At a well-attended breakfast briefing last Thursday 28th January The Hardware Show 2017 was officially launched by HAI Vice-President and Commercial Director, Grafton Merchanting ROI, Kieran Burke. Set for Sunday 5th and Monday 6th March with the President’s Ball on the evening of Saturday 4th March, the Show will make a return to RDS, Simmonscourt, this will allow both the exhibitor and visitor experience to be enhanced.
“The Show will be larger with a clear emphasis on attracting greater visitor numbers. To facilitate a ‘bigger and better event’, we are delighted to announce that the Show will take place in Ireland’s premier conference facility, RDS Simmonscourt. I would encourage all stakeholders in the industry to participate – it’s your Trade Show!”
The Hardware Show is an event organised by the industry for the industry, and together with our event management partner, Eventhaus, and our official magazine, The Hardware Journal, HAI will keep you updated over the next 12 months leading up to the Show. The Show has become the largest and most important event for the sector, both in Ireland and in the wider UK/Ireland marketplace.
The 2015 Show, with over 150 exhibitors, clearly signalled a renewed confidence in the industry following many years of struggle for both merchants and retailers. The purpose of the event is to showcase product innovation alongside a range of insightful demonstrations, workshops and presentations, all aimed at stimulating and educating stakeholders in the Irish hardware and building materials industry.
The 2017 Show will see the return of the highly successful Innovation Awards, the President’s Ball and will introduce a new aspect, the Education Hub. Work has already begun on creating a new experience for visitors – a central area with presentations by leading experts in their field, skills-based demonstrations and best practice workshops in key areas for retailers and merchants in the industry.
Hardware Association Ireland invites you to participate in the Show both as an exhibitor and a visitor. More details now available at www.thehardwareshow.ie