Organizers of the nation’s largest hardscape event, Hardscape North America (HNA), have opened registration for the Kentucky Exposition Center gathering, October 19-21 in Louisville. With the recent addition of more than 35 companies who have not exhibited in the past, the 2022 show is on track to be bigger than ever.
New this year, HNA will open earlier on Wednesday, October 19 at 9 a.m. for dealers and noon for contractors. The outdoor exhibits will open Wednesday at noon, giving attendees three days for testing equipment. Further, a welcome reception at Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville will kick things off with food and fireworks on Tuesday, October 18, 6:30-9 p.m.
Returning again is the popular Hardscape House and Outdoor Demonstration Area where attendees can learn from live demos, watch the Installer Championships and get behind the controls of equipment; Education sessions and installer courses that offer certification, business skills and marketing tools; and, The Drone Zone where attendees can test their ability on a flight simulator, then fly a drone with an expert trainer.
“With opportunities for shopping the newest products, test driving, learning installation techniques and business-building tips, attendees can customize their experience to get the best value for their investment,” says Charles McGrath, executive director of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. “We hear from attendees every year that they returned home armed with the knowledge and tools to advance their businesses.”
Hardscape contractors, dealers, and landscape professionals can register at www.HardscapeNA.com for the $20 early bird rate through September 9. Access to the co-located Equip Exposition (formerly GIE+EXPO) is included with HNA registration.
HNA is produced by the ICPI and is endorsed by the Brick Industry Association, National Concrete Masonry Association and National Stone Institute. 2022 sponsors are platinum, Belgard Hardscapes, Colmet LLC and Keystone Hardscapes; gold, FORTRESS Engineered Edge Restraints, Nicolock Paving Stones & Retaining Walls, POLYCOR and Probst Inc; and, silver, Germans Boada, S.A.