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Hardlines Distribution Alliance to Host First Executive Planning Conference as HDA

After hosting a joint event for 20 years, Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA) will be hosting its first Executive Planning Conference as HDA on November 15-17, 2022. Taking place at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona, attendees can take part in scheduled, one-on-one meetings with executive decision makers from over 25 industry-leading distributors. Attendees can also enjoy a golf scramble, receptions and networking events at a top-rated venue.

“We could not be more excited to host our valued distributor members and manufacturer partners as HDA in November,” says Steve Synnott, CEO of HDA. “The highly interactive EPC is one of the best ways our industry can plan for success as we move into 2023.”

As the first EPC hosted as HDA, manufacturer attendees will have the opportunity to maximize their investment by speaking with dozens of distributor executives in one setting over the course of three days. Manufacturers can discuss product launches, promotions, program and advertising details and new business opportunities.

“If you want to meet with key decision makers in the industry who will give you a legitimate shot to grow your business, you need to seriously consider being part of the Executive Planning Conference,” says Andrew Saal, VP of sales and marketing with Turf Titan.

In addition to the meetings, a golf scramble and receptions allow attendees to network while enjoying the resort’s many amenities. From the multiple pools to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, attendees can build new and existing relationships that will help the industry thrive as a whole.

“The number of new suppliers in attendance allowed me to increase vendor attendance at our show,” says Matthew Patti, vice president at Monroe Hardware. “The room setup was perfect and enabled quality conversations that allowed us to identify immediate and future opportunities to grow the business.”

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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