National Hardware Show Cancels September 2020 Event

Virtual Show to be Announced Later in the Year

The National Hardware Show has created NHS Connects, a digital platform for the hardware industry that will host the virtual trade show component.

The National Hardware Show® (NHS) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 in-person event and instead plans to host a virtual trade show later this year. Originally slated for May, the Show was postponed to September. However, with safety the top concern, and looking at the continued impact of COVID-19 on the industry, NHS has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event. Instead of an in-person experience, NHS plans to host a virtual trade show dedicated to providing education and support that recognizes and addresses the direct and essential needs of the hardware industry, later in the year. 

“The hardware industry has been greatly impacted by the global pandemic and hundreds of our international exhibitors have been forced to cancel their plans to participate in NHS due to market conditions and continued travel restrictions”, said Randy Field, Group Vice President, Reed Exhibitions. “At the NHS we pride ourselves on being the leading industry gathering place and while we recognize and appreciate how important the Show is to the community, we believe it is the right decision to transition it to a virtual experience for 2020.”

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