CHECK OUT WHAT HPBEXPO 2023 HAS TO OFFER!
Get back to business on March 11-13 in Louisville, Kentucky. Be sure to register, reserve hotel rooms, and make note of the Saturday – Monday show day pattern for HPBExpo 2023.
onPeak is the official partner and ONLY hotel provider endorsed by HPBExpo 2023. If you are contacted by other third-party companies offering hotel assistance, please be aware they are not endorsed by our event. Entering into financial agreements with these companies can have costly consequences and are not protected by event management. There have been cases reported in past shows in which other third-party reservations were not valid upon arrival.
Don’t Miss Out on FREE EDUCATION for show attendees!
If there has ever been a year to take advantage of HPBEF education, this is it! We are thrilled to have free education on the trade show floor at HPBExpo 2023. Education will be taking place during each show day, March 11-13, concurrently with exhibiting hours. The education session schedule is available on the HPBExpo 2023 website here, and check out more information on becoming NFI certified on our website.
New Product Pavilion & Attendees’ Choice Awards
HPBExpo will once again present the Attendees’ Choice Awards honoring product marketability in two categories — Hearth and Outdoor Living. Winners of the prestigious Attendees’ Choice Award will be announced on Monday, March 13th. Apply for an entry in HPBExpo’s New Product Pavilion with any new products introduced AFTER the 2022 show in Atlanta here. Entries received after January 10th will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, if space is available. No entries will be accepted after March 2nd. Please contact Amy Jackson with any questions.
Check out the exciting events happening at HPBExpo:
HPBExpo Fire It Up Kick-Off Block Party
Friday, March 10 – 7:00 – 10:00 pm, 4th Street Live
Sponsored by the Billiard Industry Group, Innovative Hearth Products and Napoleon, this industry party is a festive kickoff to the Expo, open to all attendees. The Fire It Up Block Party has the spirit of a family reunion as colleagues catch up with each other in a fun and relaxed setting while enjoying live music performed by The Juice Box Heroes. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Join us Friday night in downtown Louisville for an evening of entertainment and networking.
Sue Hawkes, bestselling author, Certified EOS Implementer, and CEO of YESS!
Saturday, March 11th • 8:30am-9:45am
Don’t Let Your Business Run You!
Are you a business owner or a senior level executive and want to see your business consistently run better and grow faster? Sue will deliver a powerful, inspirational presentation that will introduce you to the Six Key Components™ of a successful business. Sue’s interactive style and experience-based real-world insight makes this an eye-opening event for growth-oriented business leaders. At the conclusion of her presentation, you will walk away with a set of simple, practical tools that you can use immediately to focus on priorities, get clear on issues, and gain traction as a healthier leader!
Tailgate and Cook-Off Event
Saturday, March 11 – 5:00 pm-7:00 pm • Outdoor Burn Area
Come join the Outdoor Burn Area exhibitors for the HPBExpo Tailgate Cook-off Event. Sample savory offerings from participating exhibitors and watch member retailer teams compete for top honors! Interested in Participating? Show off your barbecue skills and form a team as slots are still available. Teams of two will be eligible to participate, and the winners of the cook-off will receive a Primo Grill. Sign up to compete by contacting Kelly VanDermark
March 11 • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
When you think about Louisville, what do you think about? Bourbon! Local distilleries will be offering a tasting of their bourbon with tasting stations on the show floor. All attendees will be given a passport when they check in and then can follow the trail for a tasting at each station. Passports will be stamped as they make their way around to each station. The Bourbon Trail is sponsored by Empire Comfort Systems, Innovative Hearth Products, and Travis Industries, but there are still a few sponsorship spots left. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Kelly VanDermark.
HPB Recreation Square
HPBExpo will once again have HPB Recreation Square on the Expo floor with new product categories. The products and services in HPB Recreation Square complement — not compete — with the HPBExpo’s professional’s offerings. The addition of billiard and gaming products to the show floor include Brunswick Billiards Group, Championship LLC, Imperial International, Koda Sports, Legacy Billiards, Presidential Billiards, Shot Darts, Beringer Billiards, Conquer the Cross, Great Lakes Dart Mfg. Inc., McDermott Cue, Plank & Hide Co., Silver Cup Chalk/Dynaspheres Next Gen Balls, Valley Dynamo, and Z-Lite US Inc. Recreation Square is where you can build new relationships and where you can take your business to the next level with offerings to impress even the most selective client. Secure your retail outlet as a go-to for all outdoor living products and home entertainment.
We are so excited to be revisiting Louisville for HPBExpo2023. It’s been nearly 40 years since our last show there, and we can’t wait to see all the new things the city has to offer! Horse racing, bourbon, baseball bats; there is something in Louisville for everyone. Centrally located, with easy access to hotels and airports, this dynamic destination city will attract serious retailers and provide the ideal opportunity for you to reconnect with your customers and reach your sales goals. HPBExpo is a key opportunity for exhibitors to connect with buyers and to achieve their sales goals.