The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 5—8, 2022 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 5—8 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Exhibit in 2022!


Why Exhibit in The Inspired Home Show?

Unparalleled Access to Retail Buyers

Exhibiting in The Inspired Home Show gives you unparalleled access to thousands of retail buyers from around the world looking for new home + housewares products and ideas to attract consumers into their stores.

Global Opportunity

The Show attracts top global key retailers in 13 channels, and thousands of independent specialty buyers from 130 countries.

Unique, Focused Buyers

Thousands of buyers you won’t see at any other trade event – and they spend significant time and energy taking full advantage of their time in Chicago.

Media Coverage

The resulting coverage adds up to more than 300 million impressions in print, broadcast and online placements.

Unmatched Buyer Opportunity

at The Inspired Home Show

U.S. and International Buyers spend an average of 2.5 and 3.2 days respectively on the expo floor. On average, U.S. Buyers will spend a total of 15.5 hours and International Buyers spend 18.2 total hours. These numbers do not include scheduled meetings or educational sessions. Additionally, a large percentage of buyers that attend The Inspired Home Show have not attended other industry trade shows.

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Now it’s time to be a part of a community of entrepreneurs again—and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits through your membership in the International Housewares Association.

In addition to producing The Inspired Home Show, a world-class event offered at an industry-benchmark low cost, IHA membership also includes:

  • Executive Networking
  • Business Resources
  • Global Busines Development
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Ongoing Industry Learning

For the past few years, businesses, brands, and buyers have missed out on face-to-face opportunities to explore, discuss, and enliven the home + housewares industry. So this March, when we can all get together again, we’re going all in.

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Additional Benefits

Key Influencers

The rise of influencer marketing and the role influencers play in shaping consumer tastes and purchasing makes them a critical piece of the home + housewares supply chain. The Inspired Home Show attracts hundreds of influencers with a combined reach of more than 50 million.

Connect 365

Your participation in The Inspired Home Show includes a year-round listing of your brands, products and contacts on Connect 365, IHA’s digital marketplace. Buyers and news media search this online directory to find new suppliers, products and brands. Connect COMMERCE, a new e-commerce component of Connect 365, allows buyers to directly purchase products of interest.

International Buyers

Thousands of key retail buyers from more than 125 countries.

Show Access

Access to participation in Show programs to increase exposure outside of your booth, including ColorWatch by Pantone Display!

Consumer & Trade Media

More than 375 consumer and trade-focused media outlets attend and report on The Inspired Home Show.

Show Preview Press Event

A chance to give the housewares news media a sneak preview of your new products before the Show!


How to Get Started

Exhibiting in The Inspired Home Show gives you unparalleled access to thousands of retail buyers from around the world looking for new home + housewares products and ideas to attract consumers into their stores.

Tools to Plan & Market

We give you everything you need for a great experience!

Exhibitor Marketing Kit

Resources and tools to maximize your exposure:

  • Attract Buyers
  • Attract Media
  • Show Destinations
  • Awards & Displays
  • Booth Design & Boothmanship
  • Connect with Consumer
  • Show Directory/Mobile App
  • Webinars & Deadlines

Exhibitor Services Kit

  • General Information
  • Guidelines
  • Official General Contractor
  • Official Shipping
  • Vendor Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • In-Booth Special Events
  • Security Information
  • Product Donation Program

Apply to Exhibit

Exhibit in The Inspired Home Show 2022.
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Update Your Connect 365

Update Your  Listing!

In 2020, Housewares Connect 365, IHA’s searchable database saw an increase of 30% in number of users and 34% in number of sessions. With nearly 1MM page views last year, the industry is clearly looking to this newly renamed online solution to discover new products and suppliers. A successful Show starts with detailed planning. Keep your Company listing up-to-date so buyers are able to find your company, brands and products before, during and after The Inspired Home Show. The information provided is part of the Show’s mobile app and available year-round on Connect 365, IHA’s digital marketplace.

NEW in 2022 – Co-location with Tastemaker Conference

Make lasting relationships with social-media superstars during this exclusive event—co-located with The Inspired Home Show. During this conference, home + housewares brands can build relationships with content creators and influencers, from focused food bloggers to social-media lifestyle mavens

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