The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 4–7, 2023 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 4—7 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Education

A lot has changed over the last two years. Manufacturers have come up with new ways to bring products to market. Retailers have innovated both online and off. Consumers have adapted to new ways of living, working and connecting. Join industry thought leaders and experts as they share strategies, experiences and data-driven insights, and return to your business with new ideas for how to operate in the post-pandemic world.

Keynotes

Strategy and Thought-Leadership

Location: Grand Ballroom — S100

 

High-level directional insights for the year ahead in home + housewares, this year’s keynote presentations will include consumer trends and purchasing habits, color and style forecasts, strategies from major retailers, and the results of a new research study commissioned by IHA providing a broad 2022 industry outlook.

State of the Housewares Industry

Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile, Leana Salamah, Peter Giannetti
The NPD Group, Springboard Insights, IHA, HomePage News
Session Details and Video Replay

The authors of the IHA Market Watch report held a lively discussion of the consumer values and demands that are driving purchases as we evolve from pandemic to endemic in 2022. Coupled with hard data from the extensive IHA/HomePage News Consumer Outlook survey, this session provided suppliers with insights to help prioritize product development and rethink marketing/positioning of products, and provide retailers with insights to drive sourcing decisions and merchandising strategies in the year ahead.

View the IHA Market Watch report here.

Fireside Chat with Amanda Hesser

Amanda Hesser
Food52
Session Details and Video Replay

Food52 Founder & CEO Amanda Hesser sat down with Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of HomePage News, for an in-depth look into the development and growth of Food52 as the first-of-its kind, next-generation cooking and home company built on a unique blend of content, community and commerce.

Hesser, revealing how the pandemic has reaffirmed its founding mission to serve its expanding community, shared insights into how the Food52 brand pioneered the convergence of new consumer media with innovative merchandising and marketing to create an untraditional, yet authentic, dynamic and highly influential content-driven marketplace.

The session also examined the impact of recent strategic moves by Food52, including acquisitions of Dansk cookware and tableware and Schoolhouse décor, the creation of the Home52 vertical and brick-and-mortar retail plans—and how they are among the core building blocks for future of Food52.

 

A New Focus on Creating Value and Attracting Demand

Tom Mirabile &
Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf
Springboard Futures,
Project Partners Network
Session Details and Video Replay

In this environment of economic and social uncertainty, consumers turn to a recognized set of standards when making purchase decisions. But these ‘value drivers’ are shifting to reflect changing consumer needs and lifestyles. Successful assortment and marketing strategies will depend on an awareness of (and response to) these critical shifts.
Tom Mirabile, Principal of Springboard Futures and Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf, Founder of Project Partners Network  unveiled The 2022 Value Equation Index, illuminating new research revealing the 12 most important elements influencing the purchase decisions of Home and Housewares products.

Industry experts will make guest appearances, sharing their opinions and insights on creating value for a changing consumer.

Engage, Experience and Express: Future Color/Design Trends

Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director, Pantone Institute
Session Details

Based on lifestyles and workstyles that are in a dynamic state of change, color and design trends are multi-faceted. As we adapt to the challenges of supply chain issues and inventory management, on the ongoing shift to digital strategies and products, and the need to flourish in new markets, we depend on forecasts that will help us better understand the need and mindsets of our customers and/or clients. It is important that we enable them to engage, experience and express themselves through the use of our products or services.

IHA’s long-standing color/design guru, Leatrice Eiseman, Director of the Eiseman Center for Color information and Training and the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, guides us through the carefully curated seven palettes that explain the relevance of the outstanding future influences and specific directions in color and design.

Innovation Theater

Analysis and How-To

Critical topics presented by subject matter experts, including supply chain insights, intellectual property law, omni-channel marketing strategies, merchandising best practices and global consumer and retail trends.

 

Inventors Revue

All about product

With an eye toward encouraging industry innovation, Inventors Revue features sessions on product development and marketing – and the “Pitch to the Pros” series, where inventors present their ideas to an expert review panel and receive essential insights and feedback.

Location: Lakeside Lobby — Hall of Global Innovation

Inventors Revue

All about product

With an eye toward encouraging industry innovation, Inventors’ Revue features sessions on product development and marketing – and the “Pitch to the Pros” series, where inventors present their ideas to an expert review panel and receive essential insights and feedback.

Location: Lakeside Lobby — Hall of Global Innovation

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