National Hardware Show (NHS)

Las Vegas, USA

May 8, 2018 to May 10, 2018

National Hardware Show (NHS)
  • The Show
  • Exhibitor Package
  • Cost Factors
  • DIT Funding
  • Application Form

The Show

NHS attracts over 2,600 exhibitors from the lawn & garden, hardware and DIY sectors.  Lawn & garden is the largest product section.  It features the whole spectrum of garden hardware including practical tools and accessories, seeds, plant care, watering equipment, greenhouses, fertilisers and chemicals, pest control, pots and planters, barbecues and garden furniture, decoration and lighting, landscaping and much more.

NHS attracts over 30,000 industry professionals from the leading home centre, DIY and garden centre chains, hardware and garden buying cooperations, country stores, mail-order and on-line businesses, and home-shopping channels.

Buyers attend from US garden centre chains such as Armstrong/Pikes, English Gardens and Petitti, the leading home centre chains Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards, and the buying cooperations such as Ace Hardware, Master Nursery and True Value.  Key US online retailer buyers also visit, including Amazon, Balsam Hill, Williams-Sonoma and Wayfair, along with the QVC shopping channel.

International attendance includes the leading Canadian chains Canadian Tire, Peavey, Lee Valley Tools and Home Hardware, as well as Bunnings from Australia.  The show also attracts many important wholesalers/distributors that service the North American and other international markets.

For more information about the show, please contact Theresa Swann or Charlie Parker at Gardenex on 01959 565995 and take a look at the National Hardware Show website.

To reserve a booth on the Gardenex British pavilion at NHS 2018, please complete and submit the online stand booking application form.

 

 

 

Excellent support from Gardenex, and good contacts made at the show which will lead to business development and sales orders.

- Haxnicks International Ltd

Exhibitor Package

Gardenex has secured a prime location for the British pavilion in the North Hall which is almost exclusively dedicated to lawn, garden and outdoor living products.  The package below is on offer for British firms:

  • Gardenex has negotiated a reduction in floor space cost from approx $40 to $33.50/$32.25 per ft2, depending on booth size.  Booths are bookable in 10x10ft (3x3m), 20x10ft (6x3m) or in increments of 10ft.
  • A comprehensive British-themed pavilion and booth package designed so that you can just turn up and display your products.  The package includes walls (with low walls between booths to allow a more open feel), carpet, lighting and electrical connection for lights, fascia with exhibitor name, table, chairs, counter and initial booth cleaning for around £27/ft2 (based on an exchange rate £1=$1.35).  Each corner is charged at around $675 (£500).
  • Advice and information about how to prepare for, and maximise your presence, at the show.  Gardenex has a wealth of information on the US garden market.
  • Government grants of £2,000 are available, through Gardenex, to help offset the cost of a booth. For terms & conditions and to discuss eligibility, please contact Theresa Swann, Head of Events & Administration, at Gardenex.
  • Help with freight, travel & accommodation and other logistical arrangements from Gardenex’s dedicated events team.
  • A schedule of press releases before, during and after the show, to publicise the goods and services of the British exhibitor group participants.
  • A preview sent out to named buyers in advance of the show to generate publicity and encourage buyers to visit the British pavilion.
  • The support at the show of an industry information booth, organised by Gardenex and manned by its experienced team.
Brilliant - looked modern, bright and inviting. The flooring was genius and certainly saved the feet from stress.

- Spear & Jackson (commenting on the British group booths in 2017)

Cost Factors

The cost for space, quoted by the show organisers, is approx. $40 (around £30) per ft².  Each corner costs $675 (approx. £500).  Gardenex has negotiated a reduction to $33.50 (around £25) per ft² for pavilion exhibitors.  Options for the booth package are being assessed but the cost is expected to be £27 per ft², making the combined space/booth cost around £52 per ft².

The table below shows approximate costs for example booth sizes:

100ft² 200ft²
Space @ $33.50 (£25) / $32.25 (£24) per ft², paid in $ to the organisers £2,500 £4,800
Gardenex booth package @ approx £27 per ft² optional for in-line booths but, for a cohesive look and for your convenience, it is preferred that exhibitors take this.  Alternatively exhibitors may take space only and order carpet, lighting, walling, electricals, furnishings etc via the exhibitor manual but, be warned, costs can often be high in the US! £2,700 £5,400
Total £5,200 £10,200
Grant for eligible firms, subject to eligibility (£-2,000) (£-2,000)
Possible net cost for eligible firms, excluding corners £3,200 £8,200
Plus corner if appropriate (10ft x 10ft booths unlikely) £500 £500
Gardenex exhibitor support package fee, mandatory to all British group exhibitors, payable on application Gardenex Member Non Member
£471+VAT (£565.20) £651+VAT (£781.20)
The fee includes support as outlined in the Exhibitor Package tab and is designed to simplify the process of exhibiting, help you prepare for and make the most of the show, promote the British group presence and to make your exhibiting experience as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

 

Other factors to
budget for
Ballpark indicator Information
Travel and
accommodation
+ subsistence
(subject to budget)
£1,000 to £1,800 per head,
5 night package
Out Sunday 6 May /
Back Friday 11 May
Advice will be circulated to exhibitors.  Rough cost shown for ‘holiday’ package via Expedia with economy direct flights at a hotel in the centre of The Strip; monorail or taxi from the exhibition centre.  If flight only, avoid Sunday outbound; this can increase flight costs significantly!
Getting your display / goods to the show Exhibition freight forwarding, approx
£1,000 one way or
£1,850 return
+ On site contractors impose approx $63 charge / cwt (min 200lb) to handle freight from receiving warehouse etc
Consider ways of minimising display to save weight and volume.  Take graphics with just a few product samples, avoid heavy brochures, send a one way consignment.  It is normal for exhibitors to either sell off their display to a potential customer or donate to the show’s dedicated charity.  Details of the suggested specialist exhibition freight forwarder and more information on the material handling will be sent to exhibitors.  The sea freight receiving date is Friday 16 February.  Air is Wednesday 11 April.
Enhanced web entry /
new products display
Costs start from around $950 The organisers include basic show directory / website entries for exhibitors in space cost but enhancements are offered which can significantly increase exposure.  Options will be circulated to exhibitors.
Additional display equipment Subject to needs and budgets The Gardenex booth package is comprehensive so there should be limited need for extras.

Notes

  • All costs based on an exchange rate of £1 = $1.35 which may alter and impact either way.  All costs must be paid upfront whereas grants are paid retrospectively, provided terms are complied with.
  • Companies wishing to exhibit independently of the British pavilion are permitted to apply for funding.
  • If you select the Gardenex booth package when booking, final details and costs will be notified and invoiced by Gardenex for payment before the show.

DIT Funding

Gardenex has again been successful in its application to the UK government’s Department for International Trade for funding for eligible UK exhibitors at the National Hardware Show.

A limited number of grants of £2,000 are available for SMEs under the TradeShow Access Programme.

Please contact Theresa Swann, Head of Events & Administration, at Gardenex as soon as possible to discuss eligibility and for a funding application form.

AS A FAMILY MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR OUR FUTURE GROWTH TO ATTEND THESE TYPES OF SHOWS AND DIT FUNDING TO SUPPORT US IS PARAMOUNT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO BUILD OUR BRAND ACROSS NEW MARKETS IN USA AND CANADA.  THE SUPPORT AND HELP WE RECEIVE FROM GARDENEX THROUGHOUT IS FANTASTIC. – Phoenox Textiles Ltd

 

 

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Application Form

APPLICATION TO EXHIBIT AS PART OF THE GARDENEX BRITISH GROUP:

National Hardware Show, Las Vegas - 8-10 May 2018 (cut-off date for applications: xxx)

EXHIBITOR DETAILS:

PRODUCT RANGE:

YOUR BOOTH:

We require a booth space of:
Tick if appropriate
Tick if appropriate
Tick if appropriate

OPTIONAL SERVICES:

Tick if required

DECLARATION:

On behalf of the business named above, I confirm that the information on this application form is true and accurate. I have also read and will comply with the Gardenex terms & conditions and accept that if the business named above is indebted to Gardenex when any grant payment is due, Gardenex will deduct any debt before paying. I understand that this commitment is being made regardless of any DIT funding which will be dealt with completely separately should it be confirmed. This form must be completed by a director, company secretary or owner of the business applying.
Click here to read our full Terms and Conditions

NOTE:

Please return this form by the cut off date. Your application will be acknowledged and an invoice for the non-refundable Gardenex exhibitor fee support package fee issued. Your application is only secured once payment of the fee has been received. Credit cards are accepted via telephone.