Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association Returns to Atlanta
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s (HBPA) HPBExpo returns to Atlanta after a five-year hiatus. HPBExpo 2017 will be held at Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) March 1-4 with an expected 6,000 attendees. HPBExpo is North America’s largest indoor-outdoor living showcase.
“HPBExpo showcases hundreds of products developed for every type of consumer, beginner griller to pitmaster, homebuilders, interior designers, and outdoor landscapers” said Jack Goldman, President & CEO of HPBA. “Atlanta has always been one of our strongest markets, with a number of our manufacturer members being headquartered in the metro area.”
Four hundred hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers will exhibit and demonstrate the latest in home heating solutions, grills, fully-equipped outdoor kitchens, casual patio furniture, and outdoor accents. Water and landscape features and all-weather entertainment products will also be on display at HPBExpo.
“We are thrilled to welcome HPBA and HPBExpo back to Atlanta,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Attendees will find a refreshed destination since their last visit in 2012. The convention and entertainment district has several new attractions and more than 300 dining options all within a one-mile radius of GWCC.”
Exhibitors with headquarters in Atlanta and throughout Georgia include, American Customer Service, LLC, AmericasMart, BBQube 2.0, Big Green Egg, Equinox Louvered Roof, Kamado Joe, Longview Products Primo Grills, Royal Gourmet Corp., Saber Grills, LLC, Windham Enterprises, and Wood Products International, Inc.
HPBA is the North American industry association for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms, and allied associates for all types of barbecue, patio and hearth appliances, fuels, and accessories. The association provides professional member services and industry support in education, statistics, government relations, marketing, advertising, and consumer education.