COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has released the complete agenda and speaker lineup for the 2021 Annual Conference: “Motion: Find Your Direction”.

This year’s agenda focuses on three key themes: Catalysts: Forces Igniting Motion, Friction: Forces Slowing Progress, and Accelerants: Forces Enabling Quick Industry Response. Each day of conference presentations will focus on one of the three conference themes.

Kicking off the conference is keynote speaker, Lisa Bodell, who will present “The Great Reset”. This session will explain why some of the best innovations come from times of change and resource constraint.

The 2021 closing keynote speaker is Alex Banayan, international best-selling author of “The Third Door.”

“We’re seeing industry disruption at unparalleled rates,” said Emily Saving, HARDI’s executive vice president and curator of the Motion agenda. “With this conference, it is our intention to allow attendees to slow down and examine some of the major forces of change from multiple points of view. Are the forces impacting our environment positive, negative, or perhaps more nuanced? How will each member company respond? We feel our conference will give members the chance to examine the landscape of change and determine their best path forward.” 

In addition to keynote speakers, the agenda will feature several additional featured speakers and panel sessions that will cover issues impacting the industry including industry mergers and acquisitions, government regulations, contractor needs, workforce shortage, supply chain disruptions, e-commerce, company culture, and more. In addition, HARDI will feature multiple sessions that share its 2021 State of the Channel findings.

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