The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 2–4, 2025 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 2—4 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Association clarifies policies, mandates, and overall Show status.

Following the January Board of Directors’ meeting, the International Housewares Association today announced that The Inspired Home Show 2022 will take place March 5-7. COVID-19 safety-related policies and protocols have also been established – as has a shortened schedule for the event.

Before collecting a badge at McCormick Place that provides access to The Inspired Home Show, all exhibitors and attendees will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination OR produce a negative COVID-19 test that had been administered in the previous 72 hours. This includes exhibitors and personnel related to set-up and tear-down of the event. The review of proof of vaccination and negative tests will be facilitated by a third-party company hired by the Show. Details including full instructions on how to provide vaccination or testing information will be available in the near future.

Onsite Rapid and PCR Testing to Be Provided

Rapid antigen and PCR testing will be available onsite at The Inspired Home Show so that international visitors can test in advance of returning to their home country, creating an easy and effective way for international attendees to adhere to travel policies. If needed, unvaccinated attendees can also use this service to be tested onsite to demonstrate a negative test in order to enter the Show.

Show Reduced to Three Days to Further Mitigate Risk

As an added safety precaution, the IHA Board of Directors has decided to eliminate the last day of the 2022 Show. The Inspired Home Show 2022 will take place from Saturday, March 5 through Monday, March 7. The Show will resume its normal four-day, Saturday – Tuesday pattern in March of 2023.

Logistical information related to the change in schedule for exhibitors’ move-out dates will be communicated in the near future. Changes to hotel reservations made through OnPeak, IHA’s Official Housing Provider, can be made with no penalty for all Show exhibitors and attendees.

Search Engine-Related Confusion

It has come to IHA’s attention recently that many search queries made through Google are returning information from third-party sites that are inaccurate. The Inspired Home Show 2022 is taking place as planned, except for the shortened schedule as noted above. The Association is working to have the inaccurate information removed; in the meantime, please disregard any search results that indicate the Show is canceled. Any and all updates about the Show will come directly from IHA and will be displayed on our official Show website.