Hardscape North America releases 2018 Dealer Network Program

HNA highlights include a new two-day format and joint keynote from Dr. Robert Ballard.

June 11, 2018
Edited by Megan Smalley
Industry News

LOUISVILLE, KY – Hardscape North America's (HNA) 2018 program for dealers, which will focus on taking control of your inventory, will start a day earlier this year. The HNA Dealer Network Program will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with a half-day afternoon program at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which segues into the Dealer Networking Reception. The program will conclude at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17 featuring two dealer sessions by Bob Clements and the dealer keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Ballard.

The Dealer Network Program will give dealers the opportunity to network with peers to identify key takeaways from each session and implement these new ideas into their business.

The Tuesday program from 1 - 4:30 p.m. will feature an interactive session and roundtable discussion led by Matt Mallas and Derek Whisenand. The program topics will include:

• Utilizing Just-In-Time stock and shipping vendors.

• Utilizing co-ops or buying groups as opposed to dealing directly with vendors.

• When it makes sense to implement an inventory management (ERP or POS) system.

Immediately following the conclusion of Tuesday's Dealer Network Program, dealers will transition directly into a networking reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in which they can share best practices learned during the afternoon session.

The Wednesday program begins at 8 a.m. with two sessions led by dealership expert Bob Clements. His topics will include "Unleashing the Power of Your Employees" and "The New Future of Retailing."

Closing out the program, Dr. Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic wreckage and former U.S. Navy officer, will present the keynote - "Science, Exploration and the Miracles of Human Achievement." He will encourage dealers to achieve success as he tells the stories of his discoveries and adventures.

Following the conclusion of the Dealer Program on Wednesday, the exclusive Dealer Preview of HNA and GIE+EXPO (Green Industry & Equipment Expo) will be from 12 to 3 p.m., and the trade show floors will open to ALL industry attendees from 3 to 7 p.m.

Dealer Network Program Registration is $179 for Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association members. It costs $199 for non-members – registration does not include trade show admission. The HNA Dealer Networking Reception, which takes place Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, is included with the Dealer Network Program registration.

HNA 2018 early-bird trade show registration is now available for $15 (fees increase after Sept. 6). HNA registration includes access to both HNA and GIE+EXPO indoor exhibits, access to the 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, entrance to the HNA Hardscape Project Awards Recognition Presentation on Thursday, Oct. 18 and three free concerts at Fourth Street Live! in downtown Louisville.

For more information on the HNA Dealer Network Program and dealer activities, click here.

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