The Inspired Home Show 2023 Has Nearly 30,000 Visitors

Increased exhibitor and retailer participation drives enhanced discovery, connections and commerce.

The Inspired Home Show 2023 ended on March 7 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, after four highly productive days. As a follow-up to the initial return in 2022, the Show demonstrated significant year-over-year increases in both exhibitor and retailer participation. More than 1,600 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 home and housewares professionals from 125 countries came together to discover new products, reconnect with colleagues and advance the industry.

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World Brush Expo Leaders On New 2024 Event

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA), the European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) and Bolognafiere spa are excited to officially announce the launch of the new show for the brush industry: World Brush Expo, which will take place May 22-24, 2024 at Bolognafiere, Bologna, Italy.

Greg Miller, ABMA President says, “I am very excited to see a new industry show arise from the ashes. It has been since 2016 that the entire industry has been able to get together and I think I speak for everyone when I say that this will be a great event for the industry and I can’t wait for 2024!”

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2023 ABMA Convention Preview: Leadership Matters

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) will hold its 106th Annual Convention, March 22-25, 2023, at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California. The event promises to be a dynamic gathering of brush industry leaders, providing an opportunity for attendees to meet, network, learn and grow their businesses.

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ABMA 2023: Tips To Maximize Your Convention

Attending a convention can be a valuable experience for anyone looking to expand their professional network, learn about the latest industry trends or simply connect with like-minded colleagues in the industry. With the added feature of Face 2 Face scheduled meetings, you can ensure that you make the most out of your time at the event. Here are some tips to help you maximize your time and make the most of your convention experience.

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2023 Global Innovation Awards for Excellence in Product Design Announced

Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors were honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Excellence in Product Design today. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories were announced during the invitation-only gia dinner on the first evening of The Inspired Home Show 2023. The global honorees are:

  • Bath + Personal Care:  Stasher, Everyday Beauty Bag
  • Cleaning: simplehuman, paper towel pump
  • Cook + Bakeware: Gourmet Kitchen Works LLC, Genetti Fan Lid

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Tom Mirabile On Consumer Trust and Quality

While there are many factors influencing consumers’ perception of value these days, trust and quality emerged as the two most important in new research revealed today by IHA’s trend expert Tom Mirabile at The Inspired Home Show 2023, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market.

Mirabile, principal of Springboard Futures, gave a keynote session, “Consumers In Control: Insights & Imperatives for the New Economy,” to reveal the 2023 Value Equation Index – new research highlighting the most important elements influencing consumers’ purchases of home and housewares products today. The survey of 1,200 US householders was conducted just two weeks ago as a joint project between Springboard Futures, Project Partners Network and The Trend Curve.

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Workforce Learning Webinar for Ohio Educators through Industry Partnerships

Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 10-11 a.m. to discuss providing workforce learning for Ohio educators through industry partnerships. The OSLN is dedicated to inspiring and training the next generation of innovative leaders in Ohio. It connects innovative schools, teachers, and administrators to each other and to national resources, supports schools and communities that want to create innovative schools and programs, builds community awareness and drives school and industry partnerships. The network operates as a public-private partnership between the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle.

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