The Inspired Home Show
March 14-17, 2020
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Pantone ColorWatch Display
The 2020 show will feature an expanded Pantone presence in a new location, the Grand Concourse, Level 2.5. Pantone ColorWatch, a special exhibit designed by Pantone, Inc., focuses on color palettes representing the strongest home furnishings trends for 2021. Each story includes the individual Pantone colors, philosophy behind the color palette and actual show products illustrating each palette.
New Product Showcases
Located inside the Buyers Clubs in each building, the New Product Showcases feature hundreds of innovative, new products from each show expo. Buyers can scan products of interest and receive a printout with detailed information. After the show, buyers will receive an e-mail containing a link to a list of the products scanned for easy follow-up.
Smart Home Pavilion
Located in the Hall of Global Innovation, the IHA Smart Home Pavilion features smart kitchen and home brands with connected products from new and experienced housewares companies. The Smart Talks stage, located within the pavilion, will feature presentations from industry experts on developments in the smart home and the Internet of Things.
Bringing together 60 inventors in a must-visit destination, the Inventors Corner showcases inventors’ freshest product creations. Speak to the inventors themselves. Discover what motivates true creativity. See those inventors pitch sharktank- style to a panel of professionals in the Inventors Revue.
gia Excellence in Student Design
At The Inspired Home Show’s annual student competition display, the winning student designers meet business leaders and news media. Many have been hired by IHA member companies and home goods retailers; others have become entrepreneurs, educators and design managers for consumer products companies.
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
January 8-14, 2020
Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX
Wednesday, January 8
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Gourmet Market Tastings, Gourmet Market – WTC 180
Sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM New Product Gallery, World Trade Center – Atrium 12th Floor
Explore these displays for new and innovative products.
10:00 AM Discovery Tour- The Best of Display & Merchandising with J. Schwanke, WTC 1 Atrium.
11:00 AM DMC TV LIVE AT 11, Atrium – WTC 1. A live morning broadcast produced “The Today Show” style hosted by Dallas Market Center’s guest host, Kadee Coffman.
Thursday, January 9
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Digital Marketing: What You Need to Know to Take Your Sales to the Next Level in 2020, The SMART Center – TM 4826.
10:00 AM New Buyer Breakfast with Rawlins, Buyers Lounge – 6878 WTC
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Beyond the Basics: Advanced Social Media Strategies for Digital Natives, The SMART Center – TM 4826.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ARTS Gallery Preview Night, Outside WTC 531
Mix and mingle with industry peers and celeb tastemakers Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley while celebrating home industry excellence. Delight in cocktails and conversation while viewing an exhibit honoring the 31st Annual ARTS Awards finalists.
Friday, January 10
11:00 AM The Style Eyes: A Trend Scouting Panel Discussion, Atrium – WTC 1
Join The Style Eyes, the team of trend scouts and tastemakers for Dallas Total Home and Gift Market, as they discuss what incredible products they have discovered at market.
6:00 PM 31st Annual ARTS Awards Gala
The Anatole Hotel. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and representation. The black-tie gala event will be hosted by Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia and will recognize this year’s finalists, winners, and special honoree Michael Amini. Reservations required.
May 5-7, 2020
Celebrating 75 Years of
Connecting the Industry
Las Vegas Convention Center
North & Central Halls
Las Vegas, NV
National Hardware Show
Homewares Show Awards
The 13th annual Homewares Show Awards, co-sponsored by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, will highlight the most innovative and unique homewares products, and put them directly in the path of top homewares retailers. Products will be judged on aesthetics, uniqueness, consumer need, overall value and packaging.
This product category and dedicated area on the Show floor features products that aim to meet customers’ needs before they head to the checkout line. Find novelty items that are both eye-catching and tempting— the items buyers find before checking-out, and ones that they might have neglected or forgot to grab before completing their purchase.
Retail Service Solutions
This newer area on the Show Floor is the perfect place to find products that create unique and visual merchandising, manage and improve the functionality of retail stores, and create a great buying experience.
Made In The USA Pavilion
Located in the central lobby, the Made in the USA product display, sponsored by Made in USA Brand, gives attendees a chance to domestically source products that are made in the USA.
New Product World
In the New Product World locations, one in each Show Floor hall, attendees can find new innovations, products and trends across all product categories.
New Product Launch
Discover new products that have not yet hit the market, have no pre-negotiations, no pre-sales or exclusives, representing a variety of product categories.
Inventors Spotlight— Relocating Onto The Show Floor!
This display features products not yet on the market, to give you an inside look at what may be the next big product or service to revolutionize the home improvement industry. Inventors also have the opportunity to meet with buyers and potential investors to get feedback on their products.
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market
January 14-21, 2020
July 14-21, 2020
AmericasMart Atlanta, home of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market among other events, is the world’s single largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. Located amid downtown Atlanta, the facility provides more than 7 million square feet of event space. With its Atlanta NEXT initiative, IMC has invested in AmericasMart in order to transform it through capital investments and strategic remerchandising of resources. With the remerchandised floors set to debut at market in January, IMC plans to present a cohesive buying experience both during and between markets.
Las Vegas Market
January 26-30, 2020
July 26-30, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
International Market Centers has established a vibrant home furnishings showcase on the Las Vegas World Market Center Campus, one it is continually expanding. Construction is now underway on a complementary Expo Center that will house gift and home temporary exhibits and perform other functions in association with the twice-a-year Las Vegas Market. Already, the three main campus buildings provide five million square feet of showroom space, and, in the summer of next year, the Expo Center will take over housing temporaries currently found in the Pavilions space.
High Point Market
April 25-29, 2020
October 17-21, 2020
High Point, NC
International Market Centers has been investing in the High Point, NC, on an ongoing basis, most recently purchasing a building at 121 North Hamilton, as it builds its presence at the city’s biennial market. IMC already owned 6.8 million square feet of High Point Market exhibition and support space including the cornerstone International Home Furnishings Center, Market Square, Showplace and 13 other buildings. Established as a traditional furniture market, High Point has evolved into a diverse furnishings market venue, with IMC providing a boost through technical and facilities upgrades initiated to improve the experience of exhibitors and, especially, buyers who attend the show.
Spring New York Tabletop Market
March 31-April 3, 2020
Fall New York
October 13-16, 2020
41 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Forty One Madison:
This year, Forty One Madison revamped its website in an effort to provide market attendees, both visitors and exhibitors alike, a new, modern interface to better support their needs. The new website is not only easier to navigate but it features a new showroom directory, which enables visitors to search for the tabletop and housewares brands that can be found at Forty One Madison.
Taking things one step further, the website now allows visitors to create custom lists, in order to help them better keep track of and save their favorite showrooms or those that they wish to remember to visit at the next market. The new personalized lists can also be downloaded and saved as a PDF.
Also new to the website is the digital version of Tableaux, the newsletter that Forty One Madison produces. Now, in its digital form, Tableaux will appear as blog posts that are designed to keep visitors in-the-know, with content like press releases and industry stories, trend highlights and other information.
In addition to easier navigation and market- and industry-related content, the new website also includes a new interactive Google Map that showcases neighborhood hospitality, shops, dining and entertainment options.
Finally, the website enables visitors to also log in for simple New York Tabletop Market registration as well as keep up-to-date on live feed of posts from the @41Madison Instagram page.
February 7-11, 2020
Ambiente is a leading international trade fair for products encompassing dining, cooking, household items, furnishings and ornaments, interior design, gifts, jewelry and fashion accessories. Ambiente 2019 featured 4,460 exhibitors from 92 countries, attracted 136,081 trade visitors from 167 countries.
Ambiente Trends cover a broad spectrum, offering an overview of the entire industry and its new products. Products for three “Trendworlds” will be selected from the collections of nearly 4,500 Ambiente exhibitors.
Functional furniture achieves a sculptural quality by adding soft shapes and emphatic contours. This powerful effect is enhanced by a neutral palette of reduced colors with white and shades of gray, sometimes warm and sometimes cool. The surfaces are smooth, soft or textured. Glass, either satin or transparent, impeccable porcelain and rough ceramics inspire enthusiasm, both visually and with their tactile qualities.
A touch of industrialism is added to high-quality materials in this architecturally inspired range of colors, with tones of brick and cement as well as rusty burnished nuances and float glass green. Terrazzo, polished or blackened wood, glass, steel, bronze and surfaces with a matte finish or a subdued gloss effect harmonize with leather, heavy textiles such as cord, tweed, bouclé and velour as well as with geometric designs and mottled patterns.
This style turns a living space into a personal collage. With its artistic character, unusual colors and diverse combinations, it has a stimulating effect. The pallet displays a refreshing mixture of bright orange, fruity raspberry, milky colors, strong honey and lively sky-blue. Each object has its own unique character, thanks to the creative use of a variety of new materials, unusual manufacturing processes, unconventional themes and special shapes.