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Exclusive Breakout Sessions Bring ROI to Your Operation

As part of the Independent Home Improvement Conference (IHI Conference), four breakout sessions will provide attendees with actionable solutions and ideas to take back to their businesses. The breakout sessions will follow four different tracks: retail operations; employee engagement; marketing, merchandising and advertising; and technology.

These four breakout topics will offer carefully curated 45-minute sessions focused on the independent channel’s top priorities. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Breakout sessions are filling up quickly, so register today! Early bird pricing ends June 1.

Here’s a closer look at the breakout tracks and the specific sessions taking place under each track.

Retail Operations

Gain invaluable insights and practical advice to navigate challenges, from fluctuating sales to economic downturns. Transform uncertainty into opportunity and propel your business towards sustained growth.

  • Shrink Survival Guide: Strategies for Retail Resilience
  • Navigating Cash Flow: The Roadmap to Retail Prosperity
  • Cyberthreats to Severe Weather: Managing Risk Across Your Operation
  • Hackathon: Using KPIs to Boost Success

Employee Engagement

Learn how to retain top talent, prevent burnout and foster highly productive teams. In a competitive market, investing in your employees is the key to sustained success.

  • Not Another Pizza Party: Fresh Ideas to Boost Employee Engagement
  • Dollars and Sense: Maximizing Productivity With Minimal Investment
  • Mission Retention: Finding and Keeping 5-Star Staff
  • Hackathon: Developing Solutions for Your Dream Team

Marketing, Merchandising and Advertising

Explore the latest trends and strategies to streamline your operations, save time and achieve remarkable success. Elevate your brand and captivate your audience with actionable insights.

  • From Repeat Buyers to Raving Fans: Mastering Customer Loyalty
  • Home Turf Advantage: Mastering Local Inventory Advertising
  • Ad Wars: Balancing Traditional vs. Digital Advertising
  • Hackathon: Creative Solutions to Make a Big Marketing Impact on a Shoestring Budget


Discover how small-scale tools or enterprisewide solutions can tackle today’s toughest operational challenges. Stay ahead of the curve and ensure your business is prepared for whatever the future holds.

  • Behind the Screens: Taking on E-Commerce
  • AI Unleashed: Supercharge Your Business
  • From Clicks to Cash: Navigating E-Commerce Trends
  • Hackathon: Unlocking the Secrets of Tech Investment ROI

Bonus Special Sessions

Don’t miss special educational breakout sessions from the following companies:

  • 4R Systems
  • ECI Software Solutions
  • Epicor
  • Fluidmaster
  • GMG EnviroSafe
  • Mountain Mojo Group
  • National Cooperative Bank
  • Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
  • Rundoo
  • Watcher Total Protection

About the Conference

NHPA and The Hardware Conference have come together to form the Independent Home Improvement Conference (IHI). Join hundreds of retailers and channel partners for this dynamic three-day learning and networking event on August 27-29 in Marco Island, Florida. Register today!

Wholesale Sponsors
Do it Best

Platinum Sponsors
ECI Software Solutions
Midwest Fastener

Gold Sponsors
A.O. Smith
Badger Technologies