2021 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas Exhibit Guide

Aug 12, 2021

Exhibit Experience is the turnkey solution for your 2021 National Hardware Show this October. This is an exciting show, not only for exhibitors but also for our business. Each year the DIY and hardware industry showcase new products, services, and tools to build and beyond. Many of the solutions you see at this show change entire industries and disrupt models of business, often resulting in real savings.

If you are thinking of attending, exhibiting, or are part of the DIY HGTV craze, read on to find out why you should exhibit, how to attend, what to expect and how to stand out from the crowd.\

Why should you exhibit?

According to the National Hardware Show, the hardware business is a $343 billion dollar industry. Home centers, independent retailers, online retailers, wholesalers, distributors and everyone in between will attend the 2021 National Hardware Show.

You need to attend if your business serves any of the following industries:

  • Hardware stores
  • Garden centers
  • Co-ops
  • Farm and ranch stores

Attendance is essential in the industry for learning, trading, and sourcing, and exhibiting can generate impressive dividends long after the show is over. Exhibitors can get their products in front of over 11,000 buyers and over 130 different media outlets. Of all those attending the show, 85% are part of the buying process and 60% are on the lookout for the next great product.

Your product and your booth will need to make a real impact to capture the attention and the sales from the National Hardware Show.

How to Attend

Show dates: October 21 to 23, 2021
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall
Show times:

  • Thursday, October 21: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Friday, October 22: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, October 23: 9 am to 1

Be sure to review the 2021 National Hardware Show’s Health & Safety Information before you attend.

Pre-registration is now open. Click here to complete the pre-registration form; the NHS will contact you when registration opens and to approve your exhibition space.

National Hardware Show’s official housing partner is Connection Housing. They are offering room blocks for exhibitors and discounts for individual rooms. Connection Housing offers free shuttles, and there is a special promo code with Lyft during the show. Learn more about the travel options here.

What to Expect?

This year will also see some changes from previous shows. First, the show will be held in the West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This recent expansion adds 1.4 million square feet to the convention center and features state-of-the-art tradeshow updates. Read more about the West Hall here.

The theme this year is “The Future of Improvement is Here.” From the Tiny Living trend to Interactive Smart Home technology, and over to Retail Service Solutions, the exhibits and attendees are all looking to see what the future will bring. While they do that, they’ll enjoy the Backyard Marketplace, this year’s BBQ event.

The show organizers have also integrated new product recommendation technology into the show. Each attendee will receive a personalized list of not just exhibitor recommendations but product recommendations catered to their specific business.

How do you stand out from the crowd?

There are nearly limitless ways to display your product on this tradeshow floor, and some of the microenvironments are over-the-top with incredibly creative ways to display furniture and products.

We recommend larger booths, at least a 10×20 for product display and 20×20 for furnishings.

If you’re worried about cost, pick Exhibit Experience to help you design and set up your booth. National Hardware Show Exhibit Rentals can run hundreds of thousands of dollars between the space to rent and customizing a booth, but we can customize a modular booth for a fraction of the price.

At Exhibit Experience, design is always included in your rental cost, as is shipping to Las Vegas, since we are a local Las Vegas Exhibit House. Additionally, we offer flexible payment plans. Let’s get started on your booth design today.

Our team has delivered booths at this show for over 25 years, and we know what works and what doesn’t for the NHS. If you’d like help implementing these ideas, or simply need a turn-key exhibit for the 2021 National Hardware Show, contact our team today!

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