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Hearth & Home January 2019

HPBExpo 2019 and Dallas are Calling. Get Ready to Go BIG!

BIG things are shaping up for 2019 as HPBExpo heads to Dallas, TX for the very first time!

Hundreds of Exhibitors and thousands of Attendees will converge on Dallas, TX in March 2019 to celebrate 40 years of exciting new brands, product launches, essential education and industry certifications, crucial networking, and deal-making right on the show floor – both inside and out.

HPBExpo 2019 will be BIG in Star Power

HPBExpo kicks off with Education Sessions on Wednesday, March 13. Then, on Thursday at 8am don’t miss the Keynote Address by the DIY Network’s Mike Holmes. As host of Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, and All American Handyman, Mike is also a professional contractor, public speaker, educator, and international best-selling author. His no-nonsense Make It Right brand has struck a chord with television audiences and industry leaders in over 90 countries, promoting the notion of educating the public on proper building codes, what to look for in contractors, and their rights as homeowners.

Sponsored by Napoleon Products, Mike’s Keynote will cover housing and product trends, the importance of fireplaces in the home, and how outdoor products enhance the homebuying experience. From his work in the industry for more than 35 years, Mike not only understands the practices of the building trade but is also dedicated to adapting them to the changing needs of homeowners and the environment. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of North America’s most trusted and knowledgeable contractors!

HPBExpo 2019 will be BIG in Opportunities

The indoor-outdoor living industry meets at HPBExpo every spring and it’s an opportunity like no other. It’s an opportunity to see people, products, innovations, and ideas from all over the world. Taking it one step further, through the Outdoor Burn Area – HPBExpo’s biggest attraction and something unique to our show – you have THE opportunity to see, smell, and taste for yourself what the latest products can do. This gives you the knowledge, experience, and confidence to make the best recommendations to your customers.

HPBExpo 2019 will be BIG in New Products

In addition to the Outdoor Burn Area with its sampling, Tailgating and the Big Green Egg Cook-Off Event, the New Product Pavilion has something new for 2019! Not only will the latest and greatest innovations to hit the market within the last year be on display, but Exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their products and to answer your questions. Keep an eye on HPBExpo’s Facebook page (@HPBExp0) or for a schedule of presenters as it takes shape.

Packed, standing-room only, classrooms were the norm at HPBExpo 2018 in Nashville.

HPBExpo 2019 will be BIG in Ideas

The most robust education program in the industry is getting a serious boost in 2019 from a BIG new sponsor, Hearth & Home Technologies. With HHT’s support, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation can continue its mission of providing the highest quality content from the highest quality leaders in their respective fields. “HHT is very excited to sponsor the HPBExpo 2019 Education Program. Education in our industry is important and this comprehensive curriculum will help all of us to be positioned for growth,” said V.P. Berger, President of HHT. “We’re very proud to support HPBExpo 2019 and look forward to Going BIG in Dallas this March.”

NEW is the NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialist Certification. The Education Program at HPBExpo 2019 will feature a brand new opportunity for those who plan and sell hearth appliance systems: to become certified as a hearth design specialist. This certification arms them with the technical knowledge needed to answer any customers’ questions on woodburning, gas, or pellet hearth appliances.

There will also be sessions at HPBExpo that will be available on-site only. Meaning, you’ve got to be in Dallas to take part in this exclusive content. From exploring the correlation between your business and the world of sports with award-winning speaker, Ross Bernstein, to learning how to stop bad habits in order to drive revenue and profitability, you will simply not want to miss out! Go to for details.

Get ready. Get set. Go BIG.

There just won’t be any better way to get ready for a BIG year than at HPBExpo 2019 in Dallas. See the latest manufacturer innovations, hear from giants in their respective fields, test out products in action, and keep on top of the latest business trends, Register now at


Wednesday March 13

Join John Crouch, HPBA’s Director of Government Relations, as he reviews the latest regulations you need to know about – and just what they’re going to mean for you and your business – in “What is it and Why Should I Care?”

Thursday March 14

OSHA requires every business to have a company safety manual. Magic Sweep Corporation’s Jim Brewer will present “Your Company Safety Plan” so you know what you’ll need to do to stay in compliance.

Friday March 15

Bob Wise, from CVC Coaching, will conduct two, 3-hour “Gas Hands-On Troubleshooting” classes where you’ll learn how to troubleshoot both millivolt and electronic ignition gas modules. Each session is limited to 20 people and an Education Passport or a Single Course Ticket, plus a special $29 registration fee are required. The American Red Cross will also be onsite to present their AED/CPR class.

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