Due to the current concerns and uncertainties of the pandemic, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) has announced the postponement of Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show until October of 2021. The ICPI Board of Directors earlier this year also committed to continuing Hardscape North America in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO through 2023.
Hardscape North America is known for attracting thousands to a dynamic event that includes one-on-one interaction, networking, hands-on demonstrations and social gatherings.
"Because we cannot currently guarantee the experience our attendees and exhibitors have come to expect, our board has decided to postpone the in-person event for 2020 and set our sights on how we can best serve our audiences this year," said Charles McGrath, ICPI Executive Director. "And we've already begun planning for an even bigger and greater HNA trade show and learning event alongside the GIE+EXPO in 2021."
ICPI has become well known for its education programs for dealers and contractors and, over the last two years, has developed online versions of the following strongly popular courses:
Concrete Paver Installer Course and Certification
Residential Specialist Course and designation
Commercial Specialist Course and designation
PICP Specialist Course and designation
Commercial Professional Course and designation
Residential Professional Course and designation
ICPI also has a vast library of recorded webinars that are easily accessed 24/7 from their Hardscape Institute at educate.icpi.org. In addition, the association is leading a workforce development campaign, "@HardscapingIs", to attract students and career-seekers into hardscaping trade. Many resources are available to parents and students considering this stable and growing profession at hardscapingis.com.
About Hardscape North America
Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE hardscape show for contractors and dealers/distributors. Its focus is to bring top-notch education including certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls and also to provide networking opportunities. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and trade show floor demonstrations and offers the latest technology for contractors. Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association. To learn more about HNA, visit www.HardscapeNA.com or call (888) 580-9960.
About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
ICPI is the trade association representing the growing industry of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. The association's membership includes producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals and distributors. ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems. The association delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.icpi.org.