2020 Education Sessions

Take in recorded sessions from The Inspired Home Show 2020 including Keynotes, Innovation Theater, Smart Talks and more!
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Keynotes

Enjoy Keynote presentations designed to get you up-to-date on trends in consumer buying behavior, product development and retail innovation.

2020 Vision: A New Focus on the Now & Envisioning the Next Normal The Realities and Mindsets Mapping the Road to 2030

In this recovering and reinventing atmosphere, consumers have never been more diverse, demanding or complex. Influence (and affluence) are shared across four generations with distinctly different desires and expectations. More importantly, the next decade promises dramatic changes in both the shape and composition of the Home environment, creating an enduring surge in demand for new solutions and innovations.

Innovation Theater

Offering Expert Perspectives to Guide Businesses
in the Housewares Industry

Topics include intellectual property protection, brand building, consumer purchasing tracking, lifestyle trends and design forecasts. The presenters bring important, leading-edge information and personal contact that will trigger “ah ha moments.”

2021 Housewares Trends

Kate Usher, TrendBible

How to Successfully Launch a Smart Home Product

Ken Kerry, Script to Screen 

Impact of Covid-19 on Ecommerce Sales

Daniel Shapiro & Oli Bolton, Red Points

The Sale Doesn’t End at the Register: Understand the Power of User Experience in Growing Your Brand

Richard Babick, Design Research
Jane Freiman, Smart Kitchen Insights Group

Sustainability for Housewares Companies

Richard Babick, Design Research

Trends at the Crossroads: Sharpen Your Focus

Patti Carpenter, Carpenter & Company

How A Successful User Experience Can Turn Your Product Into An Integral Kitchen Tool

Jane Freiman, Smart Kitchen Insights Group

Seasonal Trends in the Covid-19 Era: A Fourth-Quarter Roadmap (PDF)

Michelle Lamb, the Trend Curve™
Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf, Project Partners Network

Are There Counterfeits in Your Supply Chain?

Rosemary Coates, The Reshoring Institute

Leveraging Category Insights to Uncover Growth Opportunities

Peter Greene, Numerator

Winning the Name Game (Even During a Covid Crisis)

Stacey Kalamaras, Esq., Kalamaras Law Office, LLC
Mollie Young, Nametag International

Revolutionizing Materials: Teaming Up to Meet Consumer Demand for Sustainable Products

Courtland Jenkins, Eastman
Phil Notheis, Camelback
(PDF)

Smart Talks

Presentations by Housewares & Technology Industry Experts on Developments in the Smart Home and the Internet of Things

The Smart Talks stage features  presentations by industry experts on technology and product developments in the Smart Home and the Internet of Things.

Smart, Sustainable and Personal to Reach the New Consumer

Susan Olivier, Dassault Systemes

How Authentic Health and Wellness Efforts Help Build Trust and Relationships with Customers

Kim Kirchherr, K2 Outcomes LLC

Digital Commerce Strategies for Surviving COVID 19 and Thriving Later

Kathy Kimple, FitForCommerce

The Importance of Having Flexibility in Your Marketing Plan

David Hernandez, lotus823

Special Sessions

The FASTR Formula: A New Strategy for Success and Growth in a Changing Marketplace

Tom Mirabile, Springboard Futures

Alison Angus - Euromonitor Webinar
How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020?

Alison Angus, Euromonitor International
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Epower Webinar
Social Media Listening, What, Why + How

Justin Tadych, EPower
Amberlee Perry, EPower

Aptean Webinar
Direct-to-Consumer Shipping: Why Software Efficiencies Matter

Andrew Dela Merced, Aptean Apprise ERP

Whats Cooking with Penny Rosema and Fran Groesbeck
What’s Cooking: Pulse on Consumer Behavior and Market Trends

Penny Rosema, Cookware Manufacturers Association (CMA),
Fran Groesbeck, Ten Touch Creative Agency

Market Watch

Featuring the 2020 IHA Market Watch Report

Looking for guidance on where to focus critical resources in the coming years and months? This complimentary webinar series offers a deep-dive into each of the five key consumer lifestyle trends and highlights shifts in light of COVID-19.

IHA Market Watch - Session 1 - Time
Session 1: Time

Consumers feel pressed for time due to a confluence of job demands and kids’ schedules. They therefore place a high value on time-saving products. This stress placed on consumers heightens the demand for offerings that meet their time-saving needs. Join the authors of IHA’s 2020 Market Watch Report for a discussion of this trend and implications for product and retail strategy, including how it has evolved over the last three months.

IHA Market Watch - Session 2 - Space
Session 2: Space

Living spaces are not only becoming smaller and more urban, but also the composition of households is shifting away from the nuclear family. This dynamic is shaping the Housewares industry profoundly. Products must fit consumers’ spaces as well as fit the needs of those occupying those spaces. Join the authors of IHA’s 2020 Market Watch Report for a discussion of this trend and implications for product and retail strategy, including how it has evolved over the last three months.

IHA Market Watch - Session 3 - Experience
Session 3: Experience

The ability to share one’s own experience and learn from others’ experiences continues to increase with the proliferation of social media. Shoppers can now more than ever be specific on their needs and seek offerings uniquely tailored to their lives. Tangible products are no longer the sole driver of a purchase. Shoppers are seeking an experience when they trial, purchase and use a product. In addition, they want to impress their friends. Join the authors of IHA’s 2020 Market Watch Report for a discussion of this trend and implications for product and retail strategy, including how it has evolved over the last three months.

IHA Market Watch - Session 4 - Wellness
Session 4: Wellness

The increased awareness of mental and physical health needs, in order to live healthier lives, permeates all aspects of consumers’ purchasing decisions. Consumers want to purchase products they trust will improve their wellness and overall quality of life. With rising healthcare costs, consumers are taking responsibility by enacting self-care. Join the authors of IHA’s 2020 Market Watch Report for a discussion of this trend and implications for product and retail strategy, including how it has evolved over the last three months.

IHA Market Watch - Session 5 - Responsibility
Session 5: Responsibility

From climate change to local environmental issues, consumers are demanding responsible actions from major stakeholders. The younger generations are leading the charge and are paying close attention. Simply put, companies must offer more than a good product at a good price. The value equation is shifting, and responsibility is a major component. Join the authors of IHA’s 2020 Market Watch Report for a discussion of this trend and implications for product and retail strategy, including how it has evolved over the last three months.

IHA Market Watch - Session 6 - 2020 and Beyond
Session 6: 2020 and Beyond

The home + housewares industry has and will continue to feel significant disruption from the events of the last three to four months. What new habits are consumers picking up that are likely to stand the test of time and what new overarching lifestyle trends might emerge from this unprecedented time? Join the authors of IHA’s 2020 Market Watch Report for a discussion of where we go from here, including a sneak peak into the trends expected to show up in the 2021 Report.

2019 Keynotes

Tom Mirabile

2019 Keynote Presentation

Erika Sirimanne

2019 Keynote: Digital Disruption

Mark Mechelse & Mike Anthony

The Consumer’s Share of Spend – Impact in Grocery and How to Win

Leatrice Eiseman

Color, Texture, Finish (*.mp3)

Leatrice Eiseman

Color in the New Era (*.mp3)

2018 Keynotes

Tom Mirabile

Top Trends 2018: Survival & Success in the Retail Renaissance 

Maureen Azzato & Allison Zisko

The Housewares Consumer Speaks: Syncing Innovation and Marketing with Consumer Needs

Mike Wolf

The Future Kitchen: Building Smart, New and Sustainable Business Models