Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Assn. to host 1st All Barbecue Conference

Registration open for HPBA's Kansas City event

ARLINGTON, Va. – On Oct. 1-2, barbecue professionals nationwide will gather for the first-ever conference aimed exclusively at the industry’s manufacturing side. The All Barbecue Conference, will be presented by Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Assn. at The Westin at Kansas City Crown Center.

Barbecue manufacturers can register online for the conference, conveniently held prior to the American Royal World Series of Barbecue. This day-and-a-half event will feature a line-up of expert speakers sharing today’s most relevant barbecue industry insights, while forecasting future trends and market shifts. Sessions will cover topics ranging from the industry’s retail trends to consumer preferences, social media engagement and design styles.

“Our Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo remains the indoor-outdoor industry’s ultimate product showcase and professional development opportunity,” said Jack Goldman, president and CEO, HPBA. “However, we realize there is a tremendous need and opportunity for barbecue manufacturers to gather exclusively to share and learn fresh industry insights and network in a smaller environment.”

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