LAS VEGAS (February 6, 2023) – National Hardware Show (NHS) is excited to announce its show
dates will swing back into the spring time frame to accommodate the growing lawn, garden and
outdoor living community and continue expanding new categories that deliver added value to the
home improvement industry. The swing into spring will put NHS in the new West Hall at the Las
Vegas Convention Center on March 26-28, 2024. In addition to bringing back its large lawn,
garden and outdoor living community, NHS plans to introduce new categories including gift,
hobby, craft, sporting goods, and services & solutions.
NHS will also be expanding its education series to offer an enhanced range of content designed for both the buying and
selling communities with an emphasis on new experiences that foster networking and fun. NHS is committed to keeping a
focused eye on the future of the home improvement industry and will stay true to its core in delivering new products,
connections and experiences in 2024 and beyond.
“We are thrilled to bring the entire NHS community back together, and welcome in new members, as we continue to
grow to accommodate the needs of the home improvement industry. This spring time frame will be the new normal for
NHS, so mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates as we move forward,” said Beth Casson, Event Leader,
National Hardware Show.
Buyers from Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, True Value, Wayfair, Orgill and more along with exhibitors across categories are
happy with the new dates and look forward to seeing the event back in the spring time frame.
Wrapping today on a successful 2023 show with more than 1000 exhibitors (more than 60% new); 50+ educational
stage presentations / seminars; NHS Expanded Backyard that encompassed all things lawn, garden, farm, ranch
outdoor living and grilling; the NEW Retail Solutions Center that showcased evolving technologies and merchandising
solutions that improve functionality and drive sales in retail stores.
The first annual NHS Influencer Summit hosted by Kathryn Emery, Tools in Action, Wilker Do’s, Tools By Design, Tool
Pros, Tool Girls Garage, Reclaimed Karma, Make 48, Ringofire and attended by 30+ influencers looking to learn valuable
tricks of the trade in a fireside type setting.
Keynotes were focused on the Future of Retail with sessions such as Understanding Today’s PRO and DIY Customer
with the Farnsworth Group; The Role of Cloud Technology with Epicor; Merchandising and Tech Initiatives to Drive Retail
Efficiency with North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA). NHPA also focused on Merchandising
Management during the show designed to train retailers in product sourcing, merchandising and acquisition strategies.
United Inventors Association (UIA) Inventor Education was three full days packed with information and Shark Tank style
pitch panels to not only help guide inventors down the path to success, but to give NHS attendees a sneak peek into the
latest product innovations coming down the pike.
Heard at NHS 2023:
“The United Inventors Association (UIA) was thrilled to be part of the 2023 National Hardware Show featured in the
Habitat Next Inventor area. The UIA stages hosted an all-star cast with the likes of extremely successful Shark Tank
companies, QVC on air product experts, Retail seasoned veterans, Amazon service centers, IP Attorneys, onsite
Manufacturing experts and Licensing opportunities. The Habitat Next UIA education panels give the inventors a chance
to showcase their products and pitch them LIVE to industry professionals receiving instant feedback. Below are a few
quotes from successful Shark Tank companies that were part of our event. We are so appreciative of all the participants
who help the UIA achieve enormous show success that always give back to the Inventory Community,” Christopher
Guerrera, President & Chief Executive Officer, United Inventors Association.
“It was great to be in Vegas and see so much excitement and energy around the show. I’ve been going to these events
for more than a quarter century and it always amazes me that I consistently discover new and innovative products. It’s
really inspiring to see the innovation the industry’s manufacturers continue to demonstrate. Bringing new and innovative
products to market is a critical component to keeping this industry vibrant for years to come,” Dan Tratensek COO, The
North American Hardware and Paint Association.
“The National Hardware Show is full of so many products that are useful across the board, from lighting and electrical,
to plumbing, to handy gadgets, great new inventions and outdoor living and everything in between. We can always find
the best content to show our audience with hands on demonstrations and displays and the latest trends in home
improvement. We will be sharing lots of great content, thanks to this year’s show, which is the best in years,” said Dan
Maxey, Co-Founder, Tools in Action.
“We’ve been exhibiting at NHS for seven years because it is a fantastic place to connect with buyers and reconnect
with industry leaders. This year’s show was well attended and packed with opportunities from retailers to storytellers who
helped amplify our story beyond the aisles. NHS provides so many opportunities for learning, networking, and fun, it’s a
show we always look forward to and this year was one of the best shows yet.,” Marilyn Sheldon, Retail Account
Manager, Quick Dam.