New product inspiration at the Hardware Show 2019
15 January 2019
The Hardware Show, the official trade show of Hardware Association Ireland (HAI), returns to Citywest, Co Dublin, from February 17-18, 2019.
Supported this year by Intact Software The Hardware Show has become the largest and most important event for the hardware sector, both in Ireland and the wider UK/Ireland marketplace.
The 2017 show at the RDS Simmonscourt was the largest ever show, with 163 exhibitors, more than 3,800 sq m of space sold, and 2,000 plus visitors over the course of the two-day event.
With increased activity in both the commercial and residential building sectors as well as continued growth in the renovation, maintenance and improvement of buildings and homes, the 2019 Hardware Show will continue to be the leading show for retailers and merchants across Ireland to visit for Home, Garden Build and DIY inspiration and to connect with current suppliers, discover new ones and find innovative products.
As per previous years 2019’s show includes a number of exciting features for exhibitors and visitors to enjoy.
The Innovation Awards
Features this year include the Innovation Awards, an ideal platform for exhibitors to showcase new and innovative products on the market to visitors.
This year’s show comprises five product categories – Home, Garden, Build, DIY and Overall Winner, along with two new awards – ‘Best Supplier Customer Experience’, which will be voted by visitors to the show with the only condition that the supplier must be exhibiting at the show, and ‘Best New Irish Product’.
The winners are presented with their awards at the President’s Ball on the evening of Sunday, February 17. The winning products are showcased at the entrance to the show for the full two days of the exhibition.
This year’s show also welcomes suppliers from Italy at the Italian Pavilion. HAI is building strong relations with colleagues in Italy that see Ireland as a growing export market. Identified with style and quality, HAI looks forward to viewing more than 20 Italian suppliers who have invested in exhibiting at the 2019 show and will bring their unique Dolce Vita over the two days.
The young apprentices from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) make a welcome return to the show following their debut in 2017.
The Skills Zone is where these talented apprentices will show off their skills in the areas of brickwork, electrical and plastering. The development of these skills is now critical to the continued growth of the construction industry to cope with demand now and in the future.
The President’s Ball
The President’s Ball Gala Dinner and Dance takes place on Sunday, February 17, at Citywest hotel. This social highlight of the industry calendar is the perfect setting to rekindle old friendships and make new connections.
The ball is also the first opportunity for the industry to welcome the new 2019/2020 HAI president, Sean Moran, group chief executive of HPC Group, who will be hosting the ball and personally invites all in the industry supply chain to attend and enjoy the evening.
Tickets for the ball are now available at €95 each and can be booked at www.thehardwareshow.ie
HAI Member Zone
Time is precious at the show both for exhibitors to speak to their existing and potential customers and for visitors to relax and gather their thoughts on what they’ve seen and heard.
Therefore, HAI is focusing their stand at the 2019 show on welcoming members with a free cuppa and comfy seating. The HAI Member Zone will be open and ready from 9.30am on the first day of the show to 5pm on the final day. All are welcome to stop by the stand, based in the centre of the show area, and relax.
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