Manutan’s Suppliers Events go 100% online

12 November 2020

Every year, Manutan brings together its main suppliers, creating a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and strengthen its relationships with them. In September, French and Dutch subsidiaries organised 100% online versions of their Suppliers Events to adapt to the current health context.

Suppliers Events are organised on a regular basis throughout the Group's subsidiaries. They are an opportunity to introduce new brands and items to the sales teams and to establish dynamic and collaborative relationships with suppliers.

For the last two events, the Group opted for a digital format in order to adapt to current conditions. Organised over several weeks, these events brought together some 60 partner suppliers and nearly 300 employees from all over Europe. Accessible via a digital platform, the programme includes:

  • Bespoke videos filmed by the suppliers to present their company and their new products


  • Allocated time for discussion over video conference between the suppliers and small groups of employees


  • The Suppliers Awards which, like every year, reward the best performances from suppliers


Filip Van den Abeele, Sales Director of Manutan Belgium and Germany & Site Manager of Manutan Belgium, shares his point of view: "Suppliers Events are the perfect time to get to know our suppliers and their products. Sharing information, knowledge and expertise is crucial in these meetings and is an enriching experience for all parties. I know from experience that a strong partnership with our suppliers always benefits the relationship with our customers.

Putting our suppliers in the spotlight fits the Group's vision of entrepreneurship perfectly: at Manutan, we rely on a win-win partnership, combined with a long-term vision.