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  • FEST General Assembly – Milan, 2018

    Last month FEST members met at the Mostro Convegno exhibition in Milan to host the annual General Assembly of the European Sanitary and Heating Wholesalers Federation.  The meeting heralded the end of Mrs Caroline Van Marcke’s…

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  • 56th FEST Congress, 13th-15th September, 2018

    The 56th FEST Congress, hosted by President Beatrix Ostermann of Frauenthal Handel and ÖVSHG, took place between 13-15 September 2018 in Vienna. More than 150 delegates representing all 17 European member countries attended the event, making…

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  • Field Trip to Paris, 6/8th September, 2017

    More than 30 wholesalers from 10 European countries took part in this year’s Field Trip to Paris in early September, visiting a number of businesses in and around the city and benefitting from a unique networking…

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  • FEST General Assembly, March 2017

    As is customary, the FEST General Assembly took place on Thursday 16th March during the ISH Fair in Frankfurt. The meeting was chaired by the President Mrs Caroline Van Marcke and attended by many of the…

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  • FEST Event at ISH, Frankfurt

    The FEST Board of Directors took great pleasure in welcoming wholesalers and a select number of supplier guests to our first-ever evening event held in the Congress Centre on Wednesday 15th March, 2017 during the ISH…

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  • 55th FEST Congress

    The 55th FEST Congress proved a great success with industry grandees attending from all member associations and suppliers across Europe. Over 100 delegates enjoyed a variety of networking events, beginning on the Thursday evening with welcome…

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  • Brussels Congress Update 2016

    100 participants from 16 countries have already registered for the FEST Congress, demonstrating keen interest in the 6 different speakers, comprising of two manufacturer CEOs, two professors specialising in Strategic/Retail Marketing, one wholesaler specialising in E-commerce…

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  • FEST ANNUAL CONGRESS

    The 55th FEST Congress is being held in Brussels from 15 to 17 September. “GEARING UP TO BE THE WHOLESALER OF TOMORROW” This event is open to all wholesaler members of our supporting Associations and is…

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  • WATER/ENERGY LABEL WORKSHOP IN VIENNA

    On 4th July FEST gathered the member experts on the Water Label from wholesalers across Europe at a special workshop in Vienna. This meeting  received presentations from the CEIR “European Water Label”, and the VDMA “WELL…

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  • ANGAISA 60TH ANNIVERSARY

    On Wednesday 22nd July the Italian Wholesaler Association, ANGAISA , celebrated their 60th Anniversary with a Dinner in the ornate Palazzo Visconti, Milan. Many wholesalers and leading industry supply partners enjoyed the magnificent surroundings in a…

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