Opening Night – Monday, October 17, 2022


7:00-10:00 pm: Rona Pub Night




Location: The Irish Harp Pub, Niagara-on-the-Lake






It’s a Hardlines Tradition: we gather everyone each year before the Conference to share a drink and get to know one another better at a unique location.

This year, we meet at the The Irish Harp Pub in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake. The pub is just a quick ten minute walk from the Queens Landing Hotel, but we will also have Vintage Hotel’s trolley to transport guests back and forth from the hotel.

Come meet our Outstanding Retailer Award Winners, some of the Speakers, our Conference Sponsors, and of course, the Hardlines Team! The Pub Night is courtesy of RONA.



Day 1 – Tuesday, October 18, 2022


8:00-8:45 am: Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am: Welcome

9:00-9:45 am: Alison Fletcher, Cookery store

9:50-10:35 am: Eric Palmer, Sexton Group Ltd.

10:35-11:05 am: Networking Break

11:10-11:55 pm: Peter Norman, Altus Group

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm: Zaida Fazlic, Taiga Building Products Ltd.

1:50-2:10 pm: Michael McLarney, Hardlines Inc.

2:10-2:25 pm: Networking Break

2:30-3:15 pm: Tony Cioffi, Lowe’s Canada

3:15-3:20 pm: Closing Remarks

4:30-6:00pm:  Industry Reception presented by Home Hardware 



6:00-9:00pm: Outstanding Retailer Awards (Separate ticketed event)
Honouring the best retailers in the country, the Outstanding Retailer Awards (ORAs) are the industry’s only independent awards program dedicated to celebrating the achievements of hardware, home improvement and building supply dealers in Canada.

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 19, 2022


8:00-8:45 am: Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am: Welcome

9:00-9:45 am: Charles Grégoire-Béliveau, BMR Group

9:50-10:35 am: Rob & Joanne Lawrie, Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre

10:35-11:05 am: Networking Break

11:10-11:55 am: Doug Stephens, Retail Prophet

11:55-12:00 pm: Closing Remarks