A Review of DHI ConNextions 2018

Have you had a chance to catch your breath?  What an amazing few days in Baltimore at DHI ConNextions.  One of the best things about being in the Door and Hardware Industry is the fact it’s a relatively small group of people. Typically, at one point or another in our careers, we have either worked with or have known of one another for many years.  So, when we attend and exhibit at ConNextions it really is like a family reunion.

Hager had a lot of representation both from St. Louis headquarters, including the Hager Family, and our wonderful sales representatives.

Wednesday many team members attended the keynote presentation “Beyond Tragedy: Response and Recovery in a School Based Crisis”. The speaker was Michele Gay, a mother and former teacher, who helped founded Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative.  It was a powerful presentation about her day on December 14, 2012, when her daughter was one of 26 people who was shot at Sandy Hook Elementary school.  Her strength and courage were felt throughout the room.  Her words reignited our mission to provide great products at a fair price with exceptional customer service to keep occupants of buildings safe and secure.

Michele Gay with Safe and Sound Schools

The Exhibit Hall was open Wednesday and Thursday and traffic in the booth was great. We appreciate that the Hager Family is generous with their time and were available to speak with customers both days in the booth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the team members were able to walk around the city a bit and shared their photos

 

 

 

Thanks very much to the customers who dropped by to say hello and see our products. We also appreciate the sales representatives who traveled to Baltimore and worked in our booth on behalf of Hager.

See you next year in Cleveland!