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94th Annual HGA Conference Presentations

This year marks the first time since 1945 that the HGA Conference has been cancelled. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations across the industry to rework their plans. Even though the HGA membership was unable to meet in person this year, several of the speakers who would have been at the live conference have provided recorded versions of the HGA specific presentation. Click on the links below to view these presentations.

Annual Hardware Industry Update and Outlook

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) will provide an update on the industry and forecast for the coming year, just in time for 2021 budget planning, Kevin Hohman, vice president and publisher of Hardware Retailing, will give you this data-filled presentation that your entire team needs to see.

Dr. Adam Rapp, Director of the Schey Sales Centre at Ohio University

Dr. Rapp has taught or presented at major universities around the world, and spent several years in the market research industry where he sold market research products and services to premiere companies including Mondelez, Georgia Pacific and the FOX New Network. Dr. Rapp is passionate about teaching sales to students and professionals, so this is a presentation you should share with your sales leadership and team. He will present on the effect of selling in a COVID-19 environment, technology and selling the sales process of the future.

David Houle, Renowned Futurist, Speaker and Thinker

David spent much of his career in media and entertainment and is now an in-demand keynote speaker and author. He writes the highly regarded futurist blog, Evolution Shift, with the tagline “A Future Look at Today.” He also writes and edits a magazine on Medium called the 2020s Decade. David recently became a Futurist in Residence and Guest Lecturer at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. In this presentation, David is sure to challenge your thinking about tomorrow and help you challenge your team as you prepare strategic and long-term plans for your business.