As an exhibitor at the National Hardware Show, we want to help get you the most product exposure possible, both leading up to the Show and during the Show! Here are some tools that are available to you to participate in that will help increase your product and brand exposure.
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. Learn more and submit your products to be included in the 2017 program here >>
DIY Network Product Submission
DIY Network films at the National Hardware Show for the special National Hardware Show episode of the hit television show I Want That, and exhibitors have the opportunity to submit their products for a chance to be featured!
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 ACE, CNRG, Jensen, Lancaster, MHC and more who are looking for new & innovative products in the hardware, tools and lawn & garden categories. This is a unique selling opportunity to present products face-to-face at the National Hardware Show.
Pitch the Experts Panels
Exhibitors have the opportunity to present their products and receive feedback and advice from industry leaders and decision makers during Pitch the Experts Panels.
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 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
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.