Some of the most respected names in the Irish Hardware industry have been proclaiming the benefits of taking part in The Hardware Show 2015 either as a visitor or exhibitor. Checkout the video on www.haishow.ie .The show will take place at the Conference & Event Centre, Citywest Hotel, Co Dublin from 15th-16th February 2015.
Kieran Burke, Purchasing Director, Grafton Merchanting (ROI), believes The Hardware Show is crucial to keeping him, his colleagues and the industry informed on what’s new and happening in the market place and he invests a substantial amount of resources into the show as a result. “We will have up to 50 senior National, Regional and Branch managers attending and working at the show – that’s how highly rated it is by us.”
Hugh O’Donnell, CEO Topline Group, shared his top 3 tips for getting the most out of the show… “Make sure to plan in advance the correct manpower required to actually facilitate the visitors that will attend the stand”. In terms of stocking the stand he said, ”Don’t bring the entire kitchen sink along, limit it to predominantly the most innovative new products so that they’re clearly visible to those that visit” and finally, “its most important to devise a unique draw to your stand. An innovative reason for people to choose to visit you for example a ‘show only offer’ or something unique that visitors can only get at the show”.
Paul Thompson, Joint CEO, United Hardware believes the show is an ideal platform to boost key relations for your company. “The Hardware Show is a prime opportunity for our members to meet and interact with suppliers and so it is essential that all suppliers attend and show our members that support. This show is vital to our members, and is also one of the key methods of identifying and securing new products and new profits in the market”.
With over 50% of stand space already booked some of the major Industry brands have already confirmed their space including, Amalgamated Hardware, Ames True Temper, Aquasource Distributors, Bostik Industries, Arc Building Products, Blackspur, Canadia Distributors, CCEC, Contech, Crown Paints, Donal Lynch Hardware, Dosco, D S Supplies, Dulux, Ecocem, Fleetwood, IITC, Interact Software, Irish Cement, Irish Wire Products, John Dargan & Sons, John Murphy Castlerea, John Stafford & Sons, JBKey, Kilsaran, Laydex, Mercer Agencies, Rawlplug, Rhino Distributors, RNH Software Solutions, Ronseal, Tegral, True Temper, Tuck Fastners, Tucks O'Brien, United Hardware, Varian I S & Co Ltd., and many more.
The biennial Hardware Show, is the sector’s largest networking, learning and promotional platform. It is a showcase for innovation and new product launches and a perfect opportunity to meet new and existing customers.
There will be four key streams to the show – HOME – GARDEN – BUILD and DIY and there will be no better place to find out about the latest products and services on the market for each of these sectors than at the official HAI show. Indeed, the HAI’s success in convincing the government to introduce a Home Renovation Tax Incentive Scheme has given an added boost to all participants in the sector and by extension to the show.
The Hardware Show 2015 is an event organized by the Industry for the industry. Its organisation is being driven by an influential and informed trade show committee, which has already begun planning on making THE HARDWARE SHOW an unmissable event for both merchants and suppliers.
The show also coincides with Hardware Associations Ireland`s premier social event, the HAI PRESIDENT’S BALL. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet old friends and new in an informal, social setting, and it is always a very enjoyable occasion for everyone associated with the industry and their partners, both merchants and suppliers.