Hearth, Patio & Barbecue EXPO
Innovations & Ideas for Indoor/Outdoor Living
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta Georgia
Education: Wednesday, February 29 – Saturday, March 3
Exposition: Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3
Register today at hpbexpo.com
Focus Canada and HPBA Canada AGM
Thursday, March 1st • 7:00am to 9:00am • Room C206, GWCC
HPBA Canada Annual General Meeting
Meet the HPBAC Board
Committee Updates including:
HPBAC Reception will not be held this year
Due to the number of exciting social events on the calendar this year the HPBA Canada Board of Directors felt the reception should not be held in Atlanta. We hope to see you at the Tailgate and Big Green Egg Celebrity Cook-off on Thursday, Vesta Awards, Southern Barbecue Buffet and Honky Tonkin' Industry Party on Friday. For more information on these events see below or click here
HPBAC Central Chapter Changeout Update
Friday, March 2nd • 12:00 noon – 1:00pm • Room C306, GWCC
Retailers, manufacturers and distributors and other interested parties are invited to a lunch meeting on Friday, March 2nd from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm to learn more about the upcoming woodstove changeout in Ontario. Please RSVP at 1-800-687-1938. Lunch will be served.
Special Events at EXPO
HPBEXPO Tailgate and Big Green Egg Celebrity Chef Cook-Off
Thursday, March 1 • 5:00pm – 6:30pm in the Outdoor Burn Area
Exhibit hours are extended outdoors so come and join the Outdoor Burn Area exhibitors for the inaugural HPBExpo Tailgate & Big Green Egg Celebrity Chef Cook-Off. Atlanta team mascots, a drum band and cheerleaders will add to the festive fun and barbecue exhibitors are offering savoury samples.
Wear your team jersey!
Enjoy a beer – every tailgate has beer.
Cheer local celebrity chefs in an EGGstravaganza cook-off sponsored by the Big Green Egg.
During this outdoor event, the first Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award, sponsored by HPBA and Casual Living magazine will be presented. The award, in memory of long-time barbecue advocate Donna Myers, will honour leadership in the barbecue industry.
Return shuttle service is provided from the Outdoor Burn Area back to hotels from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Last shuttle departs the Outdoor Burn Area at 7:00 pm.
Friday, March 2nd, beginning at 5:00pm
Join your friends and peers at the annual Vesta Awards honouring innovation in design and technology.
Attendees Choice Award, sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine
Honouring the marketability of a product to consumers, the Attendees Choice Award, selected by HPB Expo attendees, will be awarded in two categories – Hearth and Outdoor Living. Voting will be through ConnectMe mobile app – so be sure to download it at www.hpbexpo.com
Southern Barbecue Buffet
Friday, March 2nd, following the Vesta Awards
Dinner tickets are sold in advance for $40 each.
Honky Tonkin' Industry Party
Friday, March 2nd • 8:00pm – 11:30pm • GWCC
Dust off those cowboy boots! This year's all-industry party theme is Honky Tonk. The LoCash Cowboys will be the headline entertainment for the big bash.
Generously sponsored by DuraVent, Kozy Heat, Lennox Hearth Products, Napoleon Fireplaces & Grills, SBI – Stove Builder International, Travis Industries. Visit the mile-long bar sponsored by Weber-Stephen Products LLC.
Please ride regular shuttle routes to Building C, GWCC. Last shuttle departs the hotels to the event at 10:30 pm. Return service from GWCC, Building C is provided from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am. Last shuttle departs GWCC, Building C at 12:00 midnight.
For details, click here