sustainable and effective channels in the region, using DISTREE Russia & CIS as a platform for their business development.”


DISTREE Russia & CIS is the region’s premier annual channel event for vendors looking to manage, build or launch channels in this strategically important market. Leading retailers, resellers and distributors from across Russia & CIS attend the event, allowing vendors to accelerate their channel development and drive business success across Russia & CIS.

DISTREE Russia & CIS operates a unique business model based on an ‘invitation only’ event format, offering a compelling mix of pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings, keynotes, awards and networking opportunities for vendors and channel executives operating in the Russia & CIS region. For more information, visit

DISTREE Russia & CIS 2013 is scheduled to take place place at the Pulkovskaya Radisson Hotel in St. Petersburg from June 25th to 27th. Vendors wishing to attend the event should contact quoting code DRU13.


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