Dec 07-10 , 2019
Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, LA



HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.

HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.


This year’s agenda focuses on the state of the industry and HARDI’s mission of ensuring wholesale distribution is the channel of choice for manufacturers and contractors. Kicking off the conference, HARDI’s CEO, Talbot Gee, will be presenting HARDI’s findings for the first annual “State of the Channel” report.

“In this inaugural edition of our State of the Channel Report, it is our intention to give our members and the industry the greatest insights into our channel’s performance available to date and the latest on how wholesale distribution can drive greater value for their manufacturers and contractors,” said Gee.  “This year’s report will just scratch the surface of future reports as we continue to expand our research capabilities, but I’m confident these initial findings will fuel some of the best discussions our annual conference has ever seen.”