We are excited to announce our collaboration with Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) to add more educational opportunities to the 30+ sessions that the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation already offers at HPBExpo. The added bonus is that these additional classes are included with the education passport fee. We are really excited about the potential of attracting even more chimney sweeps to HPBExpo, as it will now be the place to keep up certifications. Be sure to check out the full HPBExpo Education Program. NFI and CSIA certification online exams will be available onsite.
HPB Recreation Square
HPBExpo is also excited to introduce HPB Recreation Square, an ancillary marketplace on the Expo floor with new product categories. The products and services in HPB Recreation Square complement — not compete — with HPBExpo’s professional’s offerings. The addition of billiards products to the show floor include Brunswick, Championship, Dynasphere, Imperial International, Koda Sports, Legacy Billiards, Plank & Hide, Presidential Billiards, and RAM Game Room. The 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 entertainment.
Check out other events happening at HPBExpo:
Keynote Address: Sponsored by Hearth & Home Technologies
Welcome to the Hybrid Life: New Consumer Behaviors That are Changing Everything!
Bridget Brennan, Founder & CEO, Female Factor
Thursday, March 3, 2022 • 8:30 am-9:45 am
Author and consumer expert Bridget Brennan will explore the challenges and opportunities of a new world in which our behaviors are increasingly “hybrid.” Are we working from home or living at work? Are we hanging out together or are we each on our own devices? Is the living room the new gym or the center of family life? Are we actively shopping or are we scrolling through Instagram? Increasingly, the answer is both – and that brings new opportunities for businesses in the hearth, patio, and BBQ industries. The home is the heart of hybrid life. In this eye-opening and entertaining keynote program, the author of Winning Her Business and Why She Buys will inspire you with insights on the cultural shifts that are driving changes in the way consumers live, work, and buy. You’ll walk away with strategies and best practices for leveraging these shifts to win sales and grow market share. You won’t want to miss this master class on cultural relevance and consumer behavior.
Tailgate and Primo Grills Cook-Off Event
The Tailgate and Cook-off Event will take place on Thursday, March 3rd, starting at 5:00 pm in the Outdoor Burn Area. Primo Grills will be sponsoring the cook-off competition, with retail teams competing for the best entree. Be prepared to root for your favorite team and taste their entries for yourself. Enjoy the gaming area hosted by the billiards companies, visit with the outdoor exhibitors, have a cocktail or two, and take a photo with the Atlanta Falcon Cheerleaders. For more information, click here.
Live Panel Discussion of Industry Experts Sponsored by Napoleon: “Industry-Changing Consumer Research and Why It Will Drive Major Growth”
On Friday, March 4th at 5:00 pm, Napoleon will host a live panel of guest speakers and specialists from around the country to debut groundbreaking research. This research will dramatically impact the hearth industry. The results of the studies will forever change the way fireplaces are used, perceived, and desired by both homeowners and homebuilders. More specifics regarding the study and presenters will be announced in January. All attendees are invited to attend the presentation, followed by a celebratory cocktail reception.