HBT (Hardware & Building Traders) is set to debut its 2020 virtual conference in October, after the group was forced to cancel its national ‘Vision for success’ conference initially scheduled on the Gold Coast in May, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings.
With over 1000 suppliers and members usually in attendance at the national conference, HBT will now hold three separate events to ensure suppliers and members enjoy the full benefits of a face-to-face trade show, which is usually one of HBT’s most anticipated events.
HBT’s virtual ‘Industrial and Tools’ event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, while its ‘Hardware’ event and ‘Timber’ events are scheduled for Wednesday, October 21.
Each of the three events will also include live sessions hosted by HBT Chief Executive Officer, Greg Benstead and the relevant buying manager for each event, with a focus on pre-recorded segments from suppliers.
AHJ will include the full conference coverage in the November edition, including presentations, show specials and new products launched during the virtual conference.