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The International Housewares Association has teamed up with Tom Mirabile, IHA trend forecaster and principal and founder of Springboard Futures, to share highlights from what would have been Mirabile’s keynote address at the cancelled 2020 Inspired Home Show.
Exhibitors in The Inspired Home Show 2020 will receive a 100% refund for paid space fees and corner charges in the form of a credit toward space and corner charges for the 2021 Show, provided their 2020 Show accounts were paid in full, the International Housewares Association said. IHA’s board of directors approved the refund on March 18.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
The International Housewares Association Inspired Home Show preview offered a view on what’s new for the market and for the upcoming main show as well as lifestyle trends that will help drive business this year.
Bloomingdale’s Daniel Leppo, Bass Pro Shops’ Johnny Morris and Select Brands’ William Endres will be honored by the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) during its annual Housewares Cares Gala on Monday, March 16 during The Inspired Home Show.
A strong economy has helped the housewares industry make new investments, despite continued uncertainty surrounding tariffs and cost pressures from the top and bottom. Many housewares suppliers in 2020 will be introducing new products that differentiate themselves from the competition, developing more ways to connect directly with consumers and continuing to fine-tune business operations.
As it takes a more consumer lifestyle driven approach, The Inspired Home Show has revamped its display areas to better align with the needs of retailers who are approaching customers in new ways, said host International Housewares Association.
The International Housewares Association (IHA) will be keeping coffee top of mind this year at the 2020 Inspired Home Show, which is set to take place from March 14 to 17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
As we prepare to welcome a new year, and a new decade, HOMEWORLD BUSINESS spoke with Tom Mirabile, veteran consumer trend expert and principal and founder of the new Springboard Insights, a trend report service, about what he believes are top consumer trends that will have an effect on the housewares industry in 2020.