Product Exposure Programs

Take advantage of these Product Exposure Opportunities to put your products in front of leading buyers and media at NHS 2018!

  • NHS

    Private Product Review

    Put your product in front of top buyers from some of the industry's largest retailers, hardware co-ops and major wholesaler/distributors. Products are privately reviewed & vetted in an appointment setting.

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  • DIY Network

    DIY Network Product Submission

    This year, DIY Network is back as a Show sponsor and will be filming at the 2018 National Hardware Show. Submissions to be considered for the DIY Network’s “I Want That: National Hardware Show Special” are now closed.

  • Presidents Council

    Presidents Council Buying Days

    Expand your market reach through exclusive 20 minute face-to-face meetings with buyers and present your products in a unique selling opportunity.


  • Pitch the Experts Panels

    Pitch the Experts Panels

    Pitch your product to a panel of industry leaders and decision makers and get feedback and advice on the spot. You may even secure a deal in your pitch! Exclusive to Inventors Spotlight exhibitors only.

    For more information and to participate, contact Cathie at

  • The Home Depot

    The Home Depot Product Pitch Panel

    The United Inventors Association (UIA) and The Home Depot will be hosting a product pitch panel for Inventors Spotlight exhibitors on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the Inventors Spotlight pavilion.

    For more information and to participate in the program, contact Cathie at

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  • Make 48

    Make48 TV Series

    Make48 has been hosting a competition where everyday people create brand new products in just 48 hours for the past three years. Product designers to high school students can showcase their talents and ideas to top brands and industry experts. These competitions, now a TV show, are featured across 85% of the country. See brands like Ace Hardware, Stanley Black & Decker, QVC, The Handy Camel, Ulitmaker, ShopBot, and Epilog Laser.


  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

    Meet with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office at NHS (Booth #IS545) and get insight on the application process for patents.

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

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