CEO Comité Européen de l‘Outillage 
European Tool Committee 
Europäisches Werkzeugkomittee
Events & Fairs

This section of the public area informs you about upcoming events and trade fairs that are relevant to our sector. This includes the annual CEO Congress for European tool manufacturers as well as the International Hardware Fair in Cologne amongs others.

New dates for Fastener Fair Turkey 2018

For the first time, Fastener Fair Turkey – taking place at the IFM – Istanbul Expo Centre – will take place over three days from 1st – 3rd March 2018, including a Saturday.

DIY: High sales increases for Wickes and Toolstation

The British chain of DIY stores Wickes and the small format and mail order concept Toolstation have significantly increased their sales in the first half of 2016.

DIY chain Kesko is growing with the building and home improvement trade

Net sales for the building and home improvement trade of the Finish Kesko Group for January to June totalled € 1.144 bn.

Toolstation is planning its first branch in France

In this year still, Toolstation intends to open its first four or five physical branches in France.

British trade show Totally DIY won’t go ahead in 2018

The British trade show Totally DIY will not be staged in 2018. 

Shorter Ferroforma attracts more visitors

19 200 professionals from 71 different countries visited the combined fair of Ferroforma, Subcontratación, Addit3D, Fitmaq, Pumps&Valves and Maintenance in Bilbao in northern Spain from 6 to 8 June.

Ferroforma is now ‘+ Industry’

Ferroforma opened at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre on 6th June, alongside five other events – a collocation aimed at transforming the long surviving hardware, tools and DIY fair.

New DIY trade fair in France to premiere in 2018

As from 2018 there is to be a new trade fair for the do-it-yourself, building and home improvement industry in France. The event, entitled BtoB Habitat, is planned for three days from 5 – 7 June 2018 in Paris Villette.

National Hardware Show: fewer exhibitors and online trading as a topic

The National Hardware Show took place in the past week in Las Vegas (USA) with more than 2 600 exhibitors (a year ago over 2 800).

Ferroforma 2017 will maintain exhibitor numbers

Around 350 companies from 25 countries had already registered for the Ferroforma trade show in Bilbao, Spain by March, thus already equalling the number of exhibitors in 2015. The show will take place from 6 to 8 June 2017.

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