Source: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va.
Registration is open for Hardscape North America, October 18-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. With the HNA indoor exhibit space in the North Wing already sold out, attendees can expect to see and test the newest industry products and equipment at the nation’s largest hardscape and landscape event.
Among new or returning features scheduled this year: Hardscape House and Outdoor Demonstration Yard, allowing attendees to learn from live demos, observe Installer Championships, and get behind equipment controls; opening keynote by Arctic explorer Ben Saunder; the Unilock Coffee Stop, offering attendees a free jolt; Tuesday evening welcome reception at the KICC in downtown Louisville, with free food, drinks and music by the Crashers; free Thursday evening concert featuring Third Eye Blind and opener Dylan Scott at the KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville.
HNA education sessions and installer courses offer certification, business skills and marketing tools. New to this year’s session line up are Ask the Natural Stone Experts and Tips for Sourcing Natural Stone & How to Make More Money. In the Drone Zone, attendees can test their ability on a flight simulator, then fly a drone with an expert trainer in the new West Wing exhibit area.
“HNA is the place to see products related to every part of this phenomenal trend called ‘outdoor living.’ Where else can you see so many products in one place?,” says 2022 attendee Jeremy Martin of Willow Gates Landscaping, Mohnton, Pa. “The networking is a draw as well. Our industry is filled with amazing people, and this is the best place to meet up with them.”
Hardscape contractors and dealers, landscape professionals, design professionals and industry students or professors can register for the $25 early bird rate through September 7; access to the co-located Equip Exposition is included. HNA is produced by the Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and Natural Stone Institute. — Hardscape North America, 888/580-9960; www.HardscapeNA.com