Conference kicks off at RONA Pub Night

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Close to 100 people from every segment of the home improvement industry, and every part of the country, gathered last night at a local brew pub in Niagara Falls, Ont., in anticipation of the 22nd annual Hardlines Conference.

The event, which hosted retailers and suppliers alike, was sponsored by RONA and gave delegates the chance to meet and network before attending the conference. It starts today, with a lineup of speakers that includes Doug Anderson of Peavey Industries, Robert Howard of retail consultancy company Kurt Salmon, and John Herbert, head of the European retail hardware association, EDRA.