What's new at NHS


As the most comprehensive event, education and networking platform serving Hardware and Home Improvement, this past year has made our mission clear and our approach to our future events unique

In addition to the robust neighborhoods and product offerings you are accustomed to, we are keeping a focused eye on the cultural, environmental, and technological developments shaping the future of modern living. See below for new and improved featured areas, amenities, and experiences you can expect at NHS 2022.

NHS 2021 debuted the launch of HABITAT. We like to think of HABITAT as a showcase for the new ideas and technologies that are evolving how we will live at home.  HABITAT will be back even bigger and better for April 2022!

The most exciting new products from new-to-market brands and industry veterans alike come to life in HABITAT NEW, a discovery zone for the latest in Hardware and Home Improvement launches.
Explore our reimagined New Product World / New Product Launch areas in this exciting new neighborhood.

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Discover innovations by inventors whose products embody how we as an industry can deliver new solutions for everyday living and rise to meet the changes in our world. Join former Inventors Spotlight exhibitors as well as industry young guns in HABITAT NEXT.

NHS BACKYARD is our reimagined outdoor experience, where the hardware and home improvement industry comes alive through brand activations and live demonstrations. Reaching beyond B2B through media outlets and influencers, this is an outdoor experience driven by the changing consumer landscape and the desire for meaningful brand connections.

New for 2022 – Be sure to check out the Lancaster Demo & Deals Pavilion for a one-of-a-kind interactive experience including demonstrations of their wares in action and exclusive savings. 

NEW Networking Lounge for Manufacturer Representatives & Vendors!  This April, NHS is partnering with the Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (MANA) to host Corkboards & Coffee, a unique opportunity for manufacturer reps to easily identify, meet and network with companies exhibiting at the show

If you care about high labor standards, top quality manufacturing and safer products that keep Americans working, then be sure to explore our Made in USA area for best-in-class products and services.

One Trip – Three Shows!

This April NHS will partner with Coverings and IDAExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center to offer even more buying, selling and networking opportunities to the Hardware and Home Improvement community. Use your NHS badge to enter any of the three shows.

The SMARTest decision you’ll make all year!

Over the last five years, we’ve invested millions of dollars in cutting-edge technologies to support the show experiences of all National Hardware Show participants. Starting in 2021, all NHS exhibitors and attendees will be equipped with SMART badges and readers to ensure the best Show experience possible.

Whether it’s researching exhibitors and fellow attendees, finding your way from NHS Backyard to Plumbing or scheduling your must-sees, events and education, the new and improved National Hardware Show mobile app will be your north star for navigating your event journey. 

We’re working on a next-level app for the 2022 event that will help you make the most of your time. Check back before the event for updates or sign up for the PUNCHlist newsletter to be notified when the 2022 my NHS app is available for download.

Set yourself up for success with new NHS cutting-edge contactless technology

Each exhibitor booth and all products in our featured product areas will be outfitted with a Konduko SMART reader, courtesy of NHS. All attendees AND exhibitors will receive a SMART show badge that when “tapped” on a SMART booth or product reader, collects exhibitor contact details and customized company or product information. Our lead generation program also integrates data-driven insights to create personalized recommendations for both exhibitors and attendees. With custom suggestions, attendees can discover new products and brands and exhibitors can connect with their ideal customers.