Burke commented: “The 2017 Hardware Show will build on the success of the 2015 Show by enhancing both the visitor and exhibitor experience.
“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