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

Exhibitor Services Kit

Exhibitor FAQs
What is The Inspired Home Show?

The Inspired Home Show attracts a global audience of retail executives and buyers responsible for sourcing home + housewares products.

Buyers from more than 20 retail channels across 100+ countries gather in Chicago every March to discover new products and make their buying plans for the next year.

Who Attends the Show?

Manufacturers and suppliers of home + housewares products from more than 30 categories can be found displaying their latest innovations on the Show floor.

Who Exhibits in the Show?

There were over 2,200 exhibiting companies in the 2019 Show. Over one-third of these exhibitors are outside the United States. The Show is categorized into five expos and 19 product categories. For a complete list of expos and product categories visit  Expos + Exhibits.

When is the 2023 Show?
Date Day Hours
March 4 saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
March 5 sunday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
March 6 monday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
March 7 tuesday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where is the Show Held?

The Show is located in Chicago, Illinois USA at:

McCormick Place (Directions)
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
+1-312-791-7000 phone
+1-312-791-6543 fax

What are the Future Show Dates?

You can view the dates for our future shows on the Show Location, Dates & Hours page.

How Do I Receive an Application and Become an Exhibitor at the Show?

To join the world’s largest home and housewares marketplace, you must first complete and submit the following:

  • Show Corporate Profile Questionnaire. Companies can complete this form online.
  • Company Biography or Company History
    (We would like to know more about your company. Tell us your story.)
  • Catalog Sheets – Original Catalog Sheets showing the products you intend to display. Make sure the catalog sheets include the name of your company.
  • Photo(s) of your product in consumer packaging
  • A photo of your booth display from a previous Trade Show

This information can be mailed or emailed to:

Attn: Trade Show Sales Team
6400 Shafer Court, Suite 650
Rosemont, IL 60018

What Happens After I Turn in All The Required Information for Prospective Exhibitors?
  • The Trade Show Sales Team will review the information submitted by your company and determine which category is best suited for your company and its products. This review takes approximately 5-10 business days.
  • Upon approval, a space application, floor plans, and membership application will be sent to the designated Trade Show Contact.
What is the Cost to Exhibit at the Show?

Booth space is sold on a per-square-foot basis with additional charges for corners. There are discounted rates for IHA Members.

IHA Member Pricing:
$21.50/sq ft until July 15, 2022 (early-bird rate)
$22.00/sq ft starting July 16, 2022
$450 per corner
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Standard Pricing:
$33.50/sq ft until July 15, 2022 (early-bird rate)
$34.00/sq ft as of July 16, 2022
$450 per corner

What Does the Cost of Booth Space Include?

The cost of booth space includes the raw floor space for the duration of the Show and all of the various services listed under “What is included after I become and Exhibitor?” Exhibitors have the opportunity to design their own exhibit structure. A solid backwall, floor covering/carpet, and an identification sign are required. IHA encourages exhibitors to be creative in their booth and product presentation.

What is the Standard Booth Size?

Booth lengths (widths) are available in increments of 10 feet. Booth depths are available in either 10 feet or 15 feet. The 2022 floorplan will be available to view online in early July.

Metric equivalents
10 feet = 3 meters
50 square feet = 4.5 square meters
100 square feet = 9 square meters

Am I Allowed to Share Booth Space With Another Company?

The IHA only allows companies that are legally affiliated to share booth space.

What is the Deadline for Companies to Submit a Space Application to IHA?

The IHA accepts applications throughout the year. Previous exhibitors will receive their 2022 Space Applications in late April. They are due back, with payment, by early July. Prospective exhibitors who return their applications and payment early will have a better opportunity to obtain booth space in the Show. If the Show is sold out when the Space Application is received, a waitlist will be compiled. If no booth space is assigned, a full refund (minus membership fees) will be issued. Membership fees are non-refundable.

What is Included After I Become an Exhibitor?

Maximize your Show by taking advantage of the following Free Show Services:

  • A Show Service Team ready to assist you in planning your Show and
    answer your questions about the home and housewares industry
  • Contact list of all registered buyers from the previous Show
  •  Access to global media whose Show reporting generates over 350 million consumer impressions
  •  A year-round listing on Housewares Connect 365. Help buyers, media and consumers find you year-round on this website tool.
  •  An Exhibitor Marketing Kit including many complimentary services for
    increasing buyer attendance before, during and after the Show and receiving
    media recognition
  • Exhibitor Services Information for displaying efficiently and cost-effectively
  •  Exhibitor Badges
  •  Signs to highlight what’s new and innovative in your booth
  •  Complimentary meeting rooms located on each exhibit floor
  •  E-mail access at the Show. E-mail computer stations are located on each
    exhibit floor
  •  Shuttle bus or train service to all official Show hotels
  •  Targeted program for attracting Specialty Retailers

Information coming soon on services available to assigned exhibitors.

Where Can I View Floor Plans for the Upcoming Show?
When Will I Receive Information on Show Services and the Various Costs of these Services, E.G. Labor, Furnishings, Exhibit Structures, Utilities, etc.?

All exhibitors will receive an email regarding the online Exhibitor Service Manual in November. If a company is assigned booth space after November, a link to our website will be sent upon booth space assignment. If you have questions regarding pricing of services please contact a member of the Trade Show Sales Team by calling +1 847.292.4200

What is Housewares Connect 365?

Housewares Connect 365
Help Buyers, Media AND Consumers Find You Year-Round on this website tool.

Housewares Connect 365 is a website tool available year-round to promote your company and products to buyers, media and consumers. The 23,000+ buyers attending the Show will use this tool prior the Show to plan their exhibitor visits and it will be accessed year-round by the half million annual visitors to our website. Your online listing includes:

  • company brands & licenses
  • company description
  • new products
  • catalogs
  • product images
  • on-site promotions
  • company logo
  • company video
  • company news/press releases

For more information visit What is Housewares Connect 365

What Pre-Show and On-Site Marketing Opportunities are Available?

All exhibitors will receive a Marketing Kit which includes several complementary services to help market your company before, during and after the Show. This information is available in November.

How Can I Get More Information About IHA & The Inspired Home Show?

To receive more information about The Inspired Home Show, please visit our website at or contact a member of the sales team:

Alyssa Fulton
Manager, Trade Show Sales
International Sourcing
Wired + Well
Smart Home
Phone: 847-692-0125
Email Alyssa Fulton

Michele Orto
Manager, Trade Show Sales
Clean + Contain
Phone: 847-692-0118
Email Michele Layman

Katie Thill
Manager, Trade Show Sales
Tabletop, Kitchen Essentials + Accents
Phone: 847-692-0122
Email Katie Thill

Lindsay Pearson Wessels
Manager, Trade Show Sales
Cook + Bakeware
Discover Design
Phone: 847-692-0101
Email Lindsay Pearson Wessels


2022 Dates & Hours

Why is the Show’s length being shortened to three days?
As an added safety precaution, the IHA Board of Directors has decided to eliminate the last day of the 2022 Show. The Inspired Home Show 2022 will take place from Saturday, March 5 through Monday, March 7. The Show will resume its normal four-day, Saturday – Tuesday pattern in March of 2023.
What are the hours for the 2022 Show?
  • Saturday, March 5: 10:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 6: 8:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Monday, March 7: 8:30 – 5:30 pm
Will there be a virtual component to The Inspired Home Show 2022 and any of its educational sessions?
While we will not live stream from The Inspired Home Show 2022, we will continue to make select presentations available online at
What virtual resources will be available throughout the year?
IHA will continue to develop and offer digital events, education and resources for the industry. Please visit Connect 365 to learn more about current and upcoming digital events and opportunities.


If I cancel my space at the 2022 Show, how does this impact my seniority number?
Exhibitors are allowed one year of non-participation in a five-year period without impacting their seniority number. Seniority numbers for an exhibitor that cancels their space at the 2022 Show will be retained for the 2023 Show provided all booth charges and fees are paid in full.
If I cancel my space at the 2022 Show, how does this impact my booth location at the 2023 Show?
Companies that cancel out of the 2022 Show will not be guaranteed their previous square footage and location in the 2023 Show even if their seniority was retained. IHA will work to the best of our ability to place exhibitors in their previously assigned spaces, however the space location is not guaranteed.


If I am a 2020/2021 credit holder, and I choose not to exhibit at the 2022 Show, will I receive a refund?
No, refunds are only available in the form of a credit towards booth and corner charges for the 2022 Show.
If I am a 2020/2021 credit holder, and I choose not to exhibit at the 2022 Show, can I apply my credit toward future Shows?
No, credits not applied to the 2022 Show will be forfeited.
If I am a 2020/2021 credit holder, and I choose to downsize my booth in 2022, will I receive a refund for the difference?
No, refunds will not be issued, in whole or in part, even if an exhibitor commits to less square footage than was assigned in 2020 or 2021. Credits may only be applied toward the 2022 Show and are non-transferrable.
If I am a 2020/2021 credit holder, and I choose to downsize my booth in 2022, will the difference in cost be credited toward future Shows?
No, future credits will not be issued, in whole or in part, even if an exhibitor commits to less square footage than was assigned in 2020 or 2021. Credits may only be applied toward the 2022 Show and are non-transferrable.
If I am a newly contracted 2022 exhibitor, and I cancel my booth space, will I receive a refund?
No, the deadline for space cancellations with refunds was August 31, 2021. No refunds or roll-forward of payments will be issued in part or in full after that date.
If I am a newly contracted 2022 exhibitor, and I do not want to exhibit at the 2022 Show, can I apply my payment toward future Shows?
No, payments made toward 2022 booth space cannot be credited toward future Shows.
If I am a newly contracted 2022 exhibitor, and I downsize my booth, can I receive a refund for the difference?
No, after the cancellation deadline of August 31, 2021, there are no refunds issued for changes in booth space.

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