We're working to make the next HTF even better than ever!

New program! New dates! We're working on bringing you a new HTF in a new season with new reasons to attend! But we'll keep the most popular and valuable parts of the HTF you have come to expect. So stay tuned and check back often. We'll be announcing our dates and location as soon as a decision is made. And, don't worry, we'll give you enough time to get approval and make your arrangements to attend.

You Missed a Great 2010 Conference !


The Hardlines Technology Forum, the industry’s premier technology conference, continued to grow in importance in 2010. Attendees enjoyed learning and networking in a professional, yet fun, environment!

As you can see in the slideshow, HTF brought all segments of the hardware / home improvement industry together for three exciting and productive days of sessions and interactive discussions at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel in Schaumburg, IL from April 18 through April 21, 2010.

Attendees participated in approximately 40 sessions and events, presented in three tracks:  Supply Chain Management, Technology Trends and Innovations and The Business Side of Technology.  A highlight of the conference, once again, was The Buyer Panel session.  This year’s participants, all on stage together to answer attendee questions, included representatives from Ace Hardware Corporation; BlueLinx Corporation; Do-it-Best Corporation, Lowe’s Companies and True Value Company.

Dave Patzwald, Vice President, IPO Integration Services at Schneider Electric gave an energetic keynote address, complete with a surprise co-presenter in the person of professional comedian Dave Little, focused on the topic of “Making IT Fun Again.”

Free 101 Webcast Series

You can still take advantage of our series of free webcasts on a number of "101 level" topics. If you missed the live webcasts, we've got the recorded version on-line and will keep them on-line for the rest of the year. If you know someone who would benefit from them, please send them a link.

Call for Presentations is Open

Got an Idea? Want to share your strategies, theories, ideas, research and results? Would you like to see a session on a particular topic? The most dynamic gathering of business and IT professionals in the Hardlines Industry will be at the next AHMA Hardlines Technology Forum! Why not let us have your thoughts about what should be included in the schedule?

Submitting your request is easy!  Complete the form, and tell us what you are thinking. You can be a part of the technology solution at AHMA’s next HTF!

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