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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.

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What’s New This Year?

More Than 400 New Exhibitors!


Join us as an attendee and discover thousands of innovative, on-trend home and housewares products, and be inspired by progressive design, display and merchandising techniques that drive sales. Learn more and register for The Inspired Home Show 2020.


Be a part of North America’s largest housewares trade show! Put your brand and your products in front of thousands of home and housewares buyers, news media, and influencers from more than 130 countries. Learn more about exhibiting at The Inspired Home Show 2020.

Independents’ Day

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.

Influencer Conference

A free educational & networking event for Independent Retailers.

Gia Awards Dinner & Gala

Dinner and awards ceremony honoring industry excellence followed by an After-Party at Navy Pier.

Networking After Dark

Themed event for international and domestic guests to relax and network

Housewares Cares Gala

Philanthropic event featuring celebrity chef tastings, dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions

Independents' Day

A free educational and networking event for Independent Retailers. RSVP is required.

Chicago Retail Tour

See leading retail concepts in the Chicagoland area.

New Product Showcase

Curated displays promoting housewares products for 2020 never before seen at the Show to buyers and news media.


Keynote presentations designed to get you up-to-date on trends in consumer buying behavior, product development and retail innovation.

Inventors' Revue

A major destination for Show attendees, providing education and expert advice to inventors as they work toward bringing their products to market. 

Innovation Theater

Topics include intellectual property protection, brand building, consumer purchasing tracking, lifestyle trends and design forecasts. 

Smart Talks

Presentations by housewares & technology industry experts on developments in smart home housewares and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Inventor's Corner

The Show brings together 60 home + housewares inventors in a must-visit destination.

Design Debut

Discover early-concept, new-to-the-show home + housewares products 

Smart Home Pavilion

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.

Smart Retailing Experience

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. 

Pantone ColorWatch

Pantone ColorWatch, a special exhibit designed by Pantone, Inc., focuses on color palettes representing the strongest home furnishings trends for 2021.

Cooking Theater

The Cooking Theater at The Inspired Home Show features four days of culinary demonstrations led by celebrity and award-winning chefs.

Influencer Conference

Build Relationships Through Brand Networking

From Our Blog

Inspire Living

Translating Product Trends to Lifestyle Needs

The Inspired Home Show 2020

March 14-17, McCormick Place, Chicago

Explore the beautiful city of Chicago while you’re in town for The Inspired Home Show! In addition to being founded on business and ranked as a top business city by Conde Nast, Chicago has plenty to experience. From museums to restaurants to attractions like Navy Pier, enjoy Chicago at it’s finest!