Citing concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Forty One Madison has cancelled the New York Tabletop Show, which was scheduled to be held March 31 to April 3 in New York City.
International Housewares Association president Derek Miller this morning issued a letter to the home and housewares industry detailing factors leading to the IHA decision earlier this week to cancel The Inspired Home Show that was set to open in Chicago on March 14.
The National Hardware Show advised home improvement suppliers, retailers and other industry affiliates that show management is monitoring coronavirus developments and has implemented precautions ahead of the show, set for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The cancellation of The Inspired Home Show was met with strong support by housewares vendors and retailers, who said health and safety considerations far outweighed their disappointment over the cancelled show.
The International Housewares Association, faced with a ticking clock and mounting concerns less than two weeks before The Inspired Home Show, was left with no choice but to cancel the show in the face of the fast-escalating coronavirus outbreak.
The International Houseware Association has cancelled The Inspired Home Show 2020, citing careful consideration by the IHA board of directors regarding the ongoing spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) overseas and recent cases in the United States.
International Market Centers will expand its Market Snapshot to the Spring High Point Market and include a display of featured products after positive experiences introducing the program to the Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market in January.
Forty One Madison will welcome attendees with a new buyer’s lounge, experiential programming, new products and showroom updates at the New York Tabletop Market, scheduled to be held March 31 to April 3.
The 70 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design were recently recognized by the International Housewares Association. Global honorees in each of 14 categories, including the new sustainability category, will be announced during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 14 during The Inspired Home Show.
The High Point Market Authority is monitoring coronavirus disease developments, including reports from the United States Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. State Department and The World Health Organization. The HPMA said it is prepared to take additional precautions if they become necessary to keep Spring High Point Market participants safe during the April show.
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is inviting home textiles companies to visit the Inspired Home Show next month. The invitation is in response to current shifts in the New York market structure that have had an impact on that industry.
The show floor at Ambiente in Frankfurt reverberated with mounting concerns about the potential for major supply chain disruption as Chinese factories remained shuttered by China’s massive coronavirus quarantine.
The coronavirus has struck the trade show sector with the International Housewares Association reporting that it would not open the International Sourcing Pavilion at the upcoming Inspired Home Show and reports circulating that the Canton Fair has suspended exhibitions.
The InterHall presentation at the Spring High Point Market will feature 10 new design-driven and lifestyle-focused home furnishings exhibitors, according to sponsor International Market Centers.
The International Housewares Association has announced that noted gia expert juror Martin M. Pegler passed away on January 17, 2020, peacefully at his home in New York surrounded by his family.