IHA: Buyer Attendance Up At 2014 Housewares Show

The 2014 International Home + Housewares Show, which ran from March 15 to March 18, has received positive feedback from buyers and exhibitors, according to the International Housewares Association. The Show was sold out, featuring 2,100 exhibitors from 45 countries. In addition, the Housewares Show recorded an increase in total buyer attendance that included significant growth from international attendees. 

“The Show kicked off with very high attendance on Saturday that continued through the close of the Show on Tuesday,” said Phil Brandl, president/CEO of the IHA, which owns and operates the Show.

 “The Show’s Saturday morning opening is a proven success and once again received high praise from our Retailer Advisory Councils as well as from exhibitors,” Brandl continued. “The 435 new exhibitors and the more than 10,000 new products on display drew much attention from buyers and media alike.”

Media attendance included a significant increase in bloggers, and coverage by consumer media. The coverage is expected generate in excess of 300 million consumer impressions through broadcast, print and Internet coverage according to the IHA.

The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show will be held March 7-10 at McCormick Place, in Chicago.