Mar 24, 2016

New Exhibitor & Product Recommendation Program

Norwalk, CT (March 24, 2016)—With thousands of attendees and exhibitors in Las Vegas for the National Hardware Show®, Wednesday, May 4 - Friday, May 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s easy to understand why it’s a must-attend event for anyone in the industry.

But with more than 2,500 exhibitors (600+ new to the Show) along with so many networking opportunities, it may get a little overwhelming to attendees looking for a particular product, wanting to explore a specific category, or just find something new to bring back to their customers. The National Hardware Show is here to help, with a new recommendation program that benefits both attendees and exhibitors.

“We know everyone at the Show—both those attending to network and find new ideas, as well as those exhibiting to show off their products—are taking a lot of time away from their businesses to come to Las Vegas,” says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show. “We also know that, with so many resources available, it can be tough to pinpoint exactly the person or product you’re looking for. We’re excited that the new recommendation program will be a benefit to both attendees and exhibitors and have a huge impact on the way attendees shop the Show.”

How It Works

When attendees register for the Show, they’re asked to provide information about the product categories they’re most interested in shopping and learning more about while at the Show. They’ll then receive a personalized list of suggested exhibitors and products, matching the product categories they are interested in. The goal is to help attendees quickly and easily discover something new or find exactly what they’re looking for. While attendees definitely want to set aside some time to explore the Show floor and see what new vendors and products they can find, this list of recommendations can help attendees find the items they most want to see.

If you’ve already registered and didn’t get a chance to fill out the information for this personalized list, don’t worry! You can still find the information once you’re inside the doors of the convention center. At the Show, find the Match Me welcome information counter, which will provide you with a list of recommended exhibitors, based on your personal product interest. Attendees can also call or text the all-new 411 hotline which, in addition to helping you navigate the Show or find a specific exhibitor, team members will be on the line to offer exhibitor recommendations based on the products you’re looking for.

How To Access It

If you get that personalized list before the Show, you’ll probably want to take a look at it before you get to Las Vegas. Just visit and log in to My Show by clicking the login button in the top right corner. Once you’re logged in, you can find your personalized list of recommended exhibitors and products.

Once you’re at the Show, you can access this list the same way, or you can use the NHS Mobile App (which is free and can be downloaded in the Apple Store or at Google Play) to find your recommendations. The app also includes times and locations of all events, as well as a complete list of exhibitors and booth numbers, so be sure you have it on your smartphone or tablet. It’s quick and easy to use, and it’s convenient to have everything you’ll need to navigate the Show right at your fingertips.

Register Now

Registration is now open for the Show. By registering early, you’ll be the first to receive important news, including your personalized exhibitor and product recommendations, a first look at Show specials and new products, and much more.

To register, visit

About the National Hardware Show®
The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 71 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers. For more information on the National Hardware Show, visit

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