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Buyer Connections + Education + Networking
Virtual Education Series

Join Us May 18—20!

Connect GLOBAL is tailored to address the needs of housewares suppliers looking to learn more about the home and housewares industry across many global markets. A variety of global retailers, distributors and market experts presenting information on the industry from the perspectives of their markets, paired with networking opportunities will provide attendees a better understanding of the global home and housewares arena.

Sessions & Registration

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2021

Registration will be confirmed after IHA membership is verified. All sessions are complimentary for Regular IHA Members. Separate links to join each session for which you have registered will be sent within 24 business hours of registration. All IHA members joining Connect GLOBAL will be confirmed as IBC Members.

Tue, May 18, 2021

Morning Session — 10 AM (CDT)

Key Retailer Update: LATAM / Key Market Updates: LATAM and India
  • Part 1: Key Retailer Update: Mercado Libre – LATAM
    Presenter: Mariano Migues, Cross Border Trade Manager, Mercado Libre
  • Part 2: Key Market Updates: IHA Offices & Representatives from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and India

Afternoon Session — 2 PM (CDT)

Strategic Problem Solving – Small Group Networking with Industry Peers

Wed, May 19, 2021

Morning Session — 10 AM (CDT)

Key Market Updates: UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain and Italy
  • Part 1: Key Market Update: Burton McCall Ltd – UK & Ireland
    Presenter: Michelle Dickinson, Managing Director, Burton McCall Ltd
  • Part 2: Key Market Updates: IHA Offices & Representatives from UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy

Afternoon Session — 2 PM (CDT)

Key Market Updates: China, Taiwan, Australia and Canada / Strategic Problem Solving
  • Part 1: Key Market Updates: Key Market Updates: IHA Representatives from China, Taiwan, Australia and Canada
  • Strategic Problem Solving – Small Group Networking with Industry Peers

Networking Session — 2:30 PM (CDT)

Small Group Networking with Industry Peers

Thur, May 20, 2021

Morning Session — 10 AM (CDT)

Export Business Development / Thank You
  • Part 1: Export Business Development: Managing and Leveraging Service Providers, Forwarders and 3PLs, Tariff Mitigation, Reduction of Foreign Spend, Supply Chain Management and FTZs
    Presenter: Thomas Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International
  • Part 2: Thank You & Farewell