What’s New @ NHS

The future of home improvement is here.

For over 70 years, the National Hardware Show has served the hardware and home improvement industry—always growing and expanding—to keep you in the know and ahead of your competition.

Why is 2019 NHS a can’t-miss event for your yearly planning? This year’s Show is the home of new areas, features and content that were specifically designed around the trends, direction and evolution of our industry.


Tiny LivingTiny Living @ NHS—The growing tiny living trend is joining NHS! Walk the Show Floor and find exhibitors, immersed in the current NHS product categories, featuring products and services created to serve the tiny house industry.

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Interactive Smart HomeInteractive Smart Home—Featuring leading products in this developing trend, the Interactive Smart Home allows you to be hands-on in a demonstrative way. A realistic experience, the Interactive Smart Home is just how it sounds—interactive. This real home structure on the Show Floor will display NHS exhibitors with products and services that are moving the smart home trend forward. Attendees can be hands-on in experiencing and using the featured products.

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The Backyard MarketplaceThe Backyard Marketplace—Located in Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ, the Backyard Marketplace is the primary stop where attendees can find it all—shade, drinks, a hydration station, food, music, entertainment and featured brands with products that are trending in the outdoor lifestyle category. The area will host the Retailer Happy Hour and the Official Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ Party along with additional special events, giveaways and more.

Impulse Aisle—This new product category and dedicated area on the Show Floor features products that aim to meet customers’ needs before they head to the checkout line. Find novelty items that are both eye-catching and tempting—the items buyers find before checking-out, and ones that they might have neglected or forgot to grab before completing their purchase.

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Retail Service Solutions—This new area on the Show Floor in the Hardware & Tools category is the perfect place to find products that create unique & visual merchandising, manage & improve the functionality of retail stores, and create a great buying experience.

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Media Hub NHS is the future of home improvement, making it the foreground for new product announcements, the latest in market discoveries, and all that is trending. The all new Media Hub area is where buyers and exhibitors alike can meet to discover the buzz at NHS—the who’s who and what’s what of the 2019 Show.


Small Build & Construction Technology ConferenceSmall Build & Construction Technology Conference—This new conference comes as a part of Tiny Living @ NHS and is a two-day education conference featuring a mixture of interactive panels covering topics such as flat-pack and kit homes, 3-D printed housing, hempcrete housing, generative design, developing tiny house communities, the growing modular movement and more!

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Product Recommendations—With over 2,500 exhibitors, thousands of new products, and hundreds of new products being launch at NHS, we want to make it as easy as possible to find exactly what you should see at NHS. That’s why attendees will now receive a personalized list of not just exhibitor recommendations, but product recommendations, too! Keep an eye on your email inbox for a list of products we know you want to discover based on the answers you submitted during the registration process.

NHS Steals & Deals—find the most enticing exhibitor Show Specials in the NHS Steals & Deals within the NHS Mobile App, sponsored by TCP! Easily swipe through exhibitor offerings and have them emailed directly to you.

Hot Hits—Scan products in our featured display areas to not only gain access to additional product information, but watch the new NHS Leaderboard within the NHS Mobile App, sponsored by TCP!


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