With a focus on investing in people, products and technology, the 2022 NHPA All-Industry Conference wrapped up three days of educational panels, keynote speakers and industry-specific informational sessions. The conference was co-located at the National Hardware Show (NHS), and attendees of the conference also had the opportunity to take part in the offerings from the Show floor. Here’s a look at the highlights.
Educational Industry Panels and Speakers
On the NHPA All-Industry Conference stage, experts and retailers shared business best practices, operations strategies and industry insights. NHPA also hosted a VIP Speaker Series, made possible by the National Hardware Show, to open the conference. The event featured presentations from Connor Lokar from ITR Economics and Mark Herbek from Cleveland Research.
Product Discovery on the NHS Show Floor
The NHS floor was full of exhibitors from all over the world sharing their products, and attendees had the opportunity to see new and innovative products to stock in their own operations.
On the HABITAT Next Stage on the Show floor, the United Inventors Association (UIA) hosted a number of educational sessions. Topics included patent and trademark law essentials, product development, packaging and branding and the financial tools you need to be successful during a product launch.
Outdoor Living Trends and Demos in the NHS Backyard
A crowd favorite at the Show, the NHS Backyard brought on the barbecue, with numerous grilling and outdoor living companies demonstrating their products and offering attendees a taste. Each day, hardware and home improvement influencers shared their favorite finds from the Show floor on the NHS Backyard Stage and DIY experts offered product demonstrations.
The Lancaster Demo & Deals Pavilion provided a one-of-a-kind interactive experience that included product demonstrations and exclusive savings.
Awards and Accolades
Numerous exhibitors and attendees were acknowledged and recognized during the NHPA All-Industry Conference and National Hardware Show. The 56th Retailers’ Choice Awards honored 32 new products, with the winners chosen by a panel of six independent home improvement retailers. To see this year’s winners, click here.
NHS also gave out several awards, including the Rising Star Awards, VIP Choice Awards and Family Handyman Editor’s Choice Awards.
Save the Date
NHS will partner with the National Association of Home Builders of the United States’ International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at Design & Construction Week for next year’s Show in Las Vegas Jan. 31-Feb. 3.