Due to the current concerns and uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) has announced the postponement of Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show until October 2021.
Earlier this year, The ICPI Board of Directors 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. It has been held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in conjunction with GIE+EXPO for the last several years.
"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.