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DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase
* Click here to see pictures from the 2015 Annual Conference and Product Showcase

The 2016 DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase will be held October 27 - 29 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. This iconic hotel property is one of the most strikingly beautiful venues DPHA has ever visited. The Gaylord Opryland hotel offers guests an unforgettable getaway with all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Nestled in a bend of the Cumberland River, and featuring an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreational activities, there is never a shortage of things to do at this resort.

Amenities include the Rel√Ęche Spa & Salon, the Gaylord Springs Golf Links, 17 different restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. We had so much fun playing golf at Torrey Pines last year, we are planning another golf outing at the Opryland's golf course. And yes, we are most definitely looking forward to closing our Conference with a Halloween Party. DPHA members that attended the last Halloween Party held in Scottsdale in 2008 still talk about it as the best closing event in DPHA's history.

The hotel is located approximately 20 minutes from the Nashville Airport and is a short drive to the heart of Nashville, renowned as the music capital of America.

We are also pleased to have negotiated another fantastic rate of $189 per night (plus tax and resort fee). To reserve a room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, call reservations at 844-586-9419 and tell the agent that you are attending the DPHA Conference, or simply click here to use the DPHA reservation link with the hotel.

The Program and Showcase Committee, under the astute leadership of Gary Erickson (Renaissance Design Studio), Richard Campbell (Belmont Hardware) and Mary Labowitz (Premier Marketing), will again offer dynamic programs and top-notch speakers who will present customized presentations to meet the specific needs of decorative plumbing and hardware dealers, manufacturers and representatives.

There are 70 exhibit spaces available for the 2016 DPHA Product Showcase, and applications for booth spaces will be issued sometime around the end of the first quarter of this year. If you are interested in displaying in front of the most important group of showroom owners in North America, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and he will add you to the waiting list. Given the response from last year's conference, the Product Showcase is all but guaranteed to sell out.

The DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase has reclaimed its spot as the most important event of the year for the decorative plumbing and hardware industry. Mark your calendars now - more information will be coming in the near future!


Although the schedule for this year's conference has not been set yet, the schedule for the 2015 conference can give you a good idea of the basic timeline:

Wednesday, October 14th:
  • 1 to 6 p.m. Golf Outing
  • 2 to 5 p.m. - EXCO Meeting
Thursday, October 15th:
  • 7 a.m. to Noon - Board of Directors Meeting
  • 1 to 5 p.m. - Exhibitor Move-in
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Awards Committee Meeting
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Education Committee Meeting
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Membership Committee
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Council of Fellows Meeting
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. - DPHA 5K Fun Run/Walk
Friday, October 16th:
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Product Showcase Open
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 10 a.m. - Opening, President's Welcome, and Product of the Year Awards Announcement
  • 10 a.m. to Noon - Keynote Address and Workshop: The Hitman's Guide to Competition Removal - How to Win in an Overcrowded World - How to Stand Out in a Sea of Competition, presented by Steve Brazell
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. - Afternoon Session #1; Designers are From Mars, Showrooms are from Venus - How to Become the Go-To Resource for Your Design Community, presented by Annette Wildenauer (Sponsored by Ronbow)
  • 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Afternoon Session #2: Why Does That Faucet Cost So Much? - How to Charge Higher Prices and Get Your Customers to Thank You for It, presented by Scott Sorrell
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. - Reception in Exhibit Hall
Saturday, October 17th:
  • 8:00 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  • 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Product Showcase
  • Noon to 1:45 p.m. - Awards Luncheon
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. - Afternoon Session #1: Never Settle for the Tallest Pygmy - Cracking the Personality Code to Hire Right the First Time, presented by Dana Borowska
  • 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. - Afternoon Session #2: Show Me the Money - How to Determine What Your Business is Worth, presented by Lee Resnick
  • 7 to 10:30 p.m. - Closing Banquet
Sunday, October 18th:
  • 8 to 9 a.m. - Program & Showcase Committee Meeting
  • 9 to 11 a.m. - Board of Directors Meeting
Mark your calendars - we hope to see you there! *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

We would also like to take another moment to thank our 2015 Corporate and Conference sponsors, whose support remains essential for our success -

                                                             2015 CONFERENCE SPONSORS -


Purcell Murray logo                                                          


Alno Inc. logo                                                          ROHL logo

FRIDAY LUNCHEON SPONSOR -                                              LANYARD SPONSOR -

Franke logo                                                           LPG Buying Group logo


Pentair Everpure logo


ACS logo                         Hansgrohe USA logo                         Purcell Murray logo                         Steamist logo                        


Barber Wilsons logo             Frank Allart logo             Julien logo             Purcell Murray logo                         Ronbow logo                        

                                                             2016 CORPORATE SPONSORS -

Platinum Sponsors

Ginger - Newport Brass logo

Gold Sponsor

AMBA Products logo Elkay logo Franke logo GRAFF logo Phylrich logo

Silver Sponsors

BainUltra logo Barber Wilsons logo Keuco logo Laufen logo
Lenova logo MTI Baths logo Rohl logo Victoria + Albert logo

Bronze Sponsors

Alno logo Altmans logo Americh logo Baci logo Blanco logo California Faucets logo Dornbracht logo Hansgrohe logo
Hastings logo Mountain Plumbing Products logo Mr. Steam logo Schock America logo Steamist logo Thermasol logo TOTO logo