IDEA (International Distributors of Electronics Association) and German electronics distributor trade body FBDi is to stage the “IDEA / FBDi Trend Days 2013 seminar2 which will take place in Munich at the end of November 2013. The audience is expected to comprise representatives from the electronics industry, the electronic components market, suppliers, manufacturers, and decision makers.

Under the working title “Society, Technology and Economy – Opportunity or Threat?” the event with will bring together a wide range of electronic components industry leaders and thought leadership academics to share their visions and predictions for the future. In addition, industry analysts, e-commerce professionals, and technology promoters will report on how the electronic components markets is expected to evolve in Europe.

Keynote speaker on Day 1 is Dr. David Bosshart, head of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich. Bosshart, a renowned futurologist when it comes to trends, mega trends and counter trends, will reveal the radical social and economic changes that he expects will strongly shape consumer behaviour of the future.

A highlight of Day 2 will be the Leadership Panel discussion focusing on ‘Tomorrow’s needs of Electronics Distribution’

“IDEA and FBDi have put together a packed agenda for the 2013 Trend Days”, said Adam Fletcher, Chairman IDEA. “The key topics up for discussion all have one thing in common. They all have the potential to significantly affect our business strategy and impact – for good or bad – the future of our industry”. In this he is supported by FBDI Managing Director Wolfram Ziehfuss, who added; “This event will be an excellent opportunity for decision makers to get to grips with cross-industry trends and medium and long-term developments in the European electronic components market in a highly proactive but concentrated form”.

The Trend Days event will take place in the Rilano Hotel, Munich Germany on the 28th / 29th of November 2013 Further details including event proceedings, the list of speakers and registration details can be found at


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