Registration is now open for the National Hardware Show (NHS) in Las Vegas. This annual event will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall from March 26th to the 28th. If you read this website though, you’ll be most interested in the NHS backyard, which is across from the convention center and features all of the BBQ and grilling products.
It’s a great industry event to network with other people in the BBQ industry and see the latest products that are coming to market. We attended last year and it was definitely worth the trip.
Beyond walking around the backyard to meet people, eat great food, and see new products, there are other events at the show.
- Executive Summit: The Executive Summit will host informational sessions with trending industry topics and prominent voices including VP of Industry Marketing at Houzz, Liza Hausman; How Changing Consumer Perceptions Impacts Retailers and Manufacturers presented by EY Americas; Consumer Trends in Merchandising and Planning Strategies presented by EY-Parthenon.
- NHS Influencer Program: Well known influencers and industry leaders will attend as prominent guests, offering insights into the latest trends and innovations through videos from the show floor with content posted in real time. Influencers are welcome to attend as invited guests of NHS. DETAILS.
- VIP Reception at Sphere: To kick off the show in style with an alluring experience, a VIP reception will be hosted at Sphere, offering an exclusive networking opportunity for industry leaders, exhibitors, and VIP attendees.
- After Dark Partnership: NHS has partnered with After Dark to provide VIP attendees with exclusive access to popular attractions throughout the city. This collaboration taps into the vibrant and exciting offerings of Las Vegas, allowing attendees to experience the best the city has to offer.
We’ve finally had a full year to plan and have taken full advantage of it. We are bringing new categories to the table to enhance the shopping experience and new programs and perks to add value to the overall show experience. We strive to create an event that serves the entire hardware and home improvement industry and are committed to helping the industry continue to thrive.Beth Casson, Event Leader, National Hardware Show
NHS Celebrity Chef Cook-Off
A really fun event at the National Hardware Show is the Celebrity Chef Cook-Off. It features some of the best chefs representing outdoor cooking brands and competing head-to-head. The event is present by Mitche Graf of BBQ Nation.
I had the honor of judging on the panel in 2023, which was a very memorable experience. The winner the past two years has been Tim Scheer from Blues Hog.
The floor for exhibiting is almost full, so act fast if you’d like your company to be represented at the event. Below you’ll find registration links for attendees.