Ahead of the 2019 Pulse Conference (Dec. 7-10), Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has released the event's complete agenda and speaker lineup.

This year, the 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 present 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,” says 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.”

To ensure the conference maintains a lively pulse, sessions at the beginning of the day will be one hour in length, going down to 30 minutes and 20 minutes as the day goes on to keep attendees engaged and moving.

A highlight of the conference will be keynote speaker and magician, Vinh Giang. Attendees will also learn about innovation and customer experience from Dustin Garis, market demography from Ken Gronbach, and an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues from James Carville and Mary Matalin. Rounding out the featured speaker lineup is Alan Beaulieu, one of the country’s most informed economists.

The lineup features many more additional speakers handpicked to help HARDI assess the current State of the Channel and align for the future success of the industry.

View the full agenda at hardiconference.com.