2024 Business and Leadership Conference

June 9-12, 2024 | The Broadmoor

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Prepare for Your One-on-One Business Appointments

One-on-one business appointments are scheduled by PartnerLinx® 2.0, HDA’s online business appointment scheduling system. The user-friendly system intelligently matches your preferences with available appointment requests and generates your team’s appointment schedule. Download these PartnerLinx Tips and User Guide for help navigating the system.

PartnerLinx is open for BLC 2024 coordinators and captains to select and rank appointment requests through April 26.

Launch PartnerLinx

All attendees must adhere to the 20-minute appointment duration to ensure equal meeting time with trading partners. There will be a five-minute break between appointments to allow for travel time. To take full advantage of each appointment, it is recommended you bring an agenda to help drive your discussions, come fully prepared and bring the right people. In the event that you are unable to keep an appointment, as a courtesy to your trading partner, contact that person so that he or she can effectively use the open appointment time. 

HDA manufacturer members with five or more attendees may have multiple teams participate in the one-on-one business appointments. Each team will have a unique team name or topic and will be available in PartnerLinx 2.0. The additional teams will be managed by HDA.

For more information, contact Entoria Nicely, Manager, Member Services.

How to Maximize Your One-on-One Business Appointment Experience

Register your team members
Select and prioritize meeting requests
Set up business discussion topics
Block up to three time slots for private appointments
Share promotional materials
View the conference attendee list and plan your time based on your strategic goals 
Communicate with trading partners
View, save and print your appointment schedule

Important Dates

January 22 to March 22, 2024: Distributor coordinators work on creating their tables; manufacturer coordinators may update their team name and description.

March 25 to April 26, 2024: Conference coordinators and table/team captains select and rank appointment requests in PartnerLinx (three time slots may be blocked for private appointments).

Week of April 29, 2024: PartnerLinx will close so schedules can be created.

Week of May 6, 2024: Schedules are made available to attendees (Please note that your company's registration invoice(s) and HDA dues must be paid to receive your schedule).

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