Delayed National Hardware Show goes virtual this October

The National Hardware Show is launching a virtual show over four days in October (12-15).

Usually hosted as a sizeable physical show in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show had been set to run earlier this year before being delayed to early September, before then being switched to an online event.

International hardware shows - like virtually every other event - have been cancelled or delayed this year thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Hardware Virtual Show 2020 will include direct appointment setting and networking, facilitating direct and virtual appointments via Jublia. Keynote presentations and educational seminars will also run, while a virtual product showcase will highlight new products and tools online. There will also be exhibitor showrooms, where visitors can search the Hardware Show directory.

Organiser Reed still has its sights set on physical shows - the National Hardware Show 2021 is scheduled for 11-13 May 2021 and the Las Vegas Convention Centre. It will be the show's 75th year.