See New Products, Get Great Buying Deals, Hear Industry Research and Celebrate Independents at the 2018 National Hardware Show® in Las Vegas

(NORWALK, Connecticut, May 3, 2018) — The countdown to the 2018 National Hardware Show® is on! From Tuesday, May 8, to Thursday, May 10, the industry will gather at the Las Vegas Convention Center to get a glimpse of innovative new products, take advantage of stellar buying opportunities, celebrate home improvement leaders and learn best practices and the latest industry research from key figures.

“The 2018 National Hardware Show has something for everyone,” says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show. “Visitors can get a glimpse at the cutting-edge products customers will soon be asking for, explore all-new additions, like the Ultimate Backyard and see returning favorites, like the Reimagine Retail program. I look forward to seeing the entire industry unite at this year’s event. The National Hardware Show, the tool that powers your business, is an event that can’t be missed.”

Find the Latest Products From International Manufacturers

Every year, the National Hardware Show is the place to discover great new home improvement products. This year’s Show will feature products from more than 2,600 manufacturers, including 500 companies who are showcasing new products for the very first time. Show attendees can browse the latest products in a wide range of categories, including Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living; Hardware & Tools; Paint & Accessories; Homewares; Plumbing & Electrical; International Sourcing; and Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ. Attendees benefit from a selection of products from popular consumer-led categories, including Building Products; Pet Products; Farm & Ranch; Storage & Organization; Energy Efficient; and Smart Home.

Set Your Sights on New Products
Don’t miss out on New Product Launch and New Product World, two great ways to connect with forward-thinking manufacturers and their offerings. The New Product Launch area includes products that have yet to hit the market and do not have pre-negotiations, pre-sales or exclusives! At New Product World, attendees can discover the newest innovations and get an inside look at the next big products in every category.

What’s New at the 2018 National Hardware Show

Each year, the National Hardware Show shines a spotlight on emerging tech, tools and trends shaping the independent home improvement industry. This year, there’s a full lineup of all-new additions to the Show to help attendees stay on the cutting edge of the market.

Ultimate Backyard
Take a moment to leave the Show floor behind and get a taste of home in a fully equipped backyard setting. Sponsored by Adams Manufacturing, the Ultimate Backyard gives attendees a firsthand look at emerging outdoor living products.

Smart Home Virtual Reality Experience
Tour the home of tomorrow with the brand-new Smart Home Virtual Reality Experience. Show attendees get an immersive and interactive look at the future of home automation products that are making spaces smarter and safer each day.

Operation Tiny Home
See emerging trends in tiny and container home living with Operation Tiny Home. Zack Giffin, host of FYI’s “Tiny Home Nation,” will host a furniture building workshop in support of the Veterans Village of Las Vegas on May 8 in partnership with Milwaukee Tool. Make sure to visit Booth #Outdoor851 in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ area in the Silver Lot to see all the action from start to finish!

2 x 4’s for Hope
Donate to a worthy cause with 2 x 4’s for Hope. Show attendees can donate to write their name and a message of hope on lumber to be used in future construction projects that help prevent housing instability in the U.S. and abroad.

Award Ceremonies to Celebrate Excellence

2018 National Hardware Show attendees can attend a number of exciting awards ceremonies that highlight innovative thinking in the home improvement channel. This year, the awards ceremonies include:

  • 50 Campfires – The Camping Authority Awards
  • American Manufacturing Awards
  • Game Ball Awards
  • Homewares Awards
  • Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living Awards
  • New Product Launch Awards
  • New Product World Awards
  • NRHA Retailers’ Choice Awards
  • NRHA Top Guns Awards
  • UIA Inventors Spotlight Awards

Stay Informed With the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference

At the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference, a complimentary program held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show, attendees can hear the latest industry research to stay up-to-date with emerging obstacles and opportunities. The conference will also feature a full slate of informative speakers, including these exhilarating keynote addresses:

Small Business Management: Turning a Hobby Into Something More
Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk, stars of HGTV’s “Good Bones,” discuss how their hobby of renovating rundown homes in their Indianapolis neighborhood led to new careers and new opportunities for the mother-daughter duo.

How to Discover the Next Big Thing
Tuesday, May 8, 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Jules Pieri, CEO of The Grommet, discusses how her company finds, evaluates and brings to market a wide range of products. Learn how she and her team identify popular product niches and collaborate with manufacturers to bring those products to store shelves.

How TreeHouse Grew Its Roots and Where It’s Headed
Wednesday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Jason Ballard, co-founder and president of TreeHouse, the world’s first home upgrade company, explains his business’s eco-friendly roots and how it’s capitalizing on the increasing number of consumers who desire energy-efficient products.

With a stellar roster of keynote speakers, educational sessions and groundbreaking industry research, the NRHA All-Industry Conferences helps independents strengthen their operations.

Save Time and Find Products With Match Me

This year, the Match Me program gives attendees the chance to get completely personalized exhibitor recommendations. Upon registering, attendees are asked what they hope to gain from the Show, which will help connect them with specific manufacturers who specialize in the products attendees seek. During the Show, visitors can log into the National Hardware Show Mobile App to take charge of their personal online planning tool. This feature allows attendees to view their personal recommendations, search for manufacturers, mark certain exhibitors as favorites and get information on events and awards.

Attendees can also visit one of the Match Me Booths on the Show floor where they’ll receive a personalized list of recommended National Hardware Show exhibitors. These recommendations aren’t sponsored ads, they are truly personalized recommendations from the National Hardware Show, the tool that powers your business.

There’s Still Time to Register for the 2018 National Hardware Show
In just a few short days, the independent home improvement industry will unite in Las Vegas to share their successes, celebrate their victories and communicate with channel partners. There’s still time to register to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the 2018 National Hardware Show. For more information and to register to attend today, please visit We’ll see you in Las Vegas!

About The National Hardware Show®

The National Hardware Show® celebrates a rich history spanning nearly 75 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War 2 housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, NHS continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, NHS is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to get an unfiltered view of the industry, hands-on experiences, and access to the latest innovations and retail trends to enhance their business.


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