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DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase


The 2014 Annual Conference and Product Showcase will be held from October 16th through the 18th at the Waldorf Astoria Resort Hotel in Naples, Florida. The hotel offers everything that DPHA looks for in a conference facility and more. First, it is a luxury facility offering the amenities and services that DPHA members expect and deserve. The hotel received the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award that is given to hotels that receive the highest ratings on TripAdvisor.

The sleeping rooms are spacious (nearly 500 square feet) featuring a separate desk and seating area that is common at most hotels' junior suites. At the Waldorf Astoria, the extra large room is standard. Plus, DPHA negotiated for complimentary Internet in every sleeping room.

The hotel sports three pools and three miles of white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It has a spa offering a wide variety of treatments and a large indoor-outdoor bar area that will allow DPHA members to network until the wee hours of the morning. The meeting facilities are an elevator ride away. All of the DPHA meetings and the Product Showcase exhibit hall are located on the second floor of the hotel. Accessing meetings from members' sleeping rooms is nothing more than an elevator ride.

Conference Registration is now open! To download the Conference Prospectus and Registration Form, please click here.

$129 is the daily room rate DPHA members will pay to stay at the hotel plus tax and a $10 per day resort fee. Click here to reserve your room(s) for this year's event!

If you are interested in exhibiting in our Product Showcase, please click here or go to the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities page for more information.

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The schedule for the conference is as follows, although there is a possibility that a few of the times may be "tweaked" a bit prior to the start of the conference:

Wednesday, October 15th:
  • 2 to 5 p.m. - Board of Directors "Year in Review" Session
Thursday, October 16th:
  • 7 a.m. to Noon - Board of Directors Meeting
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Membership Committee Meeting
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Education Committee Meeting
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Awards Committee
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Council of Fellows Meeting
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. - 5K Fun Run/Walk
Friday, October 17th:
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Product Showcase Open
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9 to 10 a.m. - Opening, President's Welcome, and Innovative Products Awards Announcement
  • 10 a.m. to Noon - Keynote Speaker, Mr. Robert Stevenson on "How to Sell in an Increasingly Digital World"
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. - Afternoon Session #1: "How to Use iPads in the Showroom"; a panel discussion with round table questions
  • 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. - Afternoon Session #2: "Content Marketing for Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Showrooms", presented by Dave Nelson of Dialog Consulting
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. - Reception in Exhibit Hall
Saturday, October 18th:
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  • 7:30 to 11:45 a.m. - Product Showcase
  • Noon to 1:45 p.m. - Awards Luncheon
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. - Afternoon Session #1: "Pinterest Workshop", presented by Vincent NG of MCNG Marketing
  • 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. - Afternoon Session #2: "Cult of the Customer" by Ted Janusz of Janus Presentations
  • 7 to 10:30 p.m. - Closing Banquet
Sunday, October 19th:
  • 7 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!

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We would also like to take another moment to thank our 2014 Corporate and Conference sponsors, whose support remains essential for our success -

                                                             2014 CONFERENCE SPONSORS -

SATURDAY AWARDS LUNCHEON SPONSOR -                       RECEPTION SPONSOR -

Alno Inc. logo                                                          ROHL logo

FRIDAY LUNCHEON SPONSOR -                                              LANYARD SPONSOR -

Franke logo                                                           Fairmont Designs logo

BREAKFAST SPONSORS -

Dornbracht logo                                                           TOTO USA logo

BAR SPONSORS -

Barber Wilsons logo


                                                             2014 CORPORATE SPONSORS -

PLATINUM SPONSOR -

Newport Brass - Ginger logo       Phylrich logo

SILVER SPONSORS -

Alno Inc. logo       BainUltra logo       GRAFF logo       Laufen logo            ROHL logo       Victoria + Albert logo

BRONZE SPONSORS -

Baci by Remcraft logo       Barber Wilsons logo       Blanco logo             Dornbracht logo Keuco logo
Steamist logo       Thermasol logo