History — Celebrating 33 Years!

The Hardware Conference began in 1988 with a small group of hardware retailers who wanted to get together once a year with key manufacturers. This small group continued to expand and is now the nation’s largest independent dealer conference. 2021 will mark the 33rd year for The Hardware Conference. It is held each year at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida.

Join colleagues and new friends for this three-day learning and networking event. Share ideas with top retailers on how to grow your business, interact with key vendors on how to increase sales in your store and attend all-industry cocktail receptions and dinners in an exclusive 5-star resort setting.

Ask yourself when was the last time you stepped away from your store to reflect and think of ways you might be able to improve your business and talk with other store owners who live with the same issues that only another owner does? When was the last time you took off to recharge your batteries? The Hardware Conference on Marco Island is definitely one place where you can do both and you simply won’t find a better deal!