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March 18 - 20, 2025
Las Vegas Convention Center



President's Council – Interview Series

Introducing a new interview series for international customers, brought to you by the Presidents Council!

Interview 1 – Mark Owen, International Office

In this first interview, Steve Powell, CEO of the Presidents Council, introduces the organization's goal to bring buyers and sellers together in the global home improvement/DIY market through their industry experience and relationships with major retailers worldwide. This interview with Mark Owen discusses Mark’s company International Office and the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. They emphasize the importance of developing a pricing strategy, effective channel management, understanding the North American market, meeting buyer expectations, and the importance of participating in tradeshows such as NHS.

Interview 2 – Jim Inglis, North American Hardware & Building Materials Market

In this second interview, Steve Powell, CEO of the Presidents Council, talks with DIY retailing expert Jim Inglis, who breaks down the American market. With more than 50 years of experience in the retail, Jim's influence is felt in virtually any sizable DIY market.