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Derek Miller’s 2024 Letter to the Houseware Industry

With just over four weeks before the opening of The Inspired Home Show, we are truly excited about the industry’s focus shifting to Chicago. More than 1,700 exhibitors from 40 countries and more than 30,000 attendees from over 125 countries are slated to participate.  The total number of exhibitors and exhibition space will exceed that of last year, and we continue to assign additional companies every day.

Importantly, over 200 companies will exhibit at the Show for the very first time, and over 150 companies will return to the Show after a brief absence.  A few notable names of those returning include:

  • Artland
  • BergHOFF
  • BSH Bosch
  • Cool Gear
  • Corkcicle
  • Cuisinart
  • Deejo-Coriolis
  • Ember
  • Emile Henry
  • Etekcity
  • Everplush-Tricol Clean
  • Fissler
  • Hurom
  • iSi North America
  • J.K. Adams
  • Jean Dubost
  • Joseph Joseph
  • Keurig/Dr. Pepper
  • Koopman
  • Lotus Sustainables
  • Midea
  • Millenarie International
  • Opinel
  • Range Kleen
  • Scanpan
  • Stolzle Lausitz Glassware
  • Tooletries
  • Tramontina

Our online search application, Connect 365, is being populated with more exhibitors, brands and products every day. Visit the site to search for exhibitors and to pre-plan your visit to the Show.

The 2024 Show will be different than editions of the past with many strategic changes being implemented, based on feedback received from exhibitors and the buying community. First, the Show will be three full days designed to make the experience as efficient and cohesive as possible.  Second, we’ll open on Sunday this year with the Show extending through Tuesday to offer both weekend and weekday options to attendees.  Third, and perhaps most important, Wired + Well will be co-located with Clean + Contain in the North Hall.  Conveniently positioned adjacent to Dine + Décor in the South Hall, the Show’s three primary Expos will now be easier to navigate than ever before.  Feedback on all of these changes has been overwhelming positive with the Show positioned to be incredibly productive. And, our fourth Expo, International Sourcing, will be re-located in the Lower North Hall with country pavilions offering OEM products.

The IHA Board of Directors, the IHA Staff and our Committee Members work hard to create the best trade show experience for the industry as possible.  We listen, plan and adapt – we then position, promote and build – and finally, we come together to buy, sell and collaborate.  The industry works together to grow together – that’s our mission – past, present and future.

We look forward to welcoming the industry to The Inspired Home Show, March 17-19.  See you in Chicago soon!  It’s going to be great!

Derek Miller, President & CEO, International Housewares Association

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