More than 90 percent of the exhibit space has been sold for the National Hardware Show, scheduled for May 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to the producer.
"We are extremely encouraged by the positive energy and response we are experiencing out in the marketplace about the National Hardware Show and the opportunities that it will present to buyers and sellers," Sonya Ruff Jarvis, vice president of attendee programs with the National Hardware Show, said in a statement.
One of the biggest positive signs for the show is that many of the industry's largest brands have already signed to exhibit, including a number of companies that haven't been at the show for a number of years.
The show says it has signed more large-brand exhibitors than in recent years, while first-time exhibitors will represent about 25 percent of the total.
"We have worked very hard to create and develop this event as the single best place in the industry for buyers and sellers of hardware and home improvement products to get together and do business, exchange ideas and build a better future together," said Jarvis. "We feel that the piquing interest in the show is a strong sign that the industry is responding to its value."
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