HPBExpo Preview

HPBExpo Preview

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Hearth Patio & Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) is only three months away, scheduled for March 11-14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. It’s true that the show takes time and money, but sometimes getting out of the shop is the only way to truly focus on the business.

If you’re on the fence, there are plenty of reasons to book a flight or plan a road trip to the Pelican state. More than 300 exhibitors (including 34 first timers) will be showing off their wares, just in time to boost inventories for the year ahead.

Attendees are able to:
• see the latest products, services, and tech that your customers will be asking for; 
• spot the trends as they take shape and get an edge over your competition;
• meet with the people behind the products and the companies and get answers to all of your questions; and
• sit in on HPBExpo Education Sessions to get insight into how to grow your business.

Attendees have the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with peers who know their victories and challenges. The chance to walk away with fresh perspectives comes directly from interactions on the show floor and during educational opportunities.

Parties & Events
HPBExpo hosts a variety of special events designed to inspire, educate, and connect. Don’t miss these unique opportunities to enhance the show experience.

Expo Activities
Sign up to attend some exciting New Orleans’s themed activities held on Wednesday, March 11th at the Convention Center. Sign-up for any of these activities through the online Badge Registration process (see Meeting & Event Option section). Click here for Attendee Badge Registration. Click here for Exhibitor Badge Registration.

HPBExpo Tailgate & Big Green Egg Cook-Off Competition
Thursday, March 12
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Outdoor Burn Area
Come join the Outdoor Burn Area exhibitors for the 9th annual HPBExpo Tailgate & Big Green Egg Cook-off event. Sample savory offerings from participating exhibitors and watch member retailer teams vie for the top honors in this EGGstravaganza.

Effective Barbecue Demo Strategies & Techniques sponsored by Louisiana Grills
Friday, March 13
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Outdoor Burn Area
Join Louisiana Grills as we celebrate the launch of our NEW wood pellet grill collection, The Founders Series!
• Learn trade secrets and expert demo tips
• Enjoy mouthwatering samples from award winning barbecue champions
• Enter to win a free grill, prizes and more!

Hot Profit: Optimizing Retail Space to Spark Growth in Your Sales
Thursday, March 12
8:30 am – 9:45 am
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
Presentation is everything. The way a product is showcased, the salesroom layout, and the customer experience are all deciding factors in closing a deal. In an effort to show retailers how to increase sales, this year’s Keynote Address, “Hot Profit: Optimizing Retail Space to Spark Growth in Your Sales,” will be delivered by Wayne Visbeen of Visbeen Architects. As the interior designer and architect behind an iconic list of ground-breaking and effective retail environments, Visbeen will share his unique insight backed by examples of previous successes.

As comfortable on a construction site as he is designing a store layout, Visbeen has a deep understanding of custom residential design and the current trends shaping the indoor-outdoor living industry. His architectural practice, Visbeen Architects, continues to utilize products found at HPBExpo and reimagines spaces with breathtaking beauty and functionality.

Bonus Topic: How to Win Hearth & Outdoor Architectural Specs
By popular demand, Wayne will also be sharing his tips on what dealers need to do to win fireplace specs; Q&A to follow!

Generously sponsored by Napoleon Products, the HPBExpo 2020 Keynote Address aims to provide unique retail insights and highlight the key concepts you will be able to use for better sales and better customer experiences. The Keynote Address is free to all registered HPBExpo 2020 participants.  Click Here for more information on the Keynote Address.

The four educational sessions at HPBExpo 2020 that will ONLY be available on-site are:
• Showroom Design with Debbie Hannig of Hannig Marketing;
• Win More with a Marketing Strategy Design with Tim Reed of Reed Marketing;
• Sales Leadership: Learn to Build a Sales Process That Motivates Your Team and Wins More Business Than Ever with Tim Reed of Reed Marketing; and
• HPBA Hearth & BBQ Consumer Research Survey Results with Cameron Downs of HPBA.

Click Here for the full education schedule. 

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