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National Hardware Show and NRHA Conference Postponed

The National Hardware Show (NHS) will be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The show, scheduled for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, will remain in Las Vegas and be rescheduled for later this year.

“Our number one priority is the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, industry partners and staff,” says Randy Field, group vice president, Reed Exhibitions. “While not an easy decision, after consulting our customers, closely monitoring developments and reviewing guidance from public health officials, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have decided it is in the best interest of all our NHS community to postpone the show. Our thoughts are with our customers and the industry as we navigate the days ahead. We are looking forward to gathering with the industry and celebrating the launch of cutting-edge new products later in the year.”

For 75 years, NHS has been the all-inclusive event where hardware and home improvement buyers, retailers, manufacturers and other industry leaders from around the globe come together to move their business forward in a constantly evolving industry.

“As we face challenging times we feel it even more important to band together as an industry to continue the long tradition of networking, sourcing new, education and learning best practices at a common time and place,” says Rich Russo, industry vice president for the National Hardware Show. “NHS would not have such longevity without the driving support and passion of the NHS community and we look forward to creating a memorable event for you in Las Vegas.”

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is also postponing its conference, which was to be held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show.

“We have been working closely with our partners at the National Hardware Show during this time, and we support their decision to postpone the event,” says NRHA president and CEO Bob Cutter. “While we are disappointed the NRHA All-Industry Conference won’t take place in May, we look forward to the opportunity to co-locate our conference with the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas later this year.”

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About Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the managing editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She worked in central Pennsylvania for several years after college and returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. In her spare time, she enjoys testing new recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

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