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Hearth & Home October 2018

Get to Dallas and Get Set to Go BIG!

Everything really is bigger in Texas, which makes it the perfect location to celebrate HPBExpo’s 40th year. In that spirit, HPBExpo 2019 is gearing up and getting set to Go BIG! From big buyers and big leads to big trends and big ideas, North America’s largest indoor-outdoor living industry show is coming to Dallas for the very first time.

HPBExpo 2019 takes place March 13-16 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center right in downtown Dallas. To date, manufacturers of every size worldwide have already answered HPBExpo’s call to “Go Big” and they’re getting set to bring their innovative products to the buyers in one of retail’s fastest-growing segments.

In 2019, the indoor-outdoor living market is forecast to rise to $9.1 billion.

With the lines between indoor and outdoor living continuing to blur – and the needs and wants of consumers continuing to trend toward sophistication – our category is on a fast pace to being a $9.1 billion industry, according to the Freedonia Group research firm.

Consumers are showing an intensifying desire for the highest-quality products to complete the vision they have for their ideal space. Home chefs are adding artisanal techniques to their grilling and looking for both high-performance and specialty products, such as pellet grills and kamado smokers. Outdoor entertainers are demanding furniture styles that keep up with the trends they see on HGTV or in the pages of Architectural Digest. They’re also seeking to maximize the use of their investments and are stretching the outdoor living season into cooler weather. That means warmth and lots of it, including fire pits and radiant heaters.

HPBExpo is the place where you’ll see, touch, smell, hear, and taste all of these products that your customers will be demanding. All of the biggest trends are here and when you attend the show, you’ll get to hook your wagon to them before your competition does.

With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of fellow attendees, you won’t want to miss HPBExpo 2019 in Dallas, Texas!

HPBExpo isn’t just products – it’s the people who live and love them.

With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of professionals from every facet of indoor-outdoor living, attending HPBExpo is walking into an eCommerce site. But, this is your chance to actually touch, feel and see the products for yourself, meet the people behind the products, and have all of your questions answered; you simply can’t feel the heat from a fireplace or check the comfort of a sofa cushion if you’re stuck behind a desk.

Networking is another valuable benefit of HPBExpo. By chatting with your peers, you’ll learn about what’s happening in their businesses, and could walk away with solutions to your own challenges. You’ll also make critical connections you never thought possible and reinforce your role in this amazing community. No matter how far HPBExpo attendees travel, they always arrive home excited, refreshed, and ready to sell.

The HPBExpo Education Program is legendary, and for good reason.

It’s the most comprehensive and up-to-date program available in the industry. Classes take place just steps from the show floor, giving you the best of both worlds in one easy trip. You can also earn CEUs and certifications.

Through the HPBExpo Education Program, you’ll explore the latest business strategies, brush up on your technical skills, and find out about important regulatory changes for the industry. In addition to practical classes on installation and repairs, topics covered in 2019 in Dallas will include: conquering your fear of social media, marketing the outdoor room, making the most of your website, learning succession strategies, and using aftermarket parts on existing installations.

HPBExpo 2019 is scheduled to start on a very high (key)note.

Mike Holmes, star of HGTV and the DIY Network, will deliver the HPBExpo 2019 Keynote Address, sponsored by Napoleon Products.

The DIY Network’s Mike Holmes will deliver HPBExpo 2019’s Keynote Address. As the host of HGTV’s Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, and All American Handyman, he knows this industry and he’s ready to get the crowd fired up about the newest housing and product trends, the critical role the fireplace plays as the heart of the home, and how to entice homebuyers with outdoor products. Sponsored by Napoleon Products, the Keynote is set to take place on Thursday, March 14 from 8-9:15 am before the show’s official opening.

All routes lead to Dallas.

Dallas’ central U.S. location makes it super convenient from just about anywhere and is a fairly inexpensive city for both business and leisure. Early spring – when HPBExpo takes place – is the best time to visit while temperatures are perfect for a stroll around downtown. If you’ve got a green thumb (or enjoy seeing the fruits of those who do), Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum will be taking place at the same time as HPBExpo. Comprised of more than 500,000 blooming spring bulbs, this spectacular display is one of the biggest in the world.

Dallas is continuously growing and has the largest urban arts district in the nation. Covering over 20 blocks, this hub of creativity features art for all the senses, including award-winning museums, performing arts venues, and plenty of restaurants and bars. The Dallas Farmers’ Market is considered to be the market of the future and is the perfect place to sample Texas’ diverse cultures and flavors. A trip to Texas is also incomplete without barbecue; and craft-barbecue scene is now all the rage in Dallas. In fact, you’ll find some of the reportedly best brisket in town just blocks away from the convention center at Pecan Lodge.

You’ve got to go here if you want to get anywhere.

HPBExpo 2019 registration is now open, and discounted rooms in the hotel block will go fast. If you’ve never attended HPBExpo, the 2019 show is the one you can’t afford to miss. “Go Big” and you could enjoy your best year yet. Visit hpbexpo.com for more information.


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