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NHDA Annual Forum

August 2-4, 2021

San Diego, California

The Forum brings together over 200 of the home delivery professionals specializing in appliance, furniture and large item residential delivery and installation. The program features an information-packed agenda focusing on the trends and challenges impacting the home delivery industry, particularly as the industry recovers from Covid-19.  The format of facilitated panel discussions features industry leaders, subject matter experts and encourages the active engagement of your industry peers.

Forum Information

The NHDA Forum will be held at the InterContinental – San Diego, a modern waterfront hotel in the heart of San Diego

Click here to view the draft Agenda


Through March 31st the early registration fee for the Annual Forum is $350 per member/$500 for non-members and includes all programs and events.  Guests can attend the receptions, keynote luncheon and Pinnacle Awards Dinner for $150. A new travel protection plan has been added to your registration.  

Click here to register for the Forum

Forum Events

Networking opportunities abound at the Annual NHDA Forum.

  • The Sponsor’s Reception will be held on Monday evening at Del Frisco's, located at historic Lane Field, in North Embarcadero, and anchoring the waterfront InterContinental San Diego.

  • On Tuesday evening the annual NHDA Pinnacle Awards Dinner and Reception, a terrific evening of fine dining and comradery with your industry peers, will recognize industry trailblazers and frontline workers for their contributions to the home delivery industry. The cost of the Pinnacle Awards Dinner and Reception is included with Forum registration​.


  • The Forum will open with a Keynote address by Maj. Gen Russell Honoré (RET).  As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he became known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. The decorated 37-year army veteran is a global authority on leadership and emergency preparedness.

  • Tuesday's Keynote Luncheon will feature author and speaker Shannon Huffman Polson.  As one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army, Polson's career spans almost a decade as an Army officer and attack aviation leader around the globe, as well as five years leading and managing in the corporate sector at Guidant and Microsoft. Polson is committed to leadership for lives that matter.

Pinnacle Awards

In 2019 the NHDA initiated the presentation of the Pinnacle Awards to recognize stellar achievement and leadership in our industry.  This year the NHDA is recognizing frontline employees and delivery teams.  These outstanding folks have performed their essential duties under very difficult circumstances and are most deserving of our recognition and thanks.  The Pinnacle Awards Dinner will also recognize three trailblazing members for their lifetime contributions to our industry and the NHDA.  Please join us in honoring the achievements of:

All Frontline Workers

Patrick Cory – Cory Home Delivery & J.B. Hunt Last Mile

Dennis Munson – Linn Star Transfer & Forward Final Mile

Richard Purnell – Purnell Furniture Services

Click here to learn more

Sponsorship Program

As a sponsor of the National Home Delivery Association Forum you will not only get noticed by conference attendees, but NHDA will promote your company BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER the conference!  Show your support of the home delivery industry and let NHDA connect you to company owners and executives​

Hotel Information

The NHDA Annual Forum is going to be held at the beautiful InterContinental – San Diego. The InterContinental – San Diego exudes the liveliness of the city with a soothing embrace of the Bay, simply an exquisite urban retreat. Showcasing breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay, this downtown waterfront hotel features well-appointed rooms, refined amenities, warm Californian hospitality and great meeting facilities.  

When you’re re-directed to the InterContinental Web Link, first hit “Book Now” From there, select your reservation dates (you wills see that group code is automatically loaded) and then click search. It will then direct you to select your room type. After the room type is selected, the 3rd page will state the group name and rate details.  

*Please note that the additional charges during online registration will be waived upon check-in.

Thank you to our sponsors!


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