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The Hardware Show 2017 Goes Big

The Hardware Show 2017
The Hardware Show 2017
The Hardware Show 2017

Who’ll be at The Hardware Show 2017?


Highlights of The Hardware Show 2017

Over 3,700 sq m of exhibition space

Hardware Education Hub: Bite-size presentations HR, ecommerce, credit management & merchandising, etc

Google’s Digital Garage: Bring your website questions for the digital experts

Demonstration Zone:  (The Hultafors Group). 150 exhibitors, 40 New to Show

Skills Zone: (Makita) DIT &  CIT highlight IrelandSkills and WorldSkills competitor achievements in all trades



Hardware Association Ireland's (HAI) The Hardware Show 2017 will be largest trade show ever at RDS Simmonscourt. And it takes place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th March 2017.

The flagship biennial HAI event, with over 3,700sqm of space sold and an expected 2,000 visitors over the two days, far exceeds the 2015 Show held at Citywest.

“We’re grateful to all the suppliers and manufacturers in the industry that showed early endorsement for the Show by taking more space than they had before and to the many new exhibitors we’re seeing at the Show for the first time in 2017?" Says Annemarie Harte, CEO of HAI.

“In terms of trends, 2016 was the third successive year of market growth, following the extremely challenging years of 2008 to 2013. We’re now seeing the manifestation of that growth through the increased popularity of the Show”.

Harte continues, “The 2017 Show will feature many areas of interest to everyone involved in the trade. Given the signs of recovery in the sector and confidence returning, we have deliberately set out to make this Show the best we have ever produced to support and enhance the experience for the visitor”.


Highlights will include:

* The Hardware Education Hub

The Hardware Education Hub in the centre of the arena provides a schedule of bite-size presentations on business areas from human resources to ecommerce, credit management and merchandising. With a feature speaker at lunchtime each day - Alf Dunbar on the Sunday talking about how customer service makes the difference and leading consumer and shopper behaviouralist Ken Hughes on the Monday – this is an essential part of planning your visit.


* Google’s Digital Garage

Google will be joining us at the show to support our visitors with all things digital. Come and ask the Googlers the most basic and advanced of questions, they’re there to help!


* Demonstration Zone sponsored by The Hultafors Group.

See many of the exhibitors demonstrate their products. Learn key information about using the product and its benefits. Ask questions and inform yourself and your staff through seeing products in action.


* Skills Zone sponsored by Makita

Brought to you with the support of DIT and CIT, come and see Ireland’s representatives in both IrelandSkills and WorldSkills competitions show off their skills in the areas of Electrical, Plumbing, Plastering and Painting. Skills are the foundation of modern life. Everything, from the houses we live in to the societies we create, is the result of skills. They are the driving force behind successful careers and companies, thriving industries, and economies. Skills keep the world working.

Who'll be at The Hardware Show 2017

Exhibitors include: ABC Abrasives, Arc Building Products, BAT Metalwork Ltd, Bolle Eye Safety Products, Bostik, Brett Martin Plumbing & Drainage, Colm Warren Polyhouses, Cork Plastics, Dargan Tools, Draper Tools, FF Group Tool Industries, Glennon Brothers, I.S. Varian & Co, ICON Building Products, Irish Cement, Jefferson Professional Tools & Equipment, Kilsaran, Kingspan, Larsen Building Products, Laydex, MAC Precision Engineering, MacCann and Byrne / Ecological Building Systems, Makita, Metabo UK, Murray Timber Group, N&C Enterprises Ltd, Nord Roofs Ltd, Bosch, 3M, Saint-Gobain, Sanbra Fyffe Ltd., Sika Everbuild, Stand Safe Ltd - Hi Vis & Workwear, Tec7 - Contech Building Products, Tegral, Keystone, Tucks Fasteners & Fixings, Tucks O'Brien, Xtratherm.


Book your place at The Hardware Show 2017

With over 150 exhibitors and 40 of them brand new to the show, put the dates in your diary and come along on the Sunday or Monday, registration is FREE at www.thehardwareshow.ie and parking is available at the RDS too as long as you register in advance.