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

A new Expo will be added to The Inspired Home Show® 2025. The Travel Gear + Luggage Expo will debut next March, bringing to the Show, and bringing together, a wide selection of companies that offer products for the travel goods segment of the industry, the International Housewares Association announced today.

The Inspired Home Show 2025 will be held March 2-4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. The Show will feature more than 1,600 exhibitors in five expos throughout the North and South buildings.

The Travel Gear + Luggage Expo will be positioned in the South building and located at the top of the escalators leading into the hall from the Level 1 registration area. This positioning will give buyers easy and direct access to this new section of the Show.

“The buying community, including key retailers on IHA’s Retail Advisory Council, has asked that the Show broaden categories by including products that are industry adjacent,” said Derek Miller, IHA president & CEO.

“At The Inspired Home Show 2023, more than 60 travel goods companies exhibited and had a very successful experience. After taking a one-year leave to explore other opportunities, travel goods exhibitors have indicated a desire to return to Chicago in order to meet the multitude of specialty and key buyers, and their GMMs and DMMs, who attend the Show each and every year,” Miller added.  “With this renewed focus and heightened positioning of the Travel Goods category, and the Show’s proven ability to attract key and international retailers, the Travel Gear + Luggage Expo is expected to more than double in size in 2025 from what we had in 2023.”

IHA’s trade publication, HomePage News, will broaden its coverage to include travel goods on a frequent and ongoing basis. This effort will bring company, brand and new product news to the forefront of the industry on a daily basis throughout the year, Miller said.

Travel Goods exhibitors are also invited to participate in IHA’s full range of member services that include industry education, government affairs, executive education and international services, including ocean freight programs and trade missions. More information on the many member services offered can be found on IHA’s website at

Exhibitors who are interested in learning more about the Travel Gear & Luggage Expo should contact Cathy Trecartin at [email protected]+1-847-692-0140, or Michele Orto at [email protected]+1-847-692-0118.  Additional information can also be found here.