The Inspired Home Show 2021: New Dates

The International Housewares Association announced today that The Inspired Home Show for 2021 will be held in-person August 7-10, 2021 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The event had previously been scheduled for March 13-16, 2021.

“As the pandemic continued into the summer, we had multiple conversations with our Board of Directors, exhibiting members and retail buyers, all of whom were experiencing apprehension about the ability to safely convene the industry as soon as March of 2021,” says Derek Miller, IHA president. “While the Show continues to be a critical part of their businesses, the health and safety of our industry is our first priority and moving the event to later in the year allows more time for authorities to successfully manage this crisis.”

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IHA Education Webinar Series: June 3-11

Lee Eiseman’s second keynote presentation on color, an update on the next normal for consumer thinking and opportunities of seasonal trends are topics of upcoming webinars in the ongoing virtual education series developed by the International Housewares Association.

Educational sessions planned for the Innovation Theater and Smart Talks stage at The Inspired Home Show 2020 are being presented as free webinars for the industry over the next few months. Most programs will begin at 12 p.m. CDT.

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IHA Webinar Series Set For May 25-June 4

A special program for independent retailers, an update on the next normal for consumer thinking and best practices for returning to work after Covid-19 are topics of upcoming webinars in the ongoing virtual education series developed by the International Housewares Association.

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The Inspired Home Show 2020: Exhibitor Refund Policy

Exhibitors in The Inspired Home Show 2020 will receive a 100% refund for paid space fees and corner charges in the form of a credit toward space and corner charges for the 2021 Show, provided their 2020 Show accounts were paid in full, the International Housewares Association announced today. IHA’s board of directors approved the refund today.

The refund credit will apply to all exhibitors who canceled after the Oct. 31, 2019 cancellation deadline or who were still contracted to exhibit at the 2020 Show at the time of Show cancellation. Exhibitors will also maintain their seniority status for space assignment purposes.

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Inspired Home Show 2020 Cancelled

After careful consideration regarding the ongoing spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) overseas and recent cases in the United States, the International Housewares Association’s Board of Directors has decided not to hold The Inspired Home Show 2020, scheduled to take place March 14-17, 2020 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“For the last several weeks, we have been watching this situation very carefully, with our primary concern being the safety and well-being of the home + housewares industry,” says Derek Miller, IHA president. “The IHA Board of Directors made this decision after consulting with industry constituents including exhibitors and retailers.  In the end, the global nature of our event, combined with the worldwide concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak and ongoing travel restrictions make it impossible for us to hold The Inspired Home Show next week.”

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Coronavirus Concerns Close International Sourcing Expo for The Inspired Home Show

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and after consultation with Chinese pavilion organizers and exhibitors, the International Sourcing Expo will not open at The Inspired Home Show 2020, the International Housewares Association announced today. Derek Miller, IHA president, says the decision was made to protect the health, safety and well-being of the industry from concerns about exposure to the virus.

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