New product inspiration at The Hardware Show 2019
12 February 2019
The Hardware Show 2019 is now officially sold out. Hardware Association Ireland is delighted that for the third year running the show has sold out of exhibitor space with over 3,100 sqm full of suppliers. The show, sponsored by Intact Software, takes place on the 17-18 18 February in Citywest, Co Dublin with over 150 suppliers from across Ireland and the UK, and further afield.
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, including some new additions:
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 17 February. 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 over 20 Italian suppliers who have invested in exhibiting at the 2019 Show and will bring their unique Dolce Vita over the two-day Show duration. Visitors can see the list of all Italian Pavilion exhibitors at www.thehardwareshow.ie/features.
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 17 February 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 ex VAT each (table of ten is €950 ex VAT) and can be booked at www.thehardwareshow.ie/the-presidents-ball/
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.
Enjoy a massage!
Stop by the HAI Member Zone at Stand D15 and use your coupon to enjoy ten minutes of stress relief and relaxation with a free neck, shoulder and head massage delivered by an experienced massage therapist.
As a new initiative for the 2019 show, visitors will find a coupon book in their bag when they collect their badge in the show entrance/ registration area. The book will include your free lunch coupon for either day you visit the show. Many of the show exhibitors would like to draw attention to their stand and offer visitors a special incentive to visit them so don’t forget to check out the coupon book for competitions, special offers, promotions and so on.
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