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27th September 2016

About Us

The Presidents Council provides a forum for buyers and sellers to build relationships and exchange information through various programs at the senior management and merchant level, worldwide.

We are an organization devoted to the development of the Home Improvement/Home Building Industries. The Council is the Industry’s only organization comprised of retailers, builders, distributors and manufacturers. Our group is guided and directed by an Advisory Board comprised of the senior-level executives of the industry’s retail, builder and distributor giants and a select group of sponsoring manufacturers.

Buying Days

Presidents Council promotes, manages and conducts Buying Days, an event format that organizes face-to-face meetings between retailers, distributors and suppliers for 20 minute introductions. Find out more about our upcoming Buying Days

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REGISTRATION OPEN

Home Hardware Canada
October 20, 2016
Home Hardware Canada – Ontario, CA
doitbest

REGISTRATION OPEN

Do-It-Best

November 30 2016
Do-It-Best – Fort Wayne, IN

BostwickBraun

REGISTRATION OPEN

Bostwick-Braun

December 01 2016
Bostwick-Braun – Toledo, Ohio

Become a Council Member!

and benefit from:

  • 10% Buying Day Discount
  • Buying Day Preparation Webinars
  • Meeting Evaluations

Click HERE to learn more.

Frequently Asked Buying Day Questions

What retailers participate in your Buying Days?

You will find a partial list of participating Buying Day Retailers & Distributors of the past 2 years here

I want to get my product into the European DIY market – can you help?

We have strong, long-standing relationships with all the major DIY chain retailers in Europe and have been helping suppliers pioneer that market since 1988.

How can I receive updates on upcoming events?

We invite you to sign up to our mailing list. You will then receive our Buying Days campaigns and monthly newsletters containing all the information on our upcoming events.

Why do you charge money for a Buying Day meeting?

The retailers for which we manage a Buying Day do not get any money.  The fee goes to the Presidents Council, and there are a few reasons for the fee:

  1. These events require a lot of work and we have to make a living. The fee helps pay for event administration, organization, travel expenses, etc.
  2. The fee is a “qualifier” to ensure that you are serious, interested and prepared to meet these leading chain retailers. In the past, any time these meetings were offered “free of charge,” we found that almost 1/3 of the suppliers who scheduled meetings became “no-shows,” thus leaving the buyers with huge gaps in their appointment schedules.
  3. It is for suppliers who have existing programs.  The fee weeds out the “basement and garage inventors” and “tire kickers” who might not have manufacturing, program, product inventory, etc., and has resulted in quality events where retailers find new vendors! The participating retailer puts all of their buyers in one room for one day, and asks us to fill their appointment schedules with new potential suppliers who are ready to do business.

Find more FAQ’s here

We get you connected.

21

years of providing the Buying Days sourcing venue.

6

Access to DIY retail decision makers on 6 continents

100

% Satisfaction

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Why Choose Us?

Experienced

We have over 30 years experience providing a forum for buyers and sellers to build relationships.

Vibrant

Our young, enthusiastic team is always here to help.

Relationships

We are proud of our strong, long-standing, senior-level relationships with nearly every major DIY chain retailer in North America, Europe and other key markets.

Testimonials

Here’s what just some of our clients have said

ajustco-testimonial

“That’s what The Presidents Council has spent 30 years doing: building these relationships, becoming a respected association and networking group and a real thought-leader in the industry.”

Arman Rousta – Ajustco
caframo-testimonial

“Presidents Council’s access, together with their market knowledge and experience helping suppliers pioneer the North American and European DIY markets make the Presidents Council uniquely capable to assist suppliers secure new retail accounts.”

Trevor McMillian – Caframo
CAS-testimonial

“I  highly recommend both Curt Powell and Steve Powell and the entire team at Presidents Council to anyone who is looking for a skilled organization and team to get a cost efficient introduction to the US and Canadian market.”

Peter Steen Hansen – CAS DK

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