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VIP BUYER PROGRAM

The NHS Channel Leaders Club is an exclusive program for buying executives from the global DIY/home improvement industry’s largest retailers, wholesalers and distributors.

The Program is aligned with the National Hardware Show’s goal of attracting even more qualified attendees to the exhibition. This is an invitation-only program based on purchasing power.

Pre-approved Members can stop by the lounge, where they can take advantage of the VIP amenities, network with peers and recharge, refresh and relax in a private environment. In 2019, more than 1,400 executives from 650+ companies took advantage of this VIP lounge.

Access is invitation-only and restricted to pre-approved buyers. An NHS registration is required. High-volume buyers from all categories of the industry are encouraged to apply to become a Channel Leader.

Click on the “Register Your Interest” tab at the top of the page for more information or to request access.

Who Qualifies?

In order for individuals to qualify as a Channel Leaders Club member, they must be buying executives from the global DIY/home improvement industry’s largest retailers, wholesalers or distributors or be a large chain independent retailer (with 7 stores or more).

If you are a high-volume buyer from all categories of the industry and have buying titles/purchasing power, then register your interest today by clicking on the “Register Your Interest” tab at the top of the page.

Why Join?

In order for individuals to qualify as a Channel Leaders Club member, they must be buying executives from the global DIY/home improvement industry’s largest retailers, wholesalers or distributors or be a large chain independent retailer (with 7 stores or more).

If you are a high-volume buyer from all categories of the industry and have buying titles/purchasing power, then register your interest today by clicking on the “Register Your Interest” tab at the top of the page.

The Channel Leaders Club Privileges Include:

PRE SHOW

  • Exclusive, red badge holder & Show information mailed directly to you in mid-April. Badge is not mailed in advance to International attendees.
  • Custom vendor suggestions by product category
  • Personal concierge for assistance preparing & planning
AT THE SHOW
  • Access to the Channel Leaders Club Lounge
    • Networking Opportunities with industry peers
    • Complimentary continental breakfast & lunch
    • Business Center featuring: Wifi, charging stations & space available for meetings
    • NEW! Special events in the Channel Leaders Club Lounge
  • Private Product Review
    • Get the opportunity to privately review hundreds of select exhibitor products in a private setting away from your competitors.

Enhanced Personalized Recommendations Program:

OVERVIEW
  • Save time & discover new products
  • Efficiently navigate the Show
  • Set up meetings in advance
  • Utilize semi-private meeting space in the CLC Lounge
PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS

Discover new products using our online planning tool, My Show, featuring personalized exhibitor & product recommendations based on the product categories you showed interested in when you registered.

CUSTOM VENDOR SUGGESTIONS—BY PRODUCT CATEGORY

With 800+ new exhibitors—we want to make it easy for you! Weekly planning emails beginning 6 weeks out will provide info on show specials, new products, special events & education suggestions to help you plan ahead.

Early Show Floor Access & Pre-show Badge Mailing:

  • Register by early 2020 (exact date TBD) and your badge(s) will be mailed directly to you before the Show. Badge will not be mailed in advance to International NHS attendees.
  • Visit exhibitors on the Show floor at 8:00am before doors open

Explore NEW Products:

OVER 800 NEW COMPANIES
  • 83% of the attendees say new products are the PRIMARY reason they attend the Show
  • 100+ products debuting at NHS
  • Get hands-on with every product, at every price-point, in 15+ major home improvement and hardware product categories
  • New Product Launch: Find new products that have not hit the 2020 market with no pre-negotiations or pre-sales. Plus, no exclusives!
2020 NHS AWARDS
  • Browse the display areas on the Show Floor and view the winning products voted on by a panel of industry experts at the Show
  • New Product World: Discover the newest innovations, products and trends across all product categories

Inventors Spotlight:

WHAT IS INVENTORS SPOTLIGHT?
  • 150+ inventors/exhibitors
  • Pitch Panels
  • Exclusive program that gives the home improvement & DIY community an inside look at what may be the next big product or service that can revolutionize the home improvement industry.
  • Inventors will have the opportunity to meet with buyers and potential investors and get feedback on their products.
UIA INVENTORS SPOTLIGHT AWARDS

Organized by NHS and partner, United Inventors Association (UIA), the UIA Inventors Spotlight Awards deliver a set of awards created by industry professionals. The Inventors Spotlight Awards recognize the hard work and dedication given to the process of innovation.

Up-to-Date Trends:

Tiny Living @ NHS is dedicated to providing builders, developers, real estate professionals & retailers with the opportunity to connect with DIY professionals and manufacturers showcasing the world’s largest variety of small living products within the core NHS Show Floor segments.