Say Hello to The Inspired Home Show
Formerly Known as the International Home + Housewares Show
The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
The way that consumers shop and buy has changed. No longer content to purchase individual products based only on price and functionality, consumers are creating lifestyles that reflect their individuality, where they can find joy, contentment and fulfillment.
The Inspired Home Show (previously the International Home + Housewares Show) connects not only buyer to seller but also product to lifestyle, and the housewares industry to the consumer mindset. While in Chicago successful retailers and manufacturers bring individual products and display elements together to create inspiring environments that drive sales.
A Free Educational & Networking Event for Independent Retailers
Expos & Exhibits
The Inspired Home Show features thousands of product categories across all home + housewares categories. We’ve made it easy to navigate by segmenting the Show into five Expos and the Hall of Global Innovation, which includes the Smart Home Pavilion, the Smart Retailing Experience, Inventors’ Corner, and other progressive approaches to products and retailing in the home and housewares space.
Global Innovation Awards (Gia)
Recognizing and Honoring Excellence in Home & Housewares Retailing
Experience the Show
Get the most out of your trip to The Inspired Home Show! Explore curated displays meant to provide you with insights and inspiration, and see the next generation of product designers in our incubators. Hear from home + housewares industry icons and experts about the critical topics that will help advance your business. Plus, the fun doesn’t end when the Show floor closes — Experience a number of educational, networking and philanthropic activities put on by the International Housewares Association.
Dinner and awards ceremony honoring industry excellence followed by an After-Party at Navy Pier.
Philanthropic event featuring celebrity chef tastings, dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions
A free educational and networking event for Independent Retailers. RSVP is required.
Keynote presentations designed to get you up-to-date on trends in consumer buying behavior, product development and retail innovation.
A major destination for Show attendees, providing education and expert advice to inventors as they work toward bringing their products to market.
Topics include intellectual property protection, brand building, consumer purchasing tracking, lifestyle trends and design forecasts.
Presentations by housewares & technology industry experts on developments in smart home housewares and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Show brings together 60 home + housewares inventors in a must-visit destination.
Housewares are getting smart. Not just how they’re designed and how they function, but how they’re sold. Connectivity is being incorporated into nearly every corner of the home.
What does a retailer need to do in order to be at the forefront of the next retail revolution? What does the retail store of the future look like?
Discover the concept of “retail as a service” at the b8ta Experience. B8ta leases retail space and fills it with early-concept, emerging home + housewares products that are not yet distributed en mass.
Build Relationships Through Brand Networking
From Our Blog
IHA spoke with industry veteran Peter Greene of Numerator to learn about his presentation in the Innovation Theater at The Inspired Home Show 2020.
IHA spoke with David Wilson to learn about the latest tools in the rapidly evolving e-commerce marketplace, which he will discuss at The Inspired Home Show.
IHA spoke with Patti Carpenter to learn about what she will discuss at the 2020 Show about trends she has seen around the world and at recent trade shows.
Translating Product Trends to Lifestyle Needs
Save the Date! The Inspired Home Influencer Conference: March 13, 2020
New — Full Show Schedule!
You can now view the full itinerary of The Inspired Home Show on Housewares Connect 365 (HC365), including events, talks, and more!
View the full show schedule.