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Agenda

*Agenda is tentative & subject to change.

Take a preview at our agenda below to help plan your travel. Some things you won’t want to miss include our Opening Reception, hospitality events, Booth Program and Closing Party.

BREAKOUT TRACKS

Personal Advancement

How to evolve within your role to maximize your impact and transform your teams.  Learn the tools and strategies essential to being the best in class.

Organizational Development

Evolve in your role to maximize impact and transform your teams by mastering essential tools and strategies, navigating key Wholesale HVACR factors, and focusing on long-term success and profitability.

External
Impacts

Understanding how to navigate micro and macro factors that influence Wholesale HVACR such as regulation, a fluid economy, the evolution of the contractor and more.

Business
Growth

Focus on how to maximize success, growth, and profit in both the short and long term within the Wholesale Channel by understanding the current industry climate and what it takes to win in the face of headwinds.

AGENDA OVERVIEW
Emerging Leaders Program
12:00-4:00 PM
Women In HVACR Meet & Greet
2:00-4:00 PM
First-timers Orientation
4:00-5:00 PM
Distributor Town Hall
5:30-6:30 PM
Supplier Town Hall
5:30-6:30 PM
Opening Reception
7:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, Dec. 7

12:00-4:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Workshop

The Emerging Leaders Program session at Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity to benefit from the wisdom and experience of some of the industry's leading executives. This Emerging Leaders-only session is the perfect opportunity to gain meaningful insights, make lasting connections, and take your career to the next level.

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Women in HVACR Meet & Greet

Women in HVACR exists to improve the lives of its members by providing professional avenues to connect women with other women who are growing their careers in the HVACR industry. Any and all HARDI members are welcome to attend this session to learn more.

4:00 - 5:00 PM

First-timers Orientation

First Time at a HARDI Conference? This session is for you. Learn tips and tricks to help you navigate your first HARDI Annual Conference and get the most out of your time here!

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Supplier Town Hall

Suppliers Only – Get together to discuss industry topics that directly relate to Suppliers

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Distributor Town Hall

Distributors Only – Get together to discuss the HVACR industry with your distributor peers

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Opening Reception

Your chance to connect and mingle with other event attendees over appetizers, drinks, and entertainment. Sponsored by Daikin Comfort Technologies.

Sunday, Dec. 8

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Solutions Center

The Solution Center is an opportunity for distributors to connect and learn what service vendors and marketing groups of the association offer. Exhibitors will demonstrate new technologies, techniques and process improvements for customers to manage and grow their businesses.

7:00 - 9:00 AM

 Breakfast & Opening Keynote: Ross Bernstein 

"The Champion's Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World"

Ross Bernstein is the best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books and a proud member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. As a top producer peak performance business speaker, Ross consistently keynotes over 120 conferences per year and is one of the only speakers in the world who has spoken on all seven continents. As a working member of the sports media, Ross studies just what it is that makes the great ones great, and then translates that wisdom back to business, to sales, to leadership, to corporate culture, to dealing with disruption, to customer experience, and to ultimately building stronger relationships. Ross is a solopreneur who has built a lifestyle brand with no employees or physical office, which allows him to travel the globe nonstop with his family. He has done things very differently in order to create his dream job, and in this session he is going to peel back the curtain and share some really creative ideas on ways you can too.

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions - Coming Soon!

10:45-11:45 AM

Sheet Metal Council

HARDI’s Sheet Metal / Air Handling council will help you prepare for 2024 with a lively discussion where we review the key variables that will be moving the market in the year ahead.

10:45-11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions - Coming Soon!

12:15-1:45 PM

 Lunch & Featured Keynote: Dr. Anirban Basu 

"The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"

Has the Federal Reserve successfully engineered a soft landing? Or, is the confluence of geopolitical conflict, a presidential election, rising consumer debt levels, and still high interest rates conspiring to produce economic downturn in 2024? It is difficult to know whether 2024 will be a good year – but one thing is clear – it will be a very interesting one. This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of major factors shaping economic outcomes, including interest rates, global conflict, wage dynamics, business confidence, and demographics. It will then turn toward a forecast for the coming year, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

2:15-3:15 PM

Breakout Sessions - Coming Soon!

3:30-4:30 PM

Solutions Center Happy Hour

Grab a drink and meet with industry vendors and partners to learn more about the solutions they offer you and your business.

3:30-4:30 PM

Market Intelligence Exclusive: Regional Forecast (Western Region)

Purchase required for exclusive access to HARDI's Regional Sessions during the Annual Conference and receive detailed outlooks for 2024 including new residential construction and replacement segments, commercial segment outlook, and predictions on the 2025 economy. By purchasing access for the regional sessions your company will also receive the 2024-2025 State of the Channel report featuring robust analysis on the commercial refrigeration and HVAC markets, continued impact of the supply chain disruptions, and the consistent and high-quality analysis as told by industry contractors and manufacturers. Report will be delivered to purchasers early 2025. (Note: Only one (1) purchase per company required for registered employees to attend sessions and receive the State of the Channel report.)

3:45-4:45 PM

PAC Town Hall

Want to know more about what is going on in the halls of Congress and the White House? Come ask questions to HARDI’s resident political nerds Alex Ayers and Todd Titus. *You must have prior authorization to attend.

4:30-6:30 PM

LATAM Welcome Reception

4:45-5:45 PM

Market Intelligence Exclusive: Regional Forecast (Southwest & Southeast Regions)

Purchase required for exclusive access to HARDI's Regional Sessions during the Annual Conference and receive detailed outlooks for 2024 including new residential construction and replacement segments, commercial segment outlook, and predictions on the 2025 economy. By purchasing access for the regional sessions your company will also receive the 2024-2025 State of the Channel report featuring robust analysis on the commercial refrigeration and HVAC markets, continued impact of the supply chain disruptions, and the consistent and high-quality analysis as told by industry contractors and manufacturers. Report will be delivered to purchasers early 2025. (Note: Only one (1) purchase per company required for registered employees to attend sessions and receive the State of the Channel report.)

5:00-10:00 PM

Evening Hospitalities

During this time, you can join various hospitality events at the conference! These gatherings are perfect opportunities to network and unwind with fellow attendees. If your company is interest in hosting a hospitality event, please fill out the form here.

Monday, Dec. 9

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Solutions Center

The Solution Center is an opportunity for distributors to connect and learn what service vendors and marketing groups of the association offer. Exhibitors will demonstrate new technologies, techniques and process improvements for customers to manage and grow their businesses.

7:00 - 9:00 AM

 Breakfast & Featured Keynote 

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions - Coming Soon!

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions - Coming Soon!

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Manufacturer Rep Council

*Manufacturer Representative attendees only

12:15 - 1:45 PM

 Lunch & Featured Keynote 

2:00 - 5:00 PM

 Booth Program 

Reminder: Manufacturers who have not reserved booths are not permitted into the booth program.

6:00-7:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Reception

5:00-10:00 PM

Evening Hospitalities

During this time, you can join various hospitality events at the conference! These gatherings are perfect opportunities to network and unwind with fellow attendees. If your company is interest in hosting a hospitality event, please fill out the form here.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

7:00 - 9:00 AM

 Breakfast & Featured Keynote 

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions - Coming Soon!

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions - Coming Soon!

12:15 - 1:45 PM

 Lunch & Closing Keynote 

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Market Intelligence Exclusive: Regional Forecast (Central and Great Lakes Regions)

Purchase required for exclusive access to HARDI's Regional Sessions during the Annual Conference and receive detailed outlooks for 2024 including new residential construction and replacement segments, commercial segment outlook, and predictions on the 2025 economy. By purchasing access for the regional sessions your company will also receive the 2024-2025 State of the Channel report featuring robust analysis on the commercial refrigeration and HVAC markets, continued impact of the supply chain disruptions, and the consistent and high-quality analysis as told by industry contractors and manufacturers. Report will be delivered to purchasers early 2025. (Note: Only one (1) purchase per company required for registered employees to attend sessions and receive the State of the Channel report.)

3:15-4:15 PM

Market Intelligence Exclusive: Regional Forecast (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions)

Purchase required for exclusive access to HARDI's Regional Sessions during the Annual Conference and receive detailed outlooks for 2024 including new residential construction and replacement segments, commercial segment outlook, and predictions on the 2025 economy. By purchasing access for the regional sessions your company will also receive the 2024-2025 State of the Channel report featuring robust analysis on the commercial refrigeration and HVAC markets, continued impact of the supply chain disruptions, and the consistent and high-quality analysis as told by industry contractors and manufacturers. Report will be delivered to purchasers early 2025. (Note: Only one (1) purchase per company required for registered employees to attend sessions and receive the State of the Channel report.)

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Closing Reception

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