Members of Hardware Association Ireland, together with various industry representatives, turned out in great numbers at Citywest Hotel on Tuesday 20th February for the official launch of The Hardware Show 2019. The event commenced bright and early, with a complimentary breakfast from 7:30am for all those attending. A steady stream of arrivals flowed through the doors of the ballroom as registrations proceeded in earnest. Shortly thereafter, the items of business got under way, with the room being officially welcomed by HAI President Kieran Burke. Kieran began by speaking about the Hardware Conference, which will take place on 1st May in at the four-star Galmont Hotel in Galway, before handing over to Annemarie Harte – CEO, Hardware Association Ireland.
In preparation for The Hardware Show 2019, an extensive review was undertaken of all three potential venues – RDS, Citywest, and Punchestown. Various Show features that had previously existed were considered, together with the vast potential to expand upon these. Exhaustive research has led to new ideas, subsequently allowing for the mapping out of a clinical, tailor-made floor plan for the upcoming Show. Before the breakfast was finished, the Show had sold 30% of floor space, never before had queues been seen to pick a space!
The Hardware Show 2019 will take place on the 17th and 18th February 2019, in Citywest – a venue boasting over 3,100 sqm of floor space. While the venue may dictate a slightly more limited number of features, it will more than make up for this with a significant increase in comfort areas. The event will also celebrate the inaugural inclusion of a substantial Italian delegation, in conjunction with Buyer Point – Italy’s foremost B2B event for DIY and Garden. Over 20 Italian companies will be present in a specially-designated Italian area.
You can still book your spot by visiting www.thehardwareshow.ie