Belgard University was back in session on February 28, and contractors, dealers and reps from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region enthusiastically showed up ready to learn, share and experience the best of Belgard!

Our annual educational conference drew a crowd of 290, who gathered in Virginia at the Fredericksburg Conference Center for a day jam-packed with product demos, speakers, networking, and some pretty choice swag. Here’s just a peek at some of the highlights that attendees experienced:

• An overview of Belgard’s Contractor Club, our preferred contractor program that includes perks such as access to the Belgard Design Studio, Homeowner Packages, entry into the monthly Hardscape Hero competition, branded marketing materials, and more – all for free!

• Information and product demos on exciting new Belgard product offerings such as Artforms and Ashlar Tandem Wall, and old favorites like Mirage Porcelain, the Elements line, and more.

• Experts sharing knowledge – and free branded merch – from partner companies like TruScapes, Techniseal, Mirage, Sakrete, Echelon, Pavetool, and Alpha.

• Informative installations highlighting the simple, intuitive installation of Belgard fire features, kitchen systems, lighting products, and more.

• The launch of the 2023 Belgard Style Guide, highlighting new products and packed with ideas about how to get the most out of our easy-to-work-with modular elements.

• A first look at the 2023 Belgard Catalog, along with the 2023 Style Guide.

• Informative presentations by Belgard speakers including Matt Kwarta, VP of Sales; Joe Raboine, VP of Design; and Sales Reps Kathy Walsh and Jim Steve.

• Custom swag bags packed with Belgard-branded items like hats, work gloves, and note pads, and a chance at door prizes including a JBL speaker, an RTIC Cooler, and a T-Handle backpack, provided by Pavetool.

• A delicious catered breakfast and lunch, along with a fun networking happy hour to cap off the day!


Thanks to all of the presenters, exhibitors and attendees who made Belgard University 2023 a success! We look forward to working with all of you as we build toward our best year yet.

If you weren’t able to attend, check out pics and videos from the day on the Belgard Mid-Atlantic Instagram page or contact your sales rep for more information.