INDUSTRY CALENDAR
 

NATIONAL SHOWS

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo. March 19-21, 2009, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nev. Contact Kelly VanDermark, (703) 522-0086.

International Builders’ Show. Jan. 20-23, 2009, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Contact Bernadette Coe, (202) 266-8617.

International Home & Housewares Show. March 22-24, 2009, McCormick Place, Chicago. Contact International Housewares Association, (847) 292-4200.

National Hardware Show® with Lawn & Garden World®. May 5-7, 2009, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Contact Reed Exhibitions, (888) 425-9377.

INTERNATIONAL SHOWS

China International Hardware Show. Sept 17-19, 2008, Shanghai New Int’l Expo Centre, Shanghai, China. Contact Cheryl Peteherych, (773) 326-9923.

DIY & Garden Show. Jan. 18-20, 2009, Earls Court 2, London. Contact Paul Grinsell, p.grinsell@hgluk.com

WHOLESALER SHOWS AND EVENTS

Ace Hardware Corp. Spring Convention, March 3-6, Las Vegas Convention Center. Contact Ace Convention Department, (630) 990-2706.

Blish-Mize. Spring Dealer Market, March 20-21, Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kan. Contact Ruth Wohlgemuth, (913) 367-1250, ext. 143.

Do it Best Corp. May Market, May 16-19, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Contact Rosie Wilson, (260) 748-5316.

Emery-Waterhouse. Spring Dealer Market, Jan. 16-18, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, R.I. Contact (207) 775-2371.

Handy Hardware Wholesale. Spring Market, Jan. 22-24, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston. Contact Mickey Schulte, (713) 644-1495.

Home Hardware. Spring Dealer Market, April 19-21, Henry Sittler Building, St. Jacobs, Ontario. Contact Dan Logel, (519) 664-2252.

House-Hasson Hardware Co. Spring Dealer Market, Jan. 22-24, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tenn. Contact Mike Woolf, (865) 525-0471, ext. 212.

Orgill Inc. Spring Dealer Market, Feb. 19-21, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Contact Judy Smith, (901) 754-8850.

Southern Hardware Co. Fall Road Show through Ark., Miss., La., Mo. and Tenn., Oct. 1-31, 2008, Contact Mark Rogers, (870) 572-6761.

True Value Co. Spring Market, March 27-29, New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans. Contact Susan Katz, (773) 695-5175.

United Hardware Distributing Co. Spring and Summer Buying Market, Jan. 9-12, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. Contact Arlene Harrison, (763) 557-2714.

Wallace Hardware Co. Dealer Market, Dec. 1-4, Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Contact Shirley Graybeal, (423) 586-5650.

OTHER EVENTS

American Hardware Manufacturers Association. Hardlines Technology Forum®, April 19-22, Loews Philadelphia, Philadelphia. Contact Timothy Farrell, (847) 605-1025.

American Rental Association. The Rental Show, March 2-5, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta. Contact (800) 334-2177, option 3.

Distribution America/PRO Group. Executive Planning Conference, Nov. 16-19, Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz. Contact Michele Simes, (303) 792-3000.

Lumber Association of California and Nevada. Annual Convention, Nov. 6-7, Marriott Napa Valley, Napa, Calif. Contact Jean Henning, (916) 369-7501.

Mid-America Lumbermens Association. Fall Fling, Nov. 6-7, Kansas City, Mo. Contact (800) 747-6529.

North American Building Material Distribution Association. Annual Convention, Nov. 12-13, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Contact (888) 747-7862.

North American Wholesale Lumber Association. Traders Market, Nov. 6-8, Hyatt Regency Chicago on the River Walk, Chicago. Contact Stacy Woldt, (800) 527-8258.

Reliable Distributors Inc. Annual Management and Marketing Conference, Feb. 25-28, Orlando, Fla. Contact Joel Miculinic, (847) 918-1177.

RetailGreen Conference & Trade Exposition. Sept. 15-16, InterContinental Hotel, Dallas. Contact Madison Gross, (646) 728-3461.

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association. 2008 Convention & Trade Show, Nov. 9-11, Colorado Convention Center, Denver. Contact Catherine Usher, (800) 352-2981.

U.S. Green Building Council. Green Building Conference, Nov. 19-27, Boston. Contact (202) 828-1144.

Western Building Material Association. Annual Convention, Nov. 12-14, Red Lion, Seattle. Contact Stephanie Masters, (360) 943-305.

EVENTS AT A GLANCE

October
China Shunde International Exposition for Household Electrical Appliances. Guangdong Province, China.
Do it Best Corp. October Market, Indianapolis.
Hardlines Conference. Toronto.
House-Hasson Hardware Co. Fall Dealer Market, Sevierville, Tenn.
Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. Fall Conference, Vail, Colo.
North American Retail Hardware Association. Nationwide Legislative Teleconference.
Southern Hardware Co. Fall Road Show.
Taiwan Hardware Show. Taipei, Taiwan.
The GREEN Industry and Equipment Expo. Louisville, Ky.
True Value Co. Fall Market, Atlanta.
TruServ Canada. Fall Buying Market, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

November
Distribution America/PRO Group
Lumber Association of California and Nevada
Mid-America Lumbermens Association
North American Building Material Distribution Association
North American Wholesale Lumber Association
Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
U.S. Green Building Council
Western Building Material Association

December
Wallace Hardware Co.