The 2023 National Hardware Show to be Held in Conjunction with the KBIS and IBS Shows – January 31 to February 2 in Las Vegas

On February 10th, it was announced that three of the leading trade shows for members of the design, construction, and home improvement industry will take place at the same time in 2023, furthering the offering of what attendees can see next year.  This includes The National Hardware Show (NHS), NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at Design & Construction Week which will all take place in Las Vegas, NV from January 31 to February 2.

“We are absolutely thrilled that the National Hardware Show (NHS) will be in Las Vegas during the same time that Design & Construction Week takes place,” said Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders in a press release. “NHS creates synergy with the International Builders’ Show and NKBA’s Kitchen and Bath Show. Co-locating NHS with IBS and KBIS will allow attendees to explore additional products and opportunities to grow their businesses and maintain a competitive edge in the market.”

“We think having the National Hardware Show co-locate with us in Las Vegas next year is a great opportunity to expand Design & Construction Week,” added Bill Darcy, Chief Executive Officer for the National Kitchen & Bath Association. “It gives Design & Construction Week attendees more products and services to experience during their three days at the show. It’s also a great way for all three associations to better serve their respective members as we look to the future.”

“Our customers benefit from more value and opportunity during their time in Las Vegas by aligning with two other industry leading events. NHS, IBS & KBIS events have complementary product offerings that will broaden buying and selling opportunities,” said Beth Casson, National Hardware Show® Event Vice President. “NHS is the destination for uncovering trends and sourcing new products and suppliers. By hosting the show earlier in the year, this gives buyers an opportunity to kick off the year with discovery and connection, while allowing more time for critical decisions before big buying events. We’ve heard that this timing and an NHS collaboration with these events would be a great benefit to our customers, so we are thrilled to make this happen for our NHS Community.”

About the NAHB International Builders’ Show®

The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the world’s largest annual residential construction show and is the must-attend event for professionals in the building industry. IBS is produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) which represents 140,000+ members and is the voice for housing policies to make housing a priority. For more information, visit or

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association + Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week ® (DCW). KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for over 50 years.

About the National Hardware Show® 

The National Hardware Show® celebrates a rich history spanning 76 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War 2 housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, NHS is the most comprehensive event, education and networking platform serving the hardware and home improvement industry. As the industry spearhead, it keeps a focused eye on the cultural, environmental, and technological developments shaping the future of modern living. NHS unites and guides the industry at its live events and on its interactive channels by delivering unparalleled opportunities for fostering connections, deepening insights, and building innovative and profitable strategies for growth.

Media Contacts

Kathryn Emery / National Hardware Show (NHS)

Brittany Loeffler / Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)

Sanetra Payne / International Builders’ Show® (IBS)

Source: The National Hardware Show

Ambiente 2023 to be Held with Messe Frankfurt’s Christmasworld & Creativeworld Shows

Meanwhile on February 10th, it was announced that next year’s Ambiente global home goods trade fair will be held along with Christmasworld, and Creativeworld at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre from February 3-7, 2023.

Under the new motto “Home of Consumer Goods,” the redesigned offering will provide a unique, comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions and actively leverage synergy effects for exhibitors, visitors and the media. In a second step, the Global Sourcing section of the three leading trade fairs will be merged into a joint offering and marketed internationally. This strategic development step will be supplemented by a new, regionally based Design & Lifestyle offering in Frankfurt in the second half of the year.

The newly created combination of three successful leading trade fairs at one location at one time thus combines their strengths and thus offers an unprecedented, simultaneously available, future-oriented product range in quality and quantity. Frankfurt is once again the centre of the global ordering season, boosting synergy effects and efficiency for all involved, making it the one, comprehensive inspiration, ordering and networking event for a globalized industry. This is where the hottest trends are presented and the global metatrends can be experienced and seen,” said Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt, in a press release.

“Frankfurt is thus the one-stop-shop for the global consumer goods industry… We are thus offering the industry reliability and growth in challenging times,” added Philipp Ferger, Messe Frankfurt’s vice president, consumer goods fairs. “This is where business will be done from February 2023, where people will finally exchange ideas again and define the trends that consumers around the globe will be able to experience and purchase on-site and online over the next twelve to 18 months.”

The Ambiente trade fair was last held in February 2020, after being cancelled in 2021 and 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christmasworld is the leading international trade fair for seasonal and festive decorations. This is where the trade, whether large-volume (garden centres, DIY stores, florists’ wholesalers, food retailers and drugstores) or retail, will find the greatest inspiration.

Creative writing, painting and drawing materials will in future expand the portfolio of Creativeworld, the world’s leading trade fair for hobby, craft and artists’ supplies. “In future, we will present the manufacturers’ current ranges in a more contemporary and even more visitor-friendly way. In doing so, we naturally have overlapping buyer groups in mind and take into account the change in the product portfolio of classic writing utensil manufacturers towards creative products”, said Eva Olbrich, Director Christmasworld and Creativeworld.

“By combining the events on one date at one venue, we are specifically introducing our exhibitors to new visitor target groups. Visitors have the chance to discover new exhibitors and place orders with them. In this way, we are preparing an optimal playing field for the acquisition of new customers, which is essential in these volatile times,” summarises Ferger.

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About Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300 people in Frankfurt and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Their comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60%) and the State of Hesse (40%).


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Source: Messe Frankfurt