The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 4–7, 2023 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 4—7 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Education

A lot has changed over the last few years. Manufacturers have come up with new ways to bring products to market. Retailers have innovated both online and off. Consumers have adapted to new ways of living, working and connecting. Join industry thought leaders and experts as they share strategies, experiences and data-driven insights, and return to your business with new ideas for how to operate in the post-pandemic world.

Full Schedule Now Available!

Full schedule of all education sessions and at-show events will be available soon.

Keynotes

Strategy and Thought-Leadership

View the 2023 session details below.

High-level directional insights for the year ahead in home + housewares, this year’s keynote presentations will include consumer trends and purchasing habits, color and style forecasts, strategies from major retailers, and the results IHA’s exclusive research study providing a comprehensive 2023 industry outlook.

Saturday, March 4
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

State of the Housewares Industry

Joe Derochowski, Tom Mirabile, Leana Salamah, Peter Giannetti
The NPD Group, Springboard Insights, IHA, HomePage News
Session Details

Join the authors of the IHA Market Watch report for a lively discussion of the consumer values and demands that are driving purchases as we evolve from pandemic to endemic in 2023. Coupled with hard data from the extensive IHA/HomePage News Consumer Outlook survey, this session will provide suppliers with insights to help prioritize product development and rethink marketing/positioning of products, and provide retailers with insights to drive sourcing decisions and merchandising strategies in the year ahead.

Sunday, March 5
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Consumers In Control: Insights & Imperatives for the New Economy

Tom Mirabile
Springboard Futures
Session Details

Whether you’re on the shifting sands of supply side or the front lines of retail, an emphasis on the consumer is essential. Still, staying focused can be difficult with today’s incessant storm of new, sometimes conflicting, information. It’s time to take a fresh look at the crucial elements of success. Join Tom Mirabile, principal of Springboard Futures and consumer trend forecaster for the International Housewares Association (IHA), for the launch of The 2023 Value Equation Index. In this enlightening national survey, Home and Housewares consumers reveal what creates value for them and which expectations will drive their spending in 2023 and beyond.

Monday, March 6
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Art of Living: Directional Color/Design Trends

Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director, Pantone Institute
Session Details

As featured in the Pantone View color forecast, the theme titled “the Art of Living” offers inspiration, clarity, and meaning to future color and design trends. Providing direction and insights on design and color palettes, this presentation clearly defines consumers’ needs and motivations in a challenging time. Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, will feature and explain the appropriate harmonies, moods and hues that will resonate for your clients or customers.

Innovation Theater

Analysis and How-To

Critical topics presented by subject matter experts, including supply chain insights, intellectual property law, omni-channel marketing strategies, merchandising best practices and global consumer and retail trends.

Location: Lakeside Lobby — Hall of Global Innovation 

Inventors Revue

All about product

With an eye toward encouraging industry innovation, Inventors Revue features sessions on product development and marketing – and the “Pitch to the Pros” series, where inventors present their ideas to an expert review panel and receive essential insights and feedback.

Location: Lakeside Lobby — Hall of Global Innovation

Inventors Revue

All about product

With an eye toward encouraging industry innovation, Inventors’ Revue features sessions on product development and marketing – and the “Pitch to the Pros” series, where inventors present their ideas to an expert review panel and receive essential insights and feedback.

Location: Lakeside Lobby — Hall of Global Innovation

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