Welcome to IHG Expo 2022

Just like in prior years, IHG Expo 2022 will bring together the very best of independent hardware operators and suppliers to one of the flagship networking and sales events in our industry.

This year’s Expo will be in a hybrid format combining an in-person Expo on the Gold Coast on 8 – 9 February, supported by a comprehensive online component from 1 – 28 February. An approach that will open the Expo experience up to more people than ever before.

So whether you attend in-person or online, you can experience all the usual highlights of Expo including the trade show exhibition, keynote presentations, Expo sales and our prestigious National Awards ceremony.

Daily Program

A jam-packed program over two days and nights where you’ll hear our growth initiatives to continue Championing Successful Independents, walk the Expo floor and celebrate this thriving industry that we’re all a part of.

Of course, your safety remains our priority. You can be assured that all COVID safe practices are in place and we have contingency plans should we need to adapt our approach.

Day One

Tuesday 8 February 2022

8.30am – 11.30am Business Session
Plenary session with the IHG execuRve and expert presenters discussing what is shaping our industry. Includes morning tea served 10.30am
11.30am – 5.30pm Expo
Including lunch served from 11.30am, afternoon tea served 3.00pm
6.30pm – late Independence Dinner
Dress code: Smart casual

Day Two

Wednesday 9 February 2022

8.30am – 4.30pm Expo Day 2
Including morning tea served 10.30am and lunch served from 12.30pm
6.30pm – late National Awards of Excellence Dinner
Dress code: After 5 e.g. suit/cocktail dress

Can’t come to the Gold Coast?

No worries, we’ll bring the Expo to you. Our virtual platform by vFairs allows you to take part in our event from the comfort of your own store, home or office, with live access before and during the main days of Expo, and all content on-demand until the end of February.