National Hardware Show postponed

Coronavirus prompts show being moved to a date later this year.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Reed Exhibitions announced that it is postponing the 2020 National Hardware Show due to the COVID-19 virus.

The show had been scheduled for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Reed said the show will remain at the site but will be rescheduled for later this year.

In its 75th year, the National Hardware Show brings together hardware and home improvement buyers, retailers, manufacturers, and other industry leaders from around the globe.

“Our number one priority is the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, industry partners and staff,” Randy Field, group vice president, Reed Exhibitions, said in a prepared statement.

“While not an easy decision, after consulting our customers, closely monitoring developments and reviewing guidance from public health officials, including the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have decided it is in the best interest of all our NHS community to postpone the show,” Field said.

But the spreading coronavirus, along with travel restrictions in the United States, would have made it difficult to put together a full show.

“As we face challenging times we feel it even more important to band together as an industry to continue the long tradition of networking, sourcing new, education and learning best practices at a common time and place,” said Rich Russo, industry vice president for the National Hardware Show. “NHS would not have such longevity without the driving support and passion of the NHS community and we look forward to creating a memorable event for you in Las Vegas.”

Additional information about the event can be found here.



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