The 2020 IBC Global Forum, the annual gathering of the International Housewares Association’s International Business Council (IBC), will be held September 22-24 as a series of virtual education sessions due to the pandemic. The live-streamed event will offer housewares suppliers new to the international arena or veteran sales executives wanting to grow their global business overviews of key international markets and retailer updates via two sessions each day.
Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association since 2018, joined the IHA in December 1999 as director of international business development, then was named vp/international services in October 2001. He became IHA vp/global marketing in March 2014.
The International Housewares Association has announced that its annual home and housewares gathering, The Inspired Home Show, 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.
Housewares product developers or retailers looking for guidance on where to focus critical resources in the coming months and years can find some insights in a new webinar series from the International Housewares Association. The six-part series, which runs Tuesday and Thursdays July 9-28 and features the newly created IHA Market Watch report, offers a deep-dive into each of five key consumer lifestyle trends, highlights shifts in light of the pandemic and includes implications for both suppliers and retailers.
The International Housewares Association will present its next series of virtual education webinars starting June 17 and continuing through the week of June 22, covering topics including counterfeit goods, growth opportunities that derive from having robust omnichannel consumer purchase data, how to create a great brand name and new solutions for recycling plastic.
Colors that appear most frequently in nature are unique enough to catch the consumer’s eye but still feel somewhat familiar and widely appealing, said Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in an International Housewares Association webinar titled Discovering Nature’s Crossover Colors.
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.
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.
The International Housewares Association has released a letter to the housewares industry from president Derek Miller, which looks at some encouraging housewares sales data during the current pandemic.
A pair of webinars next week by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, and Laurie Pressman, vice president, Pantone Color Institute, will present the Monday keynote Eiseman would have given at The Inspired Home Show 2020 in March and a companion program showing how the 2021 Pantone home interiors color palette is illustrated by new products that were to be part of the Pantone ColorWatch display at the show.
Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories, including a new sustainability category, were revealed during a live-streamed presentation.
The Inspired Home Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, have named the 2020 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence during a live-streamed presentation.
Events like the COVID-19 pandemic won’t cause current mega trends to disappear, but there will be a number of shifts in consumer attitudes and behaviors to watch for, Kate Usher, trend consultant for Trend Bible, told the International Housewares Association.