National Hardware Show is back

The industry returns to Vegas for home improvement discovery.
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The new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will welcome the industry.

Las Vegas – In one of the most dramatic signs yet that the flow and cadence of the hardware industry trade show circuit is returning to normal, the National Hardware Show opens the brand new doors of the Las Convention Center West Hall to retailers eager to see what’s new.

The National Hardware Show will run Thursday through Saturday. And show organizers have rolled out a variety of new features to magnify attendees’ ability to learn, network and discover.

Topping the list is a first-time feature called Habitat, described as a platform that exists both online and in real life, allowing attendees to explore the new ideas and technologies that are shaping the concept of “home” and living. The Habitat Pavilion will welcome visitors as they enter the convention center.

[Get a digital preview of the home improvement trends informing Habitat here.]

It will include Habitat New, described as a “discovery zone” for the latest in hardware and home improvement. A mixture of veteran suppliers and new innovators will be on hand with displays designed to make a difference in the market.

Similarly, Habitat Next, powered by the United Inventors Association, promises to deliver new solutions to new household problems.

A show-floor neighborhood labeled “Made in USA” features – no surprise – the latest products from domestic manufacturers. The area marks the convergence of issues such as high labor standards, pocketbook patriotism, quality manufacturing, safety, and supply chain efficiency.

And while the outdoor, backyard, tailgating exhibits under the Las Vegas sun have been a popular draw for attendees in recent years, the exhibits have been reimagined, say show organizers. In 2021, the NHS Backyard will feature brand activations, live demonstrations, and engaging discussions.

A Welcome Back Celebration will be held at the NHS Backyard Stage Thursday at 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, the NHPA All-Industry Conference adds to the discovery process with a series of programs, awards and conversations designed to navigate a changing industry.

Against the backdrop of traditional networking and demonstrations, the National Hardware Show has described is 75th gathering as “our smartest show yet.” Organizers say they have invested millions of dollars to enhance show experiences. This year’s next-generation National Hardware show app will guide attendees through product categories and exhibitors, with updated listings of events. Plus, SMART badges will be in play. These allow attendees to use their badge at any SMART reader throughout the Show to capture details.

The 75th edition of the National Hardware Show officially draws to a close Saturday at 1 p.m.

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