Five pillars impacting the industry will frame the HABITAT Innovation Showcase, HABITAT New and HABITAT Next
NORWALK, CT. – September 30, 2021 – The National Hardware Show’s® (NHS) new platform, HABITAT, explores the new ideas and technologies that are impacting the concept of “home” and “living,” and will come to life both online and on-site at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s new West Hall from October 21-23. The platform delivers future outlooks, key global insights and community-building opportunities for members of the hardware and home improvement industry. HABITAT launched this year as part of NHS’ evolution from an annual merchandise market to a year-round industry thought leader.
“Our industry is evolving rapidly and HABITAT provides a meaningful resource to help professionals stay ahead of emerging trends,” said Beth Casson, Event Leader, National Hardware Show. “Driven by global shifts in culture, technology and the environment, HABITAT is focused on the future and designed for discovery.”
HABITAT online is a showcase for big ideas, ingenuity and innovation and is framed by five pillars, including:
- Self-service - innovative approaches to self-sustaining practices
- The extra mile - focus on sustainability and waste minimization
- Health and wellth - understanding wellness is core to the new consumer
- Trust the process - transparency, corporate social responsibility, diversity, equity and inclusion
- Safe the world - safety in the face of climate change, social unrest and a changing world
In its inaugural edition at NHS 2021, the HABITAT Pavilion will reside at the main entrance, positioned to be the first area attendees experience as they enter the West Hall, featuring three components:
- HABITAT Innovation Showcase
On-site this showcase will feature a curated selection of products from companies paving the way in innovation for the home improvement and DIY industry. This new product showcase will feature 36 curated innovations that align with HABITAT’s five pillars.
- HABITAT New
The most exciting new products from new-to-market brands and industry veterans alike will come to life in HABITAT New, a discovery zone for the latest in hardware and home improvement launches. Attendees, press and fellow exhibitors can explore reimagined New Product World and New Product Launch areas within HABITAT New.
- HABITAT Next
HABITAT Next will offer an introduction to inventions by innovators whose products embody how the industry can rise to meet the changes in our world. HABITAT Next will provide an opportunity for attendees to join former Inventors Spotlight exhibitors as well as emerging industry minds.
To learn more about HABITAT and explore the digital platform component, please click here.
To register as an attendee for this year’s 75th edition National Hardware Show, please click here. Eligible and credentialed members of the media can click here to apply for press registration. Exhibitors can click here to register.
For more information on safety guidelines, exhibitor commitments and other updates to this year’s 75th edition National Hardware Show, please visit the 2021 SHOW SHAPE UP page on the NHS website.
About the National Hardware Show®
The National Hardware Show® celebrates a rich history spanning 76 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War 2 housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today's current location in Las Vegas, NHS is the most comprehensive event, education and networking platform serving the hardware and home improvement industry. As the industry spearhead, it keeps a focused eye on the cultural, environmental, and technological developments shaping the future of modern living. NHS unites and guides the industry at its live events and on its interactive channels by delivering unparalleled opportunities for fostering connections, deepening insights, and building innovative and profitable strategies for growth. For more information on the National Hardware Show, visit www.nationalhardwareshow.com.
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