The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 17–19, 2024 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 17—19 | 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.

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Keynotes

Strategy and Thought-Leadership

Location: South Building, S102

High-level directional insights for the year ahead in home + housewares, the 2024 keynote presentations include guidance on consumer trends and purchase preferences, color and style forecasts, strategies for the growing Hispanic market, and revealing analytics on an industry primed for renewed retail growth.

Sunday, March 17
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Global Householder Trends: A View to 2025

Anna Ward
TrendBible
Session Details
There are powerful global forces at play for 2025. While global “mega threats” (from the climate emergency to inflation, living costs and energy scarcity) will continue to undermine householders sense of safety and security, in 2025 we’ll see overwhelm and crisis fatigue dissipate into a desire for optimism and abundance. Join Anna Ward of futures agency TrendBible to discover what’s driving change in the Home and Interiors industry in 2025 and to gain a deep understanding of the key shifts impacting the way householders will think, feel and act.

Sunday, March 17
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Future-Proofing Your Brand with America’s Growth Engine: The Hispanic Marketing Imperative

Roberto Ruiz
TelevisaUnivision
Session Details

U.S. Hispanics are the single biggest growth opportunity today, comprising 20% of the U.S. population (and 30% of Gen Z!) and on their own, a massive economy contributing $3.2 Trillion to the U.S. GDP. Now is the time to build brand awareness and affinity with this cohort, with intention and authenticity. Hear from TelevisaUnivision’s Roberto Ruiz, executive vice president, research, insights and analytics, as he shares actionable insights on the Hispanic Opportunity – its growing contribution to the home and housewares industry, and how brands and retailers can make meaningful connections with this powerhouse population to ensure growth and success.

Monday, March 18
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Uncovering Growth Opportunities for the Home + Housewares Industry: 2024 & Beyond

Joe Derochowski
Circana
Session Details

2024 will be a transformational year. After lockdown, returning to activities, many supply chain challenges, and widely varying pricing and promotion, 2024 will be the year that all of the dramatic changes in consumer behavior and the marketplace start to settle into the new norm. In this presentation, Joe Derochowski, home industry advisor for Circana, will lay out a plan for the rest of the decade with some short, mid-, and long-term innovation opportunities to point the home and housewares industry toward growth.

Monday, March 18
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

A New Harmony: Pantone Home & Interiors Color Forecast

Leatrice Eiseman
Pantone Color Institute
Session Details

The everlasting search for harmony filters into every aspect of our lives and the informed use of color helps us to achieve that much-needed harmonious balance. Featured in the PANTONEVIEW home and interiors color forecast, the theme A New Harmony offers inspiration, clarity and meaning to future color and design trends. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, will provide direction and insights on color palettes and design application in a presentation that will highlight consumers’ needs and motivations as they seek a more harmonious life and lifestyle. Join us as she features and explains the appropriate color blends, moods and hues that will resonate with your clients or customers.

Inspiration 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: South Building — S101A

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: South Hall — Dine + Décor Booth #S3172

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: South Hall — Dine + Décor Booth #S3172

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