National Hardware Show.

National Hardware Show.

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:31 pm

Anyone been there? I'd like to take my invention to the National Hardware Show. I registered to go. Never been on a plane before. Would have to get motel. I'd need to set up a display. Any advice? Any idea of costs?
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Re: National Hardware Show.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:41 pm

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. ;)
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Re: National Hardware Show.

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:00 am

I drove part of an exhibit out to the International Builders’ Show in Vegas several years ago. Also delivered shows to McCormick Place in Chicago as well as Navy Pier. All the shows I ever delivered were set up by Freeman Decorating Company. All union labor. Big bucks to get a booth and pay to have them set it up.

I am guessing the National Hardware Show is run about the same way. Great exposure but I hope you have a lot of faith in your product because I believe the cost to have even a minimal size booth will not be cheap.
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Re: National Hardware Show.

PostBy: oliver power On: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:31 pm

gaw wrote:I drove part of an exhibit out to the International Builders’ Show in Vegas several years ago. Also delivered shows to McCormick Place in Chicago as well as Navy Pier. All the shows I ever delivered were set up by Freeman Decorating Company. All union labor. Big bucks to get a booth and pay to have them set it up.

I am guessing the National Hardware Show is run about the same way. Great exposure but I hope you have a lot of faith in your product because I believe the cost to have even a minimal size booth will not be cheap.
Thanks gaw, your reply is kind of what I was looking for. Now to dig deeper......
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II), D.S. 1600 Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)