March 16 – 26, 2021

Providing Product Discovery, Education, and Connections

The International Housewares Association, in partnership with The NPD Group and Springboard Futures, is pleased to present Connect SPRING, a virtual event that brings the industry together around education, inspiration and product discovery.

Registration for Spring CONNECT is free for home + housewares industry professionals and news media, whether you want to participate in one session or all of them.

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Tues 3/16, 11 AM – 12 PM (CT)

Now that it’s all said and done, let’s get a look at how the Home + Housewares industry fared during the most disruptive year in a generation. Get a look at how the year ended, including a recap of category, channel and holiday-specific outcomes.

Speaker:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group

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Thur 3/18, 11 AM (CT)

Which factors influence today’s purchase decisions most? Join Tom Mirabile, Home industry expert and the IHA’s Consumer Trend Analyst, as he explores surprising long-term shifts in how consumers define value as they search for stability and security.

For retailers, suppliers and service providers, consumer insight will be the most essential component of successful strategies in product development, assortment planning, sales and service initiatives, and even supply chain management.Tom’s focus on actionable insights and shifting marketplace realities make this presentation a must-see.

Speaker: Tom Mirabile
Principal & Founder, Springboard Futures

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Mon 3/22, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

While the home + housewares industry saw record growth from the pandemic, many other industries faced significant headwinds. What lessons can we, in the Housewares industry, learn from those industries that have had to think differently in order to survive- what of their experience can make us more adaptive?

Moderated By Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
David PortalatinFood Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Larissa JensenBeauty Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Steve BakerTechnology Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Matt PowellSports Industry Advisor, The NPD Group

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How Past and Current Events are Shaping the Future

Thurs 3/25, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

Join Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, IHA’s color expert and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute as she explains why and how specific trends are persisting, while still managing to create a much needed “refresh” for the consumer. Lee will show a purposeful yet practical approach that is especially meaningful for the home and housewares industry.

Speaker: Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

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Wed 3/17, 11 AM—12 PM (CT)

The pandemic has created an explosion in remote working and learning, which creates space challenges beyond just size of consumers’ homes. Rooms now have to be used for more than their primary purposes – they are classrooms, offices, exercise studios and entertainment centers. Transforming space is now as critical as saving space.

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Tom Mirabile Principal & Founder, Springboard Futures
Leana SalamahVice President, Marketing, IHA

Moderated by Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

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Fri 3/19, 11 AM—12 PM (CT)

We miss our friends and our family, and for the first time in over a decade we’re eating carbs and sweets again because they make us feel full and content. Anything that feels soothing is appealing. Coziness, robust cooking and finding new ways to connect with loved ones are all top-of-mind.

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Tom Mirabile Principal & Founder, Springboard Futures
Leana SalamahVice President, Marketing, IHA

Moderated by Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

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Wed, 3/24, 11 AM—12 PM (CT)

Since the onset of the pandemic, “time” as a trend means not only adding convenience or eliminating chores but also providing meaningful ways for consumers to spend the excess time that they now have on their hands. Feeling productive, engaging in new activities and fulfilling personal and family ambitions for learning and togetherness are top-of-mind.

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Tom Mirabile Principal & Founder, Springboard Futures
Leana SalamahVice President, Marketing, IHA

Moderated by Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

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Fri, 3/26, 11 AM—12 PM (CT)

A global pandemic and civil unrest have contributed to heightened consumer anxiety. It is critical that we feel protected in our homes – and when we venture out, we are acutely aware of the risks that being in public present. This means both home security and personal safety are at a premium.

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Tom Mirabile Principal & Founder, Springboard Futures
Leana SalamahVice President, Marketing, IHA

Moderated by Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

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Tue 3/16, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

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Speaker:
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Wed 3/17, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

Plenty of new consumer needs were established during the pandemic. Which are here to stay and which are fleeting? How will consumers navigate a world where contagious diseases are disruptive rather than irritating? And what is and will be important to consumers in their purchase decisions in the near term?

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Tom Mirabile Principal & Founder, Springboard Futures
Leana SalamahVice President, Marketing, IHA

Moderated by Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

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Thur 3/18, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

Join Licensing International as they bring together a panel of industry leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities in establishing or enhancing diversity and inclusive practices in their workforces, culture, customer, and client bases.

Speakers:
Maura ReganPresident, Licensing International
Krystyna BraxtonPresident, Licensing Manager for NFL Players Inc.
Madeline Di Nonno CEO Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

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Fri, 3/19, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

Once we are past the pandemic, what will retailing look like? Will online shopping continue and where will it peak?  What is the role and future for Brick & Mortar retailing?  What innovations did we see during the pandemic and which will stick?  What are the factors to monitor and navigate in 2021 to be successful?

Don UnserChief Retail Strategist, The NPD Group

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Thur 3/22, 11 AM—12 PM (CT)

Whether you’re a retailer, manufacturer, importer or licensor, and whether you are physical or virtual, refocusing on the creative elements of shopper engagement–assortments, displays, non-verbal interaction–is the new reality. This session will highlight where to find the right inspiration, how to utilize trends in the process and innovative ways to communicate through visual merchandising.

Speakers:
Michelle LambFounder & Editorial Director, The Trend CurveLeigh Ann Schwarzkopf Co-Founder, Project Partners

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Fri, 3/23, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

The Housewares industry has flirted with Smart in the home for a few years with varying degrees of success. Given the dramatic changes in consumer needs and retailing during the pandemic, Smart technology is ripe for Housewares; but to be successful it needs the integration of the Food, Technology and Housewares industries working together to solve these new consumer needs. In this discussion we will view the challenge of Smart through three distinct lenses – eating behaviors, technology and housewares – to help leverage Smart to solve these new consumer needs.

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Ben Arnold Industry Analyst – Consumer Electronics, The NPD Group
Darren SeiferIndustry Analyst – Food Consumption, The NPD Group

Moderated by Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

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Wed 3/24, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

For more than a year, consumers have been unable to gather and celebrate with loved ones. As opportunities for in-person experiences return in 2021, emotions will run high, increasing consumer interest and engagement. Assortments that speak to these powerful emotions will win big. Learn about the palette, pattern and thematic style trends with the greatest potential for third- and fourth-quarter sales.

Speaker:
Michelle LambFounder & Editorial DirectorThe Trend Curve

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Thur 3/25, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

Manufacturers, brands and retailers are redirecting strategic initiatives as new environmental, social and lifestyle realities reveal crucial new priorities. Sustainability, responsibility and the consumer experience are being realized through the use of innovative materials in products. What is the now, new and next in materials?

Speakers:
Tom MirabilePrincipal and Founder, Springboard Futures
Allison ZiskoEditor-in-Chief, HFN Digital
Andrew Dent PhDExecutive Vice President, Research, Material ConneXion
Gayatri Keshar PhDVice President, Research, Material ConneXion

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Fri, 3/26, 12:30—1:30 PM (CT)

Recap and discussion of various points raised from the sessions over the last two weeks with an eye toward what is most immediate and actionable.

Speakers:
Joe DerochowskiHome Industry Advisor, The NPD Group
Tom Mirabile Principal & Founder, Springboard Futures
Leana SalamahVice President, Marketing, IHA

Moderated by Peter Giannetti
Director, Editorial, Content and Education, IHA

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibiting member companies and Industry Service Providers are invited to sponsor any of our Keynote or General sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Agenda

Tues, Mar 16, 11 AM – 12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

Joe Derochowski

Tues, Mar 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The New Administration: What to Expect

Joe Derochowski

Tues, Mar 16, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: At-Home Health and Wellness

Wed, Mar 17, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Space

Moderator: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Wed, Mar 17, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The Post-Covid Consumer

Moderator: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Wed, Mar 17, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Cleanliness

Thurs, Mar 18, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: The Now Normal: Creating Value Amid Chaos

Tom Mirabile

Thurs, Mar 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Diversity & Inclusion

Krystyna Braxton, Madeline Di Nonno, & Maura Regan

Thurs, Mar 18, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Outdoor Living

Thurs, Mar 18, 3:30 PM (CT)

Special Segment: NPD Awards

Fri, Mar 19, 11 AM – 12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Comfort

Moderator: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Fri, Mar 19, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Post-Covid Retailing

Don Unser

Fri, Mar 19, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Creative Cooking

Mon, Mar 22, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

SESSION: Retail Renaissance: Driving Sales Through Experience

Michelle Lamb & Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf

Mon, Mar 22, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: Lessons from Across Industries

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Speakers: Joe Derochowski, David Portalatin, Larissa Jensen, Steve Baker, Matt Powell

Mon, Mar 22, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Health and Wellness Part 2

Tues, Mar 23, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

Keynote TBA

Wed, Mar 17, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The Future of Smart in the Home

Tues, Mar 23, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Cleanliness Part 2

Wed, Mar 24, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Time

Speaker: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Wed, Mar 24, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Harvest, Halloween & Holiday 2021-22

Michelle Lamb

Wed, Mar 24, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Kitchen Helpers

Thurs, Mar 25, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: Extended Color/Design Trends

Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman

Thur, Mar 25, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Material Matters

Andrew Dent PhD, Gayatri Keshar PhD, Tom Mirabile & Allison Zisko

Thur, Mar 25, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: DIY/Storage and Organization

Fri, Mar 26, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Safety & Security

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Fri, Mar 26, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

Panel: Wrap it Up – Big Takeaways from the Event

Tues, Mar 16, 11 AM – 12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

Joe Derochowski

Tues, Mar 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The New Administration: What to Expect

Joe Derochowski

9:35 AM

Virtual Product Demos: At-Home Health and Wellness

Wed, Mar 17, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Space

Moderator: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Wed, Mar 17, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The Post-Covid Consumer

Moderator: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Wed, Mar 17, 2-3 PM (CT)

Panel: Measuring the ROI on Influencer and Brand Partnerships

Virtual Product Demos: Cleanliness

Thurs, Mar 18, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: The Now Normal: Creating Value Amid Chaos

Tom Mirabile

Thurs, Mar 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Diversity & Inclusion

Krystyna Braxton, Madeline Di Nonno, & Maura Regan

Thurs, Mar 18, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Outdoor Living

2 — 4:00 PM

Special Segment: NPD Awards

Fri, Mar 19, 11 AM – 12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Comfort

Moderator: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Fri, Mar 19, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Post-Covid Retailing

Don Unser

Fri, Mar 19, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Creative Cooking

Mon, Mar 22, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

SESSION: Retail Renaissance: Driving Sales Through Experience

Michelle Lamb & Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf

Mon, Mar 22, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: Lessons from Across Industries

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Speakers: Joe Derochowski, David Portalatin, Larissa Jensen, Steve Baker, Matt Powell

Mon, Mar 22, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Health and Wellness Part 2

Tues, Mar 23, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

Keynote TBA

Wed, Mar 17, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The Future of Smart in the Home

Tues, Mar 23, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Cleanliness Part 2

Wed, Mar 24, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Time

Speaker: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Wed, Mar 24, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Harvest, Halloween & Holiday 2021-22

Michelle Lamb

Wed, Mar 24, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Kitchen Helpers

Thurs, Mar 25, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: Extended Color/Design Trends

Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman

Thur, Mar 25, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Material Matters

Andrew Dent PhD, Gayatri Keshar PhD, Tom Mirabile & Allison Zisko

Thur, Mar 25, 2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: DIY/Storage and Organization

Fri, Mar 26, 11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Safety & Security

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

Fri, Mar 26, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

Panel: Wrap it Up – Big Takeaways from the Event

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11 AM – 12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

Now that it's all said and done, let's get a look at how the Home + Housewares industry fared during the most disruptive year in a generation. Get a look at how the year ended, including a recap of category, channel and holiday-specific outcomes.

Speaker: Joe Derochowski

11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Space

The pandemic has created an explosion in remote working and learning, which creates space challenges beyond just size of consumers' homes. Rooms now have to be used for more than their primary purposes – they are classrooms, offices, exercise studios and entertainment centers. Transforming space is now as critical as saving space.

Moderator: Peter Giannetti

Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

11 AM-12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: The Now Normal: Creating Value Amid Chaos

Which factors influence today’s purchase decisions most? Tom Mirabile, Home industry expert and the IHA’s Consumer Trend Analyst, explores the surprising long-term shifts in how consumers define value as they search for stability and security. For retailers, suppliers and service providers, consumer insight will be the most essential component of successful strategies in product development, assortment planning, sales and service initiatives, and even supply chain management.

Speaker: Tom Mirabile

11 AM – 12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Comfort

We miss our friends and our family, and for the first time in over a decade we're eating carbs and sweets again because they make us feel full and content. Anything that feels soothing is appealing. Coziness, robust cooking and finding new ways to connect with loved ones are all top-of-mind.

Moderator: Peter Giannetti

Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

11 AM-12 PM (CT)

Session: 
Retail Renaissance: Driving Sales Through Experience

Whether you're a retailer, manufacturer, importer or licensor, and whether you are physical or virtual, refocusing on the creative elements of shopper engagement–assortments, displays, non-verbal interaction–is the new reality. This session will highlight where to find the right inspiration, how to utilize trends in the process and innovative ways to communicate through visual merchandising.

Speaker: Michelle Lamb & Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf

11 AM-12 PM (CT)

Keynote TBA

11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Time

Since the onset of the pandemic, "time" as a trend means not only adding convenience or eliminating chores but also providing meaningful ways for consumers to spend the excess time that they now have on their hands. Feeling productive, engaging in new activities and fulfilling personal and family ambitions for learning and togetherness are top-of-mind.

Speaker: Peter Giannetti

Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

11 AM-12 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: Extended Color/Design Trends

Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, IHA’s color expert, explains why and how specific trends are persisting, while still managing to create a much needed “refresh” for the consumer. Lee will show a purposeful yet practical approach that is especially meaningful for the home and housewares industry.

Speaker: Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman

11 AM-12 PM (CT)

IHA Market Watch: Safety & Security

A global pandemic and civil unrest have contributed to heightened consumer anxiety. It is critical that we feel protected in our homes – and when we venture out, we are acutely aware of the risks that being in public present. This means both home security and personal safety are at a premium.

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The New Administration: What to Expect

To come.

Speaker: Joe Derochowski

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The Post-Covid Consumer

Plenty of new consumer needs were established during the pandemic. Which are here to stay and which are fleeting? How will consumers navigate a world where contagious diseases are disruptive rather than irritating? And what is and will be important to consumers in their purchase decisions in the near term?

Moderator: Peter Giannetti

Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile & Leana Salamah

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is an important topic but it can be difficult to find objective, unbiased resources that will assist you in creating a program that is right for your company and not dictated by someone else's agenda. This data-driven, "one-size does not fit all" presentation will enable you to define clear D&I goals and strategies to achieve that fit your specific organization.

Speaker: Maura Regan

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Post-Covid Retailing

Once we are past the pandemic, what will retailing look like? Will online shopping continue and where will it peak?  What is the role and future for Brick & Mortar retailing?  What innovations did we see during the pandemic and which will stick?  What are the factors to monitor and navigate in 2021 to be successful?

Speaker: Don Unser

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

KEYNOTE: Lessons from Across Industries

While the Home + Housewares industry saw record growth from the pandemic, many other industries faced significant headwinds. Some adapted and thrived/survived; others continue to fight for their ongoing viability. What lessons can we, in the Housewares industry, learn from those industries that have had to think differently in order to survive- what of their experience can make us more adaptive?

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Speakers: Joe Derochowski, David Portalatin, Larissa Jensen, Steve Baker, Matt Powell

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: The Future of Smart in the Home

The Housewares industry has flirted with Smart in the home for a few years with varying degrees of success. Given the dramatic changes in consumer needs and retailing during the pandemic, Smart technology is ripe for Housewares; but to be successful it needs the integration of the Food, Technology and Housewares industries working together to solve these new consumer needs. In this discussion we will view the challenge of Smart through three distinct lenses – eating behaviors, technology and housewares – to help leverage Smart to solve these new consumer needs.

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Ben Arnold & Darren Seifer

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Harvest, Halloween & Holiday 2021-22

For more than a year, consumers have been unable to gather and celebrate with loved ones. As opportunities for in-person experiences return in 2021, emotions will run high, increasing consumer interest and engagement. Assortments that speak to these powerful emotions will win big. Learn about the palette, pattern and thematic style trends with the greatest potential for third and fourth-quarter sales.

Speaker: Michelle Lamb

12:30 1:30 PM (CT)

SESSION: Material Matters

Manufacturers, brands and retailers are redirecting strategic initiatives as new environmental, social and lifestyle realities reveal crucial new priorities. Sustainability, responsibility and the consumer experience are being realized through the use of innovative materials in products. What is the now, new and next in materials?

Speaker: Andrew Dent PhD, Gayatri Keshar PhD, Tom Mirabile, Allison Zisko

12:30 – 1:30 PM (CT)

Panel: Wrap it Up - Big Takeaways from the Event

Recap and discussion of various points raised from the sessions over the last two weeks with an eye toward what is most immediate and actionable.

Moderater: Peter Giannetti
Panelists: Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile, Leana Salamah

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: At-Home Health and Wellness

Products that promote at-home physical and mental well-being.

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Cleanliness

Products that help make consumers feel confident that they are eliminating (or at least minimizing) dirt, germs, etc. from their home and protecting themselves and their loved ones.

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Outdoor Living

Products that encourage and facilitate spending time outdoors.

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Creative Cooking

Products that turn cooking into a fun activity rather than just something that has to get done. Things that encourage people to try new things, get kids involved, bring non-traditional types of cooking into the home or that make cooking into something more like an art project.

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Health and Wellness Part 2

Products that promote at-home physical and mental well-being.

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Cleanliness Part 2

Products that help make consumers feel confident that they are eliminating (or at least minimizing) dirt, germs, etc. from their home and protecting themselves and their loved ones.

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: Kitchen Helpers

Innovative & clever products that help make food prep easier in the kitchen.

2-3 PM (CT)

Virtual Product Demos: DIY/Storage and Organization
Products to help organize and improve your living space to make it functional.

3-5 PM (CT)

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3-5 PM (CT)

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3:30 PM (CT)

Special Segment: NPD Awards Happy Hour

Join your industry colleagues as The NPD Group presents its eighth annual industry awards ceremony honoring manufacturers and retailers.


4-5 PM (CT)

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