The EDA’s 3rd Digitalisation Forum and 1st Digitalisation Awards, celebrating excellence in product data, took place recently in the City of London, attended by over 100 delegates from UK wholesalers, manufacturers, and solution providers.
The event is designed to help UK wholesalers’ future-proof their businesses by sharing the latest thinking on the ecommerce landscape, their customers’ buying habits, and their options for digital systems that will improve and automate their operations. From internal business systems through to full-service ecommerce websites, delegates had access to open sessions designed to provide clarity in a non-proprietary format. The event also focused on the importance of working with manufacturers to obtain the highest quality product data to drive sales and how electrical wholesalers can learn from best practice in other sectors when creating their digital strategies.
Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA, who opened the Forum, said: “Since the onset of the pandemic, ecommerce has boomed in every sector and electrotechnical is no exception but B2B is, for the most part, some way behind the B2C sectors. There was no shortage of inspiration from our speakers who shared their experiences of best practice. We were delighted to secure James Hardy, a speaker of international renown on ecommerce and online growth strategies, plus delegates heard from the UK’s retail grocery sector about the bar code revolution and how the electrotechnical sector could benefit too.”
The event also included the presentation of the inaugural EDA Digitalisation Awards, celebrating the 12 manufacturers whose product data has achieved the highest quality Gold Standard.
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