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Get Ready for the 2024 National Hardware Show

There is still time to register for the National Hardware Show (NHS) in Las Vegas on March 26-28.

In 2024, registered NHS attendees can explore a revitalized show floor, including new categories such as craft, gift, hobby, services and solutions and sporting goods. Popular returning categories include barbecue and grills, outdoor and garden, building, electrical, hardware and tools, homewares, paint, pet, plumbing, global sourcing, new technologies and more.

NHS will also launch Shop Global, a dedicated area of the show floor featuring a collection of more than 500 small and mid-sized companies from 15-plus countries bringing new and unique products to the show.

“We have finally had a full year to plan and have taken full advantage of it. We are bringing new categories to the table to enhance the shopping experience and new programs and perks to add value to the overall show experience,” says Beth Casson, NHS event vice president. “We strive to create an event that serves the entire hardware and home improvement industry and are committed to helping the industry continue to thrive and grow.”

Learn more about NHS and get your free exhibit hall pass at nhs-24.com/NHPA.


  • NHS welcomes industry professionals. Carpenters, electricians, general contractors, handyworkers, HVAC technicians, landscapers, DIYers, masons, mechanics, painters, plasterers, drywall installers, plumbers and remodelers are invited to attend NHS. In addition, there will be an exclusive pro party for a night of celebration, networking and good times.
  • NHS Executive Summit hosts sessions with trending industry topics and prominent voices. Speakers include Houzz vice president of industry marketing Liza Hausman and topics include “How Changing Consumer Perceptions Impacts Retailers and Manufacturers” presented by EY Americas and “Consumer Trends in Merchandising and Planning Strategies” presented by EY-Parthenon.
  • The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) provides education, roundtables and networking. NHPA will host its Foundations of Merchandising Management Live! event for both new and experienced independent home improvement retail personnel responsible for managing merchandising functions at their stores. The program is designed to provide students with the strategies and tactics to successfully improve and manage their merchandising, assortment planning and vendor relations. In addition, NHPA will host events at the Independent Retail Center, including roundtable discussions, such as “Outside-the-Box Succession Planning” with retailer Gina Schaefer, and Ask the Expert sessions. At Ask the Expert, independent retailers are invited to book 15-minute appointments where they can meet with experts in valuation, financing and growth strategy and learn more about the NHPA Retail Marketplace. The association will also host its 2024 Retailers’ Choice Awards.
  • The United Inventors Association (UIA) takes the stage. The UIA Stage will offer a platform for inventors to showcase their products and ideas in the style of “Shark Tank,” with Product Pitch Panels hosted by business leaders to guide inventors to success.
  • The VIP Reception at Sphere kicks off the show in style. A VIP reception hosted at Sphere will offer an exclusive networking opportunity for industry leaders, exhibitors and VIP attendees.
  • NHS Backyard is where outdoor products come to shine. The NHS Backyard is the home for all things lawn, garden, farm, ranch, outdoor living and grilling. The weather will be perfect to sample food created throughout the day by grilling masters and at the annual NHS Cook-Off. Each day, show attendees are invited to relax and unwind with live music in the Backyard Beer Garden.
  • The After Dark partnership provides additional experiences and entertainment. NHS will partner with After Dark to provide attendees with exclusive access to popular attractions in Las Vegas, allowing them to experience the best the city has to offer.

About Julie Leinwand

Julie Leinwand is the Special Projects Manager for NHPA. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking fanciful desserts and spending time with her puppies and husband.

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