This April, HARDI’s Focus Conference series returns to the Southeastern region with the Purchasing conference in Charlotte, N.C.

As a major financial hub in the U.S., Charlotte makes sense as the place to discuss the latest Purchasing concepts and hone your ability to secure profitable transactions. You’re probably aware of all the expert content we’ll have at this event, but there are more reasons you should think about heading to Charlotte this April. So allow me to serve as your personal concierge and fill you in on all the exciting things you can do while you’re there.

I’ll start with the most important one: Where does pulled pork fall on your list of favorite foods? Charlotte does authentic BBQ right and a quick cab gets you to some of the best slow-cooking spits in the city. And you might want to wash it down with an award-winning beer from one of North Carolina’s many craft breweries.

Into sports? The Charlotte Checkers minor league hockey team plays the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday afternoon. Or you can stick around until Wednesday night and see the Hornets play the Orlando Magic. If you want something higher octane, there’s the NASCAR Hall of Fame just around the corner from the hotel.

Oh, and if you’re the adventurous type, definitely carve out some time for the world’s largest man-made whitewater river at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Charlotte is an easy getaway that brings you tons of southern charm and upscale appeal. And the fact that you’re going to expand your knowledge from five highly regarded experts should make it one very easy Purchasing decision.

Hope to see you there!