ERT Turning Point Summit sold out

The electrical retailing industry has come out in force to support the ERT Turning Point Summit, which is now fully booked.

In the event of delegate cancellation, there is a waiting list for the event, which can be found online here – please register if you are interested in being added to it.

Whirlpool Corporation, Panasonic, LG and Glen Dimplex Consumer Appliances are the latest big names to sign up as supporters of the ERT Turning Point Summit – a free, one-day event to debate the future of the industry and the independent retail sector.

Retailers who are confirmed to attend include Dixons Carphone, Hughes, Stellisons, Purewell, Avensys, Gerald Giles, Snellings, Bentalls, Gillman’s, Raff Electrical, Dalzell’s of Markethill, RGB, Dacombes of Wimborne and R & L Bailey.

Appliance manufacturers Blomberg, Electrolux, Miele and Smeg are also partners for the event, as are audio brands Convert Technologies, Pure and Roberts.

Custom installation distributor AWE, charity Electrical Safety First, training company T21 and trade associations Amdea, Retra and techUK are also supporting the summit, which is being held on February 2 at the techUK offices in London.

Said ERT editor Sean Hannam: “It’s great to see such a fantastic response to our event. I’d like to thank everyone who’s registered to attend and all of our partners for getting involved. Our industry is at a turning point and, as the top magazine in the sector, we are leading the debate. The summit is your chance to show your support for the independent electrical retail market and debate the future of the sector with leading retailers, manufacturers and suppliers.”

Guest speakers and panellists who have confirmed for the event include Andy Griffiths, chief executive of Glen Dimplex Consumer Appliances; Robert Hughes, managing director of Hughes Electrical; Owen Watters, chief executive of Roberts; Steve Scogings, managing director of Stellisons; Roy Dickens, sales director, specialists, Sony UK and Ireland; Stuart Tickle, managing director of AWE; Ashley Shorey-Mills, general manager of Hughes Smart Home; Ed Griffiths, operations manager of Purewell Electrical; Markus Wood, managing director of Avensys; Paul Giles, managing director of Gerald Giles/Snellings; Jason Digwa, director of RGB; Matt Renaut, managing director of Dacombes of Wimborne; Daniel Todaro, managing director of Gekko; Simon Grantham, managing director of Miele GB; Retra chief executive Howard Saycell; techUK operations director Paul Hide and GfK’s account director, retail world, Paul Carrington.

For full details of the Turning Point Summit, including an agenda, please go to our website: http://www. ertonline.co.uk/turningpoint/