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Introducing some of the 2019 Conference First Timer Business Speed Daters!

The dynamic you could feel in the very full room at the First Timers Business Speed Dating Event was incredible.

The Budapest Conference started on the first morning with the very popular First Timer Business Speed Dating Event. We could not have got anyone else in the room it was so full - more companies than had registered wanted to join in but had to be turned away!

The event kicked off at 9 a.m. and ca. 20 first time attending companies got their leads to the main players. Each 'first timer' company had a quick 10 minute meeting to introduce their company and business idea. The meeting was a great success! The dynamic you could feel in the room that morning was incredible and the attending companies were delighted with the results as you can read below.

Meet 10 of our 2019 First Timers who introduce themselves and give feedback on the Conference and Business Speed Dating Event here:

Contact: Tristan Boiteux, CEO

Tel. +33 (6)08 97 07 47

email: tristan.boiteux@aqua-munda.fr

Address: 10, rue Gauffredy, 13100 Aix en Provence, France

Aqua Munda

Aqua Munda is a young French company based in Aix-en-Provence developing innovative, eco-friendly and telegenic products: innovation for the benefits of end user, eco-friendly design to meet new expectations of society in terms of preservation of the planet, and telegenic product to allow distributors to make attractive videos and live shows. Our first product is a very light and handy household cleaning set that allows you to wash your floors and even more with water that is actually always clean.

Why did you attend the conference?

We decided to attend the ERA Europe conference to get in touch immediately with distributors from numerous countries in order to have a rapid and as large as possible launch of our first product.

How did you experience the Business Speed Dating? Was it helpful?

The Business Speed Dating for First Timers has been a tremendous opportunity to meet home shopping distributors from Europe, Asia and the Americas. In just one morning, I got very open and valuable feedback from professionals about my product and initiated business relations to distribute it in several countries around the world. Just amazing!


Contact: Alan O'Shea

Website: www.myinnovo.com/ie

Tel: +353 86 2456096

email: aoshea@myinnovo.com

Address: Parkmore Business Park West | Galway | Ireland | H91 NHT7

 

Atlantic Therapeutics Ltd

INNOVO® was developed by Atlantic Therapeutics Ltd, based in Ireland, as a long lasting solution to bladder weakness. Our vision is to enable millions of people each year to restore their pelvic floor, and thereby restore their control, confidence and active lifestyle. We manufacture innovative pelvic floor muscle strengthening and nerve stimulation products of medical device quality supported by rigorous controlled product trials. We are at the leading edge of technological developments in muscle rehabilitation and conditioning and are pioneering clinically proven pelvic floor health solutions. Thousands of customers rely on Atlantic Therapeutics products, such as INNOVO® (www.myinnovo.com/ie) every day, and our products improve many thousands of lives every year.

Why did you attend the conference?

Our goal in attending this year’s Multi-Channel Home Shopping conference was to increase visibility and awareness with key industry leaders of the significant success INNOVO® has had to date within TV Home Shopping, build new trading relationships and gain important industry insights during the event.

Was the conference helpful?

The conference was a very positive experience overall generating significant interest, and a base for future trading, with industry leading companies for a technology that is aligned with TV Home Shopping goals of delivering innovative and unique offerings that present real solutions for millions of women across Europe.


Contact: Andreas Dütsch

Website: www.creasolve.ch

Tel: +41 71 970 00 222

Email: andreas.duetsch@creasolve.ch

Address: Im Ehrmerk 12, 8360 Wallenwil, Switzerland

CREaSOLVE AG

Sustainable thinking and continuous innovation are the cornerstones of our success. We love resolving challenges efficiently and fulfilling our customers’ expectations in a comprehensive way, always following our slogan: CREaSOLVE represents reliability – experience – innovation – cost efficiency.

Why did you attend the conference?

We took part of the ERA event because we have new innovative products that are made for TV shopping as they need more explanations. Our aim therefore was to find new customers.

Was the Conference/Business Speed Dating Event helpful?

The perfectly organised conference was an excellent base to meet successfully who is who in the branch. The Speed Dating Event helped us a lot to get in contact with several potential customers in a very short time, to share a first relation.


Contact: Jot Walford

Website: https://www.gtech.co.uk/

Tel: +44 1905 678 478

email: Jot.Walford@gtech.co.uk

Gtech

Gtech is an independent British design company, based in rural Worcestershire. Nick Grey founded the company in 2001, with a clear vision of creating the best-loved floorcare, garden and lifestyle products in the world. Nick worked initially from his Worcestershire home, developing the world’s first cordless powered sweeper. Eighteen years on and Gtech is a formidable force in high performance cordless floorcare and garden products, with more exciting innovations in the pipeline. In 2015, Gtech was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in acknowledgement of our cordless vacuum technology, innovation and growth.

Why did you attend the conference?

We decided to attend the event as it was the perfect platform to reveal of our brand-new vacuum cleaner. The Gtech HyLite is our smallest, most compact, high-performance vacuum cleaner ever, so we enjoyed the chance to showcase our latest infomercial directly to the key players within the DRTV industry. The feedback on the product has been sensational, and we are extremely excited to pursue the opportunities that attending the conference made possible.

Was the Business Speed Dating helpful?

The Business Speed Dating event gave us the invaluable opportunity to speak directly to the decision-makers in various businesses, and the chance to demonstrate the capabilities of the product face-to-face. It gave us the chance to connect with potential future associates in a formal yet relaxed environment.


contact: Brandon Lin

Website:

Tel: +86-18957951588

Email: joyles@vip.163.com

Address: 6f, Unit 1, B2 Commodities City Pioneer Park, 117, Qiushi Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China

 

Joyles Textiles Technology Limited

With more than 30 years professionalized in textile industry field, JOYL’ES believes in qualified fabrics & textiles can improve the quality of human life. We have been continuously bring innovations for compression socks, wellness sleeves, shape wear and functional garments ect..

Our goal purpose is to assist textile field pioneers who has seen and lead the human's need and market, consistently developing new trend of innovative and featured idea by breaking through the current industrial limit in which fulfill new products more vitality and success in market.

Why did you attend the conference?

We attended to learn how we could support more the TV shopping channel industry and get focused on the needs and hopefully raise the efficiency.

How did you experience the conference generally and specifically the Business Speed Dating Event? Was it helpful?

From instant realize the main requirements from the core and key people from the Industry. Now we understand much more how to support the industry and get instant direct through.


Contact: Alon Raz

Website:

Tel. +972-54-499-9363

email: alon@sodyo.com

Sodyo, Tel Aviv, Israel

Sodyo provides the next generation of interactive scanning technology that enables users to easily scan a small marker and be instantly connected to any actionable content of your choice. We connect offline to online in any environment – outdoor, indoor, print & digital. Our technology’s unique characteristics allow Sodyo to work on any media and at any distance. TV viewers can sit on their couch, point their phone towards the screen and instantly interact with a show, get more information, or make a purchase. Users can scan a marker in a store to get more information or buy an out-of-stock product. Try it for yourself on our website.

Why did you attending the conference and Business Speed Dating Event?

We attended both the conference and the Business Speed Dating Event in order to meet and network with the home shopping and DRTV companies who might find our technology useful.

How did you experience the conference generally and specifically the Business Speed Dating? Was it helpful?

We felt both were extremely helpful, but especially the Business Speed Dating Event – we met so many companies in such a short amount of time – it would have taken us months to have made so many in-person contacts; additionally, it allowed us to demonstrate our technology first-hand, which really makes a difference.


Contact:Matteo Bianco

Website:

Tel. +39 392.92.362.64

email: matteo.bianco@equilibra.it

Syrio, Italy

Syrio is part of Equilibra group, a company based in Turin (Italy), leader in the dermocosmetics and food supplements sectors. After the great success of our products in the Italian Home Shopping channel, we’re looking for business partners and opportunities abroad, to bring the Italian concept of Beauty & Wellness. Our range of quality products includes: natural facial skincare line, natural body skincare line, monodose cosmetic pearls & vials, natural makeup and a wide food supplements line. We work and look for opportunities in the retail, pharmacy, e-commerce and home shopping channels.

Why did you attending the conference and Business Speed Dating Event?

We participated to the ERA event to find new partners to expand our sales in the Home Shopping channel worldwide.

How did you experience the conference generally and specifically the Business Speed Dating? Was it helpful?

I think that the conference is a good opportunity to build a network of trusted companies operating in the multi-channel industry. The Business Speed Date event is a nice initiative that allows the newcomers to present to an established group of companies working in this field.


Contact: Wannes Fontaine

Website: www.cookware-co.com

Tel. +32 (0) 9 241 76 50

email: wannes.fontaine@cookware-co.com

The Cookware Company, Belgium

The Cookware Company is a Belgian based cookware manufacturer and the inventor of the healthy ceramic non-stick coating. With offices around the globe and our own factory in China, we are highly flexible towards customers. With our latest number 1 winner ‘Blue Diamond’ we infused our coating with industrial diamonds which makes it 5x more durable, 10x longer lasting and 4x better in heat transfer. After a successful launch through DRTV in the USA with over 1 million pieces sold last year, we cross the ocean towards Europe now. Starting with brand awareness through DRTV we want to end up in retail chains all over Europe and make Blue Diamond a strong brand for the upcoming years. Currently we are already working on successors to expand the Blue Diamond line.

Why did you attending the conference and Business Speed Dating Event?

The reason to attend the ERA Conference in Budapest was to show our Blue Diamond brand to DRTV companies and find partners to work with in Europe..

How did you experience the conference generally and specifically the Business Speed Dating? Was it helpful?

We thought the ERA Conference was really helpful for us since this is a very small community where everybody knows each other. Therefore you need to get in and the Conference helped us a lot in that, also the speed dating event gave us extra meetings planned in for the next days.


Contact: Zuly Matallana

Website: www.tiarashowercap.com

Tel. Canada 647-924-2005

email: zuly@tiarashowercap.com

 

Tiara Bliss, Canada

TIARA Shower Cap® is Revolutionizing the Shower Cap world. Your hair stays dry. No Pinch: Our redesigned shower cap does not leave red lines or creases on your forehead. Its comfortable band and plush terry cloth ensures your hair stays completely dry while eliminating frizz and humidity. TIARA is a master piece that offers dual function: You can use it to protect your hair from water during the shower and you can reverse it and use it for hair masques. Every shower cap user should have a TIARA and enjoy the experience. Feel the difference. The TIARA is machine washable dry it and use it again.

Why did you attending the conference and Business Speed Dating Event?

We wanted to learn more about the industry and to get more companies interested in selling our product. .

How did you experience the conference generally and specifically the Business Speed Dating? Was it helpful?

The Speed dating was amazing. We had the opportunity to meet many potential buyers in such a short period of time. For first timers it is the best way to understand who are the main players in the industry and to get their contact information.


Contact: Viktor Bereznai

Website:

Tel. Canada 647-924-2005

email: viktor@homeimpex.hu

 

Home Impex Ltd., Hungary

The Home Impex Ltd was estabilished in 2006 in Budapest, Hungary and it’s the owner of the brand Berlingerhaus, which is already present in 49 countries all over the world. We are dealing with over 1600 different SKUs, producing OEM and have special product lines for loyalty programs, telemarketing, online and in-store sales. With a 10.000 m2 logistic center near Budapest (MOQ= 1 pallett and we are able to deliver all over the world) and with a Hong Kong office we provide a mixed-container delivery service, which makes an excellent opportunity for all companies with low-entry stock.

Why did you attending the conference and Business Speed Dating Event?

We would like to become direct suppliers for DRTV partners in the pots-pans-knives-kitchenware segment.

How did you experience the conference generally and specifically the Business Speed Dating? Was it helpful?

We feel confident about making business in the near future with several partners and the Speed Dating Event was a great opportunity to make the first impression about us to agree right away the next meeting by our booth.


These were the 17 established industry companies who met with ca. 20 first time attending companies at the First Timers Business Speed Dating Event. In this way the first timers were guaranteed relevant and important meetings and contacts!

Company Country Type
Channel 21 Germany Distributor
Citrus/Shark shopping UAE Distributor
HSE24 Germany Distributor
Industex Spain Supplier
JML UK Both
DS Produkte Germany Supplier
Home Shopping Services - Groupe M6 France Distributor
Media Shop Austria Distributor
Ontel USA Supplier
RTI-BU Media4commerce Italy Distributor
Studio Moderna Slovenia Both
Surging Media Group USA Production Company
Telebrands USA Supplier
Teleshopping/Euroshopping France Distributor
Thane Canada Supplier
TriStar USA Supplier
Oak Lawn Marketing Inc. - Shop Japan USA Both