HDAW One-on-One Business Meetings Information for Distributors

WHAT are the One-on-One Business Meetings?
This is where deals get done!  An integral part of HDAW, the One-on-One Business Meetings match distributors to the suppliers they want to meet with for private, focused business meetings off the Product Expo floor,

Participation in these extensive private meeting opportunities are limited to distributor companies and exhibiting suppliers who are members of a sponsoring or affiliated organization and are officially registered for HDAW '22.

WHEN are the One-on-One Business Meetings?
Meetings take place the morning of Wednesday, January 26 and all day Thursday, January 27.  They do not conflict with any Product Expo hours.  There are a total of 20 time slots (8 on Wednesday and 12 on Thursday) and each time slot is 35 minutes in length.

WHERE are the One-on-One Business Meetings?
The One-on-One Business Meetings will be held in the convention center area adjacent to the Product Expo floor and on the third floor meeting rooms of the convention center where education is held and meals are served.

WHY participate in the One-on-One Business Meetings?

  • Premier distributors and suppliers registered for HDAW will engage in private, focused business meetings.
  • There is no cost for distributors to participate in the One-on-One Business Meetings.
  • Computer automated scheduling uses your company's selections and preferences to create an unbiased, quality schedule.

All distributor companies participating in the One-on-One Business Meetings must be registered for HDAW '22.

  • Distributors can opt to defer their registration payment until January 3, 2022.
  • Distributors who register prior to November 1, 2021, are eligible for one of four upgraded packages.

HOW to register:

  • The official deadline to participate in the One-on-One Business Meetings has passed.  However, if you are still interested in participating, please contact Leah Jones at leah.jones@autocare.org.

Click here for the One-on-One Business Meetings FAQs.

Below are helpful dates and key steps to keep track of as you enagage in the HDAW '22 One-on-One Business Meetings.

Questions?  For One-on-One Process questions, contact Leah Jones at 240-333-1061, or email leah.jones@autocare.org.  For registration questions, please contact HDAW Conference Management at 708-226-1300, or email info@hdaw.org.

Supplier Deadlines

Distributor Deadlines

By Tuesday, 
November 30, 2021

Deadline to Sign Up For the One-on-One Business Meetings (Suppliers Must Also Request Meeting Rooms)

By Tuesday, 
November 30, 2021

By Tuesday,
November 30, 2021

Access MeetMax/
Create Profile


Tuesday, December 7-
Friday, December 10, 2021

Select/Rank Companies

Wednesday, December 1-
Monday, December 6, 2021

By Friday, December 10, 2021

Vendors Receive Meeting Room Assignments


Friday, December 17, 2021

Receive Schedule With Meeting Rooms Noted

Afternoon of Monday,
December 13, 2021

(1st right of refusal until Thursday, December 16, 2021)

Friday, December 17, 2021-
Friday, January 14, 2022

(request / edit / cancel)

Friday, December 17, 2021-
Friday, January 14, 2022

Monday, January 17 –
Wednesday, January 25, 2022

All Changes/Edits Now Sent to HDAW Staff

Monday, January 17 –
Wednesday, January 25, 2022

Wednesday, January 26-
Thursday, January 27, 2022

One-on-One Dates

Wednesday, January 26-
​Thursday, January 27, 2022