2017 DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase

The 2017 Annual DPHA Conference returns to the beautiful Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ October 11-14, 2017 (20 minutes from the Phoenix Airport). DPHA members that participated in the 2013 conference will recall that the resort is located in the Sonoran Desert on an expanse of rugged Arizona landscape where the ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched. The first-class amenities include two 18-hole golf courses, the 17,500 square foot Aji spa, complimentary guest room wireless Internet access, 7 restaurants (including the only five-star restaurant in Phoenix) and 4 bars.

There are 500 rooms and suites with Native American-inspired d├ęcor plus private balconies or terraces. Technology includes a flat screen TV and High Speed Internet Access. It's a first-class resort in every way except the room price. DPHA members will enjoy a $179 per night (plus tax) rate during the DPHA Conference. Click here to make your hotel room reservations and make sure you don't miss out on staying at this fabulous venue.

Additional details will be forthcoming in the next several weeks, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to email Jim Babbitt with any questions.

The Program and Showcase Committee, under the astute leadership of Gary Erickson (Renaissance Design Studio), Richard Campbell (Belmont Hardware) and Ryan Paul (ThermaSol), are working on once 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 the 2016 speakers at our annual conference:

  • Donald Miller - Mother Goose was Right: How to Tell Compelling Stories that Earn the Trust of Your Clientele
  • Jill Schiefelbein - Friends, Romans and Clients: Lend Me an Ear - Listen More, Sell More
  • Kerry Singh - Delivering Exceptional Customer Service (Even on Mondays)


      Although the schedule for the 2017 is currently being worked on and has not been published yet, here is a basic outline of the initial schedule, which will be updated as the Program & Showcase Committee finalizes the speakers and agendas:

      Wednesday, October 11th:
  • 1 to 6 p.m. Golf Outing at either Chandler Golf Course or Whirlwind Golf Club (fee to be determined)
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. Arizona Food Tour (limited to 30 participants - more details to follow)

      Thursday, October 12th:
  • 7 a.m. to Noon - Board of Directors Meeting
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Exhibitor Move-in
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Marketing & 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
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. - DPHA 5K Fun Run/Walk

      Friday, October 13th:
  • 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
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Product Showcase Open
  • 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. - Afternoon Session
  • 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. - Reception in Exhibit Hall

      Saturday, October 14th:
  • 8:00 to 9 a.m. - Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  • 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Product Showcase
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Awards Luncheon (Product Showcase not open for booth tear-down until 1:30 p.m.)
  • 2 to 4:00 p.m. - Afternoon Session
  • 1:45 to 5:15 p.m. - Sales Intensive Training Program (a new program being offered for first time attendees)
  • 7 to 10:30 p.m. - Closing Banquet

      Sunday, October 15th:
  • 7:30 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 2017 Corporate and Conference sponsors, whose support remains essential for our success -




      LPG Buying Group logo

      Amerock logo

      KEUCO logo

      Dornbracht logo Alape logo

      Victoria + Albert Baths logo


      Amerec logo Barber Wilsons logo Julien logo

      2017 Corporate Sponsors
      Gold Sponsors
      Elkay logo Franke logo GRAFF logo

      Silver Sponsors
      BainUltra logo Barber Wilsons logo Keuco logo Lenova logo MTI Baths logo ROHL logo Victoria + Albert logo

      Bronze Sponsors
      Alno Inc. logo AMBA Products logo Axent Corporation logo Baci by Remcraft logo Blanco logo
      Hansgrohe logo Hastings logo Kartners logo Mountain Plumbing Products logo Mr. Steam logo Steamist logo Top Knobs logo