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IHA Accepting Proposals For The Inspired Home Show Education Sessions

ROSEMONT, IL (Oct. 19, 2023)—The International Housewares Association (IHA) is accepting topic proposals for education sessions during The Inspired Home Show 2024, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market. Retailers, trend forecasters and marketers, intellectual property attorneys and designers, along with experts in branding, packaging, smart home and other crucial business topics, are invited to submit proposals for presentations in the Inspiration Theater and the Inventors Revue at the 2024 Show. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 22.

The Inspired Home Show will be held March 17-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. Along with the more than 1,600 exhibitors, the Show features world-class industry education to help attendees grow their businesses. Speakers for the Inspiration Theater and Inventors Revue come from within and outside of the housewares industry.

“The Inspired Home Show 2024 will be an important connection of home + housewares suppliers, retailers, service providers and industry affiliates for product discovery and strategic planning,” said Peter Giannetti, director, editorial, content and education for IHA. “The Show has long been a leading platform for executive-level industry education across a wide scope of topics. The 2024 Show education program promises to be one of the most valuable ever with its focus on expert insights that can be put into action for success in a changing marketplace.”

The 2024 Show will mark the debut of the Inspiration Theater, the renamed industry education program formerly known as the Innovation Theater. The new name reflects the spirit of insight, inventiveness and discovery empowered by The Inspired Home Show. The Inspiration Theater will relocate to Room S101b in the McCormick Place South Building adjacent the Keynote Ballroom S102 to form a convenient industry education and inspiration hub near the Show registration area. Inspiration Theater presentations will offer executive-level insights across a wide scope of themes, including trends in consumer behavior and purchasing; product design; retail merchandising; e-commerce and leading-edge digital technology; sustainability and social responsibility; intellectual property protection; international sales development; and more.

The Inventors Revue features topics of interest to makers and inventors, including developing a great idea; how to bring product to market/marketing distribution; patent and trademark education; fulfillment housing; the importance of packaging; presenting to retailers; thinking outside the box; marketing through social media; branding; product development; and trends and colors. Sessions are scheduled throughout the Show’s three days. The Inventors Revue is moving from the Lakeside Center to the South Building exhibit floor in the Dine + Décor Expo.

Further information and details on submitting a proposal is available at Further information on the Show and registering for a Show badge is available at

The International Housewares Association is the 85-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (, and offers its 1,300 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy; export assistance; industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch Report; executive management peer groups; group buying discounts on business solutions services; direct-to-consumer engagement through; and an independent news and information platform through

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