National Hardware Show® introduces NHS Connects 30 July 2020

The National Hardware Show® (NHS) has introduced NHS Connects, a new digital platform that enables networking and business to continue leading up to the show, which has transformed into an all-virtual event.

Dedicated to all things home improvement, hardware, and product innovation, NHS is rolling out the new platform to provide retailers, wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers, with year round online digital content designed specifically for the hardware and home improvement industry.

Attendees can use NHS Connects to stay up to date on leading industry topics and education; connect and set-up direct appointments with leading suppliers and manufacturers; as well as source new, trending products while also expanding current product offerings. Together with NHS Connects, the show will provide the tools needed to equip customers, empower businesses and engage with industry leaders.

This includes a variety of informational sessions. Visitors will have access to online resources including scheduled and pre-recorded webinars, virtual education and panels hosted by NHS industry partners, as well as health and wellness classes.

“We understand the significant impact NHS has on our customers’ business – especially during this unprecedented time in which hardware and home improvement stores are considered essential. Our new online platform enables exhibitors and attendees to get the most out of the show through creating a resource for community, connection and innovation,” said Rich Russo, industry vice-president for the National Hardware Show®.

“NHS Connects reimagines sourcing strategies and encourages industry leaders to stay united with manufacturers and brands not only during the show but throughout the year. The platform will provide a plethora of resources that benefit all attendees to help increase productivity and maximise efficiency.”

The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 75 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. It is the place for global manufacturers, associations, and organisations – including those in the fastener, nails, nuts, bolts, rivets and screw industries – to get an unfiltered view of the industry, hands-on experiences, and access to the latest innovations and retail trends to enhance their businesses.

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Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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