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CHESS Conference Focuses On Building For The Future

As housewares suppliers continue to grapple with disruption in the retail market and the ever-changing housewares consumer, they also must plan for the future, including attracting younger employees and exploring new markets to pursue. These issues and more will be explored during “Building for the Future… New Leaders, New Markets,” the 2019 Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS), September 24-25 in Oak Brook, IL.

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IBC Global Forum To Address International Sales

Housewares suppliers new to the international arena or veteran sales executives wanting to grow their global business will benefit from the 2019 IBC Global Forum, to be held September 15 to 17 in San Diego. Overviews by housewares buyers and distributors covering Asia, Spain and the United Kingdom along with sessions on opportunities in key markets around the world fill the agenda of the two-day annual meeting.

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IHA Encourages Member Action On Latest Proposed Tariffs

With the most recent list of proposed tariffs affecting the housewares industry, the International Housewares Association is encouraging members to contact their congressional representatives or provide comment to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the tariffs’ effect on their business.

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Gia Program Updates Logo

The Global Innovation Awards program (gia) has updated its logo in order to coincide with the refreshed brand identity of the International Home + Housewares Show, which will become The Inspired Home Show in 2020. The International Housewares Association is the global sponsor of the awards program.

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IHA To Rebrand Home + Housewares Show In 2020

The International Housewares Association is changing the name of its annual Chicago event from the International Home + Housewares Show to The Inspired Home Show as part of an effort to address the changing reality and lifestyle captivation of today’s marketplace, IHA officials said.

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Housewares Charity Foundation Selects 2019 Honorees

Wayfair co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon and William Foley, chairman and CEO, Libbey, will be honored for their philanthropic endeavors by the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) during its annual Housewares Cares Charity Gala on Monday, March 4 during the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.

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IHA Teams With Good360 For Hurricane Michael Relief

Regions of the country impacted by Hurricane Michael can receive assistance from Good360, the charity the International Housewares Association has partnered with to provide hurricane victims with home goods products as they rebuild their lives and homes. Last month, IHA partnered with Good360 to help the Carolinas recover from Hurricane Florence. 

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