National Hardware Show

Keynoters on tap in Las Vegas


The stars of HGTV’s Good Bones, the founder of TreeHouse and the creator of The Grommet will take the stage in Las Vegas during the National Hardware Show in a trio of keynote speeches designed to educate attendees on important industry topics.

The keynote addresses are part of the NRHA All-Industry Conference, which also has arranged  award ceremonies and other educational sessions for attendees of the show. The National Hardware Show is slated for Tuesday May 8 to Thursday May 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Though breadth of product, exhibitors from all over the world and inventors make the Show one of the most efficient trips for industry professionals to make, the added benefits of attending the complimentary NRHA All-Industry Conference really help attendees to maximize your time and move their businesses forward. Gaining insight from leading industry figures, learning about NRHA’s research initiatives and connecting with other independent retailers, all under one roof is invaluable,” says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show.

Show organizers describe the keynotes here:

  • Meet the Stars of HGTV’s “Good Bones.” Mother-daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk, the stars of HGTV’s hit TV show “Good Bones,” will share their story of how they began rehabbing homes in their Indianapolis community and how their passion led to a successful construction company and a hit television show. Attendees can learn more about their work in filming their successful series, and how retailers can capitalize on the latest trends in home renovation.
  • Hear From TreeHouse Co-Founder and President Jason Ballard. As the co-founder and president of TreeHouse, the world’s first home upgrade company, Jason Ballard knows what the home of the future looks like. Ballard will share what retailers can do to best meet customers’ growing smart home product needs. He’ll also discuss the unique eco-friendly design of TreeHouse’s Dallas headquarters.
  • Discover the Next Big Thing With The Grommet CEO Jules Pieri. Product discovery platform The Grommet has successfully brought thousands of new and innovative products from 16 categories to store shelves. Pieri will explain how her company chooses which products to champion and how Ace Hardware’s recent acquisition of a majority stake in The Grommet influences its path forward.

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