Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HBP Expo Fast Facts

  1. The Expo returns to Salt Lake City – HPBExpo’s most popular western location.
  2. Expo registration and housing are completed easily online at www.hpbexpo.com. Member ID numbers are required. For ID numbers, members can contact Ian (iglowacki@hpba.org) or Rachel (pratt@hpba.org). Pre-registered exhibitors and attendees can pick up badges on site at the Express Registration Counters (badges are no longer mailed).
  3. As of November 1, there are 187 exhibiting companies – including 9 first-time exhibitors.
    Note: contact Leslie Wheeler for up-to-date exhibitor tally (wheeler@hpba.org).
  4. HPBExpo video link for affiliate websites and newsletters: http://www.hpbexpo.com/FlashMovie/Movie.htm.
  5. New for Expo 2011 are:
    1. Hundreds of New Products – the newest technology and styles consumers will want in their homes.
    2. Biomass Central Heating Symposium – all-day symposium on Wednesday March 2 will include sessions and table top exhibits. This is a hot new topic and potentially new revenue stream for retailers. Symposium is co-sponsored by the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI). More details will be coming, registration will be online at www.hpbexpo.com.
    3. Friday Night Fever Disco Party on Friday, March 4 – the industry-wide party is revived after 15 years! Put on your 70s clothes and join the fun at the Salt Palace Convention Center for music and dancing by the Aphrodisiacs (8:00pm – 11:00pm). Everyone is invited, no fee charged, and shuttle buses will run.
    4. Young Guns Lounge – If you’re under 40 years of age and/or been in the industry less than 10 years, we have a “hang-out” lounge for you – no old fogies allowed! Meet your generation industry peers in the show floor lounge and make new acquaintances.
    5. New Registration Dashboard – When you register for your Expo badges, take advantage of the new registration dashboard features. You can set up booth appointments prior to the show, find specific products you’re looking for, or match your needs with exhibitors and their products.
  6. HPBExpo Hotel Selections – Expo hotel block includes all price points and shuttle service. The Little America, HPBA Headquarters Hotel, is the site for the Outdoor Burn Area.
  7. 11th Annual Vesta Awards – The best of the year will be selected on Friday, March 4 in Salt Lake City. Don’t miss this annual event.
  8. HPBExpo Education 2011 – Earn CEUs, get NFI Certified and learn how to run your business better at Expo. Over 40 sessions to choose from, and a 1-day Education Passport is offered. All education sessions are detailed on the Expo website, www.hpbexpo.com.
  9. Discount Activity Passes are available for Salt Lake skiing, golf and more. Passes can be purchased by going to www.hpbexpo.com and clicking on the “About The Show” link and selecting Discount Activity Passes from the menu.
  10. Salt Lake City Information – Check out area attractions, restaurants and events all online at www.hpbexpo.com.
  11. Staff Contacts:
    Kelly Vandermark, ext. 113: Disco Party, Expo managemen
    Rachel Pratt, ext. 114: Registration
    Amy Jackson, ext. 125: Exhibits
    Naomi Friedman, ext. 143: Housing, suites, affiliate receptions, Expo schedule
    Betteanne Leahy, 800-404-5461: Promotion opportunities, booth and advertising sales
    Leslie Wheeler, ext. 116: Marketing campaign
    Kristi Long, ext. 118: Education program
    Ian Glowacki, ext. 135: Membership and member ID information