BHB Forum

Maintain your network, make new contacts, discuss about current topics. Whether in the Hardware Lounge, at a forum or in a sociable gathering at the Welcome Party - seize the opportunity for personal conversations.

Here, one can sit comfortably and enjoy a delicious coffee, espresso or latte macchiato. The Hardware Lounge is the ideal place for those, who want to take time out from the hustle and bustle of the fair and yet still be in the midst of the action.

Date: daily
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Middle Boulevard

The first day of the trade fair will end at the Welcome Party at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen. In a pleasant atmosphere and breath-taking views of the Rhein, we let the evening come to an end. A special highlight of the Welcome Party is the award ceremony of the EISEN 2018.

  • Date: 04.03.2018
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rheinterrassen/Theater am Tanzbrunnen

The traditional event on the second day of the trade fair has firmly established itself as an important meeting place for decision-makers from the building and DIY market sector. Once again this year the BHB, the Federal Association of the German DIY, Building and Garden Specialist Stores, will be welcoming decision-makers from the trade, industry and service sector. Besides interesting discussions, among other things the BHB Customer Service Prize will also be awarded.

Date: 05.03.2018
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: Rheinterrassen/Theater am Tanzbrunnen

Hardware Opportunities in International Markets

This seminar is designed for everyone interested in the Chinese, Italian and US markets. Learn more about your opportunities and possibilities from industry experts

Date 06.03.2018
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Congress Centre East, Conference Room 5


  • 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    China: China Hardware Industry Introduction
  • 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Italy: Specification of the Italian hardware distribution within the european market
  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    USA: U.S. Hardware and Building Supply Distribution Channels
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Get Together

subject to change*

The Working Committee on Tools (AKW) of the Central Association of the Hardware Trade (ZHH), Düsseldorf, is inviting all trainees of the specialised tool trade to attend. Apprentices will be given the opportunity to experience the diversity of the industry and get to know new partners for tools, fastening and industrial supplies.

Further details can be found here.