Reed Exhibitions has announced today that the National Hardware Show, originally scheduled for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is postponed because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The show will be rescheduled for later this year in Las Vegas, according to Reed.
“Our number one priority is the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, industry partners and staff,” said Randy Field, group vp of Reed Exhibitions. “While not an easy decision, after consulting our customers, closely monitoring developments and reviewing guidance from public health officials, including the United States 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.”
The National Hardware Show, preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary this year, is the nation’s leading marketplace for home improvement retailers of all sizes and scope seeking an expansive selection of hardware, home products, outdoor living products and more.
“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 products, education and learning best practices at a common time and place,” said Rich Russo, industry vp 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.”