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

Show Exhibitors Will Have Sponsorship, Networking Opportunities to Meet Food-Focused Bloggers, Influencers

ROSEMONT, IL (Nov.1, 2021)—The International Housewares Association (IHA) is collaborating with Tastemaker Conference to bring together home + housewares suppliers with food-focused influencer marketing content creators during The Inspired Home Show 2022. The Tastemaker Conference will take place March 3-4, 2022, in Chicago just before The Inspired Home Show, March 5-8 at McCormick Place. It will provide an opportunity for Show exhibitors to network with food bloggers, influencers and digital content creators and showcase their new products in an experiential event, which receives a combined average of 29.4 million influencer attendee social reach.

“Influencers, blogger and digital content creators are critical to informing consumers about new products in the marketplace, and we are excited to partner with Tastemaker Conference and welcome their more than 400 attendees to the Show,” said Leana Salamah, vice president, marketing, at IHA. “For our exhibiting members this is a member benefit that can help them enhance their social media strategies.”

At the Tastemaker Conference 2022, exhibitors will have the exclusive opportunity to network with the high-caliber food bloggers and content creators, providing brand awareness and hands-on experience with their products.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the conference. Tastemaker Conference is interested in partnering with new vendors in the following categories:

  • Cleaning (including all-natural cleaning solutions)
  • Cookware
  • Floorcare
  • Food Storage/Organization
  • Home Environment
  • Kitchen Electrics
  • Kitchen Tools/Gadgets
  • Table Linens
  • Tabletop

Exhibitors also will be able to participate in a speed networking event on Friday, March 4 after the conference closes. Further information and sign-up details will be available later.

“In addition to the annual in-person conference, we provide a thoughtfully designed media platform—blog, podcast, virtual conferences, online classes, high-converting email list and socials—with a precise focus on experiential events. The content creator and influencer marketing industry is on track to be worth up to $15 billion by 2022. This is a uniquely valuable and unsaturated influencer marketing channel for brands and companies looking to expand their visibility and create content that consumers are looking for,” said Abbey Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Tastemaker Conference.

Since 2018, Tastemaker Conference has filled a gap in the influencer marketing industry by providing a bespoke event and media platform, which teaches food bloggers and content creators how to produce high-quality and engaging content.

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The International Housewares Association is the 83-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (, and offers its 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch Report, executive management peer groups, a B2B community at, group buying discounts on business solutions services, direct-to-consumer engagement through and an independent news and information platform through