The first Retailer & Manufacturer Panel took place on 15th November 2016 and a large cross-section of the Smart Home Industry were present for this event – Retailers: Amazon, DixonsCarphone, Maplin, ShopDirect Distributors: Brightstar, Data Select, Exertis, Maxiim, Tech Data, Thames Distribution Manufacturers: Awox, D-LINK, Delta Dore, digitalSTROM, Fibaro, Hauppauge, LightwaveRF, Myfox, Neato Robotics, Netatmo, Samsung, Sengled, Tado, TP Link Other: CONTEXT, Consumer Lab, Direct Line Group, Home Hub Installations, The Mustard Concept.

Further details about the event are available on request from Adam Simon, Global Managing Director of CONTEXT and Director of SH&BA, chair of the panel. Please email

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The next Retailers and Manufacturers Panel meeting is just 4 weeks away and is being held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL with the kind permission of the IET on Tuesday 23rd May from 10.30 until around 15.3.

Also add the Autumn meeting on the 14th November 2017 to your diaries. Venue TBD.

In a constantly evolving technological market, the manufacturers of smart home products are under constant pressure to deliver products that are both  innovative and exciting, yet also safe, reliable, interoperable and user friendly with cyber security and privacy in mind.

The Retail and Manufacturers Panel is designed to bring together leading industry players and help them understand the issues, identify new opportunities for products and services and its various routes to market. The Panel is chaired by Adam Simon of CONTEXT who has extensive experience in managing and reporting on large data sets and provide access to the highest quality data in the retail sector. Adam was instrumental in setting up the cyber security conference held by SH&BA in November last year.

Take Part in the SH&BA Retail and Manufacturers Panel

The SH&BA Retail and Manufacturers Panel is a vital source of market and business intelligence for all retailers and  manufacturers who market to people living in smart homes (and for facilities managers of smart buildings). At the panels you will have the opportunity to learn about what people want, what the issues and benefits are and how best to deliver products into this rapidly growing marketplace. SH&BA is a neutral meeting environment and encourages input from a wide range of industries and organisations so it is perfect for networking, growing new ideas, creating projects and products and just understanding the sector.