Your invitation to the 2021 IHG Virtual Expo

As a valued Independent Hardware Group member we invite you to join us at our first ever Virtual Expo, hosted online from 22 – 26 February.

Consider it the same Expo you know and love – just re-imagined online using an interactive and easy-to-navigate platform that allows you to customise your Expo experience.

It will bring our network of 650 independent operators and 200+ key suppliers together to learn, connect and explore opportunities. So join us at the preeminent Retail and Trade exhibition for the hardware industry and arm your team with the competitive advantage to capitalise on future growth opportunities.

Event dates:

The main days take place from 22 – 26 February (10am – 5pm AEST) however you have the flexibility to use the platform 24/7 eg. leave comments and messages, ask questions, view documents/videos and book meetings with suppliers, for suppliers to come back to you during trading hours the following day. In addition, access to all platform content will remain on-demand until the end of March.

Member entitlements:

Registration is free and unlimited for all IHG store employees. We encourage members to offer all store staff the opportunity to experience our Virtual Expo.


What can you expect?

  • Learn - Attend executive and keynote presentations and a range of industry-relevant learning labs and supplier webinars to build knowledge and capability amongst your sales team. Learn about the latest product trends and selling ideas, and watch product demonstrations and videos..
  • Meet -Our platform enables interactive chat and video conferencing capabilities to ensure members can connect with suppliers on-the-go, as well as the ability to pre-book appointments throughout the Expo opening hours.
  • Explore - Explore new business opportunities from over 200 virtual exhibitor booths via our 3D immersive exhibition. Learn about the latest trends, innovation, services and solutions by interacting with suppliers at their virtual booths. Search the exhibitor directory, spanning across every product category and support service, or simply browse each exhibition hall for inspiration.
  • Deals- Our Virtual Expo will deliver bigger and better deals than ever before. Attendance gets you access to exclusive buying opportunities through our Expo Deals and Pallet Alley volume buys.

How it works?

Just follow these four simple steps to make the most of your virtual experience


Register your staff and set up your personal profile


Plan and customize your personal Expo experience. Research what is planned, which suppliers you must visit, the best deals for your business, what sessions to shortlist and book meetings


Use your virtual showbag to collect info, take part in live chats and attend relevant webinars


Take advantage of the exclusive deals and volume buys offered by all exhibitors and place your orders