Bostik to showcase smart innovations for home improvement at 6th Global DIY Summit

Adhesive specialist will participate as a platinum sponsor at the leading networking event for the home improvement industry in Barcelona

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for consumer, construction and industrial markets, today announced that it will participate as a platinum sponsor at the 6th Global DIY Summit which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 13-14 June 2018. The event will be used as a platform to present its latest innovations for a range of renovation and repair projects around the home and garden.

The summit will be held at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in the city and is expected to attract over 800 delegates from more than 50 countries. With this year’s theme as ‘DIY Next – Reinventing our Industry’, the event will examine the levels of disruption currently impacting the home improvement industry and examine how both manufacturers and retailers can navigate the geographic, demographic and technological revolutions currently influencing the sector. The event is being jointly hosted by the two leading European DIY professional organisations EDRA (European DIY-Retail Association), fediyma (European Federation of DIY Manufacturers) alongside the first global representative body for the DIY trade ghin (Global Home Improvement Network).

Speaking in advance of the summit, Roland Albers, Bostik’s Senior Vice President – Construction & Consumer Global Business Unit, commented, “We are very pleased to sponsor the 6th Global DIY Summit as it provides a valuable opportunity to expose our unique capabilities to the key players in the global home improvement community. Although the industry is currently undergoing a significant amount of change and disruption, we firmly believe that the only constant is a demand for true innovation and we look forward to using the event to show our latest offerings and demonstrate why Bostik is the smart supplier in DIY.”

In addition to participating at conference sessions, workshops and other summit events, Bostik will showcase its comprehensive range of DIY solutions for renovating, repairing and reimagining living spaces, bathrooms and gardens. For the duration of the summit, visitors will see and test selected offerings from Bostik’s complete retail systems in the flooring, sealant, decoration, tiling, repair adhesive and waterproofing categories.

Visit Bostik at exhibition stand #24 at the 6th Global DIY Summit and find out more about the event at www.diysummit.org

About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employs 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. For the latest information, visit www.bostik.com.

About Arkema
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com

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