National Hardware Show® Celebrates 71 Years in 2016

Mar 17, 2016

(NORWALK, Connecticut, March 3, 2016) — Pack your bags and buy your plane tickets. It’s time to head to Las Vegas for the 71st annual National Hardware Show®, which will be held Wednesday, May 4- Friday, May 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

It’s the place to see new products, network with other attendees and exhibitors, attend educational seminars, and meet with big brands (everyone from 3M to Channellock to Louisville Ladder, and more). It’s also one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the industry. In short, whether you’re a retailer, manufacturer or distributor, if you’re part of the home improvement industry, this is a can’t-miss event.

“We’re looking forward to providing all our attendees and exhibitors with a productive, memorable few days at the Show,” says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show. “We have made a few changes, based on customer feedback, to make the show the best it can be. We can’t wait to see everyone in Las Vegas in May.”

“I attend the National Hardware Show to network with other retailers and vendors, and to see the new items,” says Megan Menzer of Newton’s True Value in Cherryvale, Kansas. “I love to see the up-and-coming products. It’s exciting to bring them in our store and have them before anyone else. We are starting to be known as a destination for new products.”
What’s New
Attendees will see a few changes at this year’s Show. First, the show will run from Wednesday through Friday (instead of Tuesday through Thursday, as it’s been in past years). And, thanks to attendee feedback, the Show will also move back to the North and Central halls of the convention center in order to offer a more convenient and complete show experience.

One category in particular will see some changes this year. Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ (formerly Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation) will be moving back to the Silver Parking Lot in front of the convention center. Attendees will be able to take in an enhanced outdoor experience, with a chance to see an expanded selection of products from Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living and try a variety of new activities. While you’re at the Show, make sure you step outside off the show floor to see what this area has to offer!

What’s in Store
Most attendees who come to the National Hardware Show are looking for new products. And at the Show, there’s no shortage of places to find them.

Inventors Spotlight features products that aren’t yet on the market, and New Products World offers a look at the newest products, innovations and trends in the industry. New Product Launch gives attendees an inside look into up-and-coming products that just might be “the next big thing.”

New this year is the Show is providing attendees with personalizedexhibitor and product recommendations. When you register for the Show, you’ll be asked to provide information about which product categories you’re interested in shopping at this year’s show or learning more about, and in turn, you’ll receive a personalized list of suggested exhibitors and products so you can more easily find exactly what you’re looking for.

Also make sure to check out some specialty areas, which will also showcase new products, as well as many other products your customers will love. The Made in USA and Energy Efficient areas focus on those two trends, which are currently very popular among consumers, and Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery will highlight products from a quickly growing category. Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living will have everything you need for spring and summer. And don’t forget about the awards programs, such as the Homewares Awards, which will recognize specific products and manufacturers.

For a complete map, visit

Register Now
Registration is now open for the show. By registering early, you’ll be the first to receive important Show 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

Return to Press Index


We use cookies to operate this website and to improve its usability. Full details of what cookies are, why we use them and how you can manage them can be found by reading our Privacy & Cookies page. Please note that by using this site you are consenting to the use of cookies.