Product Exposure

Please take a moment to review our product exposure opportunities for the 2018 National Hardware Show—putting your products in front of leading buyers and media.


Product Review and Vetting

The Product Review & Vetting Program gives exhibitors the opportunity to have their product privately reviewed & vetted by Top Buyers from some of the industry’s largest Retailers, Hardware Co-ops and major Wholesaler/Distributors.

DIY Network

DIY Network Product Submission

Exhibitors have the opportunity to submit their products for a chance to be featured on DIY Network’s I Want That: Hardware Show Special!

Presidents Council

Presidents Council Buying Days

The Presidents Council Buying Days at the National Hardware Show enables exhibitors, to arrange exclusive 20 minute face-to-face meetings with buyers from Wallace Hardware, Bostwick-Braun, Jensen, CNRG, PRO-Group and more. This is a unique selling opportunity to present products face-to-face at the National Hardware Show.

Pitch the Experts Panels

Pitch the Experts Panels

Inventors Spotlight exhibitors are invited to register for the opportunity to present your products and receive feedback and advice from a panel of industry leaders and decision makers. You may even secure a deal on the spot!

HSN Product Search

HSN is looking to put inventors and their great products on air! Sign up for your chance to pitch to key buyers and decision makers at HSN by submitting your product information. Pitches will be held on the UIA Education Forum Stage in Inventors Spotlight. Selected participants will be given a scheduled time to present. Space is limited.

QVC Sprouts Product Search

QVC Sprouts Product Search

Where does a great idea come from?  You know, the kind that has folks saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Usually, it just starts small.  And with a little nurturing and care, it grows into something much bigger.  At QVC, we’ve been digging around for those seeds of inspiration from inventors, innovators and big thinkers for almost 30 years.  In fact, some of your favorite brands today were discovered during our nationwide product searches over the years.  QVC hosts product pitches at the National Hardware Show (in Inventors Spotlight) to learn more about your products during the QVC Sprouts Product Search.    

The Grommet Product Search

The Grommet Product Search

The Grommet is a product launch platform that discovers innovative consumer products. Since 2008, they have launched more than 2,000 products (or "Grommets") in 16 categories. With a community of more than 2.7 million supporters in the US, The Grommet helps people "Discover What's Next" and shop by Personal Values, to support those most important to them. At the National Hardware Show, you have the opportunity to pitch your products to the Grommet Panel.   

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is at the National Hardware Show for exhibitors to meet with to get insight on the application process for patents.

Make 48

Make48 TV Series

Make48 is coming to the National Hardware Show and looking for inventors to pitch live why they should be on the show! Check back soon for more information.

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For any questions or additional information concerning Product Exposure at the National Hardware Show, please contact Maria Ambruoso at

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