The Hardscape North America (HNA) 2010 trade show will co-locate with the Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO). This mega industry event will take place at Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center Oct. 28-30, 2010.


By co-locating, HNA will have access to GIE+EXPO’s nearly 20,000 participants, along with a 19-acre outdoor demonstration area adjacent to the exhibit hall. GIE+EXPO is the 14th largest trade show in the United States. HNA will maintain its own identity with features such as a separate registration area, different show colors and its own promotion campaign. For HNA, the co-location means expanded education/conference programs for contractors and distributors as HNA will also partner with the Green Industry Conference (GIC). HNA includes hands-on demonstration workshops and targeted contractor seminars. In addition, the HNA event will include the third annual Hardscape Projects Awards program for contractors. This awards program highlights many of the hardscapes industry best projects.


“HNA is the national hardscape show for successful hardscape contractors and their employees,” said Mike Mueller, chairman of the HNA Steering Committee and general manager of TEKA North America, Inc. “By co-locating with GIE+EXPO, HNA looks forward to offering expanded education programs and trade show to contractors.”


The HNA Hardscape North America trade show for hardscape contractors is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and the National Concrete Masonry Association. “The GIE+EXPO attendees are mainly softscape landscaping contractors who may or may not do hardscape,” said ICPI Chairman Ed Fioroni, vice president, marketing/distributor sales, Pavestone Company. “By combining hardscapes with softscapes, the show will benefit not only these contractors but both industries.”


To learn more about HNA, visit www.HardscapeNA.com.