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March 18 - 20, 2025
Las Vegas Convention Center


NEW IN 2024:

NHS Executive Summit

The NHS Executive Summit is a new conference program taking place on Day 2 (March 27) from 8 AM – 12 PM. Gain insights on consumer behavior, trends, supply chain and the state of the industry during sessions led by Ernst & Young, Houzz, Presidents Council, and more.

If you are already registered to attend NHS and would like to upgrade your badge to include the Executive Summit, please contact us.

PRO Education Day

Immerse yourself in expert-led education just for PROS covering the latest trends, best practices, and future forecasts through content curated by Buildxact, Houzz, Mechanical Hub, and more.

Upgrade your badge to include PRO Education on March 27 (Day 2) from 1 PM – 4 PM.

Foundations of Merchandising Management Live!

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), a trade association dedicated to supporting the interests of the independent home improvement channel, will once again run the Foundations of Merchandising Management Series for Independent Retailers. The series is designed to train team members in advanced product sourcing, merchandising and acquisition strategies.

Inventors Education, Hosted by the United Inventors Association (UIA)

Each year during NHS, the United Inventors Association, the largest nonprofit inventor member organization in the country, hosts a special education event for inventors.

UIA will offer educational seminars and “Shark Tank” style UIA Product Pitch Panels on stage hosted by business leaders to guide inventors down the path to success. Don’t miss their exciting Pitch Panel sessions where inventors show their unique products and get real-time advice from a panel of experts.


Happy Hour in the Backyard Beer Garden

Visit the Beer Garden in NHS Backyard to kick back and enjoy some music while networking with peers. The party starts at 4pm at the end of Day 1 and Day 2!

Welcome Reception

The National Hardware Show Welcome Reception will take place at 4:00 PM in the NHS Backyard on Tuesday, March 26. Help us celebrate being back together with some live music and drinks in the Beer Garden.

NHS Celebrity-Chef Cook-Off

The exciting NHS Cook-off will return in 2024! Chefs representing exhibitors in our BBQ & Grilling category will once again go head-to-head in the Backyard to show their skills by creating a unique dish using a set of specific ingredients chosen by our host, Mitche Graf from BBQ Nation.

Last year, each chef was tasked with grilling their best burger and whipping up a tasty appetizer, to then be judged by a panel of foodies. The winner of the Cook-Off earned serious bragging rights and a cash prize. Join us on Day 1 (March 26) in the NHS Backyard to see what’s cooking. Chefs will begin at 12:00 PM, and judging will take place at 2:00 PM.

NHS & NHPA Awards

Join us in congratulating the winners of various awards presented by NHS & the NHPA on Day 2 (March 27) at 6:30 PM on the 3rd Floor Terrace inside the West Hall.

Awards include:

NHPA Retailer’s Choice Award

A group of independent retailers selected by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) will walk the Show Floor looking for their favorite products. The winners will be announced during the NHPA Awards Ceremony and featured in Hardware Retailing and the NHS Show Daily email.

NHS Most-Loved Award

The top 5 companies with the most scans will be announced and presented with an award during the NHS Awards Ceremony!

Rising Star Awards

Top product picks from the New Product Area, Inventor Area (Next) & Made in USA, selected by esteemed media attendees and exciting celebrity guests!

Bragging Rights Awards (VIP Choice Awards)

NHS VIP buyers will be voting on the winners of this award after walking the floor looking for the exhibitors who stand out in the following categories:

  • Best New Product Display (in booth)
  • Most Memorable Booth
  • Most Interactive


NHS AFTER DARK, brought to you by Jampack, provides nightly opportunities to mix with your colleagues at some of the best venues in Las Vegas. Enhance your nightlife experience with expedited “Guest List” access to one of the most exclusive and exciting nightclubs in Las Vegas. Upgrades, such as open bar packages, are available with the Open Bar All Access Pass.