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Gardenex secures funding for National Hardware Show


The Gardenex export association has been successful in securing cash grants for eligible exhibitors at the National Hardware Show (NHS), which takes place in Las Vegas, on 5-7 May 2020.


The funding is available to small-to-medium-enterprises (SMEs) that qualify under the Department for International Trade Tradeshow Access Scheme. It will enable British companies to exhibit their products at the National Hardware Show in a cost effective way, while also benefiting from the wide range of practical research, logistical and promotional support offered by Gardenex, before, during and after the event.


Eligible SMEs looking to exhibit at the National Hardware Show can apply for cash grants of £2,000.


NHS is North America’s key trade show for all-things hardware, with lawn and garden being the largest product section at the exhibition as it occupies all of the North Hall at Las Vegas Convention Centre.


A total of 21% of the buyer attendees in 2019 came from international markets outside the US, including all leading Canadian chains such as Canadian Tire, Peavey, Lee Valley Tools and Home Hardware, as well as Bunnings from Australia and Sodimac form South America. NHS also attracts many leading wholesalers/distributors that service North American and other international markets. 


American buyer attendees typically include some of the bigger garden centre chains such as Armstrong/Pikes, English Gardens and Petitti and big home centre chains like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards.


Online giants Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, Wayfair and Gardener’s Supply also attend the show along with shopping channel QVC. 


The Gardenex team provides a comprehensive show support package for exhibitors at this event, from organising space and stand build if required to excellent PR coverage before, during and after the events, plus help to maximise sales leads and guidance regarding converting these to new export sales. 


Only a few stand packages remain at this show so interested companies should contact Katie-Mai Smith immediately at to check on space availability and eligibility for funding and to ask for an application form.


To apply for membership of Gardenex:

Tel:  +44 (0) 44 1959 565995

Fax:  +44 (0) 1959 565885



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