The National Hardware Show (NHS) has announced its 2020 event will take place online October 12 to 15. The first-ever National Hardware Virtual Show will reportedly provide the international hardware and home improvement community with the tools needed to “equip customers, empower businesses, and engage with industry leaders from the comfort of their home or office.”

The National Hardware Virtual Show will feature a full slate of educational programming focused on current market challenges and trending topics. There will be a roster of keynote speakers including Do It Best President & CEO Dan Starr and other industry innovators.

During the Virtual Show, attendees will be able to sync their calendars and allow NHS to help facilitate direct and virtual appointment setting via Jublia between industry buyers, retailers, and NHS suppliers and manufacturers. Additionally, attendees will get the chance to see and source new products and tools to help expand their current offerings without having to leave their home or business.

“Throughout these unprecedented times, our primary objective at the National Hardware Show has been to support our community, listen to our customers, and facilitate and further the personal and professional connections that our industry is built on, in the safest possible way,” says Randy Field, Group Vice President of Reed Exhibitions. “While we won’t be able to convene in person this year, we’re working tirelessly to make sure our virtual event in October delivers the unique and fruitful experiences you’ve come to know and expect from the National Hardware Show.”

Rich Russo, Industry Vice President for NHS states, “Over the past few months, our team has had to rethink everything, and open our minds to new, innovative ideas. We’re excited about our pivot to virtual which allows us to bring our robust NHS programming to customer across the globe in a new, safe way.”

Additional details and information from the NHS team about the Virtual Show, as well as plans for the physical show taking place May 11-13, 2021, will be released in the near future.