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

Exhibitor Marketing Kit

Product Display Opportunities

Increase Product Visibility

Submit your products for our display opportuNities

Increase your product visibility to buyers and news media by participating in our visual product displays at the Show. Some options are free and some have a fee to participate. Sign up today to optimize your brand exposure to Show attendees!

New Product Showcase

Enter by January 21 to be eligible for a gia award

In addition to getting your products featured in a special display designed for buyers and news media, products submitted for the New Product Showcase by the January 21 deadline will be automatically considered for the IHA Global Innovation Award (gia) for Product Design. No additional entry or submission is required. Products submitted after the January 21 deadline will be displayed in the New Product Showcases but will not be eligible for IHA gia Product Design Award.

Benefits

  • Products are featured according to category in one of three show halls.
  • Products are included in the Pre-Show Buyer & Media Alert email.
  • Buyers are able to scan products in each of the showcases.
  • Post-Show, you will receive a list of Buyers who scanned your product, including their email address and buyers will receive a list of the products they scanned.
  • Post-Show, you will receive a list of Buyers who scanned your products, including their email addresses, and buyers will receive a list of the products they scanned.

Criteria

All products submitted for the New Product Showcase and for a gia Product Design award must be new to The Inspired Home Show - not previously shown at the International Home + Housewares Show. Product is not required to be in-market. Prototypes are acceptable.

Entry Cost

Members: $325/product entry
Non-Members: $425/product entry

IHA Market Watch

Align with Consumer Trends

The 2022 IHA Market Watch Report will focus on three specific mindsets—all of which are present to some degree in all consumers. The onsite Market Watch display will showcase products that align with each of these mindsets.

CONSCIOUSNESS:
The conscious consumer lends careful consideration to why this product, by this company, at this moment. Areas of focus include: Health & Wellness, Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Time Savings and Control

CREATIVITY:
The creative consumer seeks out variety, flexibility and learning in their lifestyle. Areas of focus include: Adaptability, Use of Space, Style & Design, Experiential Value, Fluidity and Content

CONNECTIVITY:
The connected consumer loves bringing things together whether that's people, technology or brands. Areas of focus include: In-Home Entertaining, Social Gathering, Interpersonal Relations, Share-ability, Smart/Digital-forward and Co-Creation

To Participate

Participation is free but products will be selected by the IHA Market Watch team. To apply please fill out the following form indicating which of the three mindsets you are applying for.



Pantone ColorWatch Display

An Opportunity for Free Exposure at The Inspired Home Show!

Deadline: January 4

New colors and designs inspire home and housewares consumers. Inspire buyers by showing how your products match the latest home color trends. IHA and Pantone, Inc. will present ColorWatch on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in the South Building at The Inspired Home Show. Individual display cases will feature home and housewares products to illustrate the 2023 Pantone color palettes.

To Participate

To participate in the PANTONE ColorWatch Display at The Inspired Home Show, contact Joy Stempkowski at Pantone to request a copy of the confidential color forecast

  • Select the housewares products that you believe match the Pantone colors described in any of the forecasted palettes.
  • Complete the submission form below and upload high resolution photos (300 dpi). Representatives from Pantone and IHA will select the products. We will contact you to request product samples.

Submissions will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

If Your Product is Selected

We will ask you to ship your product samples to the address below. All requested PANTONE ColorWatch products must be received by February 1. If you wish to have your products returned after the Show, we will need your UPS or FedEx label or account information at the time you ship your products to us.

Vicki Matranga
ColorWatch
International Housewares Association
6400 Shafer Court, Suite #650
Rosemont, IL 60018

For any questions, please contact Vicki at 847-692-0136.

There is no cost for participating in this display. Let us spotlight your product in our industry’s color story! To direct buyers to your booth and encourage buyers to visit ColorWatch, products will be displayed with small signs indicating company name and booth number. Exhibitors will receive an “As Seen In Pantone ColorWatch” sign for display in your booth.

Submit Your Product!

Celebration of Coffee

Invites You

IHA has partnered with Counter Culture of Chicago and the Specialty Coffee Association to highlight and showcase COFFEE in a dedicated display at The Inspired Home Show.

To Participate

Exhibiting manufacturers are invited to submit their latest pour-over product, coffeemaker, specialty brew or craft coffee accessory.

The Celebration of Coffee Pavilion will be located in the front of Lakeside Center, Booth L12313. The coffee display will offer a sense-provoking experience for buyers and sellers alike. Feature your coffee products that turn everyday morning routines into something truly worth waking up for! This exhibit will also include a tasting pavilion and light education provided by esteemed professionals and world-class baristas.

The Celebration of Coffee will run from Saturday to Tuesday during Show hours with limited tasting sessions daily, including samples from Counter Culture’s latest roast.

Entry Cost:
Members: $325 / product entry
Non-Members: $425 / product entry

Gia Product Design

Never-Before-Seen PRoducts

The IHA Global Innovation Award (gia) for Product Design honors exhibitors’ latest creations and cutting-edge innovations with award recognition, distinguishing five finalists in 14 categories. Finalists are announced prior to the Show, with one winner in each of the 14 categories.

How to Enter

To be considered for a gia Award, products must be entered into the New Product Showcase

NEws Center

Feature Your Products in the News Center Product Room!

Show your new products to the news media before they hit the Show floor. The Show’s News Center is the headquarters for consumer and trade media, bloggers and social media influencers. It includes a Product Room where Show staff take media to see new products before they walk the Show. Submit your new product for consideration to be included in the Product Room. There is no charge to display your product.

Submissions are reviewed by the PR Team and you will be contacted if your product is selected for display

Submit Your Product!

Complete the form below to submit your product for entry.

Trending Today Preview

Featuring Healthy @ Home

Saturday, March 5, 8—10 A.M. (CT)

This year’s Trending Today Preview will focus on products that help consumers be “Healthy@Home.” The global pandemic has dramatically changed how we live, work and play, and while we look to the future, the lasting effects of how we live within our homes will likely change our living patterns and buying decisions. The Trending Today Preview will be marketed in-tandem with the New Exhibitor Preview with a focused audience of buyers and media.

Healthy@Home, will focus on the healthy home, healthy mind and healthy spirit.  It encompasses everything from how we physically clean our home living spaces and organize our home environment to safe food preparation, sustainable home products that eliminate harmful waste and products that ease our stress levels and promote overall well-being.

Why Participate?
  • Meet one-on-one with buyers prior to Show opening, and drive buyer traffic to your booth.
  • Meet one-on-one with consumer and trade media. All registered media are invited to attend.
  • Set your company apart at this pre-Show event — Limited to exhibitors in this category only.
  • This a FREE event - no participation or product entry fee.
  • Nearly 700 buyers and media attend.
Participating Exhibitors Will Receive
  • One 2' x 6' black covered and skirted table
  • Table sign with company name and booth number
Deadline: RSVP by January 14 to be considered for this event. First come, first served. Participation is limited.

    Submit Your Product

    • There is no cost to participate
    • You may submit up to four products.
    • Space is limited to 60 exhibitors.

    Submissions will be reviewed by IHA staff for acceptance or denial to ensure that the product meets the Healthy @Home mission. 

    A post-COVID-19 world will continue to rely on safe social and home protocols and the products that make it possible.

    For more information, please contact your sales manager. 

    Smart Home Pavilion

    The Future of Housewares

    Housewares are getting smart. Not just how they’re designed and how they function, but how they’re sold. Connectivity is being incorporated into nearly every corner of the home – from light bulbs to coffee brewers, from thermostats to ovens – connected products, once only a dream, are fast becoming a reality.

    The in-store retail experience is catching up. Interactive displays, augmented reality and experiential activities are playing a role in keeping consumers engaged in brick-and-mortar establishments. New retail models are making it possible for emerging product developers to come to market. All of these concepts are on full display in the Hall of Global Innovation at The Inspired Home Show.

    Submit Your Inquiry to Participate!

    Complete the form below to get started.