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* 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), are again offering 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. Need a refresher? Click on the the following links to quick video recaps from some of last year's speakers at our annual conference: There are 72 exhibit spaces in the 2016 DPHA Product Showcase, and once again the exhibit hall has been sold out. 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 on the off chance that someone needs to cancel their booth at the last minute.

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. To see our 2016 Conference Prospectus and download the conference registration form, click here.


Although there may be occasional small changes to the schedule for this year's conference, here is what the Program & Showcase Committee has planned for our conference attendees:

Wednesday, October 26th:
  • 1 to 8 p.m. Jack Daniels' Distillery Tour (optional activity, $150 per person)
Thursday, October 27th:
  • 7 a.m. to Noon - Board of Directors Meeting, in Lincoln A
  • 1 to 5 p.m. - Exhibitor Move-in, in Ryman Hall B1
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Marketing & Membership Committee Meeting, in Lincoln D
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Education Committee Meeting, in Lincoln E
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Awards Committee, in Lincoln D
  • 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. - Council of Fellows Meeting, in Lincoln E
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. - DPHA 5K Fun Run/Walk
Friday, October 28th:
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Product Showcase Open, in Ryman Hall B1
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast, in Ryman Hall B1
  • 9:00 to 10 a.m. - Opening, President's Welcome, and Product of the Year Awards Announcement, in Presidential D
  • 10 a.m. to Noon - Set #1 (Keynote Address): Mother Goose was Right: How to Tell Compelling Stories that Earn the Trust of Your Clientele, presented by Donald Miller, founder of Storybrand, in Presidential D
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch, in Ryman Hall B1
  • 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. - Set #2 (Afternoon Session #1): Friends, Romans and Clients: Lend Me an Ear - Listen More, Sell More, presented by Jill Schiefelbein from The Dynamic Communicator, in Presidential D
  • 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Set #3 (Afternoon Session #2): Delivering Exceptional Customer Service (Even on Mondays), presented by Kerry Singh, Corporate Trainer and Organizational Development Consultant, in Presidential D
  • 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. - Reception in Exhibit Hall, in Ryman Hall B1
Saturday, October 29th:
  • 8:00 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Exhibit Hall, in Ryman Hall B1
  • 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Product Showcase, in Ryman Hall B1
  • Noon to 1:45 p.m. - Awards Luncheon, in Presidential D (Product Showcase not open for tear-down until 1:30 p.m.)
  • 2 to 4:00 p.m. - Set #4 (Afternoon Session): Round Table Discussion, in Presidential CE
  • 7 to 10:30 p.m. - Closing Banquet, in Presidential D
Sunday, October 30th:
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Program & Showcase Committee Meeting, in Ryman Studio E
  • 9 to 11 a.m. - Board of Directors Meeting, in Ryman Studio ABC
Mark your calendars - we hope to see you there!


We would also like to take another moment to thank our 2016 Corporate and Conference sponsors, whose support remains essential for our success -

                                                             2016 CONFERENCE SPONSORS -


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FRIDAY LUNCHEON SPONSOR -                                             LANYARD SPONSOR -

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GOLF OUTING SPONSOR -                                                     KEY CARD SPONSOR -

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Barber Wilsons logo             Fairmont Designs logo             Julien logo             Lacava logo                         Ronbow logo                        

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Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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