The National Hardware Show has almost 700 new exhibitors signed up for the Las Vegas event to be held May 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Included in the list are some veteran big brands.
“We listened to what attendees and those in the industry wanted, and they wanted the big brands to return to the show,” said Sonya Ruff Jarvis, VP attendee programs with the National Hardware Show. “We’ve brought those brands back, but we’ve also reached out to a number of new exhibitors.”
So far, more than 98% of available space at the National Hardware Show is sold out. Products will come from a variety of categories, including Farm & Ranch; Hardware and Tools; Homewares; International Sourcing; Inventor’s Spotlight; Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living; PDRA Paint and Accessories; Pet Products; Plumbing and Electrical; Storage and Organization; and Outdoors, Tailgate and Recreation.
Some well-known brands that will be coming back to the show include 3M, Ames True Temper, Louisville Ladder and Intertape Polymer, among others.
In addition, the Innovation Station will be the place for exhibitors to show off products that are brand new to the industry, with special sections for products that are environmentally friendly. The Inventor’s Spotlight area will house products that are patent-pending or just received patent approval, allowing attendees a firsthand look at the newest products on the market. International Sourcing will feature more than 500 exhibitors representing manufacturers from more than 30 countries
“We strive to make the National Hardware Show a can’t-miss event that showcases the newest, most innovative ideas throughout the industry, and we think the fact that almost 700 new exhibitors will be attending this year really speaks to that,” said Jarvis.