Registration for the National Hardware Show (NHS) opens today, with free admission for anyone who registers before September 30, 2022. The Show takes place January 31 through February 2, 2023, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
This year’s event includes four other industry-leading shows, including the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the International Surface Event and the Las Vegas Market (Winter) show. NHS is an experience and a resource for brands and inventors to show off their products and for buyers and industry leaders to see what’s trending in barbecue, grills, outdoor and garden, building materials, electrical, hardware and tools, homewares, paint, plumbing, global sourcing, new technologies and more.
Relaunching in 2023 with a new vision, NHS Backyard will be a highlight of the show, dedicated to all things lawn, garden, farm, ranch, outdoor living and grilling. The area will feature a hands-on demonstration area with products from throughout the entire show floor and on-stage product presentations from leading influencers. At the end of each day, attendees can enjoy a happy hour networking opportunity and live entertainment.
HABITAT will encompass three feature areas—CURATED, NEW and NEXT. CURATED showcases a selection of products that align with consumer trends and buying behaviors, while NEW will reveal products that have had alterations, innovations and improvements made. In NEXT, meet inventors bringing their ideas to life for the first time. The Made in USA trail will encompass even more outstanding domestic, best-in-class products and services that value high labor standards, top-quality manufacturing and safer products to keep Americans working.
The NHS Retail Solutions Center is a new area at the show dedicated to showcasing evolving technologies and merchandising solutions that improve functionality and drive sales in retail stores. The first-ever Influencer Summit will bring together all levels and categories of influencers to teach the essentials of communicating, storytelling and partnering.
Back again this year, the United Inventors Association (UIA) area will offer educational seminars and “Shark Tank” style UIA Product Pitch Panels hosted by business leaders to guide inventors down the path to success. Affiliated Inventors Summit Group will host an Inventors Showcase January 30 for up-and-coming product developers and inventors.
The North American Hardware and Paint Association will offer a Foundations of Merchandising Management Series for independent retailers, designed to train team members in advanced product sourcing, merchandising and acquisition strategies.
“NHS and NHS Backyard are focused on delivering innovative and profitable strategies for growth in the hardware, home improvement and outdoor living communities,” says Beth Casson, event leader of NHS. “NHS serves the entire value chain and creates a connection point for the industry at the beginning of the year to learn about new trends, see new inventions, source from global partners, test new products and learn about new technologies and marketing strategies that will grow businesses. We are excited to be the first show of the year and are eager to unite the community for a lot of learning and fun!”
To register click here.