Annual Conference Highlights

BY Emily Frost
12/2/2019 - HVAC Networking

With 2019 Annual Conference: Pulse just days away, we wanted to give you all of the highlights you can look forward to so you can have a great #HARDIAC experience! This year, we have the most jam-packed agenda to date with session times tapering off as short as to 30 minutes and 20 minutes as the day goes on to keep up an energetic pulse!


To help you stay organized and see all you want to see, download the conference app. This app allows you to easily view the daily agenda, create a customized schedule, connect with other attendees, access speaker presentations, view the exhibitor booth map, and get up to date conference info. There is also an in-app game that we will use to randomly select winners from the Game Leaderboard to win cool prizes like HARDI swag, a $100 VISA Gift Card, and even a free 2020 Conference Registration! All you have to do is go to the App Main Menu and select the "Game" icon. Then click the "Leaderboard" tab to see your progress.

1. Download the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub App

2. Type "2019pulse" in the search bar.

3. Log in using your registration info


If you have any questions throughout the event but are not close to a HARDI employee, use our new texting service. We have partnered with ProKeep, a text messaging service designed to help wholesalers and contractors keep in touch, to get you answers to the questions you have before and during conference. They are also NOLA natives and know the lay of the land. ProKeep has compiled a list of the places that they would recommend to eat, drink, and enjoy after hours. Check it out!

Add the HARDI Phone Number to your contacts for easy access: 614-345-4328


Wondering what the "must-see" sessions are? This year, HARDI is presenting a new strategic plan for 2020. To kick off the plan, HARDI CEO, Talbot Gee, along with other industry experts will be presenting Volume One of the State of the Channel report. If you are interested in this new plan and how HARDI will be working towards ensuring Wholesale Distribution is the channel of choice for manufacturers and contractors, attend the sessions related to this plan.

Look out for sessions titled "State of the Channel", "Voice of the Customer", or "Voice of the OEM".

Also as a part of this new strategic plan, HARDI has taken a deep dive into researching Controls Distribution. To showcase our preliminary research findings, our research partner, Ron Mackiewicz of MaxIt, LLC, hosted a Controls Webinar available for HARDI Members to view. Brian Neustadt will be leading a Controls Session at Annual Conference on Sunday, December 8th from 11 AM-12 PM. It is recommended that you watch the Controls Webinar first before attending the session for the full picture. You can view the session details on the agenda in the conference app or on the conference website.


Share Your News

Have a new product or service announcement? Opening a new branch? Introducing a new strategic plan? Mingle and converse with the top industry news publications on Sunday, December 8th from 5 PM-6 PM in our Media Room. We wanted to give you every opportunity to share your exciting news with the press so we are giving you full access to them in this reception-style environment. 

RSVP today to save your spot!


We are so excited to see you in New Orleans so soon! Please reach out and text us at 614-345-4328 with any questions!