The National Hardware Show announced that its 2020 virtual event will take place Oct. 12-15.
This is the first time that the National Hardware Show is hosting a virtual event. The COVID-19 crisis prompted the cancellation of the in-person event previously scheduled to take place earlier this month in Las Vegas.
Even organizers said the virtual event will provide the global hardware and home improvement community with the tools needed to equip customers, empower businesses, and engage with industry leaders from the comfort of their home or office.
Additionally, a full slate of education programs focused on the latest trends and challenges will be provided. This year’s keynote speaker is Do it Best President and CEO Dan Starr.
Attendees will be able to sync up their calendars and allow NHS to help facilitate direct and virtual appointment setting via Jublia between top industry buyers, retailers and NHS suppliers and manufacturers. The latest products will also be on display through a virtual format.
“Throughout these unprecedented times, our primary objective at the National Hardware Show has been to support our community, listen to our customers and facilitate and further the personal and professional connections that our industry is built on, in the safest possible way,” said Randy Field, group vice president, Reed Exhibitions. “While we won’t be able to convene in person this year, we’re working tirelessly to make sure our virtual event in October delivers the unique and fruitful experiences you’ve come to know and expect from the National Hardware Show.”
Rich Russo, Industry Vice President, National Hardware Show said, “Over the past few months, our team has had to rethink everything, and open our minds to new, innovative ideas. We’re excited about our pivot to virtual which allows us to bring our robust NHS programming to customers across the globe in a new, safe way.”
The National Hardware Show for 2021 is slated to take place May 11-13 with more details to be announced.
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