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    Standardisation, Security, Supply Chain Changes and Regulation

    The European smart home appliance industry is on a steep upward trajectory with forecasters expecting it to grow dramatically in the coming years and beyond. In the period between 2019-2027, the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 13.9% to generate almost US$13bn. That means significant change and disruption for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the wake of coming regulations, standardisation, supply chain changes and security challenges, but with innovation comes opportunity.

    Some of the many reasons for growth in this sector include increasing demand for energy-efficient and smarter home appliances, the introduction of 5G technology and the ever-evolving Internet of Things as well as the need to cut waste. But how can companies adapt and take advantage while also navigating current challenges created by Covid-19? Find out in this insightful hour-long webinar that will see a panel of industry experts assess the current and future landscape and offer their take on how businesses can embrace the changes and challenges ahead in order to take advantage of coming opportunities.

    Target Audience


     Home appliance product suppliers, distributors, wholesalers

     Smart home specialists and enthusiasts

     Utility companies

     Cyber security organisations

     Smart home appliance importers / exporters

     Plus anyone interested in the future of the Smart Home Technology

    Why you should watch this live webinar ?

     To better understand the home appliance sector in Europe and Covid19’s impact.

     To find out how smart products and services could advance and evolve in the future of a new connected world.

     To learn more on coming EU smart home regulations, trends, the smart home ecosystem and supply chain challenges and changes in this space.

     To equip your business with industry leading expert insights into the future challenges and opportunities in the home appliance industry in Europe.



    Paolo Falcioni

    Director General of Home Appliance Europe (APPLiA)

    As APPLiA’s Director General, Paolo Falcioni focuses on improving the association’s visibility and effectiveness within Europe and internationally. He is also co-founder of the International Roundtable of Household Appliance Manufacturers Association (IRHMA), which tackles worldwide issues concerning sustainability and innovation. Having spent three years as Chairman of the Coalition for Energy Savings, he is well placed to offer insight on the subject and will present his thoughts and findings in the webinar session.

    Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

    Smarter Homes Book Author and IoT Consultant

    Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is a published Internet of Things author of the book Smarter Homes: How Technology Will Change Your Home Life and will bring her thought-provoking insight to the session. She also acts as consultant and public speaker in the field of technology and has organised the London Internet of Things Meetup since 2011. For the past few years, she has appeared regularly in several IoT and technology influencer lists and will bring her expert knowledge in the field to the panel.

    Ian Bell

    Global Lead for Home and Technology, Euromonitor International

    Ian Bell is global chief of home and technology at leading market research company Euromonitor International. With more than a decade of experience in the field, he is an expert on disruption and sustainability and will share his knowledge on the current state of the smart home industry. As part of his role, he advises clients across a range of markets on threats and opportunities emanating from changing technology and lifestyle trends and the webinar will see him discuss future business challenges and opportunities by 2027.

    Clare Forestier

    Host and Presenter

    Clare Forestier is a professional event host who has spent more than 20 years in the communication industry as a newsreader, presenter, reporter and producer at the BBC. Among many ventures she also supports HQTS’ as a webinar host on a variety of topics.

    Date: Friday, 4 December, 2020
    Time: 9am London Time



    9:00 – 9:15 am (London Time)

    Ian Bell

    An overview of the smart home appliance Industry with a focus on the European smart Home appliance sector post-Covid including future growth and opportunities.

    9:15 – 9:20 am (London Time)

    Paolo Falcioni

    The role of the smart home and connected appliances in IoT including standardisation and security.

    9:20 – 9:25 am (London Time)

    Paolo Falcioni

    The benefits of smart home appliances for energy consumption and those for the citizen.

    9:25 – 9:30 am (London Time)

    Paolo Falcioni

    Smart home challenges and how developing EU legislation is and will affect the industry.

    9:30 – 9:45 am (London Time)


    The IoT Supply Chain for the Smart Home and challenges.

    9:45 – 10:00 am (London Time)

    All Speakers

    Q&A Session

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